The Academy preserves a valuable archival heritage of primary importance for the history of Italian science.

the Institutional Fonds has been formed over nearly 250 years and documents the Academy’s activities since its founding in 1782. The personal fonds of numerous scientists were donated by themselves or by their families so that they could be preserved and enhanced.

  • Enrico Bompiani archive (1910-1975)
  • Giovanni Battista Bonino archive (1934-1984)
  • Vincenzo Caglioti archive (1940-2000)
  • Stanislao Cannizzaro archive (1840-1928)
  • Michele La Rosa archive (1903-1936)
  • Antonio Lombardi archive (1811-1849)
  • Damiano Macaluso archive (1871-1941)
  • Giovanni Battista Marini Bettolo archive (1955-1992)
  • Domenico Marotta archive (1919-1971)
  • Arturo Miolati archive (1875-1951)
  • Nicola Parravano archive (1912-1984)
  • Pasquale Pasquini archive (1916-1977)
  • Emanuele Paternò archive (1847-1935)
  • Augusto Righi archive (1886-1920)
  • Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza archive (1955-2011)
  • Giovanni Semerano archive (1961-1984)
  • Casalis – Tumedei archive (1788 – 2001)
  • Fausto Gherardo Fumi archive (1946 – 2010)
  • Collection of documents relative to Amedeo Avogadro (1820-1978)
  • Collection of documents relative to Federico Millosevich (1897-1923)
  • Collection of documents relative to Guglielmo Marconi (1901-2000).

The Academy also holds the only copy available in Italy of the collection Sources for the History of Quantum Physics. This collection has been edited since the 1960s by a team of American scholars, with interviews among protagonists and co-participants in the development of quantum physics, covering, among other things, the work and activities of Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli’s correspondence with Werner Heisenberg, Johannes Stark’s correspondence at the Deutsches Museum, Louis De Broglie’s notes, and Albert Einstein’s correspondence with Henrik Lorentz.