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Jean Giono collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 458

Scope and Contents

This finding aid encompasses accessions of single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts and other papers, by or pertaining to Jean Giono, acquired by the library from a variety of sources. Materials incorporated into the collection prior to January 2000 have been organized into 2 series: I. Letters, and II. Writings. Materials acquired since that date are listed in Series III. Additions Since January 2000.


  • 1938-1970


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Jean Giono Collection 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

Ongoing collection of documents acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Source information is recorded on the folders. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.


0.29 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


One letter from Giono to Blanche Meyer, undated; one letter to "Cher Brun", 1935 Nov 30; three undated letters from Giono to an unidentified recipient; holograph and typescript notes for and drafts of "Que ma joie demeure".

Processing Information

This finding aid is updated periodically to account for new materials that have been added to the collection. The date of the most recent update is noted on the title page. For information on material that may have been acquired for the collection since the last update, please consult the Public Service Desk.

Guide to the Jean Giono Collection
Under Revision
by Timothy Young
January 2000
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.