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Guide to the Albert Leon Guerard Papers, 1908-1960
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guérard, Albert Léon. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1960
    Collection number: M0957
    Creator: Guérard, Albert Léon.
    Extent: 2.75 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Albert J. Guerard, 1983, 1997 and 1999.

    Preferred Citation:

    Albert Leon Guerard Papers. M0957. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Frenchman Albert Léon Guérard (1880-1959) spent most of his life as an American academic, and his work reflects an engagement with both France and the United States. Guérard came to the United States from France in 1906 to teach at Williams College. He taught at Stanford University from 1907 until his retirement in 1946, except for 12 years between 1913-1935 when he was at Rice University and served in the war. He was the author of numerous books and articles on French history and intellectual life.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains many of ALG's original articles and monographs, both manuscripts and reprints. Materials include: works on the history and culture of France, correspondence and writings on urban planning in France and in the San Francisco Bay Area, and book reviews. Unpublished manuscripts found in this collection include PROBLEMS OF THE GREAT WAR (c1915), TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (1929), L'AVENIR DE PARIS (1958-59) and FRANCE BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS (c1944). In addition there is biographical material, a bibliography, commencement addresses, reviews of his works, and an incomplete typescript of EPAVES, nd.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Guâerard, Albert Lâeon.
    City planning--France.
    City planning--California.
    Language, Universal.