The Personal Archive, which is constantly being expanded, is made up of two sections.
The first one gathers together manuscripts (generally of a literary character), drafts, prints and clippings bearing d’Annunzio’s notes into approximately 200 boxes. These amount to a total of approximately 34,000 items that are dated or datable between 1879 and 1938. The material that has been organized, with inventories made of the same, is described in “Inventario dei manoscritti di d’Annunzio al Vittoriale” published in Verona in 1968 and later updated in “Quaderni del Vittoriale”.
The second section includes approximately 130 boxes containing either the originals or copies of letters belonging to d’Annunzio and different correspondence linked to the world and the interests of d’Annunzio. These amount to a total of 16,000 letters that have also been retrieved from libraries, public and private collections. The collection, which has been subjected to inventory and cataloguing procedures, is described in the two volumes of “Catalogo delle lettere di Gabriele d’Annunzio al Vittoriale” published in Gardone Riviera in 1976 and later updated in “Quaderni del Vittoriale”.