Research Catalog

French historical manuscripts, bulk (1789-1900s)

Title
French historical manuscripts, 1600s-1900s, bulk (1789-1900s)
Author
Grauer, Ben.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Description
6.2 linear feet (7 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Engravings.
  • Posters.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Grauer, Mrs. Ben (via Museum of Broadcasting)
Biography (note)
  • Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Grauer (1907-1977) was an American radio and television announcer, reporter and news commentator. In the mid 1960s he assembled a collection of mainly French historical manuscripts.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1202
Author
Grauer, Ben. Collector
Title
French historical manuscripts, 1600s-1900s, bulk (1789-1900s)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection contains approximately 10,000 manuscript letters, documents and printed ephemera collected by Grauer. Manuscripts cover a wide span of time and subject matter and are of minor figures in French literary, cultural, social, academic, governmental, and administrative life. Also includes some English, Italian and Arabic items. Printed ephemera consists of flyers, pamphlets, reports and minutes of governing bodies during the period of the French Revolution, as well as invitations, menus, programs, posters, and engravings.
Biography
Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Grauer (1907-1977) was an American radio and television announcer, reporter and news commentator. In the mid 1960s he assembled a collection of mainly French historical manuscripts.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Research Call Number
MssCol 1202
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