Columbia University Archives
 

Maison française records, 1930s-2000s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0194
Bib ID 9704985 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Maison française (Columbia University)
Title Maison française records, 1930s-2000s
Physical Description 8 Linear Feet (5 record cartons and 2 custom boxes)
Language(s) Materials are in French and English.
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

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.

Description

Summary

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

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Maison Française records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Accrual

Additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ilana Adleson. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in August 2019.

Revision Description

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Boyer, Charles, 1899-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maison française (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marceau, Marcel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Piaf, Edith, 1915-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Satre, Jean-Paul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.