Herbert Dieckmann Papers,1920-1970.
Collection Number: 14-31-2150
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Herbert Dieckmann papers, 1920-1970.
10 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, notes, and research materials.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection consists of notes and early material concerning medieval French literature, Italian literature, Le Philosophe and the early 18th century, Diderot, Voltaire and Rousseau.
Collection material in English
Professor of French and comparative literature, Cornell University.
Herbert Dieckmann was born in Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Bonn. He was a member of the Harvard University faculty, and served as chairman of Harvard's Department of Romance Languages. Dieckmann was noted for his research on French philosopher and essayist Denis Diderot. In 1948, he discovered the Diderot manuscripts and made the first critical inventory of the collection published in 1951 as the "Inventaire du Fonds Vandeul et Inedits de Diderot."
Collection consists of notes and early material concerning medieval French literature, Italian literature, Le Philosophe and the early 18th century, Diderot, Voltaire and Rousseau; notes and papers on French philosophy, art, and literature; course and lecture notes; also, research notes, drafts, and files on Diderot, including a new Diderot edition with pertinent correspondence and volume 9 - Interpretation of Nature; books; reprints; and a small amount of correspondence, 1956-1975.
Dieckmann, Herbert, 1906-1986.
Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques, 1712-1778.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 18th century.
French literature -- Study and teaching.
Comparative literature -- Study and teaching.
Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Form and Genre Terms:
Herbert Dieckmann Papers, #14-31-2150. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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