New Finding Aids for April and May 2017

New finding aids include the following:

Albert Bensoussan Correspondence with Latin American Writers (C1561)

The collection consists mainly of the professional and personal correspondence of French translator and writer Albert Bensoussan and various Latin American and Spanish authors, including Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, José Donoso, Jorge Edwards, Jorge Godenberg, Mario Goloboff, Suzanne Jill Levine, Luis Mizón, Abel Posse, Manuel Puig, Néstor Sánchez, Severo Sarduy, Manuel Scorza, and Mario Vargas Llosa. He maintains a close relationship with Mario Vargas Llosa and has translated numerous works of his, including Los Cachorros, Pantaleón y las visitadoras, La orgía perpetua, La tía Julia y el escribidor, La señorita de Tacna, Historia de Mayta, and La guerra del fin del mundoOther materials include copies of interviews between Bensoussan and various authors, typescripts of Bensoussan’s translations, ephemera and press from theatrical productions of Bensoussan’s translations.

British Army Account Book of Revolutionary War Expenditures in the Carolinas and Florida (C1559)

Consists of a two-volume account book of British Army military expenditures in North Carolina, South Carolina, and St. Augustine, Florida, during the later years of the American Revolution (1781-1782).

Daniel Chamier Revolutionary War Financial Documents (C1560)

Consists of financial documents and letters pertaining to the accounts of Daniel Chamier, Commissary General of the British Army in North America from 1774 to 1777, detailing the funds expended for provisioning the British Army at the beginning of the American Revolution.

Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer Family Papers (C1565)

Consists primarily of manuscripts and correspondence of author Evelyn Schuyler Schaeffer (1846-1942). Also included in the collection are the papers of her father, George Washington Schuyler (1810-1888), and her maternal uncle, Charles Scribner (1821-1871), founder of the publishing firm Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Frances de Chollet Collection (MC292)

Frances de Chollet (1900-1999) assisted Allen Dulles with obtaining the diaries of Galeazzo Ciano, the Foreign Minister of Italy from 1936-1943, from Ciano’s wife, Edda, who was also the daughter of Benito Mussolini. The collection is mostly composed of correspondence written to Frances de Chollet from Edda Ciano, though letters from Allen Dulles and other correspondents are included to a lesser extent. The collection also contains a small amount of de Chollet’s notes documenting her face-to-face meetings with Edda Ciano.

Norm Flayderman Collection of George E. Albee Materials (C1558)

Consists primarily of United States Army officer George E. Albee’s correspondence along with other papers, including a diary documenting his service with the 41st Infantry Regiment during the Indian Wars of 1869, which earned him the Medal of Honor. Some research files on Albee and his antique arms collection are also included.

Pierre Matraire Naval Journal and Documents (C1564)

Consists of a journal and other documents of French second class naval officer Pierre Matraire (b. 1791), regarding his service as an accountant on the frigate L’Adrienne (also known as L’Aurore), and later, under Governor of Egypt Muhammad ‘Alī Bāshā (1769-1849) with the Turkish-Egyptian fleet during the Greek War of Independence.

Robert R. Bowie Papers (MC290)

Robert R. Bowie was a foreign policy expert and legal scholar who served four U.S. administrations as policy planner, counselor, and deputy CIA director, while teaching at Harvard Law School and founding Harvard’s Center for International Affairs. The Robert R. Bowie Papers reflect his government service under four administrations, as well as his position at Harvard University, his Army service and work in the postwar military government of Germany, research for books he wrote, and his later activities as a member of national and international policy and strategy organizations.


New additions to existing collections were added to the following finding aids:

John C. Bogle Papers (MC206)

John C. Bogle (1929- ) founded the mutual fund company Vanguard and is a leader in the mutual fund industry. Recent additions to his papers consist of his speeches from 2008-2011.

Joseph Frank Correspondence (C1515)

Joseph Frank (1918-2013) was an American literary scholar best known for his five-volume biography of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which he began in the early 1970s and completed in 2002. Recent additions to his papers include additional correspondence with friends, writers, and academics, along with a small amount of writings, personal documents, and printed materials

T. A. Barron Papers (C1522)

T. A. Barron (1952-) is an American writer of fantasy literature, books for children and young adults, and nature books. Recent additions to his papers include additional publicity materials and artwork related to his books, articles and speeches, personal correspondence, and fan mail.


Updates to existing collections were made to the following finding aids:

Norman Ryder Papers (MC250)

Norman B. Ryder (1923-2010) was a demographer and sociologist who specialized in fertility studies and established the cohort approach to demographic study. The Ryder papers contain his working research notes, drafts, and publications, as well as correspondence and administrative papers from Ryder’s teaching career.

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