Historical Archive

The archives possessed by the Luigi Einaudi foundation are of an utmost relevance for the history of liberal thought and political practice and, therefore, for the Italian history as a while. Specifically, they focus on the Republican period of our country, but they include as well the important “Carte Scialoja”, thus providing a link with the first years of Italian Unity.

The historical Archive is, furthermore, specialized in restoring and enhancing the history of the Italian Liberal Party in the Republican years (1943-1993) through researches, studies and publications. Formidable cultural inheritage, is primarily represented by documents once belongs to Giovanni Malagodi and his family, as well as by other collections belonging to Liberal political men performing fundamental activities within the Italian Liberal Party.

Currently, the Archive possesses 13 collections, belonging both to privates and to sections of the Italian Liberal Party.

Stored and accessible collections:

Giovanni Malagodi

A brief biography of  Giovanni Malagodi, the exhaustive collection and a digital selection of its documents, may be accessed at:



Valerio Zanone

A brief biography of Valerio Zanone, the exhaustive collection and a digital selection of its documents, may be accessed at:



Hard-copy accessible collections:

  • Gioventù Liberale Italiana
  • Pli Firenze – Adalberto Scarlino
  • Pli Caserta – Franco Compasso
  • Francesco De Lorenzo
  • Giovanni Martirano
  • Gian Piero Orsello
  • Fondo carte istituzionali della Fondazione Luigi Einaudi di Roma
  • Fondo Oronzo Reale


Cataloguing collections:

  • Antonio Scialoja
  • Fondo della Direzione provinciale di Roma del PLI


The archive, other than being accessible for information, documentation, research and studying careers, is a focal point for cultural and scientific dissemination, as well as a source for deepening several LEF institutional activities such as:

  • School of Liberalism;
  • Conferences;
  • Seminars;
  • Webinars.


Archive opening hours: 11 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Archive area: 100 m2

Contacts: Piazzale delle Medaglie d’Oro, 44 – 06 6865461

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.fondazioneluigieinaudi.it

Head of the Unit: Daniela Raspa +39 3914726604


The archive is part of the National Archive System.

Catalogued collections are accessible prior appointment, writing at [email protected]