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MS Judaica 1

Papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1826-1908: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Judaica 1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Papers concerning the Dreyfus Affair,
Date(s): 1826-1908 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Yiddish, French, and English.
Abstract: Papers concerning the trial of French army officer Alfred Dreyfus.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57JM-1. Lee M. FriedmanCollection of Judaica; received: 1957.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Papers Concerning the Dreyfus Affair, 1826-1908 (MS Judaica 1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Dreyfus was a French army officer who was tried for treason in 1894 and imprisoned on Devil's Island.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, writings, notes, legal documents, record books, photographs, drawings, and other material relating to the Dreyfus affair, as well as a logbook of the first year of Dreyfus's imprisonment on Devil's Island, 1895-1896. Contains visiting cards, autographs, telegrams, photographs, political cartoons, and drawings. Among the legal documents are contracts, passes, affidavits, regulations, and summons. Correspondents include Alfred Dreyfus, Emile Zola, Georges Duruy, Fernand Labori, Marie Georges Picquart. Contains manuscripts of articles and books by Zola, Georges Clemenceau, and others. Also contains notes on the Zola trial by Zola and Labori.

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