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Johns Hopkins University French Avant-Garde ephemera collection

Identifier: MS-0448

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The material is diverse, including engravings, drawings, posters, and medals, ranging from the 18th to the 20th century. Much of the collection is oriented toward the avant-garde, so even the 18th-century material tends to be literature of the margins. It is especially strong in 19th and 20th century avant-garde material (Symbolisme, Cabaret literature, political and social satire, Surrealism).


  • Creation: 1700s-1900s


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.

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.


3.8 Cubic Feet (1 legal half-size document box, 1 flat box (20.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 inches), 1 flat box (25 x 21 x 3 inches), 3 flat boxes (21 x 17 x 3.5 inches), 1 custom box (11.75 x 6.5 x 3 inches), 1 over-sized folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the material in this collection was purchased between 2004 and 2006 from Jean-Marie Goulemot, a private collector in Paris. Additional donations have come from other donors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was gifted by Dr. David Whitmore on November 7, 2008.

Processing Information

There is no known processing information for this collection.

Some folder and item titles were derived from an inventory that accompanied the collection.

Johns Hopkins University French Avant-Garde ephemera collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA