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APRIL, 1952                         BULLETIN No. 6

[[underlined]] V I C T O R  H U G O [[/underlined]]
[[underlined]] COMMEMORATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES [[/underlined]]

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Victor Hugo, the Cultural Division of the French Embassy in collaboration with numerous American universities and colleges has organized a series of exhibitions and lectures.

[[underlined]] Exhibitions [[/underlined]]*

[[underlined]] FRENCH EMBASSY CULTURAL DIVISION [[/underlined]] - 934 Fifth Avenue, New York.
[[indented]] [[underlined]] Victor Hugo and his time [[/underlined]] - The exhibition features the first and most beautiful editions of Victor Hugo's works, nearly all autographed by the author; hitherto unpublished manuscripts such as the "Journal de l'Exil"; letters written by and addressed to the poet by Juliette Drouet and other feminine admirers; the autographed manuscript of his appeal in favor of John Brown and other original documents pertaining to his public life.

Victor Hugo's fame in the United States is illustrated by announcements of American presentations of his plays during the second half of the 19th century with the participation of Sarah Bernhardt, Mounet Sully and other famous actors.

An important section of the exhibit shows a number of original drawings and sketches by Victor Hugo himself, a variety of photographic portraits of Hugo, and his family as well as a group of caricatures by artists like Daumier and Grandville.   Through April. [[/indented]]

[[underlined]] HARVARD UNIVERSITY [[/underlined]] - Cambridge, Mass.   Starting April 17th.
[[indented]] [[underlined]] THE HOUGHTON LIBRARY [[/underlined]] will show a collection of original manuscripts and letters as well as first editions of Victor Hugo's works.
Simultaneously, 
[[underlined]] THE MODERN LANGUAGE CENTER[[/underlined]] will present [[underlined]] Victor Hugo par l'Image. [[/underlined]]  Showing Victor Hugo's influence on the literary and political life of the 19th and 20th centuries, the exhibition, composed of 20 large panels of photographs, depicts his stature as a political figure, the years of his voluntary exile, and the development of his literary genius as a novelist, poet and dramatist. [[/indented]]

An exhibit of 48 mounted photographs has been made available to colleges and universities and is already being shown at:

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WHEATON COLLEGE, Norton, Mass.
WELLESLEY COLLEGE, Wellesley, Mass.
RICE INSTITUTE, Houston, Texas
ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Ga.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, Athens, Ga.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, Minneapolis, Minn.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, Cincinnati, Ohio
WALNUT HILL SCHOOL, Natick, Mass.
UNION COLLEGE, Schenectady, N.Y.
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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, St. Louis, Mo.
CLARK UNIVERSITY, Worcester, Mass.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, Tex.
MT. HOLYOKE COLLEGE, So. Hadley, Mass.
WELLS COLLEGE, Aurora, N.Y.
VASSAR COLLEGE, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
BRYN MAWR, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA, Bloomington, Ind.
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO, San Juan,P.R.
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