Literary estates and archives in French

Einige Manuskripthefte von Alice Rivaz
Some manuscript books of Alice Rivaz (Photo: NL, Simon Schmid)

When the Swiss Literary Archives were established in 1991, they took over the historical holdings of the National Library, including the literary estates of Blaise Cendrars, S. Corinna Bille and Maurice Chappaz, Bertil Galland, Eugène Rambert, Gonzague de Reynold and William Ritter.

Additions to the collection focus primarily on 20th-century writers. Also represented are literary studies and edition history, for example with the literary estate of Georges Poulet and Jean Starobinski and the archive of the Librairie de l’Université de Fribourg (L.U.F.).

The collections in focus

In the following list you will find holdings in French for which additional information is available or that are the subject of ongoing or completed research projects or publications. This list is updated regularly.

All collections in French

** = entire fond (as far as surviving or known)
* = partial fond

Holding descriptions

A description of the holdings of the following authors can be found in HelveticArchives (archives whose inventories are only available on request or are currently being processed):

Last modification 04.04.2024

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