David Bien Papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, research materials, publications, and original scholarship collected by David Bien, documenting research on the French Revolution and the ancien régime.
Note to researchers: This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information about access to this collection.
- Other: Date acquired: 09/28/2017
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information about access to this collection.
Biographical or Historical Information
David Duckworth Bien was born to David William Bien and Cecile Marie (Dubois) Bien on April 2, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Bien earned an A.B. degree from Washington and Lee University (1951) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from Harvard University (1956). Bien taught at Weseleyan University (1958-1959), Princeton University (1959-1967), and the University of Michigan (1967-1996). At the latter institution Bien also served as Chair of the Department of History and was appointed Professor Emeritus of French History upon retirement.
Bien's research and scholarship on eighteenth century France, the ancien régime, and the origins of the French Revolution are acknowledged as globally influential in the field of French History. Bien was twice awarded the William Koren Prize by the Society for French Historical Studies (1958, 1978). Bien passed away September 25, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan after a lengthy illness.
David D. Bien (September 27, 2015). Ann Arbor News. http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/annarbor/obituary.aspx?pid=175938390
Gail Bossenga. In Memoriam: David D. Bien (1930-2015). http://www.h-france.net/Salon/Salon8BienInMemoriam.pdf
Note written by R. Grennan
26.00 boxes (26 Boxes)
24.75 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Materials were shipped to FSU History Department from Ann Arbor, MI by Prof. Rafe Blaufarb in late 2016. Transferred to Strozier Library from History Department in August 2017. Deed of Gift executed in September 2017.
Source of Acquisition
Margaret C. Bien
Method of Acquisition
Deed of Gift
The following volume was removed to the French Revolution and Napoleon book collection:
Marc Venard (1957). Bourgeois et Paysans au XVIIe siècle. Paris: SEVPEN.
- Florida State University Libraries. Manuscripts Collections Subject Source: Local sources
- French Revolution Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- French Revolution and Napoleon Collection Subject Source: Local sources
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