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INVENTORY OF THE ROBERT VALANÇAY CORRESPONDENCE, 1921-1978
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Series I.  Letters received, 1921-1978

Physical Description: ca. 1600 items

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, some of the letters are accompanied by ephemera. Twelve letters from Valançay are included.
Box 1, Folder 1

Acker, Adolphe, 11 Aug 1970-9 Aug 1971

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 1

Adéma, Marcel, 7 Oct 1946-7 Oct 1949

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 1

Aegertes, E., 23 Oct 1929-7 Apr 1930

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 1

Aeramov, Georges

Scope and Content Note

Russian postcard.
Box 1, Folder 1

Albessard, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 1

Altmann, Robert, 22 Apr 1960

Scope and Content Note

typed letter.
Box 1, Folder 1

Apollinaire, Jacqueline, undated, ca. 1928

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten letters, 2 autograph cards signed, 1 carte de visite signed. All are undated but from contents an approximate date of 1928 can be deduced. She discusses plans for constructing a monument to her late husband and supplies bio-bibliographical information for an edition of Guillaume Apollinaire's work.
Box 1, Folder 2

Arp, Hans, 1 Apr 1946-23 Oct 1959

Scope and Content Note

18 typed letters, 13 postcards signed and 7 telegrams. The letters mostly concern arranging eventual rendez-vous or rescheduling them. Arp also discusses briefly his activities such as working on a book, articles and mentions that he attended the opening of a Magnelli exhibition. The postcards are frequently witty and some have little collages by Arp.Joined: Typescript of "Danger de Mort" dated 1953, an original lithograph by Arp made as a New Year's card and signed by Marguerite and Hans, 5 invitations to Arp's exhibitions from 1946-1966, some newspaper clippings and an article by Marguerite Arp, "Arp as I knew him," read at the Guggenheim Museum in May 1969.
Box 1, Folder 3

Arp-Hagenbach, Marquerite, 23 May 1946-11 Aug 1977

Scope and Content Note

18 handwritten letters, 15 typed letters, 1 letter written by Suzanne Feigel and signed by M. Arp, 24 postcards signed. Marguerite acts as a kind of secretary for Arp, often writing in his place, "Arp me charge de..." It seems that Arp and Valançay are in close collaboration, Valançay translating many of Arp's texts into French while Marguerite coordinates their efforts. However, in 1951, Marguerite is at work on her own translation and asks Valançay for advice. Both she and Arp appreciate Valançay's translation of Auguste Bolte with engravings by Ernst. After Arp's death in 1966, Marguerite continues the correspondence with Valançay, discussing Arp's legacy as well as her own health problems.
Joined: The wedding announcement of Hans Arp and Marguerite Hagenbach's marriage and an invitation to Marguerite's 80th birthday party.
Box 1, Folder 4

Arp, François, 5 Apr 1962-18 Jun 1969

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters, a typed letter and a carte de visite. Because of Marguerite's illness, François Arp takes charge of his brother's correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 4

Arts Council of Great Britain, 17 Aug 1977-28 Apr 1978

Scope and Content Note

9 typed letters by Roland Penrose (1), Joanna Drew (2), and Richard Francis (6). All concern loans by Valançay for the exhibition "Dada and Surrealism" in the Hayward Gallery London.
Box 1, Folder 4

Aubier, Fernand, 19 Jun 1941-28 May 1941

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 4

Balascheff, Pierre, 28 Jun 1941-5 Jul 1941

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters and a signed postcard. These letters deal with the importance of Grabbe's play "Scherz, Satire Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung."
Box 1, Folder 4

Baskind, Jacques, 1973-1977

Scope and Content Note

5 postcards.
Box 1, Folder 4

Begot, Jean Pierre, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters, wants to borrow 291.
Box 1, Folder 4

Béguin, Albert

Scope and Content Note

16 handwritten letters, 10 cards. While soliciting Béguin's advice about his translation of Grabbe, Valançay asks him to write a preface. Béguin turns him down and encourages Valançay to write the preface himself - which he eventually did. There is a discussion of literary magazines, Béguin's opinion of Valançay's poems Flot et jusant and Oiseau nitre, and Béguin supplies Valançay with information about Lichtenberg and Novalis.
Box 1, Folder 4

Béhar, Henri

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter, with minutes from Association pour l'étude du mouvement Dada.
Box 1, Folder 4

Bélias, Jean, 12 Oct 1971

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 5

Bellmer, Hans, 30 Nov 1935 - 13 Nov 1974

Scope and Content Note

31 handwritten letters. Many of the letters are written on pale pink paper and a few have a monogram - an H superimposed on a B - in the upper left-hand corner. A fair portion of the letters are undated but contents allow for an approximate reconstruction of their chronology. Joined: A photograph of the famous "poupée," 3 photograph-postcards presumable made by Bellmer, 6 invitations to Bellmer's exhibitions.
Box 1, Folder 6

Berger, Pierre (See Périchard)

Box 1, Folder 6

Berggruen, Henri, 22 Feb 1954, 23 Mar 1954

Scope and Content Note

2 typed letters.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bergman, Alfred, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 typed letters, 2 in German, one in French, concerning Valançay's translation of Grabbe.
Box 1, Folder 6

Berkstein, Sonia, 6 Jan 1933

Scope and Content Note

Card in German.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bern-Joffroy, André, 1973-1974

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters and a typed letter 8 Jan 1974 on Affaires Culturelles letterhead.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bertelé, René, 15 Mar 1945-14 Jan 1947

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters and 5 typed letters. The letters concern the publication of Jacques Prévert's Paroles.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bezzola, N., 1951

Scope and Content Note

New Year's card.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bibliographisches Institut AG, 5 Dec 1941

Scope and Content Note

Typed letter in German.
Box 1, Folder 6

Billy, André, 1927, 1931, undated

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten letters from 5 Feb 1927 to 30 Sep 1931 and a typed letter, undated.
Box 1, Folder 6

Binet, Catherine, 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Letters (1975), and an invitation from 1976.
Box 1, Folder 6

Black, Jacob & Nicole, 12 July 1965

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bobon, Daniel, 1965

Scope and Content Note

2 typed letters, 7 Aug and 5 Apr 1965.
Box 1, Folder 6

Boers, F., 8 Mar 1946

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bonmariage, Sylvain, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bonnard, S.C., 1932

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters, 18 May and 22 Jun 1932.
Box 1, Folder 6

Borderie, Roger, 1975

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters 9 Aug and 2 Aug 1975 ask Valançay to correct some errors.
Box 1, Folder 6

Benoit, Pierre, André, undated

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bosmans, André

Scope and Content Note

Postcard.
Box 1, Folder 7

Boucher, Maurice, 16 Aug 1921-30 Jan 1976

Scope and Content Note

60 handwritten letters, 5 typed letters and 16 cards, the letters are relatively short. Boucher, a specialist in German literature and poet himself, seems to have been Valançay's teacher. The correspondence begins as a kind of mentor relationship with Boucher offering criticism and encouragement of Valançay's poetry and then changes to a cordial collegiality. The two men discuss the work, among others, of Stefan George, Lichtenberg, Mallarmé and Hubert Eulenberg.
Box 1, Folder 7

Boulen, Charles, 11 Oct 1928-12 Jun 1933

Scope and Content Note

34 handwritten letters and 3 newspaper clippings. Boulen describes himself as the "poète cultivateur de Saint-Maclou-de-Folleville." As with Théret and Roinard, Boulen is an enthusiastic proponent of Norman poetry and much of the correspondence concerns the promotion and commemoration of his friends and colleagues. He also appreciates Valançay's poetic efforts, congratulating him on Flot et jusant.
Box 1, Folder 8

Braque, M., 17 Nov 1930

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Breker, Arno, 23 Jan 1931-22 May 1942

Scope and Content Note

12 handwritten letters and 12 postcards in French (many are undated). Breker discusses his projects with Valançay who had written a positive review of an early exhibition. Throughout the early thirties, they seem to be on very cordial terms. On the rare occasion when Breker does mention the political turmoil gripping Germany during this period, he says that he hopes "things will work themselves out."
Box 1, Folder 8

Breton, André, 23 Feb 1923-24 Apr 1947

Scope and Content Note

6 handwritten letters. Both a professional and cordial exchange between two poets who seem to share similar interests in art and politics.
Box 1, Folder 8

Brun, Jean, 12 Aug 1946, undated

Scope and Content Note

3 letters and a carte-de-visite in which Brun refers to himself as "Professeur de Pataphysique." In the letters, Brun discusses his friend Bellmer, mentioning the latter's troubles, and solicits Valançay's assistance.
Box 1, Folder 8

Brunius, Jacques, 28 Mar 1938, 27 Apr 1938

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 8

Brylinsky, Albert, 22 Dec 1942-19 Nov 1947

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 8

Bufé, Henry, 21 Oct 1958

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter in German.
Box 1, Folder 8

Buffet-Picabia, Gabrielle, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Caumont, Jacques

Scope and Content Note

handwritten letters 4/26/1977.
Box 1, Folder 8

Cendrars, Blaise, 7 Dec 1949

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten thank-you note on H. Matarasso stationary.
Box 1, Folder 8

Char, René, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter: Char will miss a meeting with Valançay and apologizes.
Box 1, Folder 8

Charon, A, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter: congratulations on Valançay's marriage.
Box 1, Folder 8

Clarac-Serou, Max, 27 Dec 1950

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Clarez, Maring, 9 Mar 1931

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Club Shell, 1974

Scope and Content Note

Cinquantenaire.
Box 1, Folder 8

Coillot

Scope and Content Note

handwritten letters 10/19/1942.
Box 1, Folder 8

Congrès International des Ecrivains Pour la Défense de la Culture

Scope and Content Note

TLS 6/8/1935.
Box 1, Folder 8

Copperie, Adrien, 1931-1932

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters. Discussion of poems for Demain, Valançay is obviously a contributor.
Box 1, Folder 8

Cournot, Michel, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 8

Courter, P.J., 1 Feb 1964

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Couvert, Roger, 1973, 1974

Scope and Content Note

2 letters..
Box 1, Folder 8

Crotti, Jean, 28 Feb 1928-25 Mar 1953

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten letters. Affectionate letters in which Crotti thanks Valançay for an article the latter wrote; Crotti asks Valançay to collaborate on a project; Crotti sends condolence upon the death of Valançay's wife.
Box 1, Folder 8

Deffoux, Leon, 25 Jun 1931

Scope and Content Note

Card.
Box 1, Folder 8

Delaunay, Robert, 25 Jul 1932

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Demaison, André, 2 Nov 1929

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Divernois, Henri, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Divoire, Fernard, 9 Jun 1926

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter with letterhead from L'Intransigent.
Box 1, Folder 8

Dollfus, Charles, 15 Feb 1960

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Dorgelès, Roland, 1 Jan 1931

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Doucet, Jacques

Scope and Content Note

"Etat des Périodiques de la Bibliothèque Jacques Doucet."
Box 1, Folder 8

Drouin, René, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 letters.
Box 1, Folder 8

Du Flou, Maurice, 1947-1948

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters. He is re-editing de Sade and Apollinaire and seeks Valançay's advice.
Box 1, Folder 8

Duby, Henri, Louis, 24 Aug 1928

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

EDICORE , 4 Dec 1961

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter, signature unidentified.
Box 1, Folder 8

Editions Pierre Belfond, 5 Apr 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 8

Editions Gallimard, 21 Feb 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter. They turn down Valançay's offer for Unica Zurn's notebooks.
Box 1, Folder 8

Editions Stendal et Cie, 29 Jul 1935

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter, signature is unidentified.
Box 1, Folder 9

Eigenchenck, Athée, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter. A school teacher who solicits Valançay's thoughts on poetry and requests an autobiographical notice.
Box 1, Folder 9

Elton, Arthur, 1950-1952, 1955

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten letters and a Christmas card.
Box 1, Folder 9

Eluard, Paul, 3 Apr 1933-22 Jul 1942

Scope and Content Note

25 handwritten letters. For the most part, this correspondence contains short messages and lettres pneumatiques concerning meetings, the purchase of books, translations, exchange of photographs and frequent mention of Eluard's declining health.
Box 1, Folder 9

Ernst, Max, 16 Oct 1960-10 Apr 1973

Scope and Content Note

4 letters and 4 cards (two are of Ernst's paintings). Ernst attempts to supply Valançay with information on a Arcus Troll who was apparently associated with "Elf Scharfrichter." Discussion of a lithograph made by Ernst for Schwitter's "Auguste Bolte." Ernst expresses his annoyance at the behavior of a M. Belfond in relation to the publication of "Rire." With a translation of Christian Morgenstern's poem "Clôture" by Ernst.
Box 1, Folder 9

Etiemble, 1964

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 1, Folder 9

Eulenberg, Herbert, 1927-1928

Scope and Content Note

2 letters and 2 postcards in German. The letters concern Valançay's translation of Eulenberg's plays Alles um Geld and plans for a translation of Schattenbilder. With 3 letters from Eulenberg's son Till.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fanido, 1973-1974

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter and postcard.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fauchois, René, 2 Jul 1930

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fequet et Baudier, 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter and 2 New Year's cards, including a wood-cut engraving by Arp.
Box 1, Folder 9

Féret, Ch. Th., 1927-1929

Scope and Content Note

10 handwritten letters (small aerograms). Féret, a poet from Normandy, discusses various questions concerning poetry with the young Valançay. It seems that they were introduced by Fernand Fleuret and share many mutual friends such as Napoléon Roinard and Paul Eluard. Féret congratulates Valançay on a well written article.
Box 1, Folder 9

Ferry, Jean, 1971, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters. Ferry thanks Valançay for making a gift to him of the latter's translation of Unica Zurn's memoirs and Kubin's work.
Box 1, Folder 9

Feuillets Inutiles

Scope and Content Note

Invitation.
Box 1, Folder 9

Filipacchi, undated

Scope and Content Note

1handwritten letter.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fiumi, Lionello, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter. He received Valançay's Flot et Jusant and will write about it in the Italian press.
Box 1, Folder 9

Flaire, V, de, 1977

Scope and Content Note

1 letter and a postcard.
Box 1, Folder 9

Fleuret, Fernand, undated

Scope and Content Note

8 letters and 5 postcards. A friendly correspondence that concerns mutual interests in the arts, mentions Billy, Apollinaire, Dufy, Féret and discusses Valançay's poems and translations.
Box 1, Folder 9

Flouquet, Pierre Louis, 1931-1932

Scope and Content Note

3 postcards that concern Flouquet's journal and Valançay's offer to help distribute it.
Box 1, Folder 9

Forster, L.W., 19 Nov 1932

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 2, Folder 1

Frick, Louis de Gonzague, 6 Jan 1929-27 May 1934

Scope and Content Note

24 handwritten letters and 9 postcards. Some are on letterhead: "La Bourgogne d'Or," "La Forêt," "Lectures pour tous" and "Amis de 1914." In Frick's usual grandiloquent style, he congratulates and encourages Valançay's poetic efforts. He also reports on the lives and activities of his avant-garde friends.
Box 2, Folder 1

Fuchs, 7 Jul 1964

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 2, Folder 2

Gallimard, Librairie, 29 Dec 1934-5 Oct 1971

Scope and Content Note

8 typed letters. Signed by Walter Mehring, Catherine von Bülow, U. Karvelis and Catherine Gradwohl.
Box 2, Folder 2

Gance, Abel, 16 Mar 1931

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter. Thanks Valançay for his positive review of Gance's books.
Box 2, Folder 2

Gaspard, Jean, undated

Scope and Content Note

Card.
Box 2, Folder 2

Gaudfroy, M.H, 1951

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 2

Giroud, Michel, 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

2 letters. Publisher of Projectoire wants to publish something by Kurt Schwitters.
Box 2, Folder 2

Glotz, René, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 2

Goll, Iwan, 14 Jul 1930

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 2

Gueigan, Bernard, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter. He would like to obtain the Apollinaire record.
Box 2, Folder 2

Gueré, A., 1955-1957

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 2

Guillaume, Louis, 1965-1971

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters and 4 cards. With two poems "En Trois Coups d'Aile" and "Noir Comme La Mer."
Box 2, Folder 2

Harivel, John, Le, 1964-1977

Scope and Content Note

Letters. Harivel also worked for Shell and the two men seem to have shared a close relationship - Harivel uses the "tu" form of address when writing to Valançay. Harivel sometimes signs his letters either "Jean" or "le petit Jerry."
Box 2, Folder 2

Harrossowitz, Otto, 2 Apr 1941

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter in German.
Box 2, Folder 2

Hausmann, Herta, 11 Feb 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter concerning the death of Bellmer.
Box 2, Folder 2

Hausmann, Raoul, 1957

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten lettersasking if Valançay would do a final revision of his Courrier Dada. Valançay eventually declines. With a typed manuscript of "Synthetisches Cine der Malerei" dated 1918.
Box 2, Folder 2

Heine, Maurice, 1934-1938

Scope and Content Note

9 handwritten letters. Heine, one of the founding editors of Minotaure, complains to Valançay about the amount of time that the publication demands. He is also working on an edition of Sade's 120 Days. A few of the letters deal with arranging a meeting between the two men.
Box 2, Folder 2

Henry, Ruth, ca. 1968-1976

Scope and Content Note

16 letters, 10 cards and telegram - most are undated. Most of the letters are written in extreme haste asking for Valançay's advice on questions of translation or finding a particular citation. Valançay and Ruth collaborated on various translations.
Box 2, Folder 3

Herboulot, undated

Scope and Content Note

Card.
Box 2, Folder 3

Huelsenbeck, Richard, 1949-1953

Scope and Content Note

10 letters in German. With 2 letters from Beate Huelsenbeck.
Box 2, Folder 3

Hugnet, Georges, 1937-1942

Scope and Content Note

8 handwritten letters and 4 postcards. An intimate and friendly correspondence, Hugnet solicits Valançay's contribution of poetry and translation for Contre-Attaque, a journal that he edits. Hugnet alludes to the difficulties of living in occupied Paris and expresses his concern about Max Ernst who, as a German citizen, was interned and prosecuted by the Gestapo.
Box 2, Folder 3

Hugues, Jean, 1965, 1977

Scope and Content Note

3 letters.
Box 2, Folder 3

Hyde, Jacqueline, 27 Nov 1973

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 3

Institute for the Arts, Rice University, 1971

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 3

Kerr, Bobby, 1962

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 3

Jacob, Black, 1965

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 3

Jaguer, Edouard, 1950

Scope and Content Note

Typed letter concerns the new journal Rixes and the urgent need for a translation.
Box 2, Folder 3

Janis, Sidney, 1945, 1953-1962

Scope and Content Note

3 letters, 4 invitations and 3 New Year's cards.
Box 2, Folder 3

Jean, Marcel, 1950-1979

Scope and Content Note

6 letters, 29 cards and postcards, and 4 New Year's cards. Most of the cards are from holiday trips, written in a charming, humorous and intimate style.
Box 2, Folder 3

Jouglet, René, 1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten letters with letterhead from Les Editions des Portiques.
Box 2, Folder 3

Jouty, Michel, 11 Feb 1975

Scope and Content Note

New Year's card.
Box 2, Folder 4

Kandinsky, Nina, 1948

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 4

Klee-Palyi, Flora, 1933-1950

Scope and Content Note

10 letters, 3 postcards.
Box 2, Folder 4

Kleinfilm-foto, 1939

Scope and Content Note

1 letter in German.
Box 2, Folder 4

Koehlers, K. F., 1942

Scope and Content Note

1 letter in German.
Box 2, Folder 4

Kolney, Fernand, 1929, 1931

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 4

La Polémique, 1927

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 4

Lachévrel, Frédéric, 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten letters and 3 cartes-de-visite.
Box 2, Folder 4

Lartigue, Jean, 1949

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter, letterhead "Cahier Du Sud."
Box 2, Folder 4

Le Club français du livre, 1949

Scope and Content Note

1 letter, concerns a translation.
Box 2, Folder 4

Le Surréalisme Permanent

Scope and Content Note

Table of contents.
Box 2, Folder 4

LeFebvre, 1966, 1971

Scope and Content Note

2 letters.
Box 2, Folder 4

Lévis-Mano, Guy, 1936

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter, agrees to publish a manuscript by Valançay in Editons GLM.
Box 2, Folder 4

Librairie La Hune, 1932-1949

Scope and Content Note

8 letters. The first few letters concern Valançay's contribution to La Hune.
Box 2, Folder 4

Librairie Matin Flinker, 11 Jun 1963

Scope and Content Note

Invitation.
Box 2, Folder 4

Loliée, Bernard, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 4

Louys, R., 18 Jan 1949

Scope and Content Note

1 letter on Cahiers du Sud stationary.
Box 2, Folder 4

Lubies, H., 30 Mar 1936

Scope and Content Note

TLS 3/30/36.
Box 2, Folder 4

Malet, Leo, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 4

Malkine, Malkine, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 letters.
Box 2, Folder 4

Mangaut, Raymond, 1934

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter and a card.
Box 2, Folder 5

Marc, Fernand, 1929-1934

Scope and Content Note

42 letters and 14 postcards (some by his wife Gabrielle). Marc, director of Sagesse, publishes Valançay's poetry and does not hesitate to offer constructive criticism. As time passes, they become close friends.
Box 2, Folder 5

Marchand, Jean, José, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 2, Folder 5

Marcoussis, 1927

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 5

Maret, Jacques, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 5

Mariol, Henri, 1926-1928

Scope and Content Note

Le Progrès du Nord, 5 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 5

Mason, Bill, 1952-1977

Scope and Content Note

15 letters and 10 New Years cards. Mason also works for Shell and is currently working on a film about the history of the automobile. Mason's letters are warm and affectionate.
Box 2, Folder 5

Massot, Pierre de, 1932

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter and a postcard.
Box 2, Folder 5

Matarasso, Henri, 1952, 1954

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 5

Mathiez, F.T., 1928

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Maublanc, Jean-Daniel, 1941, 1964

Scope and Content Note

3 letters.
Box 2, Folder 6

Mauer, Leo, undated

Scope and Content Note

1handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Maury, Imprimeries, 1962

Scope and Content Note

7 letters.
Box 2, Folder 6

McLaughlin, Nuala, 1962

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Mehring, Walter, 1969

Scope and Content Note

New Years card.
Box 2, Folder 6

Meilland, René, 1956

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Messinger, Sylvie, 1971

Scope and Content Note

card.
Box 2, Folder 6

Meyer, André, 1943-1949

Scope and Content Note

10 handwritten letters and 3 carte-de-visite. Meyer, a German scholar, is enthusiastic about Valançay's translation of Grabbe's "Scherz, Satire und Ironie."
Box 2, Folder 6

Michelet, Victor-Emile, 1927-1937

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 6

Mock, Jean-Yves, 1953-1970

Scope and Content Note

12 handwritten letters and 3 cards. Mock manages the Hanover gallery in London and keeps Valançay informed about the exhibitions, occasionally asking for assistance with translations.
Box 2, Folder 6

Monod, Pierre, 1971

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Morel, A. et Cie, 1964

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Morel, Robert, 1966

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 6

Morse, Walter, 1935-1940

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten letters and 3 cards.
Box 2, Folder 6

Moza, André, 1931-1932

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 7

Neergaarde, Beate, ca. 1951

Scope and Content Note

3 letters.
Box 2, Folder 7

Noll, Marcel, 1927-1928

Scope and Content Note

2 letters.
Box 2, Folder 7

Normanville, Peter, de, 1950, 1952, undated

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten letters and 2 cards.
Box 2, Folder 7

O'Connoll, Aidan, 1962-1965

Scope and Content Note

7 letters. O'Connoll works for Shell-Bern and met Valançay during the latter's visit to Dublin. Valançay asks O'Connoll for a copy of Dylan Thomas's poems. Their correspondence is personal and chatty; O'Connoll repeatedly invites Valançay and his wife to Ireland.
Box 2, Folder 7

Obaldia, René de, 1971

Scope and Content Note

Card.
Box 2, Folder 7

Oppenheim, Meret, 1970-1983

Scope and Content Note

13 handwritten letters and 15 cards. Oppenheim thanks Valançay for a translation - presumably "Rêves du cosmos" - that he did for her. Valançay sends her a volume of his poems. There is also a question of publishing Wolfgang Paalen's letters but, because of their personal nature, Oppenheim declines. With 6 invitations to Oppenheim's exhibitions.
Box 2, Folder 7

Orenstein, Gloria, 1974

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 7

Owens, Noragh, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 2, Folder 8

Ozenfant, Amédée, 1927

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 2, Folder 8

Pach, Walter, 1932

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 2, Folder 8

Painlevé, Jean, 1962

Scope and Content Note

2 letters.
Box 2, Folder 8

Parisot, Henri, 1935-1977

Scope and Content Note

72 handwritten letters. The correspondence begins in an amicable fashion with an exchange of information and comments on various projects, however, in 1938, they have a falling out with Valançay taking Bellmer's side which Parisot apparently finds unacceptable. The correspondence resumes in 1945. Parisot is now the editor of L'Age d'or and wants to publish Valançay's translation of Grabbe's "Scherz, Satire und Ironie." So the correspondence continues with Parisot (who is involved with various journals: Fontaine, Les Quatre Vents, Les Cahiers du Sud) soliciting poems and translations from Valançay. They often deal with technical questions of translation, little known German poets and a rather long discussion, lasting several letters, of Parisot project to publish an Anthologie de la poésie humoristque. There is also mention of common friends such as Eluard, Bellmer, Ernst and Marcel Jean.
Box 3, Folder 1

Parrot, Louis, 1928-1942

Scope and Content Note

7 handwritten letters and 2 cards.
Box 3, Folder 1

Pastoureau, Henri, 1936, 1951

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 3, Folder 1

Paulhan

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition information.
Box 3, Folder 1

Pauvert, Jean-Jacques, 1946, 1965

Scope and Content Note

3 letters.
Box 3, Folder 1

Penrose, Roland

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters and TLS from 2/17/1937 to 4/11/1977.
Box 3, Folder 1

Perceau, Louis, 1931-1941

Scope and Content Note

18 handwritten letters. Their exchange begins with literary questions about different editions, bibliographical issues and so forth. However, as the war continues, their correspondence becomes increasingly occupied with the procurement of vegetables, their price and quality.
Box 3, Folder 1

Périchard, Pierre, ca. 1940

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten letters apparently from about 1940. Périchard, an aspiring writer, is in the French army and appreciates the intellectual exchange that his correspondence with Valançay provides him. He seems to have known George Hugnet as well as Paul Eluard.
Box 3, Folder 1

Pernot, Hubert, 1930-1931

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 3, Folder 1

Petithory, Chantal, undated

Scope and Content Note

Death announcement.
Box 3, Folder 1

Picabia, Francis, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter, card and "pneumatique."
Box 3, Folder 1

Picon, Mme, undated

Scope and Content Note

Bibliothèque des arts décoratifs.
Box 3, Folder 1

Poupard-Lieussou, Yves, 1955-1968

Scope and Content Note

8 handwritten letters and 4 cards.
Box 3, Folder 1

Prour, Octav, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Copy of a typed letter.
Box 3, Folder 1

Queneau, Raymond, 1943-1946

Scope and Content Note

4 letters. Queneau, working at Gallimard, officially declines Valançay's translation of Grabbe.
Box 3, Folder 2

Rabin, Jean-François, undated

Scope and Content Note

Card.
Box 3, Folder 2

Raemisch, Erich, 1933

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
Box 3, Folder 2

Ray, Man, ca. 1950s-1984

Scope and Content Note

5 cards.
Box 3, Folder 2

Richard, Elie, 18 Nov 1930

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 2

Richter, Hans, 1962

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 2

Road, Sinclair, 1955

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters and a Christmas card.
Box 3, Folder 2

Road, Sinclair

Scope and Content Note

TLS 11/17/1950.
Box 3, Folder 2

Roché, Henri-Pierre

Scope and Content Note

Card from 2/4/1950.
Box 3, Folder 2

Roinard, Napoléon, ca. 1923-1930

Scope and Content Note

64 handwritten letters. About half are undated but seem to be from the same period. Roinard, président d'honneur des poètes et conteurs normands, is passionately involved in the research and promotion of Norman authors. He also apologizes to Valançay for the "scandal" of his non-acceptance into the syndicat of Norman poets. The two discuss all manner of literary topics, common friends, and projects mostly having to do with the promotion and publication of Norman writers such as Pourot, Meunier, Humbert, Hamel, Brulat, Biage and so forth.
Box 3, Folder 2

Rosey, Guy, 1930-1964

Scope and Content Note

16 handwritten letters. This correpondence is an amicable exchange between poets who seem to have appreciated each others efforts.
Box 3, Folder 2

Roubaix, François de, 20 Nov 1975

Scope and Content Note

Death announcement.
Box 3, Folder 2

Rouveyre, André, 1930

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten letters.
Box 3, Folder 3

Salmon, André, 1927-1935

Scope and Content Note

3 handwritten letters. With a manuscript copy of poem "Der Dichter In Der Mansarde."
Box 3, Folder 3

Saltas, 1946

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters.
Box 3, Folder 3

Sanouillet, Michel, 1950-1953, 1955

Scope and Content Note

12 letters. An interesting exchange as Sanouillet begins putting together his book on the history of Dada. Also includes his son's birth announcement and New Year's card from 1955.
Box 3, Folder 3

Schwarz, Arthur, 14 Feb 1963

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 3, Folder 3

Schwitter, Ernst, 3 Aug 1949

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 3

Seckel, Hélène, 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

2 typed letters; would like to photograph Valançay's complete run of 291.
Box 3, Folder 3

Segolat, Roger, J., undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter. Segolat wrote a book on Eluard and used Valançay's photographs without attribution.
Box 3, Folder 3

Servant, S., 1 Apr 1965

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 3, Folder 3

Seuphor, Michel, 1954

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter and 3 cards.
Box 3, Folder 3

Sinot

Scope and Content Note

Copy of a notary's letter concerning the dispersal of the Marquis de Sade's possessions dated 27 Jan 1815 and a photograph of de Sade's door in Vaucluse.
Box 3, Folder 3

Société française des traducteurs, 1958-1973

Scope and Content Note

5 typed letters and a memograph.
Box 3, Folder 3

Solidor, Susy, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 3

Stendial, Renata, 1975

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter and a postcard.
Box 3, Folder 3

Strecker, Paul, undated

Scope and Content Note

1handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 3

Supervielle, Jules, 28 Apr 1931

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 4

Tanguy, Yves, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter on Gradiva stationary.
Box 3, Folder 4

Thévenin, Paule, ca. 1949

Scope and Content Note

6 letters, 3 about Bilboquet .
Box 3, Folder 4

Tracol, H., 1934

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 4

Treillard, L., 23 Dec 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 4

Tschischold, Jan, 1952

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 3, Folder 4

Tuchman, Emile, 1962

Scope and Content Note

2 typed letters.
Box 3, Folder 4

Valançay, Brigitte, undated

Scope and Content Note

Postcard.
Box 3, Folder 4

Valançay, George, undated

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 4

Valançay, Mireille, 1949-1951

Scope and Content Note

4 handwritten letters.
Box 3, Folder 4

Verdier, Henri, 1971-1977

Scope and Content Note

9 handwritten letters.
Box 3, Folder 4

Verlag, Gallus, 1942

Scope and Content Note

2 typed letters in German.
Box 3, Folder 4

Vesselo, Arthur, 1964

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 4

Vétiste, André, 1969

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 4

Vidal, J., undated

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten letters.
Box 3, Folder 4

Villon-Duchamps, Jacques, 1929-1952

Scope and Content Note

9 handwritten letters. Short letters concerning artistic questions on cubism and other literary matters.
Box 3, Folder 4

Vingtième Siècle (XXè siècle), 1971-1974

Scope and Content Note

9 letters.
Box 3, Folder 5

Vordemberge-Gildewart, Nicolas, 1950

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 3, Folder 5

Wachsmann, Paul, 1972

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 5

Waldberg, Patrick, 10 Jun 1963-9 Jan 1972

Scope and Content Note

4 cards.
Box 3, Folder 5

Wehrlin, François, 1964, undated

Scope and Content Note

2 letters.
Box 3, Folder 5

Wise, David, 24 Nov 1965

Scope and Content Note

1 typed letter.
Box 3, Folder 5

Wock, Helmut, 1949

Scope and Content Note

5 handwritten letters in German.
Box 3, Folder 5

Wolf, E., 1932

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
Box 3, Folder 5

Zayas, R. de., 1965

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter.
 

Series II.  Manuscripts and photographs, ca. 1932-1978

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Series contains manuscripts, including translations, and a few letters by Valançay, as well as ca. 50 photographs, most presumably taken by Valançay. Also clippings and 5 manuscripts by others.
Box 3, Folder 6

Manuscripts and letters: Valançay, 1932

Scope and Content Note

2 handwritten letters to Louis Parrot concerning Parrot's unwillingness to lend him certain surrealist journals.
Box 3, Folder 6

Biographical notice

Box 3, Folder 6

Letter to Biblioteque nationale, 26 Feb 1945

Scope and Content Note

1 handwritten letter to the "Administrateur" of the BN concerning permission to review Sade's manuscript in the "Enfer."
Box 3, Folder 6

Letters between Valançay to Hébertot, 17 Oct 1931-10 Apr 1932

Scope and Content Note

9 typed letters concerning making a copy of a recording of Apollinaire and 8 typed letters from Hébertot responding to Valançay.
Box 3, Folder 6

Translations, essays and notes by Valançay

Scope and Content Note

A group of 21 German poems translated by Valançay for Parisot's Anthologie de la Poésie humoristique. Two short essays on Marcel Jean and essay entitled "Introduction" on the romantic writer Ludwig Tieck. Notes by Valançay on Cravan's journal Maintenant.
Box 3, Folder 7

Translation by Valançay

Scope and Content Note

Partial translation of Essay on Woman in Three Epistles into French from English by Valançay
Box 3, Folder 7

Articles

Scope and Content Note

on André Breton, Jean Paulhan and various other topics.
Box 4, Folder 1

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

2 Dance hall pictures, 12 portraits of Mme and M. Valançay, 6 nude model pictures in a studio (dealer speculates that it might be Breker's studio), 10 photos of women on a beach (Valançay's wife Henriette is one of the women in these pictures, another may be Germaine Hugnet), 19 pictures taken at Eluard's Domaine du Percq in 1934 of Eluard, Nutsch, Germaine and George Hugnet and Henriette Valançay, 3 pornographic postcards. Valançay presumably took most of these pictures.
Box 4, Folder 2

Manuscripts by others, 1933, 1948

Scope and Content Note

A typed manuscript by Otto Grautoff dated Feb 1933, entitled "Die Literatur. 4 typed manuscripts by Walter J. Moeschlin dated 1948, entitled "Franziskusbild," "Der Sturm," "Der Strom Asmuth," and "Orkeanos." A bibliography of Apollinaire. 4 photographs of a Henry-Dompard.
Box 5, Folder 1-5

Unidentified letters and cards

Box 5, Folder 1

Letters, cards and postcards

Scope and Content Note

Approximately 25 unidentified letters and 25 unidentified cards and postcards
Box 5, Folder 2

Christmas and New Year's Cards

Scope and Content Note

from friends, colleagues and acquaintances, ca. 85 items.
Box 5, Folder 3

Cards

Box 5, Folder 4

Cards

Box 5, Folder 5

Cards