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Pierre Bʹedard papers, 1919-1970

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Pierre Bédard including correspondence, photographs, and printed matter.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0095
Bib ID 4078419 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bʹedard, Pierre, 1895-1970
Title Pierre Bʹedard papers, 1919-1970
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (2.5 linear feet 6 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.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Pierre Bédard Papers, 1919-1970

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, memorabilia, clippings and printed matter. The correspondence series includes letters from Charles Boyer, William J. Donovan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Paul Hazard, Cordell Hull, André Maurois, Edward R. Murrow and Thornton Wilder, mostly relating to Bédard's interest in Franco-American relations, as well as three letters from Calvin Coolidge to Bédard's father, J. Armand Bédard. In addition to transcripts of Bédard's broadcasts to France made over Columbia Broadcasting System between 1937 and 1940, the collection contains files from the French Military Mission to the United States during the second World War, the French Institute in the Unites States, and Parsons School of Design in New York City. The photographs series contains Bédard's photographs album from the first World War and photographs from the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

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.

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); Pierre Bʹedard papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed TC 10/--/86.

Revision Description

2012-02-14 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia Broadcasting System, inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
France. Military Mission to the United States, 1940-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French Institute in the United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hazard, Paul, 1878-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parsons School of Design Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Pierre Bʹedard received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1917; became assistant secretary to the American Delegation at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919; was analyst to France for Columbia Broadcasting System, 1937-1940; counselor to the French Military Mission to the U.S., 1943-44; Director of the French Institute, 1929-1952; and President of Parsons School of Design, 1952-1958.