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At a Glance
Material is arranged into 1 Series, organized by material type.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of two record cartons containing primarily audio/visual material. In addition to audiocassettes, videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs, there are also floppy disks and a floppy disk drive. Material ranges in date from 1979 to 2012. A majority of the items are labeled in French, some are unidentifiable. Without being able to watch and/or listen to items, it is unclear the exact nature of the content of the material. However, some items are marked as interviews or lectures.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Due to the fragility of the media, it is The Rare Book and Manuscript Library's policy to not allow patron access to unique audio visual material such as audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, film, analog records, and videotapes. Some of the audio content from this collection has been digitized and is available in the repository (see container list for links). Other items may be digitized at a patron's request. If you are interested in using any of the audio visual material in the collection, please contact Access Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Maryse Condé Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
The University of the Antilles holds the major portion of the Maryse Condé papers. See here: http://maryse-conde.manioc.org/archives-luniversite-des-antilles
No additions are expected
Ownership and Custodial History
The Maryse Condé Papers were the gift of Maryse Condé to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University in April, 2013.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Adrien Hilton February 2014.
Finding Aid written Adrien Hilton February 2014.
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2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
2019-07-24 Added links to remediated digitized audio. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Maryse Condé was born in Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean. She studied at the Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), where she took her doctorate in Comparative Literature (1975). Her research was on Black stereotypes in Caribbean literature. For twelve years, she lived in West Africa: Guinea , Ghana , Senegal , where she taught French at various levels. She returned to France in 1973 to teach Francophone Literature at Paris VII (Jussieu), X (Nanterre), and III (Sorbonne Nouvelle). Early in her career, she tried her hand at dramatic writing but took to the novel in 1976, producing Heremakhonon inspired by events of her life in West Africa. It was not until her third novel published in 1984, Ségoum - I, Les Murailles de Terre, II, La Terre en Miettes that she established her pre-eminent position among contemporary Caribbean writers. Since then, she has published regularly (ten novels to date) while continuing an academic career which brought her to UC Berkeley, the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, and Harvard before coming to Columbia in 1995. At Columbia , she chaired the Center for French and Francophone studies from its foundation in 1997 to 2002. Maryse Condé's novels have been translated into English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.