Collection ID: LMC 1004
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Adam, Juliette, 1836-1936.
Abstract:
The Adam mss., 1863-1930, consists of the letters and papers of French writer, literary review editor, and salon hostess Juliette (Lambert) Adam, 1836-1936.
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
French
Preferred citation:

[Item], Adam mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Juliette Adam (née Lambert), 1836-1936, was born in Verberie, France, in 1836. She founded La Nouvelle Revue in 1879 and served as its editor until 1899. The majority of the collection dates from the 1880s and the years of her editorship of the review. An activist, some of her interests included foreign policy and feminism; in fact, she was the only woman present at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. An author herself, some of her works include "Idées antiproudhoniennes sur l'amour, la femme et le mariage" (1858), "Les provinciaux à Paris" (Paris for Outsiders) (1868), "Païenne" (1883), and "L'Angleterre en Egypte" (1922). Adam died in Callian in 1936 at the age of 100.

Scope and Content:

Adam's letters frequently reveal both the changing culture and daily life in the France of the Third Republic. They also chronicle her intense interest and involvement in public affairs and in the promotion of international causes, as well as of women's rights. The collection feautrues three articles and drafts by Juliette Adam, as well as several notes by her, seemingly relative to her memoirs, are present as are two printed portraits of her. The Correspondence series includes letters from Adam to Georges Charpentier and Ernest Daudet. The Subjects series includes materials related to Franco-Russian associations. The Writings by Adam series includes articles and drafts. The Pictures series includes portraits of Adam.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 2007
Processing information:

Processed by Lilly Library Staff. Completed in 2012.

Arrangement:

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Subjects; III. Writings by Adam; IV. Pictures.

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Adam mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu