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Maurice Levy papers

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Identifier: MSS 15822

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Scope and Contents Note

The Maurice Lévy papers (1952-2012; 3.25 cubic feet) document the research, professional career, and personal life of Maurice Lévy. The bulk of the collection consists of research papers and publications, with subjects ranging from gothic literature to William Faulkner to H.P. Lovecraft. The collection also contains conference talks given by Lévy, correspondence with universities and grant agencies, publications from Lévy's organization CERLI (Centre d’Études et de Recherches sur les Littératures de l’Imaginaire), and a few photographs of Lévy with family members.

Dates

  • 1952 - 2012

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in French, with a substantial minority in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical Note

Maurice Lévy was born in Constantine, Algeria on July 9, 1929. Lévy wrote his dissertation on English gothic literature, making extensive use of the University of Virginia's Sadleir-Black Collection of Gothic Literature and quickly became known as a pre-eminent scholar on the subject. In 2009, Lévy contacted UVa to donate his personal collection of French Gothic translations. Lévy died in 2012.

Source: UVa Today, Caliban volume 31

Extent

3.25 Cubic Feet (6 legal document boxes, 1 legal half-width document box)

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged by five subject areas and then chronologically within each subject.

Creator

Title
Maurice Levy papers
Status
Completed
Author
Tanner Greene
Date
9 July 2019
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States