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Accession 188

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Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces, 0.25 linear feet


English; French

Historical Note

Dr. John Joseph Guilbeau [1913-1990], a native of Louisiana, was a Professor of French in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Winthrop College (1965-1978). He earned a BA in French and English and an MA in French and Spanish at Louisiana State University. He received his Ph.D in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also studied at the University of Bordeaux and University of Paris in France. He received the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques from the French Government in 1962.

Scope and Content Note

John Joseph Guilbeau [1913-1990] was a Professor of French at Winthrop College (1965-1978). The Papers consist of correspondence, speeches, research papers and articles concerning Guilbeau’s interest and research in the French language and folklore, particularly in Louisiana (1956-1973); his service on the corporation visiting committee of the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at MIT (1973-1977); his association with the South Central Modern Language Association (1958-1965); and his tenure as a professor in the Winthrop Modern and Classical Languages Department (1965-1978).


The papers of John Joseph Guilbeau, professor of modern languages at Winthrop, were deposited with the Archives by Dr. John Joseph Guilbeau on May 10, 1978.


French Language, Folklore, Linguistics, French Literature, Louisana


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John Joseph Guilbeau Papers - Accession 188