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Jacques Lacomblez papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1437

Scope and Contents

The Jacques Lacomblez Papers, which span from 1952 to 2016, contain correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, electronic media, and other papers by or relating to Jacques Lacomblez. Materials document Lacomblez's artistic practice, his involvement with publishing including the production of "Edda" magazine, and his relationships with other artists and creatives.


  • 1952-2016


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 5 (electronic media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Jacques Lacomblez 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 Philippe Luiggi on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.


Organized into five series: I. Writings, 1960-2016. II. Correspondence, 1958-2015. III. Photographs and artwork, 1952-2011. IV. Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, and Invitations, 1952-2015. V. Electronic Media, 2011.


1.75 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The Jacques Lacomblez Papers contains correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, electronic media, and other papers by or relating to Jacques Lacomblez, his art and publishing practices, and his relationships with other artists.

Jacques Lacomblez

Jacques Lacomblez, a Surrealist painter and poet, was born in Brussels, Beligium in 1934. Lacomblez began exhibiting his paintings in 1952, published his poetry extensively, and collaborated with other Surrealist artists and authors. Additionally, Lacomblez created "Edda," an avant-garde art and poetry magazine, producing five issues between 1958-1965.

Processing Information

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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 Jacques Lacomblez Papers
By Rosemary K. J. Davis
April 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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