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Maryse Condé papers, 1979-2012

Summary Information

Abstract

Maryse Condé is a prominent contemporary Caribbean writer. She has published 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. The collection consists primarily of audio/visual material. Most items are labeled in French and it is presumed that the content consists of various lectures and interviews given by Condé.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1655
Bib ID 10258879 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Condé, Maryse
Title Maryse Condé papers, 1979-2012
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (2 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English and French.
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two 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 rbml@library.columbia.edu.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 1 Series, organized by material type.

Description

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 two 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 rbml@library.columbia.edu.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Maryse Condé Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

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

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Adrien Hilton February 2014.

Finding Aid written Adrien Hilton February 2014.

Revision Description

2014-02-11 xml document instance created by

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

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Audiocassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Compact discs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
DVDs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Floppy disks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Videotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Condé, Maryse Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.