Archives Armando Borghi
1938-1967 (1970, 1983) 1988, 1990
Total size 0.07 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Armando Borghi: born in Castelbolognese, Italy 1882, died in Rome 1968; militant anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist; arrested and imprisoned several times for anarchist activities and organizing strikes since 1903; edited L'Aurora Ravenna 1904; member of the Unione Sindicale Italiana (USI) 1912; contributed to Umanità nova Milan 1920; representative of the USI at the COMINTERN congress of 1920; condemned communist authoritarianism and adhered with the USI to the anarcho-syndicalist international; lived in exile in several European countries and left for the USA in 1926; for many years the companion of the anarchist and poetess Virgilia d'Andrea; wrote for L'Adunata dei refrattari; returned to Italy early 1945; contributed again to Umanità nova Rome.
Errico Malatesta: born in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy 1853, died in Rome 1932; anarchist militant and thinker; member of the Naples section of the International Working Men's Association (IWMA); from 1872 member of the Fraternité intime, derived from Bakunin's earlier inner group of 1864; imprisoned many times for his revolutionary activities from 1873 on and repeatedly forced into exile to evade imprisonment; developed in 1876 together with Covelli and Carlo Cafiero a theory of anarchist communism; took part in the abortive uprising of Benevento in the Neapolitan mountains in 1877; published a weekly La Questione Sociale in Florence 1883-1884, resumed in Argentina 1885-1889 and again in Paterson, New Jersey, USA around 1900; opposed the Marxists at the London International Socialist Conference of 1896; prepared the unsuccesful anarchist revolt before and during the Red Week of the Romagna in June 1914; edited Umanità nova Milan/Rome 1920-1921 and Pensiero e Volontà 1924-1926; lived virtually under house arrest during the last years of his life.
Collection consisting of reports, letters and telegrams of the police concerning Malatesta's activities and whereabouts, with translations and explanatory notes of Borghi c. 1913-1914, 1917-1921, 1927, 1930 and n.d.; a few documents on the attempt to assassinate Mussolini 1926;
photocopies of documents relating to Borghi from the papers of John Sallustio and the papers of Gianpiero Landi, including letters from Borghi and Luciano Farinelli; photocopies of letters by Luigi (Gigi) Fabbri to Malatesta 1928-1932; documents relating to a seminar on Borghi 1988, 1990. NB. Originals of the photocopies at the Biblioteca Libertaria Armando Borghi, Castelbolognese, Italy.
Plaatsingslijst uit 1989, 1990