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Gilbert Chinard Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Chinard, Gilbert, 1881-1972

Chinard was a Franco-American scholar who was associated with the Institut Français de Washington from 1928 and was Pyne Professor of French at Princeton University, 1937-1950. His published work was on French literature and the history of Franco-American relations.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence and working papers of Gilbert Chinard. In addition, there is a significant amount of printed material and some correspondence relating to the Institut Français de Washington (D.C.). Included are correspondence of Gilbert Chinard and Jules A. Baisnee, two trustees of the Institut, printed volumes (in French) in its Historical Documents series of publications, and many other small works published by the Institut, often edited by Chinard, relating to Franco-American studies. Also present is an autograph manuscript of James Dunn Hufham's English translation of Les Français Sous Les Treize Etoiles (1775-1783) by Andre Lasseray.

The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: the Institut Français de Washington website http://www.unc.edu/depts/institut/

Gift of Dr. Francis Pierre Chinard.

This collection was processed in 2003 and updated in 2012. Finding aid written in 2003 and updated by Jill Baron in 2012.

Alyxandra Cullen, '09, contributed to the biographical note.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2003
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of the correspondence of the Institut Français, including Gilbert Chinard, Messmore Kendall, Charles Abell Murphey, and Geneviéve d'Houcourt, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

2 boxes

A: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

B: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Baisnee, J. A., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

C: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Carriére, Joseph M., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chinard, Gilbert, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

D: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

d'Houcourt, Geneviéve, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

E: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

F: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Filteau, George, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

G: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

H: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hyde, James H., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

I: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

J: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Jackson, Stuart W., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

K: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kendall, Messmore, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Kite, Elizabeth S., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

L: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

M: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Morris, Henry C., undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Murphey, Charles Abell, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

N: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

P: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Q: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

R: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

S: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

T: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

U: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

V: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

W: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Y: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Z: General, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of manuscripts for The French Under the Thirteen Stars, English translation by James Dunn Hufham of Andre Lasseray's Français sous le treize etoiles.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

2 boxes

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2 boxes

pp. 1-150, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 151-300, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 301-450, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 451-600, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 601-762, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 763-913, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 914-1063, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

pp. 1064-1143, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of photographs, clippings, programs, and other printed matter of the Institut Français.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre of material.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Institut Français de Washington (D. C.) paper embosser, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Miscellaneous Papers: Institut Français de Washington (D. C.), dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Photographs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Matter: Institut Français de Washington (D. C.), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Matter: "Le Mois", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Matter: Newspaper Clippings, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Matter: Programme of the Bi-centennial of La Vérendrye, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Matter: Yorktown Day, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Matter: Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of membership cards and applications for the Institut Français.

Arrangement

Arranged by genre of material.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Membership Cards, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Membership Applications, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

Scope and Contents

Consists mainly of correspondence and subject files. A good deal of material concentrates on World War II, including correspondence with soldiers (former students) and materials related to Chinard's involvement with the wartime organization "France Forever."

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

13.0 linear feet

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1958. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence is mainly academic and related to publishing concerns. Notable correspondents include Jacques Maritain, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Henri Peyre.

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, Magazines, 1933-1945. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes copy of "La revue socialiste" (February 20, 1880). Notable correspondents include the bookdealer Pierre Berès, Gustave Cohen and Alvin Johnson.

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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, Publications, 1918-1941. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, Photographs, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes several copies of color comic "Fritz, Odile and Pioupiou" by Simone Bouglé, depicting the occupation of France.

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, Subject Files, Clippings, Ephemera, 1911-1961. 1 box.
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1 box

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