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Italian Studies

New Books

Valente Italian Collection

The Walsh Library contains the Valente Italian Collection.  It was established in 1997 by Sal Valente as an expression of love and gratitude to his father and mother, Bruno and Sue Valente. The collection has grown to more than 50,000 volumes devoted to Italian history and culture and is the second largest library collection of Italian books in New Jersey. It expands every year thanks to a substantial endowment devoted to the acquisition of new and rare books, with a concentration from AD 400 to the present.

Call Numbers and Other Pecularities of Academic Research

Most of the books you will be using are located on the FOURTH floor of Walsh Library and are found in the PQ call number range for Italian literature and the DG call number range for Italian history.  See the LC Classification Schedule for Language and Literature for a breakdown of this schema.