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Finding aid for the Robert Valançay correspondence, 1921-1978
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Description
Collection comprises ca. 1600 letters (ca. 1921-ca. 1978) sent to Robert Valançay, the French poet and critic, from artists and writers of the surrealist group. Twelve letters are from Valançay. The collection includes a translation in manuscript by Valançay, 5 manuscripts by others, printed ephemera, and ca. 50 photographs, most presumably taken by Valançay.
Background
Robert Valançay, born in 1903, was a poet, translator and literary critic who worked with and admired many of the artists and poets of the surrealist group. His literary achievements are all the more remarkable as he held a "day job" with Shell, translating as well as making documentary films for the company for many years.
Extent
3.0 linear feet (5 boxes)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.