Contents and Arrangement

Letters to Hélène (Henriette) de Beauvoir, 1924-1968

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

92 letters and one postcard from Hélène to her mother.


Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received. While letters are often not precisely dated, they appear to be in rough chronological order.

Collection History

Custodial History

From Hélène (Henriette) de Beauvoir.


No materials were removed from the collection during 2021 processing.


Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield Fund.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in January 2021. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in January 2021.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Letters to Hélène (Henriette) de Beauvoir; Simone de Beauvoir Letters to Françoise and Hélène de Beauvoir, C1667, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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