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Pierre and Alix Deguise Collection of French Resistance Materials

Identifier: RB-003

Scope and Contents

Featured items in the collection include wartime publications, several inscribed volumes, and a complete run of Revue de la France libre. A complete listing of items can be browsed in the library catalog.


  • Creation: 1944-2000

Biographical / Historical

Pierre and Alix Deguise taught French at Connecticut College 1958-1981. Mr. Deguise interrupted his academic career to join the French army in 1938. Following France's defeat, he joined the French resistance. Alix Deguise escaped with her family to the United States in 1940 and three years later enrolled at Smith College. She soon withdrew and went to England to join the Free French forces. She was attached to the British army as a civilian affairs officer and followed troops landing at Normandy, providing relief in Northern France and later at Bergen-Belsen, where many of her relatives had perished. She met and married Pierre at the University of Lausanne in 1948 where she received her doctorate.


26 Objects

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Guide to the Pierre and Alix Deguise Collection of French Resistance Materials
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Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States