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Mustapha Khayati papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1480

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, writings, printed material, and other papers by or relating to Mustapha Khayati. Portions of the collection are in French and Arabic.


  • 1918 - 2007


Language of Materials

Materials in French, Arabic, Persian, and English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Mustapha Khayati Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Christie's on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2015.


Organized into thirty-two series: I. Guy Debord papers, 1964-1970. II. Course notes from the University of Strasbourg, 1962-1964. III. René Viénet papers, 1966-1970. IV. René Riesel papers, 1968-1998. V. Strasbourg material by Debord, Joubert, Schneider, and others, 1962-1967. VI. Papers relating to the Garnaultins, 1965-1967. VII. Situationist correspondence, circa 1965-1969. VIII. British International Situationist papers, 1966-1968. IX. American International Situationist papers, 1967-1969. X. Papers from the Counseil de Nantes, 1968-1970. XI. Texts and polemics of various ultra-left groups, circa 1972-1973. XII. Italian materials from before the forming of Italian International Situationists, 1966-1972. XIII. Raoul Vaneigem papers, circa 1972. XIV. Internationale Anarchiste papers, circa 1971-1976. XV. Pro- and post- Situationist publications, 2001-2004. XVI. Anarchist publications, 1946-1973. XVII. Arthur Lehning papers, circa 1918-1971. XVIII. Writings by Khayati and related materials, circa 1967-1979. XIX. Lafif Lakhdar papers, 1973-1978. XX. Sultat-al-Majalis papers, 1974-1975. XXI. Revolutionary Israeli publications, 1968-1976. XXII. Shimon Ballas and V Hu Aher writings, 2007. XXIII. French Trotskyite Publications on the Middle East, 1970-1975. XXIV. Arabic publications, 1966-1999. XXV. Materials from related Palestinian movements, 1967-1974. XXVI. Kurdish and Iranian publications published in France, 1965-1979. XXVII. Moroccan publications, 1963-1991. XXVIII. Algeria publications, 1967-1989. XXIX. Materials relating to the Tunisian Students Union in Strasbourg, 1962-1965. XXX. Perspectives (Groupe d'Etudes et d' Action Socialiste Tunisienne) GEAST papers, 1962-1973. XXXI. Papers from Communist groups, 1960-1994. XXXII. Far-left publications, 1950-1991.


9.0 Linear Feet (18 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Mustapha Khayati

Mustapha Khayati is a Tunisian political activist and historian of culture. A member of the Situationist International between 1965 and 1969, he authored the tract On Student Misery (1966), which became a key text for the student protest movement at the University of Strasbourg in France.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Mustapha Khayati Papers
by Beinecke staff
October 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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