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Finding Aid of the Raymonde Collignon Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Raymonde Collignon Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1970
    Collection number: 2091
    Creator: Collignon, Raymonde
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Madame Gaspard-Michel, known professionally as Raymonde Collignon (b.1894) made professional debut in 1916 as a singer and dancer at Aeolian Hall with Edwin Evans, shortly thereafter appearing at the London Coliseum, and later at the leading London theaters and concert halls. She performed in Ezra Pound's opera, The testament of Francois Villon and provided Pound his singing model for the closing lyrics of the two sections of Hugh Selwyn Mauberly. She later appeared in plays and reviews, and sang for the BBC. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, concert programs, clippings, photographs, books, and ephemera relating primarily to Raymonde Collignon's professional career as a singer and a performer on the English stage.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections.
    Portions of this collection may not be copied except with the permission of the estate of Ezra Pound.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Raymonde Collignon Papers (Collection 2091). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Alain Gaspard-Michel, purchase, 1977.

    Biography

    Madame Gaspard-Michel, known professionally as Raymonde Collignon, was born in 1894 in Blois, France, and educated in England; made professional debut in 1916 as a singer and dancer at Aeolian Hall with Edwin Evans, shortly thereafter appearing at the London Coliseum, and later at the leading London theaters and concert halls; performed in Ezra Pound's opera, The testament of Francois Villon; Collignon also provided Pound his singing model for the closing lyrics of the two sections of Hugh Selwyn Mauberly; later appeared in plays and reviews, and sang for the BBC.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, concert programs, clippings, photographs, books, and ephemera relating primarily to Raymonde Collignon's professional career as a singer and a performer on the English stage. Includes 25 letters from Ezra Pound, plus a hand-drawn Christmas card.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series
    • Correspondence (Box 1).
    • Music manuscipts, theatre and concert programs, posters, clippings, and photographs (Boxes 2-5).
    • Music and poetry books (Boxes 2-5).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Collignon, Raymonde--Archives.
    Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972--Correspondence.
    Women singers--England--Archival resources.