Augusto Borselli papers, 1916-1966
- Augusto Borselli papers MSBors70
- Brorselli, Augusto papers
- PublisherSpecial Collections
- RepositorySpecial Collections
- Physical Description8.25 Linear feet
- AbstractAugusto Borselli was a prominent lawyer, diplomat, and educator born in Naples, Italy in 1891 who later became a U.S. citizen in 1943. He practiced law in Naples, Milan, and Rome during the 1920s and 1930s and his career included work on behalf of the Polish Consulate in southern Italy. Borselli taught at DePaul University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois, worked as a consultant and translator, and served as Public Relations Officer for the Italian Consulate in Chicago during the 1950s. The Augusto Borselli Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, clippings, notes, official documents, reports, pamphlets, brochures, business cards, certificates, postcards, an academic diploma for his doctoral degree from the University of Naples, and academic course materials.
- OriginationBorselli, Augusto, b. 1891
Augusto Borselli was born on October 25, 1891 in Naples, Italy to a prominent family of lawyers and educators. He studied at the Universities of Bologna and Naples, earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the latter institution. Borselli also earned the equivalent of an American doctoral degree in the Humanities with four years of advanced work in literature and philosophy. Borselli enjoyed a diverse professional life that included military and diplomatic service, legal practice, professional writing and translation, historical research, and teaching in Europe and the United States.
Major Borselli served as a reserve artillery officer and later staff officer in the General Staff of the Italian Army during World War I and then practiced law in Naples, Milan, and Rome during the 1920s and 1930s. He worked for the Polish consular service in Naples and southern Italy from 1930 to 1937 and received the honor of "Commander in the Order of the Polonia Restituta." Borselli married Therese Lynch of Libertyville, Illinois in 1937 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1943. Borselli's work in the United States included university instruction in European civilization and the Italian language at DePaul University, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois. Augusto Borselli used his knowledge of English, Italian, German and other languages for independent projects such as the translation of the Ciano Diaries for the Chicago Daily News. He also worked as a research assistant for the Historical Division of the American National Red Cross, 1947-1948, as a consultant for the International Trade Development Company in Chicago, and as Public Relations Officer for the Italian Consulate in Chicago from 1954 to 1958. Augusto Borselli was also an active member of the World Peace Through Law Center and other professional and philanthropic organizations.
The Augusto Borselli Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, clippings, notes, official documents, reports, pamphlets, brochures, business cards, certificates, postcards, an academic diploma for his doctoral degree from the University of Naples, academic course materials, and a poster advertising the translation of excerpts from the Count Ciano Diaries in the Chicago Daily News. Most of this material is in English and Italian, but some items are in the Polish or Lithuanian languages. Some of the scrapbooks originally received by the university have been partially disassembled for preservation purposes.
Augusto Borselli papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Borselli, Augusto, b. 1891 -- Archives
- World Peace Through Law Center.
- Chicago Ethnic Groups.
- Italian Americans.
- Universities and colleges--Faculty.
- Geographic CoverageIllinois--Chicago.