A Register of the Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers

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A Register of the Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
David Jacobs
Date Completed:
2008
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers
Dates: 1909-1994
Collection number: 2007C70
Creator: Jacques Benoist-Méchin
Collection Size: 26 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (10.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Acquired in 2007, the Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers represent a significant addition to the existing holdings in the Hoover Institution Archives relating to the collaborationist Vichy government in France during World War II. Although the papers are only part of the extant Benoit-Méchin materials in various depositories and private collections, the collection in the Hoover Institution Archives contains important documents from all major phases of Benoist-Méchin's multifaceted career as a literary figure, politician, and historian.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: French, German, and English

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2007

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical Chronology

1901 Born, Paris, France
1921 Served as interpreter, French occupation forces in the Ruhr, Germany
1925-1927 Director, Paris bureau, International News Service
1929-1930 Editor, l'Europe Nouvelle
1936 Author, Histoire de l'armée allemande (5 volumes)
  Joined pro-fascist party of Jacques Doriot, the Parti Populaire Français
1939 Author, Eclaircissements sur Mein Kampf d'Adolphe Hitler, le livre qui a changé la face du monde
1939 Mobilized into French army. Taken prisoner by German forces and interned in Voves, France
1940 Released from P.O.W. camp, and enters service of Vichy government of Philippe Pétain
1940-1942 Serves in various ministerial posts, under Darlan and Laval, in Vichy government
1944 Arrested as a collaborator after the Liberation of France and incarcerated
1947 Sentenced to death by French court. Death penalty is commuted to one of prison with hard labor
1947-1953 In prison, including in Fresnes, France. Released in an act of clemency by the government of Vincent Auriol
1954 Author, Mustapha Kemal
1956 Author, Soixante jours qui ébranlèrent l'occident: 10 mai—10 juillet 1940
1957-1976 Traveled widely as a journalist and author in the Middle East and North Africa, making the acquaintance of various Arab rulers. Served as an occasional private envoy of the French government in the same region
1959 Author, Un printemps arabe
1983 Died

Scope and Content of Collection

Acquired in 2007, the Jacques Benoist-Méchin Papers represent a significant addition to the existing holdings in the Hoover Institution Archives relating to the collaborationist Vichy government in France during World War II. Although the papers are only part of the extant Benoit-Méchin materials in various depositories and private collectio ns, the collection in the Hoover Institution Archives contains important documents from all major phases of Benoist-Méchin's diverse careers as cultural figure, politician, and historian.
The papers will be of particular interest to historians of the Vichy period. The Speeches and Writings series shows Benoist-Méchin's evolution from cultivated litterateur to an ardently Germanophile historian and politician, one who enthusiastically embraced Nazi Germany's vision of a New Europe. Benoit-Méchin's writings also reveal his reinvention after World War II as an analyst and historian of Middle East and North African affairs.
The Vichy government file series includes a compilation of materials (called by Benoist-Méchin "notes politiques") that relate directly to his service, including a period as minister, in the Vichy regime. These document his work for Admiral François Darlan, his collaboration with the German ambassador to France, Otto Abetz, as well memoranda and reports, including an important letter sent to Philippe Pétain by Adolf Hitler to mark the first anniversary of France's surrender to Germany in 1940.
The Trial and imprisonment file series provides an intimate look at the judicial proceedings against Vichy collaborators and their subsequent experiences in prison. In this series, there is correspondence among Benoit-Méchin and his fellow prisoners, including Robert Brasilach in the period leading up to his execution. There are also art works in this file that depict prison life and the viewpoint of Vichy collaborators concerning the violence surrounding the liberation of France.
The extensive Correspondence series records Benoist-Méchin's enduring connections to collaborationist and ex-Nazi milieus in France, Germany, and elsewhere. Among these friends and acquaintances of Benoist-Méchin figure Fritz von Papen, Wolf Rüdiger Hess, Oswald and Diana Mosley, René de Chambrun, and Saint-Paulien (the pseudonym of Maurice-Ivan Sicard). There is also correspondence between Benoist-Méchin and French officials in the 1960s and 1970s, including Jacques Chirac and Georges Pompidou. Among other matters, these reveal Benoist-Méchin's behind-the-scenes role as an envoy of the French government to various Arab rulers in this period. The series also includes correspondence with some of these rulers, including Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi), who commissioned Benoist-Méchin to arrange the French publication of the Libyan leader's so-called Green Book. More materials on Benoist-Méchin's many travels and high-placed connections in the Arab world can be found in the Middle East and North Africa file series of the papers.
The extensive Photograph series contains hundreds of prints, many personally selected and arranged by Benoist-Méchin, that illustrate his career and what he considered to be its highlights, including his collaboration with the Nazis. There are some additional materials revealing of Benoist-Méchin's assessment of his wartime role in the Biographical file series.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into 10 series: Biographical file, correspondence, speeches and writings, Vichy government file, Trial and imprisonment file, Middle East and North Africa file, subject file, writings by others, photographs, and oversize materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.

Subjects

National socialism.
World War, 1939-1945--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1939-1945--Collaborationists.
Prisoners of war.
France--Politics and government--20th century.
France--Politics and government--1940-1945.
France--Foreign relations--Germany.
Germany--Foreign relations--France.
Germany--History, Military.
France--History--Occupation, 1940-1945.
Middle East--History.
Middle East--Politics and government.

Related Material

Gaston Bergery Papers, Hoover Institution Archives
René de Chambrun Papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Marcel Déat Papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Georges Scapini Papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Container List

Box/Folder: 1

Biographical file, 1926-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Includes biography, clippings, legal records, memorandum, and scrapbook materials
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Airline menus, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Biography covering Vichy period, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript fragment
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Clippings, 1941-1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Handbills and poster advertising speaking engagements, 1960-1961

 

Legal records, including affidavits and correspondence

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Libel case, 1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Request for amnesty, 1979

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Letter relating to refusal of Prix Goncourt, 1941

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Medical and military records, 1939-1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Memorandum from German military concerning a book by Benoist-Méchin, 1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Press credential, 1967

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Programs and ticket, 1934-1963

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Publisher's announcement, 1941

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Quotations from reviews of books by Benoist-Méchin, 1926-1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Scrapbook materials, 1934-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Includes commemorative circular relating to the thirtieth anniversary of the execution of Hermann Goering and other Nazi leaders, 1976
 

Correspondence, 1919-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Contains cards, letters, and enclosures, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
 

General

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

A, 1926-1979

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

B, 1923-1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

C, 1934-1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

D, 1933-1973

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

E, 1931-1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

F, 1933-1977

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

G, 1939-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

H, 1939-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

I-J, 1934-1962

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

K, 1938-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

L, 1924-1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

M, 1931-1979

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

N, 1932-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

O, 1959-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

P, 1938-1974

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

R, 1929-1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

S, 1932-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

T, 1932-1972

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

U-V, 1956-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

W, 1941-1979

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

X-Z, 1940-1964

 

Unidentified

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

1919-1939

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

1940s

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

1950s

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

1960-1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

Abetz, Otto and Suzanne, 1938-1957

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

Adam, Claude, 1981

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

Adam, M., 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

Aguet, William, 1959-1962

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

Albertani, Claude, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

Albord, Tony, 1957-1965

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

Ambassade de la république algérienne, 1976

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

Amiguet, Philippe, 1934

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

Arletty (stage name of Léonie Marie Julie Bathiat), Undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 30

Arnim, A. von, 1938

Box/Folder: 2 : 31

Aron, Robert, 1927-1969

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Atabinen, Resit Saffet, 1957-1959

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Auphan, Paul, Undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Banet-Rivet, R., 1940

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Bardèche, Maurice, 1947-1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Barre, Raymond, 1957

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Baudoin, Paul, 1956-1963

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Beaumont, Etienne de, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Béguin, Albert, 1936-1937

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Benani, Ahmed, 1972

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Benoist-Méchin, La baronne (mother), 1940-1947

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Berenbrok, Hans Dieter, 1965

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Berger, Paul C., 1964

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Bergery, Gaston, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Billaud, Bernard, 1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Blaizot, Auguste, 1930-1933

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Bonnard, Abel, 1938-1958

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Bonnet, Georges, 1964-1966

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Bouzon, Raymond, 1957

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Breker, Arno, 1969-1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Briou, Marcel, Undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

British Broadcasting Corporation (Judith Bumpus), 1981-1982

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Calou, René, 1931-1932

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Cambon, Jules, 1932-1934

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

Carbuccia, Horace de, 1943-1982

Box/Folder: 3 : 25

Carton de Wiart, H., 1941-1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 26

Chambrun, René de, 1959-1967

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

Chamson, André, 1926-1929

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

Chevalier, Jacques, 1960-1964

Box/Folder: 3 : 29

Chiappe, Jean-François, 1978

Box/Folder: 3 : 30

Chirac, Jacques, 1976-1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 31

Ciry, Michel, 1972-1978

Box/Folder: 3 : 32

Clary, Jean, 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 33

Clogenson, G., 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 3 : 34

Cochin, Henry, 1924-1926

Box/Folder: 3 : 35

Conquet, Alfred, 1956-1958

Box/Folder: 3 : 36

Copeau, Jacques, 1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 37

Corti, José, 1944

Box/Folder: 3 : 38

Cossé-Brissac, Philippe de, 1943-1961

Box/Folder: 3 : 39

Cousteau, J. P., 1973-1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 40

Cousteau, Pierre Antoine, 1954

Box/Folder: 3 : 41

Creely, Herbert, 1936-1938

Box/Folder: 3 : 42

Daladier, Edouard, 1940

Box/Folder: 3 : 43

Darlan, François, 1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 44

Darnand, Jean-Philippe, 1957-1968

Box/Folder: 3 : 45

Dautey, Pierre, 1964

Box/Folder: 3 : 46

Dayet, René, 1955-1956

Box/Folder: 3 : 47

Decortys, M., 1941-1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 48

Dederer, Dr., 1938

Box/Folder: 3 : 49

Delamarche, Léon, 1931

Box/Folder: 3 : 50

Delettrez, J. M., 1966

Box/Folder: 3 : 51

Dönitz, Karl, 1966

Box/Folder: 3 : 52

Doré, Marcel, 1977

Box/Folder: 3 : 53

Drieu la Rochelle, Pierre Eugène, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 54

Du Bos, Charles, 1930-1934

Box/Folder: 3 : 55

Dutourd, Jean, 1972-1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 56

El Fekki, Ahmed Hassan, 1967

Box/Folder: 3 : 57

Engel, Gerhard, 1965

Box/Folder: 3 : 58

Fabre-Luce, Alfred, 1960-1967

Box/Folder: 3 : 59

Falkenhausen, Cecile von, 1969

Box/Folder: 3 : 60

Falkenhayn, Fritz von, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 61

Faure, Edgar, 1964

Box/Folder: 3 : 62

Faure, Paul, 1959

Box/Folder: 3 : 63

Finet, Jacques, 1961

Box/Folder: 3 : 64

Friedrich, Hubertus, 1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 65

Gallais, B. le, 1961-1962

Box/Folder: 3 : 66

Garrisson, Robert, 1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Germain, André, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Ghéon, Henri, 1920

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Gibrat, R., 1956-1964

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Goetz, Philip Becker, 1927

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Gorand, Marguerite, 1958

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Grousset, René, 1944

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Grover, F. J., 1960-1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Guerard, J., 1956-1974

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Guermanova, Marie, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

La Guilde du Livre, 1961

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Guillet, Louis, 1931

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Guth, Paul, 1979-1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Hachiya, Michihiko, 1956-1963

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Hammarskjöld, Dag, 1957

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Hanesse, (?), 1938

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Harcourt, François d', 1964-1966

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Harscouët, Raoul, 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Hasquenoph, Marcel, 1963

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Haye, Henry, 1960-1964

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Haye, Paul, 1958

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

Hennion, Horace, 1932

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

Hentig, Werner Otto von, 1956-1964

Box/Folder: 4 : 23

Héraud, Marcel, 1946-1956

Box/Folder: 4 : 24

Hess, Wolf Rüdiger, 1966-1976

Box/Folder: 4 : 25

Hofmann, Rudolph, 1961-1966

Box/Folder: 4 : 26

Hubatsch, Walther, 1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 27

Huxley, Aldous, 1932

Box/Folder: 4 : 28

Imperial War Museum, 1940-1956

Box/Folder: 4 : 29

Isorni, Jacques, 1945-1964

Box/Folder: 4 : 30

Janet, Claude, 1964

Box/Folder: 4 : 31

Jardin, Jean, 1951-1960

Box/Folder: 4 : 32

Jonchay-Sonis, Christian du, 1971-1976

Box/Folder: 4 : 33

Kadhafi, Muammar (Muammar al-Gaddafi), 1974-1975

Box/Folder: 4 : 34

Kenderessy, Ernö, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 35

Klein, Walter, 1947

Box/Folder: 4 : 36

Kleist, Peter, 1963

Box/Folder: 4 : 37

Kra, Suzanne, 1927

Box/Folder: 4 : 38

Kreie, Werner, 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 39

Laborde, Jean de, 1960

Box/Folder: 4 : 40

Laignoux, Bernard, circa 1947

Box/Folder: 4 : 41

Laroche, Jane, 1965

Box/Folder: 4 : 42

Laurencin, Marie, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 43

Laval, Pierre, Madame, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 44

Lawrence, Frieda, 1932

Box/Folder: 4 : 45

Lebre, Henrique, 1955-1960

Box/Folder: 4 : 46

Leers, Johann von (also known as Omar Amin), 1955

Box/Folder: 4 : 47

Lehmann, Albert, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 48

Lehman-Blaser, Ernst, 1952-1953

Box/Folder: 4 : 49

Librairie Gallimard (Gaston Gallimard, Jean Paulhan), 1927-1934

Box/Folder: 4 : 50

Lubin, Germaine, 1972-1974

Box/Folder: 4 : 51

Ludin, Hanns, 1938-1939

Box/Folder: 4 : 52

Lyautey, Pierre, 1964-1968

Box/Folder: 4 : 53

Mabire, Jean, 1974-1975

Box/Folder: 4 : 54

Manstein, Erich von, 1956-1967

Box/Folder: 4 : 55

Mantzke, Martin, 1964-1965

Box/Folder: 4 : 56

Marcel, Gabriel, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 57

Marinetti, F. T., 1924

Box/Folder: 4 : 58

Massena, A., 1964-1966

Box/Folder: 4 : 59

McEvoy, Theodore N., 1957

Box/Folder: 4 : 60

Meyer, Hellmuth, 1961-1977

Box/Folder: 4 : 61

Mitterrand, François, circa 1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 62

Monnier, Adrienne, 1921-1925

Box/Folder: 4 : 63

Monzie, Albert de, 1934

Box/Folder: 4 : 64

Morand, Hélène and Paul, 1950-1972

Box/Folder: 4 : 65

Moreau, G., 1956

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Morozumi, Yoshihiko, 1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Mosley, Diana and Oswald, 1957-1965

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Mukherji, Savitri Devi, 1968-1971

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Mutaguchi, Yoshiro, 1965

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Nimier, Roger, 1965

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Naroun, A., 1966

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1959-1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Ould Daddah, Moktar, 1971-1977

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Ould Menneya, Ahmed, 1971

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Papen, Franz von, 1955-1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Papon, Maurice, 1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Pappenheim, Rabe von, 1938-1966

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Paris, Henri, comte de, 1959-1980

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Paris-Presse (Pierre Charpy), 1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Pétain, Anne, 1956

Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Pétain, Philippe, 1932-1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 17

Petavit, Louis, 1952-1955

Box/Folder: 5 : 18

Petiet, (?), General, 1957

Box/Folder: 5 : 19

Petit-Gounelle, Jean-Claude, 1966

Box/Folder: 5 : 20

Peyrefitte, Alain, 1964-1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 21

Pinay, Antoine, 1961-1978

Box/Folder: 5 : 22

Pirenne, Jacques, 1956

Box/Folder: 5 : 23

Platón, Charles, 1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 24

Pompidou, Georges, 1969-1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 25

Poussas, Henri, 1922

Box/Folder: 5 : 26

Pouzin, André, 1952-1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 27

Prade, Georges, 1951-1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 28

Rahn, Rudolf, 1964

Box/Folder: 5 : 29

Raspail, Jean, 1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 30

Rassinier, Paul, 1963

Box/Folder: 5 : 31

Ratcliffe, Peter, 1959-1960

Box/Folder: 5 : 32

Rebatet, Lucien and Véronique, 1947-1966

Box/Folder: 5 : 33

Reininghaus, Dieter von, 1981

Box/Folder: 5 : 34

Ribbentrop, Rudolf von, 1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 35

Rivière, Jacques, 1920-1924

Box/Folder: 5 : 36

Robin, M. de, 1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 37

Rohan, K. A., 1963-1964

Box/Folder: 5 : 38

Rolland, Romain, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 39

Rossbach, Gerhard, 1966

Box/Folder: 5 : 40

Rössler, Karl, 1940-1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 41

Roux, Dominique de, 1960-1964

Box/Folder: 5 : 42

Ryckmans, G., 1961-1962

Box/Folder: 5 : 43

Saint-Paulien (Maurice-Ivan Sicard), 1962-1975

Box/Folder: 5 : 44

Saint Simon, François de, 1955-1980

Box/Folder: 5 : 45

Salan, Raoul, 1964-1966

Box/Folder: 5 : 46

Schacht, Hjalmar, 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 5 : 47

Schaumburg-Lippe, Friedrich Christian Prinz du, 1963-1968

Box/Folder: 5 : 48

Schlumberger, Jean, 1923-1931

Box/Folder: 5 : 49

Schmundt, Rudolf, 1942

Box/Folder: 5 : 50

Schneider, Edouard, 1925-1926

Box/Folder: 5 : 51

Senghor, Léopold Sédar, 1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 52

Serrano Suñer, Ramón, 1942-1964

Box/Folder: 5 : 53

Servan-Schreiber, Jean-Jacques, 1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 54

Skorzeny, Otto, 1972-1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 55

Soriano, Raphaël, 1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 56

Soucy, Philippe de, 1941

Box/Folder: 5 : 57

Speaight, Robert, 1935-1936

Box/Folder: 5 : 58

Der Spiegel (Rudolf Augstein), 1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 59

Supervielle, Jules, 1926

Box/Folder: 5 : 60

Tournay, Raymond, 1949-1953

Box/Folder: 5 : 61

Traz, Robert de, 1923

Box/Folder: 5 : 62

Venohr, Wolfgang, 1979

Box/Folder: 5 : 63

Vowinckel, Kurt, 1965-1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 64

Warlimont, Walter, 1963-1967

Box/Folder: 5 : 65

Weaver, M. L. H. L., undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 66

Weiss, Louise, 1927-1929

Box/Folder: 5 : 67

Westphal, Siegfried, 1959

Box/Folder: 5 : 68

Weygand, Maxime, 1932-1963

Box/Folder: 5 : 69

Williamsen, C. A., 1964

Box/Folder: 6

Speeches and Writings, 1923-1994.

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles, monographs, and some unpublished writings, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 6 : 1

notes on Mozart. Undated,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 6 : 2

"Importance de Vincent d'Indy." 1923 March,

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 6 : 3

"Deutschlands neue Kriegswirtschaft." Circa 1935,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 6 : 4

"Journal de la Ferté-Hauterive." 1940-1941,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 6 : 5

"Adieu à un camarade de combat (Brasillach)." 1945,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 6 : 6

"Darlan." Circa 1946,

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 6 : 7

note concerning Benoist-Méchin's activities during World War II. Circa 1946,

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 6 : 8

"Conversations avec Filippo Anfuso." 1946,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 6 : 9

autobiographical meditation. Circa 1957,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 6 : 10

"Riyadh au clair de lune." Circa 1957

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
 

Ibn-Séoud 1957,

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

Holograph and typescript fragments

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

Holograph and typescript appendices

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

account of a dinner in Nuremburg, West Germany. Circa 1960,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 6 : 14

"Terre des agonies et des résurrections," Nouvelles de Turquie. 1962 November 30,

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
 

Histoire de l'armée allemande, fourth edition 1964,

 

Holograph drafts, with some interpolated typescript pages

Box/Folder: 6 : 15

Table of contents

Box/Folder: 6 : 16

Map

Box/Folder: 6 : 17

Volume three (fragment)

Box/Folder: 6 : 18-20, Box/Folder: 7 : 1-8

Volume four

Box/Folder: 7 : 9-10

Volume five

Box/Folder: 8

Proofs, with some interpolated holograph corrections and correspondence

Box/Folder: 8 : 1-8

Volume one

Box/Folder: 9 : 1-6

Volume one

Box/Folder: 9 : 7-8

Volume two

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-7

Volume two

Box/Folder: 11 : 1-8

Volume two

Box/Folder: 12 : 1-7

Volume two

Box/Folder: 12 : 8

Volume three

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-7

Volume three

Box/Folder: 13 : 8-9

Volume five

Box/Folder: 14 : 1-5

Volume five

Box/Folder: 14 : 6-8

Volume six

Box/Folder: 15 : 1-4

Volume six

Box/Folder: 15 : 5

"Ma rencontre avec Hitler," l'Histoire pour tous. 1965 March,

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 15 : 6

"Sur une lettre de Manstein." 1965 November,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 15 : 7

"Le barrage d'Assouan sautera-t-il?" 1967 March 15,

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 15 : 8

"La vérité sur le retour de l'Aiglon," l'Aurore. 1969 July 24,

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 15 : 9

in collaboration with Jean Wolf, "Le monde arabe devant l'Europe d'hier et de demain." Circa 1970,

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 15 : 10

lecture on the Arab world, Geneva, Switzerland. Circa 1970,

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder: 15 : 11

"Les arabes et l'Europe." Circa 1973,

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
 

Histoire des alaouites 1994,

 

Holograph

Box/Folder: 15 : 12

Part one

Box/Folder: 15 : 13

Part two

Box/Folder: 16

Typescript drafts

Box/Folder: 16 : 1

First (fragment)

Box/Folder: 16 : 2

Second

Box/Folder: 16 : 3-9

Third, including documentary annexes

Box/Folder: 17

Vichy government file, 1940-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Contains aide-mémoire, correspondence, memorandum, and other materials compiled by Benoist-Méchin as "notes politiques", arranged by physical form
Box/Folder: 17 : 1

Aide-mémoire, 1941

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 17 : 2

Brécard, Charles, 1942

Box/Folder: 17 : 3

Darnand, Joseph, 1943

Box/Folder: 17 : 4

Krug von Nidda, Roland, 1942

Box/Folder: 17 : 5

Monzie, Anatole de, 1943

Box/Folder: 17 : 6

Papen, Fritz von, 1942

Box/Folder: 17 : 7

List of government expenses, 1944

Box/Folder: 17 : 8

Memorandum from François Darlan, 1941

 

"Notes politiques" compiled by Benoist-Méchin.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and memoranda
 

undated

Box/Folder: 17 : 9

1941

Box/Folder: 17 : 10

March-May

Box/Folder: 17 : 11

June

Box/Folder: 17 : 12

July

Box/Folder: 17 : 13

August

Box/Folder: 17 : 14

October

Box/Folder: 17 : 15

November

 

December

Box/Folder: 17 : 16

1-17

Box/Folder: 17 : 17

18-30

 

1942

Box/Folder: 17 : 18

January-February

Box/Folder: 17 : 19

March

Box/Folder: 17 : 20

Reports, 1940

Box/Folder: 18

Trial and imprisonment file, 1935—1954.

Scope and Content Note

Contains art works, correspondence, legal and police records, medical records, printed matter, and writings by others, arranged by physical form
 

Art works, 1946-1947

Box/Folder: 18 : 1

Drawings by unknown artist, circa 1946

Box/Folder: 18 : 2

Sketch of Benoist-Méchin, circa 1946

Box/Folder: 18 : 3

Watercolors, 1946 and circa 1947

Box/Folder: 18 : 4

Calendar, 1947

 

Correspondence, 1945-1953

Box/Folder: 18 : 5

Unidentified, 1947-1953

Box/Folder: 18 : 6

Aujol, Jean-Louis, 1947

Box/Folder: 18 : 7

Brasillach, Robert, 1946

Box/Folder: 18 : 8

Garel, Pierre, 1945

Box/Folder: 18 : 9

Jouen, René, 1946

Box/Folder: 18 : 10

Klein, Walter, 1947

Box/Folder: 18 : 11

Legal and police records, 1946-1954

Box/Folder: 18 : 12

Medical records, 1946-1951

 

Printed matter

Box/Folder: 18 : 13

Monograph, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

First edition of Rio (Ralph Soupault), Fresnes
Box/Folder: 18 : 14

Serial issues, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Photostats of pages with articles concerning the trial of Benoist-Méchin
Box/Folder: 18 : 15

Speech introducing Benoist-Méchin to a prison audience, circa 1947

Box/Folder: 18 : 16

Reading notes, circa 1946-1947

 

Writings by others

Box/Folder: 18 : 17

Anonymous, 1945

Box/Folder: 18 : 18

Brasillach, Robert, 1944

Box/Folder: 18 : 19

Combelle, Lucien, 1944

Box/Folder: 18 : 20

Crouzet, Guy, 1935-1945

Box/Folder: 18 : 21

Ducrocq, Pierre, 1944

Box/Folder: 19

Middle East and North Africa file, 1956-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, correspondence, reports, and printed matter, organized by name of country and by physical form thereunder
Box/Folder: 19 : 1

General, 1957-1967

 

Algeria, 1957-1979

Box/Folder: 19 : 2

Aide-mémoire and letter sent to Raymond Barre, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 19 : 3

Clippings, 1978

Box/Folder: 19 : 4

Correspondence, 1978

Box/Folder: 19 : 5

Itineraries, 1978

Box/Folder: 19 : 6

Notes, circa 1978

Box/Folder: 19 : 7

Reports, 1957

Box/Folder: 19 : 8

Egypt, 1956-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Printed matter
Box/Folder: 19 : 9

Jordan, 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Printed matter
 

Libya, 1957-1976

Box/Folder: 19 : 10

Notes and report, 1968-1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 11

Printed matter, 1957-1976

Box/Folder: 19 : 12

Mauritania, 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Itineraries and printed matter
 

Morocco, 1956-1970

Box/Folder: 19 : 13

Aide-mémoire, 1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 14

Annexes to declaration of protocol, 1956

Box/Folder: 19 : 15

Clippings, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 19 : 16

Letter, 1961

Box/Folder: 19 : 17

Notes, 1956-1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 18

Postcards, circa 1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 19

Report, circa 1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 20

Speech, circa 1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 21

Transcripts of meetings and telephone conversation, 1969

 

Saudi Arabia, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 19 : 22

Clipping, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 19 : 23

Postcards, circa 1960

 

Tunisia, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 19 : 24

Clippings, 1969

 

Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 19 : 25

Lakhdar, Chedly, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 19 : 26

Lakhdar, Tahar, 1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 27

Suarez, George, 1969

 

Turkey, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 19 : 28

Clipping, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 19 : 29

Notes, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 19 : 30

Postcards, circa 1960

 

Subject file, 1918-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder: 19 : 31

France—History—German occupation, 1940-1945

Box/Folder: 19 : 32

Germany—Armed forces, 1946-1947

Box/Folder: 19 : 33

Laval, Pierre, 1969

Box/Folder: 19 : 34

Napoleon II, 1940-1970

Box/Folder: 19 : 35

Pétain, Philippe, 1941-1964

Box/Folder: 19 : 36

Unruh, Fritz von, 1911-1925

Box/Folder: 19 : 37

Wilson, Woodrow, 1918

Box/Folder: 20

Writings by others, 1911-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by author
Box/Folder: 20 : 1

Aron, Robert, circa 1950

Box/Folder: 20 : 2

Bergh, Hendrik van, 1958

Box/Folder: 20 : 3

Cressac, Charles de, 1945

Box/Folder: 20 : 4

Benani, Ahmed, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 20 : 5

Déat, Marcel, 1940.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Déat
Box/Folder: 20 : 6

Fenet, Henri, 1945

 

Jacquemin, Paul-Firmin

Box/Folder: 20 : 7

1940

Box/Folder: 20 : 8

1940-1942

Box/Folder: 20 : 9

1944

Box/Folder: 20 : 10

Kaiser, Friedhelm, 1940.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Kaiser
Box/Folder: 20 : 11-13

Kosarenko-Kosarewytsch, Wasyl, 1951-1954

Box/Folder: 20 : 14

Nasser, Gamar Abdel, 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Nasser
Box/Folder: 20 : 15

Prade, Georges, 1955.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed to Benoist-Méchin by Prade
Box/Folder: 21

Unruh, Fritz von. French translations by Benoist-Méchin

Box/Folder: 21 : 1-3

1911

Box/Folder: 21 : 4-5

1919

Box/Folder: 21 : 6-8

1921

Box/Folder: 22 : 1-2

1925

 

Photographs, 1909-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two series and chronologically thereunder
 

Prints depicting Benoist-Méchin

Box/Folder: 22 : 3

Portrait, circa 1925

Box/Folder: 22 : 4

With other French prisoners of war, 1940

Box/Folder: 22 : 5

With François Darlan, 1940

Box/Folder: 22 : 6-7

As Vichy minister, 1940-1942

Box/Folder: 22 : 8

With German officers, as well as Vichy and Nazi officials, 1941-1942

Box/Folder: 22 : 9

With unknown Vichy official, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 22 : 10

Visiting wounded patients, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 22 : 11

With Robert Brasillach, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 22 : 12

At a religious ceremony commemorating the Légion des Volontaires Français, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 22 : 13

At the funeral of Prince Amédée de Savoie, 1942 March 11

Box/Folder: 22 : 14

At the opening of an exhibit of sculpture by Arno Brekker, 1942 May 15

Box/Folder: 22 : 15

At his trial, 1947

Box/Folder: 22 : 16

In his prison cell, circa 1950

Box/Folder: 22 : 17

Portrait, circa 1950

Box/Folder: 23 : 1

With Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1957

Box/Folder: 23 : 2

With King Hassan II of Morocco, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 23 : 3

Visiting Greece, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 23 : 4

With Dino Buzzati, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 23 : 5

Visiting Ankara, Turkey, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 23 : 6

With King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 23 : 7

Portraits, circa 1965

Box/Folder: 23 : 8

In Vézelay, France, 1968 May 5

Box/Folder: 23 : 9

With Tunisian officials, circa 1969

Box/Folder: 23 : 10

With Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi), 1969

Box/Folder: 23 : 11

With General Hoffmann and Erich von Manstein, circa 1970

Box/Folder: 23 : 12

Portrait, circa 1975

Box/Folder: 23 : 13

Portrait done for l'Express, circa 1975

Box/Folder: 23 : 14

Being interviewed by Italian journalists, circa 1975

Box/Folder: 23 : 15

With his mother, circa 1975

Box/Folder: 23 : 16

Portrait of bust done by Arno Breker, circa 1980

Box/Folder: 23 : 17

With Houari Boumedienne and other Algerian officials, 1976

Box/Folder: 23 : 18

With relative, circa 1980

 

Other prints, 1909-1976

Box/Folder: 23 : 19

Unknown individual on his deathbed(?), undated

Box/Folder: 23 : 20

Adolphe and Isabelle Ferrière, circa 1909

Box/Folder: 23 : 21

Fritz von Unruh, 1914-1925

Box/Folder: 23 : 22

Scenes in Germany, including Trier and Aachen, circa 1920

Box/Folder: 23 : 23

Christian Bérard, circa 1922

Box/Folder: 23 : 24

Otto von Habsburg, circa 1932 and 1962

Box/Folder: 23 : 25

Mass ceremony of German soldiers, Tannenberg, Germany, circa 1940

Box/Folder: 23 : 26

Castle in North Africa, circa 1940

Box/Folder: 23 : 27

French agricultural workers in a field, circa 1940

Box/Folder: 23 : 28

Olympic trials, circa 1940

Box/Folder: 23 : 29

French Foreign Legion and colonial troops, circa 1940

Box/Folder: 23 : 30

François Darlan, circa 1940

Box/Folder: 23 : 31

Reburial of Napoleon II, 1940 December 15

Box/Folder: 23 : 32

Pierre Laval, circa 1941

Box/Folder: 23 : 33

Returning French prisoners of war, circa 1941

Box/Folder: 23 : 34

Prisoners of war, probably French colonial soldiers, circa 1941

Box/Folder: 23 : 35

Cover of book by Benoist-Méchin, circa 1941

Box/Folder: 23 : 36

Philippe Pétain, 1941-1942

Box/Folder: 23 : 37

Palmyra, Syria, 1941-1960

Box/Folder: 23 : 38

Portrait of Philippe Pétain, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin, 1941 April 17

Box/Folder: 23 : 39

François Darlan being received by German officers and Nazi officials, 1941 May

Box/Folder: 23 : 40

Portrait of François Darlan, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin, 1941 May 27

Box/Folder: 23 : 41

Vichy and German officials at a reception, 1941 June 27

Box/Folder: 23 : 42

Portrait of Maxime Weygand, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin, 1941 September 5

Box/Folder: 24 : 1

Vichy soldiers or militia, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 24 : 2

Vichy officials boarding a plane, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 24 : 3

Hitler's villa, Berchtesgaden, Germany, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 24 : 4

Joseph Darnand, circa 1942

Box/Folder: 24 : 5

Journée de la Légion tricolore, Paris, France, 1942 August

Box/Folder: 24 : 6

Bombed building, circa 1944

Box/Folder: 24 : 7

Philippe Henriot on his deathbed, 1944 June 28

Box/Folder: 24 : 8

Scenes relating to street battles during the liberation of Paris, 1944 August

Box/Folder: 24 : 9

Charles de Gaulle, with Free French officials and Allied soldiers, Champs Elysées, Paris, 1944 August

Box/Folder: 24 : 10

Philippe Pétain at his trial, 1946

Box/Folder: 24 : 11

Fresnes prison, circa 1947

Box/Folder: 24 : 12

Charles Maurras and Robert Brasillach, 1947

Box/Folder: 24 : 13

Henri, comte de Paris, circa 1948

Box/Folder: 24 : 14

Scenes of Nuremburg, West Germany, 1950-1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 15

King Hussein of Jordan, 1950

Box/Folder: 24 : 16

Gamal Abdel Nasser, Saudi Arabia, 1956 September 25

Box/Folder: 24 : 17

Portrait of Shukri al-Kuwatli, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin, 1958

Box/Folder: 24 : 18

Crowd scenes, possibly relating to a visit by Gamal Abdel Nasser, Damascus, Syria, 1958

Box/Folder: 24 : 19

Michihiko Hachiya, 1958-1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 20

Gamal Abdel Nasser, circa 1960-1970

Box/Folder: 24 : 21

Statue of Kemal Atatürk, Ankara, Turkey, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 22

Gamal Abdel Nasser, Morocco, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 23

Scenes in Syria, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 24

Scenes in Iraq, 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 25

Scenes in Cairo, Egypt, 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 26

Scenes in Persepolis, Iran, 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 27

Scenes in Turkey, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 28

Scenes in Jordan, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 29

Scenes in Lebanon, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 30

Classical temples, Greece, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 24 : 31

Scenes in Saudi Arabia, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 1

L'Hotel-Dieu, Beaune, France, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 2

Bust of King Hassan II and scenes in Morocco, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 3

Scenes in Mauritania, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 4

Men harvesting grapes, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 5

Mystère 20 jet, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 6

Pearl divers, Persian Gulf, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 7

Scenes in Egypt, circa 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 8

Portrait of Louis-Ferdinand Céline, 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 9

Portrait of King Hussein II of Jordan, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin, 1960

Box/Folder: 25 : 10

Reburial of Marshal Lyautey, Invalides, Paris, France, 1961 May 10

Box/Folder: 25 : 11

Jean Benvuar, circa 1965

Box/Folder: 25 : 12

King Hussein II of Jordan with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, circa 1965

Box/Folder: 25 : 13

King Hassan II of Morocco, circa 1965

Box/Folder: 25 : 14

Steelworks, Tunisia, circa 1965

Box/Folder: 25 : 15

Scenes relating to attacks by Palestinian commandos, Israel, 1968-1974

Box/Folder: 25 : 16

Scenes in Beirut, Lebanon, 1969-1976

Box/Folder: 25 : 17

Moroccan horsemen, 1969

Box/Folder: 25 : 18

Marcel Schumann and Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria, 1969 October

Box/Folder: 25 : 19

Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi), circa 1970

Box/Folder: 25 : 20

Oil industry, Kuweit, circa 1970

Box/Folder: 25 : 21

Oil installations, Middle East, circa 1970

Box/Folder: 25 : 22

Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi), circa 1972

Box/Folder: 25 : 23

Houari Boumedienne, King Hassan II of Morocco, and Mokhtar Ould Daddah, summit conference, Agadir, Morocco, 1973 July 23-24

Box/Folder: 25 : 24

Portrait of Muamar Khadaffi (Muammar al-Gaddafi), inscribed to Benoist-Méchin, 1974

Box/Folder: 25 : 25

Portrait of Mokhtar Ould Daddah, 1975 December 9

Box/Folder: 25 : 26

Portrait of Ismet Inönü and scenes in Turkey, 1976

 

Photo albums arranged by Benoist-Méchin, 1957-1976

Box/Folder: 25 : 27-28

Untitled (Middle East and North Africa), circa 1957-1976

Box/Folder: 26 : 1-2

"La route reprend," 1957-1976

Box/Folder: 26 : 3

"Turquie," circa 1970

Box/Folder: 26 : 4-5

"Arabie," circa 1960-1970

Box/Folder: 26 : 6

"Arabie II," circa 1960-1970

Box/Folder: 26 : 7-8

"Arabie III," circa 1960-1970

Box/Folder: 26 : 9-10

"Maroc—Voyage," 1971

Box/Folder: 26 : 11

Miscellany. Three negatives depicting Joseph Darnand and Pierre Laval, circa 1941

Box/Folder: 27

Oversize materials, 1920-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Includes art works, translation, posters, and memorabilia
Box/Folder: 27 : 1

French translation by Benoist-Méchin of a play by Fritz von Unruh, circa 1920

Box/Folder: 27 : 2

Self-portrait by Fritz von Unruh, inscribed to Benoist-Méchin, 1924

Box/Folder: 27 : 3

Sketch of a house, undated

Box/Folder: 27 : 4

Portrait of Benoist-Méchin at his desk, circa 1941

Box/Folder: 27 : 5-7

Reproductions of photographs of Philippe Pétain and François Darlan, circa 1941

Box/Folder: 27 : 8

Prison duffle bag given to Benoist-Méchin by Charles Maurras, circa 1953

Box/Folder: 27 : 9-11

Posters publicizing lectures and a magazine article by Benoit-Méchin, circa 1960-1972