“Professor William S. Bush, a widely recognized authority on the work of French Catholic novelist Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), has donated some 700 volumes to the Library over the past 20 years. This collection consists of material by and about Bernanos, including his influence in the French Catholic literary revival, which served as context for Bernanos’ extensive oeuvre. The collection of monographs is complemented by an archival holding of Bernanosiana and French Catholic Revival textual material, photographs and recordings. Also housed with the collection are 16 volumes of primary source material amassed by Bernanos scholar Hubert Sarrazin, of Rio de Janeiro, entitled L’Oeuvre de Bernanos à l’époque de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale: suite chronologique de 1938 à 1945 / texte et commentaire établi sur documents originaux (1964-) and L’oeuvre de Bernanos à l’époque de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale : manuscrits (1984). This Sarrazin material is on permanent loan from Western Libraries.”

Location: Eaton Special Collections Room & Archival Storage
Extent: 199 cm. of textual records and some monographs housed in the Eaton Special Collections Room, all other monographs housed in storage