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Paul Jean Gaston Darrot papers

Call Number: MS 591

Scope and Contents

A collection of 210 photographs and 100 stereoscopic glass slides taken by Darrot during World War I in France.


  • 1914-1919


Language of Materials

The materials are in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Access to the original glass slides are restricted. Researchers must use digital images in Manuscripts and Archives Digital Image Database (MADID).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anita (Mrs. Paul) Darrot in 1969.


Arranged by topic.

Related Materials

War Poster Collection, MS 671. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.


1 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

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A collection of 210 photographs and 100 stereoptican glass slides taken by Darrot during World War I in France.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Jean Gaston Darrot was born November 8, 1892, in Paris where his higher education included studies at the Ecole Professionelle d'Art and at the Trocadero Art School. In 1912 he joined the French Army and during World War I served in the infantry, artillery and communications section of the engineers. He was assigned to maintenance of telephone lines under fire and towards the end of the war was severely gassed. The photographs in this collection were probably made while he was in the engineers.

Soon after his discharge in 1919, Darrot left France and came to the United States. In 1922 he began working for Seth Thomas Clock Company in New York. Paul Darrot died in Southbury, Connecticut, on February 14, 1958.

* Information for this biographical sketch was taken from a letter written by Anita Darrot to the Yale University Library circa 1969.
Guide to the Paul Jean Gaston Darrot Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
April 1982
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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