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COLLECTION — Folder: 1 Identifier: MS Fr 658

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library collection of Claude Pélieu letters to Jean-Clarence Lambert and other papers


Includes 22 letters to Jean-Clarence Lambert with enclosures, a collage, a poem titled "A 7 h. du soir", poems by Philip Lamantia translated by Pélieu and Mary Beach, a "poème concret" by Mary Beach, clippings, photographs, and ephemera.


  • 1967-1974

Language of Materials

In English and French.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.


.08 linear feet (1 folder)

Biographical / Historical

Claude Pélieu (1934-2002) was a French poet and artist who lived in France, San Francisco, New York, and Hawaii. In November 1963, Pélieu left for San Francisco with his second wife, Mary Beach (a cousin of Sylvia Beach). He published in English and French and continued to create collages until his death.



Ownership and Custodial History

Deposit, Julio Santo Domingo III, April 2012.
Ownership and Custodial History Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Processing Information

Processing Information Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.
Link to catalog
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario, 1957-2009, collector. Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library collection of Claude Pélieu letters to Jean-Clarence Lambert and other papers, 1967-1974 (MS Fr 658): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
November 16, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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