Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Michel Butor papers, 1981 April - 1983

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0178
Bib ID 4078571 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Butor, Michel
Title Michel Butor papers, 1981 April - 1983
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box); 235 items
Language(s) English , French .

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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



Correspondence, papers, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and printed materials. Much of the correspondence concerns his American teaching and lecture engagements, primarily at the University of Louisville. There are also letters from his colleagues in France, including Françoise Van Rossum-Guyon, with a copy of her Introduction to an edition of Balzac's LE PÈRE GORIOT with Butor's critical letter for the publisher. There are critical and biographical manuscripts about Butor, and several printed works, each inscribed with a note by its author.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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); Michel Butor papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of L'eon Roudiez, 1984.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/14/89.

Revision Description

2020-07-20 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French literature -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rossum-Guyon, Françoise van, 1932- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
University of Louisville -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Michel Butor (1926-2016) was a leading philosophical writer in the French "new novel" school and a university professor in the United States as well as in Europe.