Italian press photographs of the "Years of Lead" protests
- 1969 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.14 Cubic Feet (1 custom box (14.5 x 11.5 x 1.5))
Biographical / Historical
Scope and Contents
These 74 black-and-white photographs, sleeved in two photograph albums, document workers' strikes, riots, student demonstrations, and protest marches in Italy, principally Rome, Milan, Turin, and Naples. The photographs also depict mass general actions at the Pirelli, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Montedison factories, violent clashes with police, destruction of public and private property, the environmental activists "Kronos 1991", and Autonomia disruptions of trade union rallies.
The original copyright stamps on the reverse side of the images identify the photojournalists who captured the photographs in the first place, including but not limited to Giancarlo de Bellis, Dino Fracchia, Enrico Martino, and Vezio Sabatini. Information on the reverse sides are either printed or handwritten captions establishing date, location, subject, and publication history. The photographs range in size from approximately 7 x 5" to 13 1/4 x 9 1/4", with most of them approximately measuring 12 x 8". The images are printed on assorted papers with various finishes, weights, and margins. A few photographs are international examples, of protests in Corsica (led by Edmond Simeoni of Autonomia), Miami, and Besançon (Affaire Lip). The collection spans 1969 to 1982.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA