Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe papers, 1913-1952.


Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe papers, 1913-1952.

The Claude Cahun and Suzanne Malherbe Papers consist of holograph and typescript writings by Cahun; memoirs, correspondence, and notes relating to their experiences during World War II; and a small amount of other correspondence and copies of photographs by Cahun. Writings by Cahun (in box 1) include Amor amicitiae, 1913-1914; Confidence aux miroirs, [1945?]; Lyncanion et Thyrcé, undated, with copies of related letters from André Gide to Marc-Adolphe Guégan, 1924; and excerpts from Héroïnes, [circa 1923-1924]. Papers relating to World War II (in boxes 1-2) include copies of resistance propaganda, undated; letters and notes concerning the imprisonment of Cahun and Malherbe, 1943-1945 and undated; holograph memoir notes by Malherbe, undated; and a typescript memoir by Cahun and Malherbe, undated. Other correspondence (in box 2) includes letters to Cahun and Malherbe from Néoclis Coutouzis and Lilette Richter, 1945-1947 and undated, and a draft of a letter from Cahun to Henri Michaux, 1952. Copies of photographs by Cahun (in box 2), probably made by a former owner of the collection, include self portraits, portraits of Malherbe and Robert Desnos, and views of Jersey.

0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)




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Cahun, Claude, 1894-1954 (person)

Claude Cahun, born Lucy Schwob, was a French photographer, artist, and author. Cahun was associated with the Surrealist movement, and her photography and writings addressed issues of gender identity. In 1937 she moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands with her partner Suzanne Malherbe, an illustrator who adopted the name Marcel Moore. Cahun and Malherbe were active in the resistance during the German occupation of Jersey during World War II. They were imprisoned and sentenced to death in 1944, bu...

Desnos, Robert, 1900-1945 (person)

French poet. From the description of Robert Desnos letters, 1921-1942. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79154067 ...

Gide, André, 1869-1951 (person)

French writer, humanist and moralist. From the description of Letters : Paris, to Kelver Hartley, Paris, 1934 Nov. 1-Dec. 25. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32415731 French author. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Criquetot-l'Esneval], 9 April 1916, to Gabriel [i.e. Georges] Jean-Aubry, 1916 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577855 From the description of Letter, 1924 April 7 [manuscript]. (Uni...

Michaux, Henri, 1899-1984 (person)

Malherbe, Suzanne, 1892-1972 (person)

Guegan, Marc-Adolphe (person)

Richter, Lilette. (person)

Coutouzis, N. (Néoclis) (person)