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Catharine Savage Brosman papers

Identifier: LaRC-685

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and published material of Catharine Savage Brosman, poet and Professor Emerita of French at Tulane University. Included are edited manuscripts of Watering (a volume of Catharine Brosman's poetry), and of Jean-Paul Sartre (a scholarly monograph). The correspondence includes letters from other writers; letters from Jules Roy continued for over thirty years.


  • Creation: 1961-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Catharine Savage Brosman is a prolific author on French literary history and criticism, as well as a writer of several collections of original poetry. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in French from Rice University. Brosman taught French literature at Tulane University from 1968 until her retirement in the late 1990s. She is the author of the book, Jean-Paul Sartre as well as a book of poems, Watering.


9 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by subject as follows: correspondence (1961-1993), manuscripts, poems, other manuscripts and correspondence, publications, drafts and correspondence of particular poems, correspondence (1960s-1990s), and articles and literary journals. It consists of 16 boxes and is 9 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Catharine Savage Brosman. Date acquired: 11/30/1982.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection in 1985, 1988, and 1990.

Processing Information

Collection processed in 1983.

Eira Tansey
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

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