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Germaine Brée Papers

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Germaine Brée was a scholar specializing in 20th Century modern French literature, acting as WFU Kenan Professor of Humanities from 1973 to 1985. She lectured and wrote on writers such as André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, Samuel Beckett, and Albert Camus. This collection contains writings, research, administrative materials, personal materials, travel materials, and correspondence.

Biographical and Historical Note

Germaine Brée was born in Lasalle, France on October 2, 1907. She spent the early years of her childhood in the British Channel Islands before returning to France with her family in 1922. She continued her education at the Sorbonne, a college within the University of Paris, and chose to major in English. She presented her thesis on Henry James at the end of her studies. Following her graduate studies at the Sorbonne, Brée spent a year as an exchange student at Bryn Mawr College; she would later return to teach at the university in 1936 and 1945. After completing her year as an exchange student at Bryn Mawr College, she taught for four years in Algeria, lectured for one year at Bryn Mawr College, and spent six summers teaching in Middlebury College summer language schools. When World War II began, Brée took a sabbatical from teaching and voluntarily joined the French Army, where she worked as an ambulance driver in North Africa and France. She also spent some time in the French Intelligence Service and was promoted to first lieutenant. She received a Bronze Star for her service after the war.

Brée returned to the United States to continue teaching, and once more accepted a teaching position at Bryn Mawr College. She would go on to teach at many institutions around the world, including: New York University, where she established the French House of NYU, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton University, Williams College, Ohio University, the American University in Cairo, Kings College, London University, University of California Berkeley, and Los Angeles University. She became a United States citizen in 1952. In 1973, she was named the Kenan Professor of Humanities at Wake Forest University. She retired in 1985.

Brée was best known for her work and research on 20th century modern French literature, and was considered an authority on the subject. She specifically lectured and wrote on writers such as André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, Samuel Beckett, and Albert Camus, the latter with whom she was a close friend. Her most famous book was her critical biography Camus, and it solidified her standing as an expert in her field. Brée's other famous works include, but are not limited to:  An Age of Fiction: the French novel from Gidé to Camus,  Marcel Proust,  André Gide,  Twentieth Century French Literature,  Camus and Sartre: Crisis and Commitment, and  Women Writers in France. Brée was recognized extensively for her accomplishments in the academic world. She received a Fulbright in 1962, was elected President of the Modern Language Association in 1975, was named a Commander of the Order of the Academic Palms by the French government in 1989, and received more than 25 honorary degrees from universities across America. Brée passed away September 22, 2001, at age 93.

Collection Overview

This collection contains materials relating to and by Dr. Germaine Brée, a renowned French literary scholar and critic who served as Wake Forest University's Kenan Professor of Humanities. The collection includes, but is not limited to: Brée's own articles and essays; her extensive research for the aforementioned essays; literary offprints and newspaper articles; photographs; information relating to her Wake Forest University Kenan Professorship; travel information; handwritten and typed notes for her articles; sheet music and art books; correspondence with friends and colleagues - particularly Emily Wilson, a Winston-Salem writer; materials relating to Brée's volunteer stint with the French branch of Service Civil International; various awards and honors; and some personal items and papers. The collection also includes some materials addressed to Dr. Elaine Marks, a fellow French scholar and contemporary of Brée's.

Please note, the handwriting found in this collection is often small and may be difficult to read, particularly in the "Handwritten Notes" folder.

Collection Inventory

  • Articles and essays by Brée (1947-1993) box 1 folder 1
    • "Aging and the Uses of Literature"  (1978)
    • "The Archaeology of Discourse in Malraux's Anti-memoirs" (undated)
    • "Beyond Romanticism: Narrative Play in Gidian Fiction" (1970)
    • Book review of André Gide and the Codes of Homotextuality  (1987)
    • Book review of André Malraux's The Temptation of the West
    • Book review of Michele Sarde's Colette, Free and Fettered
    • Book review of Roger Grenier's Years in Ambush
    • Book review of Sartre on Theatre
    • "The Break-up of Traditional Genres: Bataille, Leiris, Michaux" (1973 Fall )
    • "The Break-up of Traditional Genres: Batalle, Leiris, Michaux" (undated)
    • "D'une Périod L'autre: Une Poétique Du "Passage" (En Hommage À Michéle Tison-Braun)
    • "French Criticism: A Battle of Books?"
    • "French Criticism: A Battle of Books?"; published in The Emory University Quarterly, Volume XXII (1967 Spring)
    • "The Footprint of the Buddha"
    • "Is Autobiography Possible?"; published in manin7modes, the magazine of the Southern Humanities Conference (1977)
    • "La Conception Proustienne De L'Esprit" (1959 July)
    • "La Thème de la Violence dans le Monde Tragique de Racine"  (1947)
    • "Lucette Finas: An Introduction" (1978)
    • "Marceline Debordes-Valmore Epitstoliere: L'Errance Dans Le Labyrinthe" [published in Du Romantisime au Supernaturalisme: Hommage a Claude Pichois]
    • "Narcissus Absconditus: The Problematic Art of Autobiography in Contemporary France" (1978)
    • ""New" Poetry and Poets in France and the United States"
    • Proust: Du Cote de Chez Swann: 'Combray'
    • "Senghor's Africanism and the Francophone Mode"
    • "Two Vintage Years: France, 1913; England 1922"; published in Virginia Woolf Quarterly, Volume 1 (Summer 1973)
    • "Wanderings in the Proustian Labyrinth: Who is the Author? What is the Text?" (printed in Carrefour de Cultures: Melanges offerts a Jacqueline Leiner) (1993)
    • "Women's Voices in Cross Cultural Exchange" (undated)
  • Research
    • Book reviews used for research (1958-1990) box 1 folder 2 (See also: Clippings of book reviews and articles in "Newspaper Articles" series)
      • Bardeche, Maurice. Marcel Proust Romancier
      • Brereton, Geoffrey. An Introduction to French Poets  (1958 February)
      • Cattaui, Georges. Proust perdu et retrouve
      • Cohn, Robert Greer. L'Oeuvre de Mallarmé: Un Coup de dés  (1964 Summer)
      • Criticism: a Quarterly for Literature and the Arts  (1967 Summer)
      • Criticism: a Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, Volume VIII (1966 Summer)
      • David Ellison, David. The Reading of Proust, printed from John Hopkins University Press)
      • Jameson, Fredric. The Prison House of Language: A Critical Account of Structuralism and Russian Formalism
      • Krysinski, Wladimir. Carrefours de signes, Essais sur la roman moderne
      • Lerner, Gerda. The Creation of Patriarchy
      • Moscovivci, Serge. The Age of the Crowd: A Historical Treatise on Mass Psychology. Reviewed by David James Fisher. Reprinted from  The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Volume 38 (1990 August)
      • Orpheus newsletter: "A Golden Jubilee Edition: Four Works, Paris-New York, 1912-1921-1961-1967" by Dr. H. M. Barzun (1967 Fall)
      • Orpheus newsletter: "In Search of Atlantis: a 20th Century Mass Mythology" by Dr. Henri Barzun (1966 September)
      • Orpheus newsletter: "In Search of Atlantis: a synthetic survey of civilization spanning Two World Wars" (1968 Winter)
      • Partisan Review 3 (1990)
      • Pierre Segher, Pierre. Poetes Maudits d'aujourd'hui  (undated)
      • Revue de Littérature Comparee  (1963 January-March)
      • Revue de Littérature Comparée Extrait (undated)
      • Vinaver, Eugene. The Rise of Romance  (1972 Spring)
    • Art essays and research (1972-1992) box 1 folder 3
      • Addendum of list of "peintures" [en français]
      • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Bulletin (1992 February)
      • "The Art World: A Leap in the Dark" by Adam Gopnik (1989 October 23)
      • "Caligula: Portrait de l'artiste ou rein" par George H. Bauer (1975)
      • "Edouard Manet" by Cynthia Hall Hammett
      • "Henri Matisse: Lithographs and Bronzes from the Cone Collection"; Weatherspoon Art Gallery
      • "L'Art Selon Artaud" par Tzvetan Todorov (1972)
      • Les plus beaux portraits
      • Life Enrichment through the Arts: the second annual symposium on Vitality and Maturity in the Arts; contains an article by Germaine Bree (1979)
      • "Objects d'art" note with list of paintings
      • Map of the interior of the United States National Gallery of Art
    • Library research documents box 1 folder 4
      • Library Collection Description; "A Checklist of the Manuscripts in Jean Santeuil, Manuscrit Autographe, Volume I of the Bibliothèque Nationale" by J. Theodore Johnson Jr.
      • Library Collection Description; "A Checklist of the Manuscripts in Jean Santeuil, Manuscrit Autographe, Volume II of the Bibliothèque Nationale" by J. Theodore Johnson Jr.
      • Microfilm forms
      • Research application for members of the Center d'Etudes Proustinnes à Paris to review material at the French National Library (Fall 1971)
      • Rebinding slips
    • Poetry box 1 folder 5
      • III: "Song of Innocence", "Hypothesis"
      • "Allegory: To Jules Valadon" by Verlaine
      • Amours: Trois poémes inédits par Blaise Cendrars (1912)
      • "Comme Je Suis Un Étranger Dans Notre Vie" par Philippe Jaccottet
      • Corners (2 copies)
      • "Evening Prayer" by Rimbaud
      • "Faun's Head" by Rimbaud
      • "Lethe" by Baudelaire
      • "Moonlight" by Verlaine
      • Progress: Anti-Classical, Dictions of the Slaves of Liberations
      • "This Cat" by Baudelaire
    • Notes
      • Handwritten research notes [3 parts] box 1 folder 6-7
      • Notes on index cards
      • Typed research notes, outlines, and bibliographies
    • Literary criticism and political theory used for research
      • English criticism (1941-1970) box 1 folder 9-10 box 8 folder 7
        • Arezki's Bookburning in Mouloud Mammeri's Le Sommeil Du Juste
        • "The Black Hero in French Romantic Fiction" by David O'Connell
        • "Criticism in Crisis" by Harry Levin
        • "Criticism as Creation in The Work of Diderot" by James Doolittle (1949 Spring)
        • "Changing Styles in Literary Studies": The Presidential Address of the Modern Humanities Research Association, speech given by Helen C. White (1963)
        • "The Dialectics of Dream: "le song" in Anabase of Saint John Perse" by Lynne Howard Goodhart
        • "The Disciplines of Criticism: Essays in Literary Theory, Interpretation, and History honoring René Wellek on the Occasion of His Sixty Fifth Birthday" (1968)
        • "The Discovery and Encouragement of Humanists" (1958 May)
        • "From Imagination to Immediacy in French Poetry" by Margaret Gilman (1948)
        • "From Spinelessness to Solitude: Reason and Unreason in Existentialist Ethics" (1965 Winter)
        • "Historical and Contemporary Backgrounds of the Chambered Nautilus" by Grant McColley
        • "History of Ideas Versus Reading of Poetry" by Leo Spitzer (1941 Winter)
        • "In Hoc Signo: An Explication of Mallarmé's "Cygne"" by Philip E. Cranston
        • "Language as a Factor in Intergroup Relations" by Wallace E. Lanbert
        • Literary Criticism: A Short History by William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Cleanth Brooks by Harry Levin (February 1958)
        • "Mallarmé's L'Aprés-Midi d'un Faune: An Exegetical and Critical Study" by A.R. Chisholm (1958)
        • Negritude: Status or Dynamics? by Eric Sellin
        • "Of Cannibals" with handwritten revisions and notes
        • "Paul Claudel, the Apocalypse, and Israel" by Claude Vigee (1965 Summer)
        • "Peripatetic Adversaries of Cartesianism in 17th Century France" par Leonora Cohen Rosenfield (1957)
        • "A Reading of Aimé Césaire's Return to My Native Land" by Emile Snyder (1970 Fall)
        • Revival and Revolution in English and French Romantic Poetry by Margaret Gilman
        • "Revolt and Praise: Contemporary French Poetry" by Claude Vigée
        • "A Study of the Dramatic Structure of Partage de Midi from 1905-1949" by Mildred Deuel
        • "Surrealism: Perspectives on the Avant-Garde" by J.H. Matthews
        • "The Term and Concept of Literary Criticism" by René Wellek, reprint from the Proceedings of the IIIrd Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association]  (1962)
        • "The Universe in a Glass: Poetic Closure in Apollinaire and Cendrars" by Dr. James Robert Hewitt
      • French criticism (1958-1983) box 1 folder 11
        • Colloque D'Illiers-Combray (1978 September 3)
        • "Concience et Poésie" par Claude Vigée [printed in Courrier du Centre International D'études Poétiques] (1958)
        • "Flaubert le precurseur" par Nathalie Sarraute
        • "La Jeune Parque: Poème de l'adolescence?" par Judith Robinson
        • "La notion de structure" par Bernard Bray
        • "La vie et les aventures du mot 'reaction'" par Jean Starobinksi (1975)
        • "Léon-Paul Fargue et la poésie" par Raoul Pelmont (1958 May)
        • Les Nord-Africains en France: realities et representations litteraires par Nicole M. Fouletier-Smith (1978 April)
        • L'Ordre des Oiseaux: Exposition des Manuscrits et Eaux Fortes par Saint-John Perse et Georges Braque (1962 December-1963 January)
        • "Montaigne et L'Ecriture De L'Histoire" par Lawrence D. Kritzman (1983)
        • Poetique: Les discours de la poesie (1982 November)
        • Program from Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes Ninth International Congress (1963 August 25-31)
          • Letter insert from Eugéne Vinaver (1963 July)
        • "Rythme et Signification Poétiques" par A. Kibédi Varga (1965)
        • Semper Aliquid Novi: Littérature Comparée et Littératures d'Afrique; édités par János Riesz et Alain Ricard
        • "Valery et Mallarmé: Le Tigre et la Gazelle" par James R. Lawler (1979 May)
        • "Valéry's poetics" by Tzvetan Todorov
      • Italian criticism (1971) box 1 folder 12
        • Studi Urbinati: Di Storia, Filsofia e Letteratura: "Préface a Vathek" da Tzvetan Todorov (1971)
      • Political theory (1955-1971) box 1 folder 13
        • "French Fascism and Class Concilation and Moral Regernation" by Robert Soucy (1971 Autumn)
        • "Foreign Languages as Weapons for Defense" by Robert F. Roeming (1962 November)
        • "The Nature of Fascism in France" by Robert J. Soucy, printed in the Journal of Contemporary History
        • "Political Philosophy For Our Time" by Marshall E. Dimock (1955 November)
        • "Political Socialization and Political Theory" by James Steintrager (1968 Spring)
        • "Prediction and Control Versus the Narcissus Trance of Political Science" by James Steintrager
        • "The Role of Literature in Foreign Language Instruction" by Roger Shattuck (1958 April)
    • Albert Camus (1957-1997) box 1 folder 14 box 8 folder 2-3
      • "Aesthetic Distance and Inner Space in the Novels of Camus" by Brian T. Finch
      • "Albert Camus, an Anti-Christian Moralist" by Henri Peyre (1958 October)
      • "Albert Camus: the Artist and his Time" by Ria Drell Reck
      • "Albert Camus: An Indifferent Moralist" by Henri Peyre (1958)
      • "Albert Camus: The Plague of Absurdity" by Louis R. Rossi
      • "Alienation and Aridity: The Climatic Correlative in Camus' Writings" by Anna Balakian, printed in the magazine Albert Camus' Literary Milieu: Arid Lands  (1973)
      • "Balance and Tension in the Philosophy of Camus" by Hazel E. Barnes (1960 October)
      • "Camus et le Donjuanisme" par R. Gay-Crosier (1968)
      • An excerpt from a lecture "Create Dangerously" given at the University of Uppsala by Albert Camus (1957 December)
      • "From Naturalism to the Absurd: Edmond de Goncourt and Albert Camus" by J.H. Matthews
      • "Interview Accordé A Eric Sellin" par Edmond Charlot
      • Magazine of Camus's poetry, with photos and advertisements included [en français]
      • "Religion de l'indifférence chez Camus" par Claud Treil (1966 May)
      • Review of the "Camusian" documentary Weapons of the Spirit  (1990 November)
      • Societe des Etudes Camusiennes: Bulletin d'information (1986 Spring)
      • Societe des Etudes Camusiennes: Bulletin d'Information (1991 January)
      • Societe des Etudes Camusiennes: Bulletin d'information (1993 June)
      • Societe des Etudes Camusiennes: Bulletin d'information  (1993 November)
      • Societe des Etudes Camusiennes: Bulletin d'information (1994 January)
      • Societe des Etudes Camusiennes: Bulletin d'information (1994 June)
      • Societie des Etudes Camusiennes: Bulletin d'information (1997 January)
      • "Une Correspondance Inédite de l'époque du Théatre de L'equipe" par Raymond Gay-Crosier
    • Marcel Proust box 8 folder 1 box 1 folder 15
      • Estratto de Critica Letteraria: Proust e il caso van Blarenberghe: il suicidio come espiazione, l'arte come redenzione da Paola Placella (1977)
      • Illiers, Le Combray de Marcel Proust par P.L. Larcher (limited edition) (1956)
      • Le "Nouveau Roman" de Proust par Jessie L. Hornsby (Summer 1967)
      • "Marcel Proust retrouvé"
      • "Proust and the Art of Incompletion" by Leo Bersani (1971)
      • "Proust e il caso van Blarenberghe: il suicidio come espiazione, l'arte come redenzione" da Paola Placella
      • "Proust and "Le Joli Langage" by Justin O'Brien
      • "Proust and Negative Plates: Photography and the Photographic Process in A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu" by Roxanne Hanney
      • "Proustian Order and the Aristocracy of Time Past" by Priscilla P. Clark (1974 Spring)
    • Jean Paul Sartre (1964-1989) box 1 folder 16
      • "Jean-Paul Sartre: Exit" Germaine Breé talks about France's hero of hopelessness (1980 Spring)
      • "The Myth of the Bastilee and Sartre's French Revolution" by Lawrence D. Kritzman (1989 Summer)
      • "The Parisians and the Germans" by Jean-Paul Sartre
      • "Sartre and the Drama of Ensnarement" by Victor Brombert (1964)
      • "Satre's Room" by John K. Simon (1964)
    • André Gide (1951-1982) box 8 folder 4 box 1 folder 17
      • "André Gide et les modalités de la composition" par Eiko Nakamura
      • "André Gide and the German Occupation" by Konrad Bieber (1954 September)
      • "André Gide: A Memorial Lecture" by L.A. Bisson (1951 December)
      • Andre Gide and War: deux aprecus by Fredrick J. harris (1974 October)
      • "Baudelaire et Gide: La Porte étroite" par Albert Sonnenfeld
      • "A Distinguished Modern Humanist -- André Gide" by J.C. Davies (1960)
      • "A Distinguished Modern Humanist -- Andre Gide" by J.C. Davies (1960 July 13)
      • "Gidé's Caves Du Vatican and the Illusionism of the Novel" by William W. Holdheim (1962 May)
      • "Gidé's Traité du Narcisse: A Theory on the Post-Symbolist Sign?" by Emily Apter
      • "Les Cahiers d'André Walter: Idea, Emotion, and Dream in the Gidian Novel" by Gerald H. Storzer (1975 Summer)
      • "Montaigne and Gide's La Porte étroite" by Frieda S. Brown; printed in Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Volume LXXXII (1967 March)
      • "L'Immortaliste: Prelude to the Gidian Problem of the Individual and Society" by Frieda S. Brown (1970)
      • Pamphlet of André Gide correspondance avec François Paul Alibert 1907-1950
      • "Symbolisme et Invention Formelle dans les Premiers Ecrits D'André Gide: le trait du Narcisse, Le Voyage dÚrien, Paludes" par Chrisian Angelet (1982)
      • "The Utopia of Blindness in Gidé's Symphonie Pastorale" by Lawrence E. Harvey (1958 February)
      • "The Young Gidé's Reaction to Nietzsche" by William W. Holdheim
    • Unsorted research materials box 7 folder 5
  • Literary offprints and magazines (1942-1996)
    • Offprints [Most inscribed by author]
      • English offprints [9 parts] box 2 folder 1-8 box 8 folder 12
      • French offprints [4 parts] box 2 folder 9-10 box 8 folder 12 box 3 folder 6
      • German offprints box 3 folder 1
      • Spanish offprints box 3 folder 2
      • Italian Offprints box 3 folder 3 box 8 folder 13
    • Literary magazines and newsletters
      • English literary magazines box 8 folder 6 box 3 folder 5
      • French literary magazines box 8 folder 5 box 3 folder 4
  • Newspaper articles
    • Book reviews and articles for Brée's research box 4 folder 5 (See also: Book reviews used for Germaine Bree's research, in the "Research" series)
    • Clippings and columns of interest to Germaine Brée box 4 folder 11 box 8 folder 14
    • Clippings on marriage and divorce box 4 folder 9
    • Clippings on religion box 4 folder 8
    • French editorials box 4 folder 6
    • Literary theory and commentary box 4 folder 7
    • Obituaries box 4 folder 2
    • Printed Articles by Brée box 4 folder 4
    • Profiles and Lectures of Germaine Breé box 4 folder 1
    • Reviews of Brée's books box 4 folder 3
    • Theatre and concert reviews and programs box 4 folder 10
      • Caligula dans le Théatre la Bruyére; direction Georges Vitaly
      • "Concert Records: Two Great Voices"
      • Hessisches Theatre Wiesbaden, a dramatization of Kafka's "Ein Bericht Fur Eine Akademie"
      • Interplay presents the American Premiere of The Lovers of Viorne by Marguerite Duras; directed by David Perkovich
      • "L'Histoire terrible mais inachevée de Norodom Sihanouk roi du Cambodge"
      • A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill
      • Popular Theatre of Lorraine's production of Marguerite Duras's L'Amante Anglaise  (1986 November)
      • Smith College Museum of Art Recital for the Exhibition "Henri Fantin-Latour" (1966 May)
      • University of Wisconsin Asian Theatre Program Presents: Encounter  (1968 May)
  • Wake Forest University Kenan Professorship
    • Kenan professorship appointment articles box 4 folder 12
    • Retirement dinner program (April 13) box 4 folder 13
  • Book covers box 4 folder 14
    • À la recherche du temps perdu par Marcel Proust
    • Anthology of plays by Moliere including The Pretentious Young Ladies, Sganarelle, The Forced Marriage, Don Garcia of Navarre
    • Bibliloteque de Philosophie: Cahiers pour une morale par Jean-Paul Sartre
    • Island Ceylon: Photographs by Roloff Beny, Text and Anthology by John Lindsay Opie
    • L'Amante Anglaise by Marguerite Duras
    • L'image de l'Allemagne dans le Roman Francais de 1945 a nos Jours par Marie-Agnes et Morita-Clement
    • La Nouvelle Collection: Skira, Le Gout de Notre Temps
    • Malraux par lui-meme; Images et textes présentés par Gaetan Picon
    • Preuves: Février (1965 February)
    • Simone de Beauvoir and the Demystification of Motherhood by Yolanda Astarita Patterson with a foreword by Germaine Bree
    • The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir
  • French satirical magazines box 4 folder 15
    • Crapouillot: Dictionnaire des Contemporains (Numero 9)
    • Crapouillot: Paris Guide (Numero Special)
    • Crapouillot: Le Monde des Reves
    • Dictionnaire des Contemporains par Jean Galtier Boissiere (1949 October)
    • Dictionnaire des Contemporains, Tome II: G a Z par Jean Galtier-Boissiere
  • Correspondence box 5 folder 1 box 8 folder 9
    • Birthday cards
    • Contracts
    • Invitations
    • Letters
    • Postcards
    • Requests for book reviews
    • Society and group memberships
  • Letters to Emily Wilson  (1972-1992)
    • Note from Emily Herring Wilson explaining relationship with Germaine Brée box 5 folder 2
    • Letters in envelopes (1972-1992) box 5 folder 3
    • Photograph of Germaine Brée at Bryn Mawr College box 5 folder 3
  • Dr. Elaine Marks materials box 5 folder 5
    • Literary essays and magazines
      • "L'Aprés-midi d'un faune de Stéphanie Mallarmé" par L.J. Ausin
    • Correspondence
  • Personal items and papers box 5 folder 6 box 8 folder 8
    • Address book
    • Biographical information
    • Book on Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1971)
    • Business cards and other contact information box 5 folder 8
    • Invoices box 5 folder 7
    • Photographs box 6 folder 1
    • Planners
    • Shopping lists
  • Awards and honors box 5 folder 9
    • Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from St. Lawrence University
    • Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Suffolk University Summa Society
  • Travel
    • Travel brochures and maps box 6 folder 3
      • Centre Val de Loire, France
      • France Aquitaine News: Information for tourists about the area of Bordeaux
      • France: the northeast
      • France: the southwest
      • Geographer's Handy Map of Central London
      • Gregory's Road map of Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges
      • Map of Amherst, Massachusetts
      • Map of Toompea, Estonia (the uppper town)
      • Map of Western Loire, France
      • Map of Poitou Charentes, France
      • Maps of France (1926)
      • Relais de Campagne: "Le Route du Bonheur" France (1970)
    • Travel information box 6 folder 2
      • Boarding Passes
      • City Guides and Recommendations
      • Intineraries
  • Student publications and manuscripts box 6 folder 4
    • Creationism Papers from Sara Radcliffe box 6 folder 5
    • "Etudes proustiennes" by Margaret Mien
    • "La Genese Du Sens Dans a La Recherche Du Temps Perdu" par Jaroslav Frycer with handwritten notes and revisions on cover and throughout the pamphlet
      • Letter from J. Frycer asking Germaine Bree to edit his article (1973 February)
    • Materials from John Theodore Johnson box 5 folder 6
  • Posters and Flyers box 5 folder 7
    • French National Lottery Poster
    • Poster for Brée lecture "Narcissus absconditus: the problematic art of autobiography in contemporary France" (1978 January 26)
  • Art Books box 5 folder 8
    • Bloom: Eight Drawings by Hyman Bloom with a note by Hyman Swetzoff (1962 Spring)
    • French Drawings and Prints of the Eighteenth Century; compiled by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1972 August-October)
    • La Sculpture Romane: Encyclopedie Alpina Illustree; Texte de Marcel Aubert, de l'Institut; Photographs de Jean Roubier
    • Les Fouquet de Chantilly: Heures d'etienne chevalier; Textes par Henri Malo (1945)
  • Sheet Music box 5 folder 9
    • Portraits de Peintres: Pieces pour Piano arranged by Reynaldo Hahn
  • Service Civil International Project: Les Mémoires de la Branche Française (1935-1985)
    • Materials (1935-1950) box 7 folder 1
    • Materials (1951-1956) box 7 folder 2
    • Materials (1969-1979) box 7 folder 3
    • Materials (1980-1986) box 7 folder 4
  • Uncategorized Items box 7 folder 5

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Germaine Brée Papers
ID
MS387
Date [inclusive]
1907-2001
Extent
12 Linear Feet  2 records cartons, 4 document boxes, 1 oversized box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Finley Turner, Stephanie Bennett 2019, 2020
Conditions Governing Access note
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Germaine Brée Papers (MS387), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest University--Faculty--Personal and professional papers
  • Service Civil International

Personal Name(s)

  • Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980
  • Gide, André, 1869-1951
  • Marks, Elaine
  • Wilson, Emily Herring
  • Brée, Germaine
  • Camus, Albert, 1913-1960
  • Duras, Marguerite
  • Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989
  • Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922
  • Phillips, Elizabeth

Subject(s)

  • French literature -- Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Universities and colleges -- North Carolina -- Faculty
  • French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
  • French teachers
  • College teachers -- North Carolina

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