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Maurice Durand papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1728

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publications, transliterations, photographs, research notes, and microfilm created, assembled, or used by Maurice Durand during his academic and administrative career. The material relates to Asia, primarily Vietnam, in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Much of Durand's own research notes concern Vietnamese literature and Vietnamese and Indochinese linguistics. Durand was a well-known scholar of Han and Nom. Han is Chinese language texts written using Chinese characters. Nom is Vietnamese language texts written using Chinese characters. Many texts of the period in which Durand specialized are written in a mixture of Han and Nom.

Dates

  • Circa 1700-circa 1966

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials are in French, Han, Nom, and Vietnamese.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research. Series I and Series II have been digitized. Permission of the Librarian for Southeast Asian Studies is required for access to the original material. Permission of the Yale University Library Southeast Asia Collection curator is required in order to obtain copies of the materials in Series III. Visual materials.

Existence and Location of Copies

Series I and Series II are available in digital form through the Yale University Library.

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

Transferred from the Southeast Asia Collection, 1996-1998, 2004-2005 and 2013.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in five series: Series I. Han Nom Texts without Vietnamese, circa 1700-1900. Series II. Han Nom Texts with Vietnamese, circa 1700-1900. Series III. Visual Materials, circa 1950-circa 1959. Series IV. Research Notes, circa 1930-circa 1966. Series V. Microfilm, circa 1825-1955.

Extent

36.25 Linear Feet (122 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1728

Overview

The collection consists of publications, transliterations, photographs, research notes, and microfilm created, assembled, or used by Maurice Durand during his academic and administrative career. The material relates to Asia, primarily Vietnam, in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Much of Durand's own research notes concern Vietnamese literature and Vietnamese and Indochinese linguistics. Durand was a well-known scholar of Han and Nom. Han is Chinese language texts written using Chinese characters. Nom is Vietnamese language texts written using Chinese characters. Many texts of the period in which Durand specialized are written in a mixture of Han and Nom.

Biographical / Historical

Maurice M. Durand (born 1914) was a prominent French scholar of Vietnam and China. He also served as director of the École française d'Extrême-Orient in Hanoi, Vietnam, and as director of the École Pratique des Hautes Études de la Sorbonne in Paris, France. Durand died on April 30, 1966.

Custodial History

The Southeast Asia Collection acquired this collection by purchase and donation from Mrs. Maurice Durand, 1967 and 1973. A portion of the collection was previously part of the Southeast Asia Collection (MS 743) in Manuscripts and Archives.

Processing Information

Materials were processed with assistance from staff of the Southeast Asia Collection.
Title
Guide to the Maurice Durand Papers
Author
compiled by Richard Richie, Truc Van, and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
August 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English and Vietnamese.
Sponsor
This collection was described and digitized through the generous support of the Arcadia Foundation.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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Location

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