In 2012 and in 2017 the Museo Galileo Library received as a donation the personal library - consisting of books and documents - of Paolo Rossi, one of the most distinguished historians of science and philosophy of the postwar period.
The archival material received in 2012 has already been arranged and described and it is now gathered in about 60 folders containing scripts and notes pertaining to the history of philosophy and history of science, papers discussed at workshops and conferences, drafts, press proofs and preparatory texts for publications, documents related to his tenure and dissemination activity etc.
The letters and other correspondence received in 2017 have yet to be processed.
The book collection consists mainly of texts in the history of philosophy and history of science, but also includes volumes dealing with political, sociological and religious subjects. It is made up of about 10,000 monographs, approximately 6,000 items of a miscellaneous collection (abstracts, photocopies, typescripts etc.) and some hundreds of periodicals’ issues.
All the monographs and the pamphlets have been catalogued, partly thanks to the financial support of Regione Toscana.
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