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Marion Frances Chevalier papers

Identifier: H-Mss-0177

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The materials consist of real estate notebooks, financial statements, family and travel photographs, and travel ephemera collected by Marion Frances Chevalier. The real estate notebooks cover a suburban city outside of Los Angeles, California, known as Pasadena, and its surrounding cities.


  • Creation: 1865 - 1983



Languages represented in the collection: English and French


Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography/Administrative History

Marion Frances Chevalier (January 21, 1902-February 17, 1990) was a student of the Claremont Colleges and graduated from Pomona College in 1923. Her doctoral work was on the plays of Pousset de Montauban, and she received her Ph.D. in 1933 from Johns Hopkins University. The Marion Frances Chevalier Professorship of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California is named in her honor.

Her parents were Romero R. Chevalier of Ohio and Elizabeth Lee Nelms of Richmond, Kentucky (b. December 25, 1870). They were married in Los Angeles, California, on January 12, 1889.


3 boxes


This is a collection of the personal papers of Marion Frances Chevalier and includes her financial statements, real estate transactions, personal photographs, and travel ephmera.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: Financial and legal records, 1933-1983 and undated

Series 2: Personal papers, 1865-1972 and undated

Series 3: Travel documents, 1927-1933

Series 4: Photographs, 1920-1944 and undated

Series 5: Real estate notebooks, 1957-1979

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Date of Donation: Unknown


No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Infomation

Processed by Christina D. Palma for Archives 311, Claremont Graduate University, Spring 2011.

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Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections & Archives, The Claremont Colleges Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States