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Olga Ragusa left a rich collection of books and scholarly journals, mostly on modern Italian/European culture, as well as documents (correspondence, photographs, etc.) concerning research, artistic and pedagogical projects involving scholars of Italian and cultural institutions on both sides of the Ocean, particularly for the period 1930-1970. Some of these documents revolve around the initiatives of Italian writer and scholar Giuseppe Prezzolini, professor at Columbia University from 1929 to the 1950’s, before his return to Italy in 1962. Andrea Ragusa, and later Olga, first as a graduate student and later as his young colleague at Columbia, were longtime collaborators of Prezzolini; Olga has donated to the Gabinetto Vieusseux (Florence) most of her Prezzolini’s collection, but retained some of the related correspondence. One of our main projects, hindered by the closing forced by the pandemic, is to digitize the documents, possibly by 2023.