TEI: Kolb-Proust Archive for Research

For inclusion in the TEI Application Page

E-Mail from Patrick Reidenbaugh, 4 April 1996
MultilingualEnglish (including Old/Middle English)French (including dialects)Literary Texts21 September 2007Chris Ruotolo Converted to TEI P5 14 December 2001

Stuart BrownMinor edit; URL checked and ok.

13 November 2000

Frances CondronUpdated links and contacts information

13 August 1996

WPAdded attribution to text.

25 June 1996

WPCreated file

  • Host: University of Illinois, University Library and Dept. of French
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“The 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 SzylowiczVisiting Kolb-Proust LibrarianThe University Library, Room 4291408 W. Gregory DriveUrbanaIllinois 61801USATel: +1 217 244 3092Fax+ +1 217 333 2214Email: kpa@uiuc.edu