Syracuse University Special Collections, manuscripts, French literature, Rhena Schweitzer Miller Collection, Tocqueville, Marguerite Yourcenar, Victor Hugo
French and Francophone Literature
An unexpected and largely unrecognized strength of the George Arents Research Library at Syracuse University lies in French literary manuscripts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Authors' letters, autograph manuscripts and typescripts, and revisions in proof, as well as publishers' records, offer essential biographical, textual, and bibliographic documentation. Even though French literature has not been a primary collecting area, Syracuse University has had the good fortune to acquire individual items and collections of variety and depth. The summary that follows is offered as both an introduction to these collections and an invitation to scholarship.
Includes an annotated bibliography of Syracuse University Special Collections' French literature holdings.
Lyon, Edward. "French Literary Manuscripts at Syracuse University." The Courier 20.2 (1985): 77-90.