From the 1915 – 1916 school year, the little Ettore Majorana, almost ten years old, began attending fourth grade at the College. On 26 March 2018, a documentary on the great physicist and academic aired on TV, also thanks to the photographic contributions provided by the Archives and the Massimo Institute.
It is impossible to census all the people who for various reasons may have produced documents or been mentioned in them and thus traceable in our archive, in which one can follow not only the stories of many fathers belonging to the former Italian provinces of the Society of Jesus from 1814 onwards, but also those of the many students who attended Jesuit colleges.
Among the many requests received by the archive during this first year of reopening, many made it possible to locate documents relating to students, famous and not.
Starting from the school year 1915 – 1916 the little Ettore Majorana, almost ten years old, began attending fourth grade at the College – which at the time was located near Termini Station – where his brothers Salvatore and Luciano were already enrolled.
In the course of research some unpublished photos of the young Ettore Majorana were found: among them one portrays him, at the age of about 14, together with his classmates of the 5th grammar school, as a handwritten note accompanying the photo reminds us.
Majorana attended the institute from 1915 to 1921, later enrolling in the Tasso grammar school to attend his final year and take his high school exams.
At the Maximilian Maximus Institute, Hector also enrolled in the Marian Congregation, attending meetings and retreats together with his brothers.
We will come back to talk about the Majorana family in our column, to learn more about the brothers and other relatives of Hector enrolled at the Institute.
The research was carried out following the request made by the film production Anthos and Sky to make a documentary on Ettore Majorana, which will be broadcast on Sky Arte on 26 March, in prime time, around 9.00 p.m., on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the physicist’s death.
The documentary was therefore possible also thanks to the photographic contributions provided by the Archives and the Massimo Institute.