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Gérard Defaux papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0584
Gérard Defaux was born in Paris, France in 1937 and served as chair of the Johns Hopkins University French Department from 1981-1986. He wrote over 25 scholarly books and 100 articles.The majority of the collection is research materials, including several copies of texts with notations. Some of Defaux's writings are also present.

Dates

  • 1967-2003

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

8.75 Cubic Feet (7 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Gérard Defaux was born in Paris, France in 1937. He studied at the Lycée Henri-IV and the École Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud. He began teaching at Trent University in Canada and then moved to Bryn Mawr College in 1969. He transferred to Yale University in 1979 and left for Johns Hopkins University in 1981. He served as chair of the French Department from 1981-1986. He wrote over 25 scholarly books and 100 articles. Defaux died in Paris, France in 2004.

Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection is research materials of Defaux's, including several copies of texts with notations. Some of Defaux's writings are also present, including some with proofing information. A small amount of the collection is concerned with his teaching materials and is mainly syllabi for courses taught at Hopkins. There is also a limited amount of correspondence.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 4 series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These materials were donated by Mrs. Ann Defaux and transferred from the Romance Languages department.

Accruals

Accession 05-06.09 added in 2011.

Sources: http://www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2005/10jan05/10defaux.html and http://ranumspanat.com/gerard_defaux.htm accessed 2011.

Processing Information

Processed in 2011 by Rosemary Spellman.

Student records (which are subject to FERPA restrictions) in the form of papers, grades, letters of recommendation, course rosters, and compliants, were removed and destroyed in November 2015. These papers made up Series 5, now defunct.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA