Archivio Storico Pirelli


The Pirelli Historical Archive contains over three kilometres of documents on the history of the Group, from its foundation in 1872 through to the present day. This truly outstanding legacy of documents, photographs, drawings and films has been proclaimed a cultural heritage by the Italian State and is consulted by dozens of researchers every year. The original holding of the historical archive is the collection of “documents on the history of Pirelli industries”, which was compiled in 1942 and 1943 to celebrate the company's seventieth anniversary. Since then, documents produced and received from Pirelli Group companies have been added, covering more than 140 years of history, with sections on “photographs”, “drawings and posters”, “audio-visuals”, a complete collection of company journals – including the famous Pirelli magazine – as well as Alberto Pirelli’s private archive.