historical and photographic archives
The materials belonging to the Historical Archives are placed in showcases and cupboards and may be consulted only if authorized by the library staff or by the Institute’s Management.
The Historical Archive is located in a special room, on the same floor as the library. It is largely made up of the “Padre Frumenzio Ghetta” collection, recently donated to the institute by the historian himself, so that all the documents in his possession regarding the Fassa Valley may be protected, preserved and their value enhanced, in the “majon di fascegn”.
Furthermore, the “Fondo Iori” collection has also been kept inside the Library since the 1980s. This collection includes a wide variety of documents ranging from the most ancient regarding the political and social history of the Valley until its transition to Italy, to those pertaining to the Ladin associations and movements from 1946 on, up until the life and activity of Guido Iori Rocia himself, as well as articles in the press and more.
Another important collection is the "Canori-Piccoliori” Archive. It includes different types of documents by the Moena-born artist Ermanno Zanoner, also known as Luigi Canori, and related to his activity as a writer and musician (musical scores, writings, letters, portraits, photographs and books).
Also worthy of mention is the Musical Scores Archive of the Vigo di Fassa Philharmonic Society, already summarily organized and catalogued.
Alongside these collections, there are other document archives in Ladin language, consisting partly of originals and partly photocopies, relative to the second half of the 20th century: to be specific, this is the "Mazzel" Archive, a collection of radio texts from the broadcast entitled “Dai Crepes del Sela" organized by Don Massimiliano Mazzel, and the “Simon de Giulio” Archive with a substantial collection of Ladin texts by Simone Soraperra de Giulio himself. As well as these two major archives, other minor collections by other authors from Fassa are kept here.
The photographs and slides are kept inside a special piece of furniture and can be viewed if authorized by the staff of the library and/or of the archives.
The Photographic Archive is located in a room next to the library and consists of period photos (originals and copies) and contemporary documentation (colour and black-and-white photos and slides). Much of it, making a total of about 3500 documents, has been catalogued and put on record and it is available with digital aids or can be consulted via the web portal www.scrin.net.