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Jean Giono Collection

Identifier: MSS 0-126

Scope and Contents

Publications, translations, photographs, and correspondence created and collected by Katherine Allen Clarke, documenting her research on French author and poet Jean Giono, including: translations by Clarke of selected Giono works; a 120 page interview of Giono by Clarke; 3 letters by Giono to Clarke, in French; 1 telegram to "Mlle. Clarke"; a poem; 40 post cards with views of France; 67 Kodak pictures of Giono, his family, his friends and his home town of Manosque, and the wedding of Sylvie Giono and Gerard Durbet. Subjects include Haute-Provence, University at Grenoble, Rodolphe Bresdin, and Pour Saluer Melville.


  • Created: 1924-1962
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/20/1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


1.00 Linear Feet

255 items other_unmapped

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Maxwell Smith

Separated Materials

Three published works by Giono have been moved to the Rare Books Collection: Giono, J., & Jacques, L. (1959). Accompagnés de la flûte: [poèmes] 1924. Lettres à Lucien Jacques, 1923-1925. Préf., 1959. Manosque. Giono, J. (1961). Crésus: Livre de conduite du metteur en scène; indications techniques et dialogues. Manosque: Presses de Rico & Auphan. Giono, J. (1955). L'écossais; ou, La fin des héros. Manosque: Aux dépens du Rotary Club.

Processing Information

Processed March 1970. Note from paper finding aid: MSS FILE 14:2 Box 361 removed by Rory Grennan during reprocessing, September 2016. Boxes 359 and 360 were renamed Boxes 1 and 2.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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