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Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986



  • Existence: 1908-01-09 - 1986-04-14

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), French philosopher, political activist, and author

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Cuban revolution collection

Call Number: MS 650
Overview: The collection consists of photographs, films, printed matter, memorabilia, and other materials documenting various periods in the Cuban Revolution, particularly the years 1957-1960, 1964, and 1969. The materials were primarily created by photographer Andrew St. George and filmmaker David C. Stone. St. George's photographs provide extensive documentation of the 26th of July Movement from 1957 to 1959, and of Fidel Castro during his first year as prime minister. The films created by David C....
Dates: 1955-1970

Essay on freedom, [ca. 1940]

 Part of Collection — Box: 80, Folder: GROUP 3147, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Untitled essay, holograph, addressing the question of freedom in the writings of Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, and Bergson. Includes annotations in the hand of Jean-Paul Sartre.

In French.
Dates: [ca. 1940]

John Gerassi collection of Jean-Paul Sartre

Call Number: GEN MSS 441
Overview: The collection consists primarily of audio interviews made by John Gerassi with Jean-Paul Sartre between 1970 and 1974. A companion group of interviews with Sartre's family, friends, and foes was made in 1973. Included in this group are: Raymond Aron, Simone de Beauvoir, Arlette Elkaim-Sartre, Claude Lanzmann, and J. B. Pontalis. The majority of these interviews have transcripts. Among the other papers are various works by Sartre on Ethics, in the form of lecture notes and manuscript drafts...
Dates: 1964-1998

Henri Peyre letters

Call Number: GEN MSS 309
Overview: Consists of letters to Peyre chiefly from French authors, plus one letter from Peyre to Donald Wing enclosing a typescript of Paul Claudel's "Partage de midi," which Peyre had made from the play at the Bibliotheque Nationale.
Dates: 1929-1971