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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Fr 662

Maurice Blanchot papers

Compositions, journals, and correspondence of French philosopher Maurice Blanchot, with works of others.

Dates

  • 1921-2003

Language of Materials

French, German, and English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

23 linear feet (25 boxes)

Includes compositions, diaries, correspondence, and compositions by others.

Collection includes a series of "chemises" now identified as Files 1-76 which primarily contain works by Blanchot. The series "documents" contains predominantly works by others than Blanchot.

Biographical / Historical

Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) was a French writer, philosopher, and literary theorist.

Arrangement

Minimally processed. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Request curatorial file for more detailed lists of files and correspondents.

Physical Location

b (P-5)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2014M-161. Purchased with funds from the Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour fund, the Amy Lowell trust, and the Class of 1952 Manuscript Department fund; received: 2015 June 8, 2016 October 19.

2016M-48. Purchased with funds from the Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour fund, the Amy Lowell trust, the Keller Fund, and the Class of 1952 Manuscript Department fund; received: 2016 October 21.

2018M-83. Purchased from John Wronoski with funds from the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund and the Class of 1952 Manuscript Department Fund, 2018 February 12.

2018M-100. Gift of William Flesch, 2018 April.

2019M-65. Purchased from Librairie Le Feu Follet with funds from the Amy Lowell Trust and the Herman Dunlop Smith Bequest, 2019 January.

2019M-66. Purchased from Librairie Le Feu Follet with funds from the Class of 1952 Manuscript Department Fund, 2018 October.

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner
Minimally processed by: Ashley Nary
Link to catalog
Title
Blanchot, Maurice. Maurice Blanchot papers, circa 1950-2003 (MS Fr 662): Guide.
Status
in_progress
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English and French
EAD ID
hou02613

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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