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WEISS, Roberto (1906-1969)


Reference code(s): GB 1370 WIA, Roberto Weiss

Held at: Warburg Institute

Title: WEISS, Roberto (1906-1969)

Date(s): c 1924-1969

Level of description: collection

Extent: 5 boxes

Name of creator(s): Weiss | Roberto | 1906-1969 | historian and scholar of humanism


Administrative/Biographical history:

Roberto Weiss was born in Milan, 1906 and studied at the University of Oxford, receiving his DPhil in 1938; excepting a period of military service, he taught in the Italian Department at University College London from 1938 (as Professor from 1946) until his death in 1969. He was naturalized as a British subject in 1934.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Roberto Weiss c 1924-1969, including notes, working papers and correspondence. Topics covered include: the Italian Renaissance; humanism; coinage and medals, and antiquarianism.


Language/scripts of material: English and Italian

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: notes, working papers, correspondence.

Conditions governing access:

Archive material is accessible for the purpose of private study and personal research and within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Archive reading room. Access is with permission from the Institute Director and by prior appointment only. Potential users are advised to browse the Institute website and contact the Archivist, Dr des Claudia Wedepohl, before planning a visit. Access to individual items in the Warburg Institute Archives may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, at the discretion of the Archivist, may be provided for research use only (working papers: up to 10% of any archive pressmark; correspondence by authors for whom the department doesn't hold copyright: up to 10% of the Institute's holdings). Traditional photography is allowed at the discretion of the archivist; no digital cameras. Scans and digital photographs can be ordered at the discretion of the Archivist. Requests to publish original material have to be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line at the University of London Research Services website



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by the family.



Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Art history | Art theory | Arts
Coinage | Antiquities | Works of art | Arts
Humanism | Philosophical schools | Philosophy
Italian history | European history | National history
Medals | Awards | Social norms | Social behaviour
Movable cultural property

Personal names
Weiss | Roberto | 1906-1969 | historian and scholar of humanism

Corporate names

Italy | Western Europe | Europe