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   Pierre Bédard Papers 1919-1970.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Pierre Bédard Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Pierre Bédard including correspondence, photographs, and printed matter.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0095
Bib ID:4078419 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bédard, Pierre, 1895-1970.
Title:Pierre Bédard Papers 1919-1970.
Physical description:2.5 linear ft (2400 items in 6 boxes).
Language(s): In English and French.
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-6. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in one series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photographs, memorabilia, clippings and printed matter. The correspondence series includes letters from Charles Boyer, William J. Donovan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Paul Hazard, Cordell Hull, André Maurois, Edward R. Murrow and Thornton Wilder, mostly relating to Bédard's interest in Franco-American relations, as well as three letters from Calvin Coolidge to Bédard's father, J. Armand Bédard. In addition to transcripts of Bédard's broadcasts to France made over Columbia Broadcasting System between 1937 and 1940, the collection contains files from the French Military Mission to the United States during the second World War, the French Institute in the Unites States, and Parsons School of Design in New York City. The photographs series contains Bédard's photographs album from the first World War and photographs from the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-6. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Pierre Bédard Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 10/--/86 TC

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-14 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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PhotoprintsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
DiplomatsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
French Institute in the United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hazard, Paul, 1878-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Parsons School of Design.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918--Treaties.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Pierre Bédard received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1917; became assistant secretary to the American Delegation at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919; was analyst to France for Columbia Broadcasting System, 1937-1940; counselor to the French Military Mission to the U.S., 1943-44; Director of the French Institute, 1929-1952; and President of Parsons School of Design, 1952-1958.

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