Kolb-Proust Archive for Research


"The Kolb-Proust Archive for Research was formed in January 1994 at the Library of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with the goal of making available to scholars world-wide the collection of letters and research materials assembled by Professor Philip Kolb (1907–1992) in the preparation of his twenty-one volume edition of the correspondence of Marcel Proust. The collection contains the largest number of autograph letters by Proust in the world, and many other supporting documents about Proust's life and times. The supporting documents largely consist of tens of thousands of 3 × 5 inch cards. The cards are cross-referenced and thus suitable for conversion to hyperlinked electronic text files. We are currently in the process of entering the data and tagging relevant structures and content in accordance with the TEI standard. We also plan to include the text of the correspondence and digitized images of the letters. Our goal is to preserve this information and make it more easily accessible and searchable, both for the local user as well as for the scholar consulting it through the Internet.

The Kolb-Proust Archive is a project of the University Library and the Department of French. It has benefited from the cooperation of the Advanced Information Technologies Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the publisher Plon in Paris."

– Patrick Reidenbaugh


Caroline Szylowicz
Visiting Kolb-Proust Librarian
The Kolb-Proust Archive for Research
University Library, Room 429
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Illinois 61801
Tel: +1 217 244 3092
Fax+ +1 217 333 2214
Email: kpa@uiuc.edu

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