The Accademia della Crusca has held, for many centuries, the most important archive for the history of the Italian language and the evidence of the activity of the institution, since its foundation in 1583. Its peculiarity lies in the kinds of documents collected. Together with the documents related with the compilation of the five editions of the Vocabulary (1612, 1623, 1691, 1729-1738, 1863-1923) there are: diaries, proceedings, academic lectures, literary contests, collections of letters, language books and donations of index files, studies and dictionaries made by non-academicians. In addiction, a collection of 147 manuscripts, from XIII to XIX century, is held by the Library of the Accademia. The catalogue, edited by Severina Parodi, is available digitally in the Accademia.


Historical Archive Modern Archive


Director: Nicoletta Maraschio
Historical Archive:
Coordinator: Elisabetta Benucci (
Modern Archive:
Coordinator: Domenico De Martino (
IT Management: Marco Biffi (, Giovanni Salucci
Collaborators: Fiammetta Fiorelli (
Archive is part of "Sistema Documentario Integrato dell'Area Fiorentina" (SDIAF)
Archivio Digitale allows access to the old and modern funds.
  • Documents consultation
  • Information and research
The Archive is accessible by appointment only. For further information please contact Elisabetta Benucci (
It is necessary to obtain a letter of introduction from a member of the Accademia or a university professor to gain access to the Archive.

Archive of the Accademia della Crusca
Via di Castello, 46
50141 Firenze (Italia)
tel. (+39) 055-454277/78
fax (+39) 055-454279