Guide to the Guy de Mallac Papers

Processed by Michelle Light; machine-readable finding aid created by Michelle Light
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92623-9557
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Guy de Mallac papers
Date: circa 1960 - circa 1975
Collection Number: MS-F026
Creator: Mallac, Guy de, 1936-
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Languages: The collection is in English, Russian, French, andGerman.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Physical Location: The collection is stored offsite at SRLF. Advanced notice is required for access.
Abstract: The collection comprises the extant papers of Guy de Mallac, emeritus professor of Russian literature at the University of California, Irvine. His papers include subject files on Continental philosophy and Russian literature, and drafts and notes for his book Boris Pasternak, His Life and Art.

Important Information for Researchers


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Guy de Mallac Papers. MS-F026. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Guy de Mallac, 2007.

Processing History

Minimally processed by Michelle Light, 2008.


Guy de Mallac, emeritus professor of Russian literature at the University of California, Irvine, taught at Cornell University and Dartmouth College before joining UCI in 1970. His research interests included modern Russian literature, Leo Tolstoy's works and Boris Pasternak's peace studies, and the philosophy of nonviolence. Among his published works were Barthes (1971); Boris Pasternak, His Life and Art (1981); Seven Steps to Global Change: Gandhi's Message for Today (1987), and a translation of Tolstoy's The Wisdom of Humankind (1999). He died on November 17, 2007.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection comprises Guy de Mallac's subject files on Continental philosophy and Russian literature; drafts and notes for his book, Boris Pasternak, His Life and Art; unidentified files in Russian; teaching materials for classes at Dartmouth College; and a small amount of correspondence. The bulk of the papers predate de Mallac's tenure at UCI.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of record.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Mallac, Guy de, 1936- -- Archives
University of California, Irvine -- Faculty -- Archives

Collection Contents

Box : Folder 1 : 1

Correspondence 1969-1970, undated

Box : Folder 1 : 2-4

Teaching files circa 1960 - circa 1975

Box : Folder 1 : 5

Subject files circa 1960 - circa 1975

Box : Folder 1 : 6


Box : Folder 1 : 7


Box : Folder 1 : 8


Box : Folder 1 : 9


Box : Folder 1 : 10


Box : Folder 1 : 11


Box : Folder 1 : 12-18


Box : Folder 1 : 19-20


Box : Folder 1 : 21-22


Box : Folder 1 : 23

Philosophy of science `

Box : Folder 1 : 24

Philosophy / Varia

Box : Folder 1 : 25

Psychologie rationelle

Box : Folder 1 : 26


Box : Folder 1 : 27


Box : Folder 1 : 28


Box : Folder 1 : 29


Box : Folder 1 : 30


Box : Folder 1 : 31


Box : Folder 1 : 32

Zhivago vs. Prometheus

Box : Folder 2 : 1-16

Boris Pasternak, His Life and Art: drafts, notes, and other material circa 1968 - circa 1975

Box : Folder 2 : 17-25

Unidentified files circa 1960 - circa 1970

Scope and Content Note

Content is predominately in Russian with some French.