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  • Title: Gaston Bergery papers
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1973
    Collection Number: 77069
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: French
    Physical Description: 44 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (18.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, lists, speeches and writings, and leaflets relating to French political events and foreign relations, France during World War II, and the Front Populaire.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Bergery, Gaston, 1892-1974.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gaston Bergery papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1892 November 22 Born, Paris, France
    1912 Received bachelor's degree in law
    1914 Enlisted; wounded in 1915
    1916 Liaison with the British Army
    1917 Decorated with the Military Cross for distinguished services
    1918 Attached to the Secretariat of the Versailles Peace Conference
    1918-1924 Deputy Secretary-General of the Inter-Allied Commission for Reparations
    1920 Married Germaine Malançon
    1924 Decorated with the Legion of Honor
    1924 Delegate to the London Conference
    1924-1925 Director of the Cabinet of Edouard Herriot, Minister of Foreign Affairs
    1925 In charge of a mission to the United States
    1926 Attorney, Court of Appeals, Paris (specialized in private international law)
    1927 Married Lubov Krassin; son Jean-François raised by her in London after she and Bergery divorced in 1928
    1928 Founded the daily Mantes Republicain
    1928-1934 Deputy of the Seine-et-Oise (radical-socialist party); Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs
    1935-1939 Founded and directed the weekly La Flèche
    1936-1942 Deputy ( frontiste party, which he founded with Jacques Izard)
    1934 Married Elisabeth (Bettina) Shaw-Jones
    1937 Author, Air-Afrique, Voie Impériale
    1938 Author, Notre Plan, Principes de l'Economie Frontiste
    1940 November Sent on a mission to Switzerland by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    1941 April-June Ambassador to the Soviet Union
    1942 June - 1944 September Ambassador to Turkey
    1945 Returned voluntarily to France; Tried, Court of Justice, Paris - Acquitted in 1949
    1947 Resumed legal career
    1948 Author, La Vierge et le Sagittaire (under the pseudonym of Gaston François)
    1957-1958 Columnist for the daily Paris-Presse l'Intransigeant ( Libre Chronique Diplomatique)
    1969 Retired
    1974 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, lists, speeches and writings, and leaflets relating to French political events and foreign relations, France during World War II, and the Front Populaire.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Inter-Allied Commission for Reparations.
    Inter-allied Conference on Reparations and Inter-allied Debts (1924 : London, England).
    World War, 1914-1918--Reparations.
    World War, 1939-1945--France.
    Europe--Politics and government--1918-1945.
    France--Foreign relations.
    France--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    France--Foreign relations--United States.
    France--History--German occupation, 1940-1945.
    France--Politics and government--20th century.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--France.
    United States--Foreign relations--France.