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Reginald French Papers

Identifier: MA.00144

Scope and Contents

The Reginald French Papers consist mainly of French's notes relating to his dissertation (Harvard University, Department of Romance Languages, 1933), "Francesco d'Antonio da Fiorenza, Cieco." A copy of this thesis is also included. Most of the notes seem to date from later in French's career, especially the 1960s and 1970s. Included with the notes are documents and other materials relating to the courses he taught in the department of Romance Languages at Amherst College. The papers also contain a small number of reprints and essay manuscripts, along with some miscellaneous photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1930-1977


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Reginald French Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from Reginald French Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Reginald French was educated at Dartmouth College (A.B., 1927) and Harvard University (M.A., 1928, Ph.D., 1935). He was a fellow at the University of Rome, 1929-1930, and then taught at the University of Missouri, 1930-1931 and Williams College, 1931-1935. In 1937 he joined the department of Romance Languages at Amherst College, where he taught until 1972.


1 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)

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Amherst College Professor of Romance Languages. Papers include his dissertation (Harvard University, 1933), "Francesco d'Antonio da Fiorenza, Cieco," as well as extensive notes, a few articles and some miscellaneous photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards and correspondence.


This collection is organized into four series:

  1. Series 1: Doctoral Thesis, 1933
  2. Series 2: Notes on Thesis, circa 1933-1977
  3. Series 3: Other Writings, 1937-1964
  4. Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1937-1972, undated
David Schaich, Peter Nelson
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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