Biography and History

Louis Olivier was director of the Revue générale des sciences pures et appliquées [ General Review of Sciences Pure and Applied], founded in 1890. Organized cultural tours began in France in 1896, at the time of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens. This ushered in a new era, typified by education cruises offered by the Revue générale des sciences which, according to Louis Olivier, its founder and director, aimed "to make it possible for all tourists to improve through study, undertaken with the guidance of recognized experts, their understanding of the region visited."

Source: From the finding aid for C1190

  • Louis Olivier Collection. circa 1910.

    Call Number: C1190

    Consists of handwritten notes and manuscripts on the ancient history of Egypt and the Middle East, particularly Greece (and Athens), written by Louis Olivier, founder and director of the Revue générale des sciences pures et appliquées [ General Review of Sciences Pure and Applied].