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Tappe Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 TAP
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: Tappe Collection
Date(s): 1946-1979
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 45 boxes
Name of creator(s): Tappe | Eric Ditmar | d 1992 | professor of Romanian studies
Golescu | Maria | 1897-1987 | Romanian political prisoner and exile
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Eric Ditmar Tappe (-1992) was sent as a serviceman to study Romanian at SSEES during the Second World War. From 1944-1946 he was posted to Bucharest. In 1948 he returned to SSEES to teach and remained there, retiring as Professor of Romanian Studies in 1978.:

Publications:

Tappe, Eric D. "Rumanian in Britain" (University of London, SSEES, 1975)

Tappe, Eric D. "Rumanian Prose and Verse. A selection with an introductory essay" by E. D. Tappe (London: Athlone Press, 1956)

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and papers of Eric Ditmar Tappe, 1946-1979, comprising:
Correspondence and papers of Maria Golescu, 1946-1979, including correspondence with Tappe and other correspondents, publications sent to Golescu by Stefan Nenitescu and notebook containing excerpts from her correspondence. The correspondence is mainly personal in nature but some references to Romanian people and politics particularly the fate of political prisoners
Correspondence between Tappe and Professor Emil Turdeanu, Professor of Romanian Language and Literature at the Sorbonne, Paris, 1948-1972
Correspondence with other Romanian academics and exiles and general correspondence (1948-c1985)
Papers relating to the Romanian language, literature and history
General background notes on Romania
Papers relating to Tappe's publications and public lectures
Papers relating to SSEES and the University of London and Tappe's visits to Romania and international conferences

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, French, German, Italian and Romanian.

System of arrangement:

Papers arranges in eleven classes:


TAP/1 - Maria Golescu's correspondence (1946-1979)

TAP/2 - Letters to Tappe from Professor Emil Turdeanu (1948-1972)

TAP/3 - Letters to Tappe mainly from Romanian academics (1948-1979)

TAP/4 - Tappe's general correspondence (1953-c1985)

TAP/5 - Papers relating to the Romanian language (1954-1980)

TAP/6 - Papers on Romanian literature and authors (1957-1977)

TAP/7 - Research on Romanian history (c1950-1970)

TAP/8 - General background notes on Romania (c1940-1992)

TAP/9 - Papers relating to Tappe's publications and public lectures (c1949-c1992)

TAP/10 - Papers relating to SSEES and the University of London (c1956-c1983)

TAP/11 - Tappe's visits to Romania and international conferences (c1968-1981)


Note: for convenience Maria Golescu is referred to in this catalogue as MG

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Detailed list available on the SSEES website. Indexes of Tappe's and Golescu's correspondents available as hard copy in library (for TAP/1-3)

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:


National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Jan 2003

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