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David (Philippe) papers and photograph album
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  • Language of Material: French
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Philippe David papers and photograph album
    Creator: David, Philippe, 1894-
    Identifier/Call Number: M2058
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1946
    Language of Material: Material primarily in French.

    Biographical / Historical

    Philippe David was a colonial administrator in French Syria and Lebanon from 1920-1946. Born in Dijon (Cote d'Or) on July 7, 1894, he wed Marthe Marie Antoinette Chevoit in Beirut on September 22, 1922. In 1923 his Paris University dissertation, "Un Gouvernement Arabe à Damas: Le Congrès Syrien," was published. He served over 6 years in Aleppo and 20 years in Beirut. He held several different roles over the years, including Chef du Bureau du Contieux, Rapporteur du Conseil d'Enquete (1922), acting Secretaire General de la Delegation de France au Levant (1945), and Conseiller de la Délégation Générale, Administrateur en Chef des Colonies, Directeur du Personnel et du Materiel (1946).

    Scope and Contents

    This archive contains Philippe David's files during most of the period he served in Syria and Lebanon, and covers the early period leading up to the French Mandate from the League of Nations through the war period up until his repatriation in 1946. Includes personal papers, correspondence, newspapers, magazines, photographs, documents related to David's career, documents realted to government and politics, press articles, photographs, and other material.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Philippe David papers and photograph album (M2058). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Syria -- History -- French occupation, 1918-1946
    Syria -- Politics and government
    David, Philippe, 1894-
    History Revealed