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COLLECTION Identifier: 84-M35

Papers of Helen Barolini, 1947-1983


Correspondence, writings, etc., of Helen Barolini, writer and translator.


  • 1947-1983

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Written permission of Helen Barolini is required. Following her death, written permission of her daughters, Teodolinda and Nicoletta Barolini, is required.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Barolini is held by Helen Barolini. Following her death, copyright transfers to her daughters, Teodolinda and Nicoletta Barolini. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Written permission of Helen Barolini is required to copy materials.


1 linear feet (1 carton)
This collection consists mainly of correspondence between Helen Barolini and her parents, daughters, and various writers. There are also published writings by Barolini, various programs and announcements, and clippings by and about Barolini.


Helen (originally spelled Helyn) Frances Mollica Barolini, writer and translator, was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1925. She attended Wells College and received her Ph.D. in English from Syracuse University. She also attended the University of London, University of Perugia, and Universidad Nacional in Bogota. In 1950 she married the Italian author and correspondent, Antonio Barolini. They had three daughters, Teodolinda, Susannah, and Nicoletta. The family lived in Italy in the late 1960s. Antonio Barolini died in 1971. Barolini currently lives in Ossining, New York. She is the author of a novel, Umbertina (1978), and two volumes of poetry, Umbria (1953), and, with Antonio Barolini, Duet (1966). The Dream Book: an Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women is forthcoming from Schocken Books in 1985. She has published fiction, essays, and reviews in many periodicals.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 84-M35

These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Helen Mollica Barolini in March 1984.

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: May 1984

By: Martha Hodes
Link to catalog
Barolini, Helen, 1925- . Papers of Helen Barolini, 1947-1983: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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