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Series I: Eugene Sheffer records
Series III: Events
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in seven series: Series I: Eugene Sheffer records; Series II: Directors' files; Series III: Events; Series IV: French Department newsletters; Series V: Photographs; Series VI. Albums; Series VII. Websites.
This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, event materials, fundraising records, calendars, publicity materials, programs, newsletters, interviews, and records related to a renovation project. It includes two photograph albums/scrapbooks containing mostly photographs, plus a few documents, with 61 black and white photographs of events at the Maison française, such as the visits of Edith Piaf, Jean-Paul Satre, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer and Marcel Marceau.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.
The following boxes are located off-site: Box 1 through 5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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); Maison Française records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additions are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was processed by Ilana Adleson. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in August 2019.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Founded in 1913, the Maison française of Columbia University was the first French cultural center established on an American campus. Its mission is to promote interest in French and Francophone culture, history, literature, politics and society, to foster innovative scholarship, to enable exchange across disciplines and schools at Columbia and beyond, and to contribute to international and intercultural understanding.