Contents and Arrangement

La Bâtarde Notebook (unnumbered), 1958-1964

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Arranged in numerical order based on a numbering scheme created by Leduc.

Collection History


No materials were separated 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 May 2021. At this time, materials were maintained in the organization in which they were received from the dealer. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in May 2021, incorporating some description provided by the dealer. In August 2022, additional description of the formerly undated letters in Box 2 Folder 1-2 was provided by Mireille Brioude and added to the finding aid by Kelly Bolding.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

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. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

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:

La Bâtarde Notebook (unnumbered); Violette Leduc Manuscripts and Correspondence with Simone de Beauvoir, C1676, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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