Guide to the Albert Leon Guerard Papers, 1908-1960

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Guide to the Albert Leon Guerard Papers, 1908-1960

Collection number: M0957

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1999
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2001 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Guérard, Albert Léon. Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1960
Collection number: M0957
Creator: Guérard, Albert Léon.
Extent: 2.75 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Albert J. Guerard, 1983, 1997 and 1999.

Preferred Citation:

Albert Leon Guerard Papers. M0957. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Frenchman Albert Léon Guérard (1880-1959) spent most of his life as an American academic, and his work reflects an engagement with both France and the United States. Guérard came to the United States from France in 1906 to teach at Williams College. He taught at Stanford University from 1907 until his retirement in 1946, except for 12 years between 1913-1935 when he was at Rice University and served in the war. He was the author of numerous books and articles on French history and intellectual life.

Scope and Content

Collection contains many of ALG's original articles and monographs, both manuscripts and reprints. Materials include: works on the history and culture of France, correspondence and writings on urban planning in France and in the San Francisco Bay Area, and book reviews. Unpublished manuscripts found in this collection include PROBLEMS OF THE GREAT WAR (c1915), TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (1929), L'AVENIR DE PARIS (1958-59) and FRANCE BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS (c1944). In addition there is biographical material, a bibliography, commencement addresses, reviews of his works, and an incomplete typescript of EPAVES, nd.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Guâerard, Albert Lâeon.
City planning--France.
City planning--California.
France--History.
Language, Universal.


Collection Contents

 

Series I: Articles on Diverse Subjects - most unpublished

Box 1, Folder 1

5 articles, offprints:

 

- "Paris a hundred years ago, a study in perspective."

 

- "A Programme of Constructive Pacifism" in Proceedings of the Louisiana Teachers' Assoc.

 

- "Thomas Mann und unsere Zeit." In German.

 

- "Humanities and the Social Sciences."

 

- Prof. P.M.S. Vlackett, FRS. "The Problem of the Underdeveloped Countries." Annual Memorial Lecture at David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies, Nov. 1959

Box 1, Folder 2

"A Jewish National Home in Palestine." Typed MS. 2 copies.

Box 1, Folder 3

"urbanisme parisien - Servitude de Beauté." Carbon of typed MS. In French.

Box 1, Folder 4

"To My African Friends." Typed MS. Published in Atlantic Monthly, 205 (Feb. 1960).

Box 1, Folder 5

"Comparative Literature?" Typed MS.

Box 1, Folder 6

"'Excellence' in Education?" Typed MS.

Box 1, Folder 7

"The Quest of Excellence - A Humanistic Utopia." Typed MS. Published in American Scholar, 29:1 (1959-60).

Box 1, Folder 8

"Millennia." Typed MS.

Box 1, Folder 9

"To My Unknown Friends in India." Typed MS. Published in Aryan Path, 29:2 (Feb. 1958).

Box 1, Folder 10

5 short political pieces, all typed MS:

 

- "The Tribune of the People"

 

- "Quelques Suggestions pour l'application éventuelle à l'Allemagne de l'engageante formulé d'A.L. Guérard: "Ballots, not Bullets."

 

- "Gleichbrechtigung" Sauce for the French Goose and the German Gander: or: Disruption before Union."

 

- Letter to League of Nations William Allen White Committee 25 May 1940

 

- "An Ethical testament (Personality)

Box 1, Folder 11

-"Testament to a Humanist." ALG Lecture at 1953 Brandeis Univ.

Box 1, Folder 12

"Work in Progress" folder. Notes, Poetry, ALG's bibliography.

Box 1, Folder 13

"Work in Progress" folder. "Golden Wedding." (Ideas developed in "Testament of a Liberal").

Box 1, Folder 14

"Work in Progress" folder. Writings on religion; nationalism; "Fossils and Presences;" letter to Mr. Carey Williams, editor of the Nation; decadence; "My Legacy to Paris," article published in Holiday (March 1960?).

Box 1, Folder 15

File on Religion, including long statement (1919);"Bottle in the Sea" (16 Feb. 1940); "Menorah Address" before the Rice Institute Menorah Society, 29 Nov. 1915.

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence on Problems of the Great War. 1915

 

-press clipping and 5 pieces of correspondence with publisher, T. Fisher Unwin, largely about the book's being accepted for publication, and then "killed by British Censorship."

Box 1, Folder 17

Problems of the Great War (Accepted, Announced, and Killed by British Censorship). Typed MS, only one in existence.

Box 1, Folder 18

Trends in Contemporary Literature. Typed MS. "Interesting 'historic document.' How things looked about 1929." -AJG 11/26/85

 

Series II: France

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence re: 1958 L'Avenir de Paris. 1957-59

Box 1, Folder 20

L'Avenir de Paris. Typed original MS of 1959 work, only existing copy. 1958

Box 2, Folder 1

France Between the Two World Wars. Typed MS, c1944 73 pages. Unpublished.

Box 2, Folder 2

Lands and Peoples: France. Typed MS, 88 pages. Unpublished.

Box 2, Folder 3

Essays written for France-Amerique.

Box 2, Folder 4

Essays written for France-Amerique.

Box 2, Folder 5

Essays written for France-Amerique.

 

Series III: City Planning

Box 2, Folder 6

City Planning: Paris. English Essays.

 

- "Paris and the River Seine"

 

- "Paris a Hundred Years Ago (1854-55) -A Study in Perspective."

 

- "The Paris World Fairs 1855-1937." 16 May 1949

 

- "Paris Yesterday and Tomorrow" offprint copy from Journal of the American Institute of Planners. Vol. XIX, No. 1 (Winter 1953).

 

- "The Rebuilding of French Cities." 17 Dec. 1958

Box 2, Folder 7

City Planning: Paris. English Essays.

 

-"Paris" article for the World Book Encyclopedia.

 

-3 pages of notes.

Box 2, Folder 8

City Planning: Paris. English Essays.

 

- "The Future of Paris" article for Atlantic Monthly. 20 Feb. 1943

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence with French city planners.1930s-1950s

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence: City Planning: San Francisco and Palo Alto.1950s

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence: City Planning: San Francisco and Palo Alto.1949-1959

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence: City Planning: San Francisco and Palo Alto. 1950s

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence: City Planning: San Francisco and Palo Alto.1950s

Box 2, Folder 14

City Planning: Carbons of book reviews by ALG.

Box 2, Folder 15

City Planning: Carbons of book reviews by ALG.

Box 2, Folder 16

City Planning: Carbons of book reviews by ALG.

Box 2, Folder 17

City Planning: Carbons of book reviews by ALG.

 

Series IV: Book Reviews

Box 3, Folder 1

Carbons of published book reviews.

Box 3, Folder 2

Carbons of published book reviews.

Box 3, Folder 3

Carbons of published book reviews.

Box 3, Folder 4

Carbons of published book reviews.

Box 3, Folder 5

Carbons of published book reviews.

Box 3, Folder 6

Carbons of published book reviews.

Box 3, Folder 7

Carbons of published book reviews.

Box 3, Folder 8

Stanford Review. March 1960.

 

Series V: Published copies and reprints of many of the articles in Series I. (Accession # 83-100)

Box 4, Folder 1

-"Art for Art's Sake." In Southwest Review, Summer 1953. 3 copies.

Box 4, Folder 1

-"Can it be world democracy?" In Antioch Winter 1944-45 Review.

Box 4, Folder 2

- "Capitalism --- Doctrine, Myth or Style?" In Southwest Review, Vol. XXIV, no. 1 Oct. 1938

Box 4, Folder 3

- "The Quick and the Dead 'English' or 'Literature'?" Chap book published by the College English Association, Univ. of Massachusetts.

Box 4, Folder 3

- Supplement to The CEA Critic, Col XII, No. 2, Feb. 1951-2 copies.

Box 4, Folder 3

- "Europe Free and United" Publisher's catalog entry. Stanford Univ. Press, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

- "Fossils, Classics, and Presences." In Southwest Summer 1957 Review, Summer 1957.

Box 4, Folder 3

- "The Growth of the Historical Spirit." In Stanford Studies in Language and Literature, 1941. 5 copies

Box 4, Folder 4

- "Home Language, Official Language, Culture Language." In International Language Review. July-Sept. 1958 3 copies. Includes advertisement for ALG's Fossils and Presences.

Box 4, Folder 5

- "How will history judge De Gaulle?" In Best Articles & Stories, April 1960. Originally published in Southwest Review.

Box 4, Folder 5

- "Honoré de Balzac et la Comédie Humaine" 3 public lectures published by The Rice Institue. Rice Institute Pamphlet, Vol. X, No. 2, Apr. 1923.

Box 4, Folder 6

- "In Memoriam Albert Leon Guerard 1880-1959." In International Language Review. Jan-Mar 1960 3 copies.

Box 4, Folder 7

- "International Language and National Cultures." In The American Scholar, Spring 1941.

Box 4, Folder 7

- "The International Language Problem Today." No publication information.

Box 4, Folder 7

- "Knowledge and Wisdom - Dr. Albert Guérard's last manuscript." In The Stanford Review, Feb. 1960.

Box 4, Folder 7

- "Mémorial de Saint-Cloud 1960." Obituary notice in alumni bulletin, pp. 38-40. 1960

Box 4, Folder 8

- Andrew Forest Muir. "Murder on Madison Avenue, the Rice case revisited." In Southwest Review, Winter 1959.

Box 4, Folder 7

- "Must de Gaulle Fail?" In Southwest Review, Autumn 1959. 3 copies (2 entire issues, 1 reprint)

Box 4, Folder 9

"The New Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns." In University of California Chronicle, July 1925. 3 copies.

Box 4, Folder 10

- "Notes on Mario Pei - one language for the world and how to achieve it." In International Language Review, Apr.-June 1958. 3 copies

Box 4, Folder 10

- "Preliminary Draft of a World Constitution." ALG among writers and signers. Common Cause, a monthly report of the committee to frame a world constitution. March 1948. 2 copies

Box 4, Folder 11

- "The Quest of Excellence, a humanistic utopia." In The American Scholar. Vol. 29, no. 1, Winter 1959-60. 2 reprints, 2 entire issues

Box 4, Folder 12

- "Ramblings of a Cheerful Ghost." Reminiscences of Stanford, 1907-1958.

Box 4, Folder 12

- "Ten Levels of Language." In The American Scholar, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 12

- "To My Unknown Friends in India." In The Aryan Path, Feb. 1958.

Box 4, Folder 12

- Review for The Literary Works of Count de Gobineau, A.H. Rowbotham, 1929. In The University of California Chronicle, April 1930, pp. 234-35.

Box 4, Folder 12

- "To My African Friends." In The Atlantic, Feb. 1960