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Max Corvo Papers

Identifier: Max Corvo papers

Scope and Contents

The Max Corvo Papers contain correspondence, memos, files, telegrams, leaflets, pamphlets, tickets, maps, photographs, and other materials originating from the late Maj. Biagio “Max” Corvo (1920-1994), a U.S. Army officer of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) in the Italian theater of operations of World War II.


  • Creation: 1942 - 2014

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the John M.K. Davis Reading Room of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws when using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with the duplication policy of the Watkinson Library.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers) in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Biographical / Historical

Corvo entered the war as a private and left a decorated major (awarded the Legion of Merit), second-ranking in Italian Secret Intelligence personnel after civilian SI chief Vincent J. Scamporino. After the war he published The Middletown Bulletin and engaged in other business ventures, and died at 74, decades after the older Scamporino.


3 Cubic Feet (3 records storage cartons)

Language of Materials




Max Corvo (1920-1994) served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during WWII where he worked as an intelligence officer in Italy and Sicily after Italy signed the 1943 armistice with the allied powers realigining itself with them. The papers consist of correspondence, memos, files, telegrams, photographs, and various ephemera such as pamphlets, tickets, and leaftlets. The bulk of the material relates to U.S. intelligence gathering in Italy from 1943-1945. It also contains several photographs of Italian partisans in Northern Italy.


Collection is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Guide to the Max Corvo papers
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Revision Statements

  • July 13, 2018: Revised by Michelle C. Sigiel, July 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library - Archival Collections Repository

Trinity College Library
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Hartford Connecticut 06106