Biography and History

Chinard was a Franco-American scholar who was associated with the Institut Français de Washington from 1928 and was Pyne Professor of French at Princeton University, 1937-1950. His published work was on French literature and the history of Franco-American relations.

Source: From the finding aid for C0428

Biography and History

Gilbert Chinard (1881-1972) was a Franco-American scholar associated with the Institut Français de Washington from 1928 and Pyne Professor of French at Princeton University, 1937-50. The Institut Français de Washington was established on December 22, 1926 with James Brown Scott as its first president. Its goal is to promote and encourage the study of French culture, civilization, history, and arts, and also to recognize the role of French influence in the development of North America. The Institute has several prizes it awards every year to reach this end.

Source: From the finding aid for C0671

  • Gilbert Chinard Collection of French Historical Material. 1494-1905 (inclusive), 1761-1885 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0428

    Contains historical and literary manuscripts collected by Gilbert Chinard (1881-1972), a Franco-American scholar who was associated with the Institut Français de Washington from 1928 and was Pyne Professor of French at Princeton University, 1937-50. His published work was on French literature and the history of Franco-American relations.

  • Gilbert Chinard Papers. 1911-1965 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0671

    Gilbert Chinard was a Franco-American scholar who taught at Princeton University and was affiliated with the Institut Français de Washington. The organization, established in 1926 to promote the study of French civilization and culture, endeavors to recognize the French influence in North American culture. The collection houses documents and letters concerning the Institution and an autograph manuscript of James Dunn Hufman’s translation of Andre Lasseray’s Les Français Sous Les Trieze Etoiles.

  • Gilbert Chinard Papers. 1911-1965 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0671

    Gilbert Chinard was a Franco-American scholar who taught at Princeton University and was affiliated with the Institut Français de Washington. The organization, established in 1926 to promote the study of French civilization and culture, endeavors to recognize the French influence in North American culture. The collection houses documents and letters concerning the Institution and an autograph manuscript of James Dunn Hufman’s translation of Andre Lasseray’s Les Français Sous Les Trieze Etoiles.