Fonds RC0161 - Stelio Cro fonds

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Stelio Cro fonds

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  • 1975-1976 (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records and graphic material.

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Stelio Cro was born in Rome, Italy, on 7 April 1936. He was educated in Rome up to the junior high school years; he finished his secondary school at the Scuola Cristoforo Colombo, the Italian school run by the Italian Government in Argentina. In 1963 he obtained a Licenciatura en Letras at the Facultad de Filosofia y Letras of the University of Buenos Aires; in 1966 he obtained a Doctorate at the Facolta de Lingue e Letterature Straniere of the University of Venice, Italy.

After teaching at the University of Buenos Aires and at Florida State University, he joined McMaster University in 1972. He retired from the Department of Modern Languages in June of 1996, as Professor Emeritus. In 1995 he was awarded the McMaster Student Union Teaching Award for the Humanities. Cro is the author of nine books.

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The fonds consists of a photocopy of the manuscript of Descripcion de la Sinapia Peninsula en la Tierra Austral: A Classical Utopia of Spain (1975) with related reviews and correspondence; also negatives and prints of parts of the manuscript, the original of which is at the Fundacion Universitaria Espanola.

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The fonds (60-1995) was obtained from Stelio Cro in November 1995.


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