Series 1-79: Manuscripts alphabetized by title
This series contains the manuscripts that Musmanno wrote and edited throughout his lifetime. It includes a number of drafts and extra copies in a variety of topics. There is very little commentary within this series, although there is an occasional folder of clippings or additional documentation about a particular work. This series is organized alphabetically by manuscript title or theme. Some series are comprised of individual works, where others have multiple drafts and copies or additional documentation. If that was the case, organization consisted of drafts and original works listed first with additional documentation immediately after. This series makes up the largest portion of this collection, with the known dates ranging from 1916-1991. This series is helpful for researchers wanting to look at Musmanno’s writing with no additional commentary or reviews. Other holdings within the Musmanno collection will more likely have the commentary and correspondence regarding individual manuscripts.
Series 80: Unpublished Manuscripts
This series contains Musmanno’s unpublished drafts and writings. A good number of the documents in this series consist of thoughts and rewritten sentences. This series does not take up much space, a few bound volumes and folders. In some cases, the thoughts drafted in this series make up sentences in other manuscripts. The series has no particular order, as there is only one date listed in the entire series. This series is helpful for any researcher looking to work through Musmanno’s thoughts and ideas regarding a portion of his later manuscripts.
Series 81: Italian publications
This series consists of the articles Musmanno wrote in Italian and for Italian publications. Musmanno was bilingual and could read and write fluently in both English and Italian. The documents in this series contain some of those works. For some articles, the English translation is provided. This is another small collection comprised of a small number of folders. The series follows a chronological organization; a bulk of the dates ranges from 1924-1925. This series is useful for researchers looking to comprehend Musmanno’s early influences in American and Italian politics.
Series 82: Manuscripts Published in Magazines
This series contains bound copies of Musmanno’s manuscripts. The magazine articles are not the full version as some edited for space. There are multiple copies of the original versions throughout the collection. This series does not take up much space, comprising a small number of folders and is organized chronologically from 1925-1991. This series is useful for researchers looking to understand which of Musmanno’s manuscripts received publication into which magazine.