Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace European Center records, 1910-1954

Series IV: Bibliothèque, 1920-1921, 1926-1937

The correspondence, usage statistics and records, and subscription information in this series document the activity and administration of the Centre's Bibliothèque and Salle de Lecture.

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Subseries IV.A: Bibliothèque et annexe du Centre, 1926-1937

The library of the Centre was built around Frédéric Passy's library of books on international affairs and law, which the Centre purchased from the Passy estate. The librarian was Mlle. Amelot, who had been Passy's secretary. Originally in rooms adjacent to the Centre's offices at 24 rue Pierre Curie, the Passy library moved to the Centre's new headquarters in 1923. Its collections were open to the public.

Includes general correspondence regarding the purchase of books and usage statistics. Some years contain copies of the "Courrier du President Butler," a weekly update of what was in the French news, followed by a list of the clippings sent to Butler.

Box 102 Folder 6 1926-1927

Box 103 1928-1930

Box 104 1930-1932

Box 105 1932-1933

Box 106 1933-1934

Box 107 1935-1936

Box 108 Folder 1-3 1937

Subseries IV.B: Bibliothèque Lammasch, 1920-1921

Box 108 Folder 4-5 Bibliothèque Lammasch, 1920-1921

Subseries IV.C: Salle de Lecture, 1926-1933

This suberies includes correspondence, subscription information, reports, and lists of requests made in the reading room. Some material regarding the Salle after 1933 is filed in subseries A. Bibliothèque et annexe du Centre.

Box 108 Folder 6 1926

Box 109 1926-1927

Box 110 1927-1928

Box 111 1928-1930

Box 112 Folder 1-6 1931-1934

Box 112 Folder 7 Listes des revues et journuax, 1928-1934