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Guide to the Elinor Miller Papers
1977-2004
 MSS 178 MSS.178

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Butor, Michel
Creator: Miller, Elinor S.
Title: Elinor S. Miller Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1977-2004
Abstract: The Elinor Miller Papers consist largely of letters to Miller from Michel Butor, a prominent French author, and of Miller's collection of published material by or about Butor. Some of Miller's own letters to Butor are included, and some of her correspondence on the subject of Butor. Also included are various mixed media focusing on several artists with whom Butor often collaborated, and whom Miller also studied in their relation to the author.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.178

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Biographical Note

Elinor Miller was an English professor at Embry Riddle University and a renowned scholar of the work of Michel Butor. After their first meeting in 1977, Miller and Butor became friends and close colleagues, collaborating on translations, catalogues, and lectures. Miller's long study of Butor's work resulted in the publication of several essays and translations, and culminated with the publication of her book, Prisms and Rainbows: Michel Butor's Collaborations with Jacques Monory, Jiri Kolar, and Pierre Alechinsky, in 2002.

Michel Butor was one of the pioneers of the Nouveau roman in France. The New Novel surfaced in France in the early 1950s (though some works predate this estimate by several years), and remained the dominant form of avant-garde literature throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. Michel Butor, whose novel La Modificationwon the Prix Renaudot in 1957, helped this bold new écriture gain wider acclaim both in France and abroad. He later branched out to work on critical essays, poetry, non- fiction, non-non-fiction, translations, artistic and musical collaborations, and much more.

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Scope and Content Note

From the moment Elinor Miller and Michel Butor met in 1977 at the University of Louisville, they had a natural interest in each other's work: Butor's artistic, literary, and critical production was prolific, and Miller was a well-known scholar of his work. As a translator, she was responsible for the dissemination of much of his writing to the English-speaking world, and her essays appeared in numerous journals. Their initially professional relationship quickly turned into a friendship that would last nearly thirty years, until her death in 2004.

The most important aspect of the collection is the correspondence of Butor to Miller spanning the duration of their friendship, as well as several manuscripts, photocopies, and carbon copies of Miller's letters to Butor. Also included are various mixed media that focus on the works of artists with whom Butor collaborated, and those whom Miller studied in relation to Butor. Finally, the collection includes an array of publications by or about Michel Butor. Miller's own essays figure prominently, but there are also numerous primary and secondary publications, collaborations, volumes of literary journals consecrated to the author, and catalogues. The collection also includes some extremely rare limited edition publications either purchased by Miller or presented to her as gifts by Butor.

SERIES I: Correspondence - Butor to Miller

This series contains the meat of the collection: the collection of Michel Butor's letters to Elinor Miller from 1977 to 2004. The letters are all collages with moving pieces, images, and text. Some include family photos, invitations to exhibition openings, conference programs, collaborative postcards, and more.

SERIES II: Correspondence - Miller to Butor

This series is far less comprehensive, as Butor donated his letters from Miller to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and Miller did not keep copies of all of her letters to Butor. The ones that she did keep offer an insight into the nature of her relationship with Butor, as well as into her character. It is unclear why she kept these letters in particular. This series also includes clippings and photos that Miller had intended to send along to Butor, and correspondence between Miller and various other people who have some connection to Butor.

SERIES III: Mixed Media/ Collaborations

This series is comprised of mixed media depicting the work of several artists with whom Butor collaborated. Miller wrote on these artists and their collaborations with Butor, and taught them as well. There are slides, photos, photo CDs, and audiocassettes. There is also a VHS of a Butor interview.

SERIES IV: Printed Material

This series contains both scholarly publications on Butor (subseries A) and catalogs of various museum exhibitions featuring his artwork (subseries B).

Subseries A: Secondary Publications

Subseries B: Museum Catalogs

Arrangement

Series I and II are arranged chronologically. Slides and photos in Series III have been kept in their original groupings, and Series IV is arranged alphabetically within each subseries.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Correspondence, Butor to Miller
  2. Series II: Correspondence, Miller to Butor and Others
  3. Series III: Mixed Media/Collaborations
  4. Series IV: Printed Material
  5. OVERSIZE Series IV: Printed Material

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Photographic prints.
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • Correspondence
  • Videocassettes.
  • Color slides.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Collages (visual works)

Subject Topics

  • New novel (Literary movement) -- French fiction.
  • French poetry |y 20th century.
  • Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
  • Literature, Experimental
  • French fiction -y 20th century -- History and criticism.
  • Authors, French |y 20th century |v Correspondence.
  • French fiction -y 19th century -- History and criticism.
  • Butor, Michel -- Correspondence.
  • Butor, Michel -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Elinor Miller Papers; MSS 178; [box number]; [folder number]; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated and moved to the Fales Library's book collection. These items have been cataloged at the item level in Bobcat, NYU's online catalog. Records for these items can be retrieved through a "related name" search. The separated materials are arranged in two categories: Primary Works by Michel Butor, and Collaborations between Butor and others.

Primary works by Michel Butor.

Butor, Michel. 6810000 litres d'eau par seconde.Gallimard, 1965

Butor, Michel. L'aède en exil par Hölderlin.Cognac: Fata Morgana, 2000.

Butor, Michel. Á la frontière.Paris: ELA La Différence, 1996.

Butor, Michel. Appel: suite pour un violoncello en détresse.Péronne: Dumerchez, 2000.

Butor, Michel. "Apres le Roman." New Novel Review.3:1 1995)

Butor, Michel. Au jour le jour.Plon, 1989.

Butor, Michel. Au rendez-vous des amis.L'Amourier, 2003.

Butor, Michel. Avant-Goût.Rennes: UBACS, 1984.

Butor, Michel. Avant-Goût II.Rennes: UBACS, 1987.

Butor, Michel. Avant-Goût III: L'Appel du large.Rennes: UBACS, 1989.

Butor, Michel. Avant-Goût IV: En Mémoire.Rennes: UBACS, 1989

Butor, Michel. Baltazarade.Montréal: Éditions la Palinte, 1997.

Butor, Michel. "BILAME ou DIODE." French Literature Series.11 (1983) 125-138.

Butor, Michel. Boomerang.Gallimard, 1978.

Butor, Michel. Brassée d'avril.Paris: É.L.A., undated.

Butor, Michel. Chantier.Gourdon: Collection Deleatur, 1985.

Butor, Michel. Curriculum Vitae: Entretiens avec André Clavel.Plon, 1996.

Butor, Michel. Dans les Flammes: Chanson du moine à Madame Nhu.Paris: E.L.A., 1988.

Butor, Michel. Degrés.Gallimard, 1960.

Butor, Michel. Description de San Marco.Gallimard, 1963.

Butor, Michel. D'un jour a l'autre.Rosporden: Éditions Hôtel Continental, 1987.

Butor, Michel. Échanges: carnets 1986.Nice: Z'Editions, 1991.

Butor, Michel. L'Embarquement de la Reine de Saba.E.L.A., 1989.

Butor, Michel. L'emploi du temps.Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1957.

Butor, Michel. Entretiens: Quarante ans de vie littéraire, vol. I.Joseph K., 1999.

Butor, Michel. Entretiens: Quarante ans de vie littéraire, vol. II.Joseph K., 1999.

Butor, Michel. Entretiens: Quarante ans de vie littéraire, vol. III.Joseph K., 1999.

Butor, Michel. Envois.Gallimard, 1980.

Butor, Michel. "Escrituras, una pasión por la inventión estética." Revista Anthropos.178-179, 1998.

Butor, Michel. Essais sur les essais.Gallimard, 1968.

Butor, Michel. Explorations.Lausanne: Editions de l'Aire, 1981.

Butor, Michel. Exprès.Gallimard, 1993.

Butor, Michel. La Forme Courte.Marseilles: Le Temps Parallele Éditions, 1991.

Butor, Michel. Frontières.France: Le Temps Parallèle Éditions, 1985.

Butor, Michel. Frontiers.Trans. Elinor and Warren Miller. Birmingham, Alabama:Summa,1989.

Butor, Michel. "Gammes Polaires." Remanences: Revue de Littérature Générale.Issue 1, 1993.

Butor, Michel. Le Génie du lieu.Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1984.

Butor, Michel. Géographie Parallèle.L'Amourier, 1998.

Butor, Michel. Gyroscope.Gallimard.

Butor, Michel. Herbier Lunaire: poèmes.Paris: E.L.A, 1984.

Butor, Michel. Histoire extraordinaire: essai sur un rêve de Baudelaire.Gallimard, 1961.

Butor, Michel. Ici et lá.Publisud, 1997

Butor, Michel. Illustrations.Gallimard, 1964.

Butor, Michel. Illustrations II.Gallimard, 1969.

Butor, Michel. Illustrations III.Gallimard, 1973.

Butor, Michel. Illustrations IV.Gallimard, 1976.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations on Butor: transformation of writing.Oppenheimer, Louis, Ed. Trans. Elinor Miller. Gainesville: Florida, 1996.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations sur Balzac I: Le Marchand et le genie.Paris: Éditions de la Difference, 1998.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations sur Balzac II: Paris à vol de l'archange.Paris: Éditions de la Difference, 1998.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations sur Balzac III: Scènes de la Vie Féminine.Paris: E.L.A., 1998.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations sur Flaubert.Paris: E.L.A., 1984.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations sur Henri Michaux.Fata Morgana, 1985.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations sur Michel Butor.Paris: E.L.A., 1993.

Butor, Michel. Improvisations sur Rimbaud.Éditions de la Différence, 1989.

Butor, Michel. Intervalle.France: Éditions Gallimard, 1973.

Butor, Michel. Le japon depuis la France: un rêve à l'ancre.Paris: Hatier, 1995.

Butor, Michel. Letters from the Antipodes.Athens and London: Ohio UP, 1993.

Butor, Michel. Mais où sont les rouilles d'antan.Fata Morgana, 1999.

Butor, Michel. Matière de Rêves.Gallimard, 1975.

Butor, Michel. Matière de Rêves IV: Quadruple fond.Gallimard, 1981.

Butor, Michel. Matière de Rêves V: Mille et un plis.Gallimard, 1985.

Butor, Michel. Michel Butor: présentation et anthologie.Paris: Seghers, 2003.

Butor, Michel. Mobile.Gallimard, 1962.

Butor, Michel. Les mots dans la peinture.Paris: L'Editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1969.

Butor, Michel. Passage de Milan.Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1954.

Butor, Michel. Patience.Paris: Éditions A.M. Métailié, 1991.

Butor, Michel. Portrait de l'artiste en jeune singe.Gallimard, 1967.

Butor, Michel. Pour Tourner la page.France: Actes Sud, 1997.

Butor, Michel. Quant au livre: Triptyque en l'honneur de Gauguin.Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2000.

Butor, Michel. Répertoire I.Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1960.

Butor, Michel. Répertoire II.Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1964.

Butor, Michel. Répertoire III.Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1968.

Butor, Michel. Répertoire V.Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit, 1982.

Butor, Michel. Réseau aérien.Gallimard, 1962.

Butor, Michel. Le retour du boomerang.Paris: P.U.F., 1988.

Butor, Michel. Le rêve d'Irénée.Cercles, 1979.

Butor, Michel. Rêve de Conjurations.Girard, 1975.

Butor, Michel. La Rose des Vents.Gallimard, 1970.

Butor, Michel. Second sous-sol.Gallimard, 1976.

Butor, Michel. Le Sismographe Aventureux.Paris: E.L.A., 1999.

Butor, Michel. Sueurs du Temps: Poèmes.Domens, 1997.

Butor, Michel. Transit A.Gallimard, 1992.

Butor, Michel. Travaux d'approche.Gallimard, 1972.

Butor, Michel. Troisième dessous.Gallimard, 1977.

Butor, Michel. L'Utilité poétique.Saulxures: Circé, 1995.

Butor, Michel. Vanité.Balland, 1980.

Butor, Michel. Un Viseur dans ma tête.Médiathèque Intercommunale, 2002.

Butor, Michel. Zone franche.Fata Morgana, 1989.

Collaborations between Michel Butor and others.

Aver, Michèle; Butor, Michel. Butor Photographie.Paris: Photogalerie, 2002.

Badin, Georges; Butor, Michel. À Perte de vue.Carte Blanche, 2001.

Bosseur, Jean-Yves; Butor, Michel. Chants du labyrinthe.Le Coudray: Chauveau, 1999.

Butor, Marie-Jo; Butor, Michel. La Besace à poèmes.Cannes-la-Bocca: Plein chant, 2001.

Butor, Marie-Jo: Butor, Michel. Dialogue avec Arthur Rimbaud.L'amourier, 2001.

Cassel, Axel; Butor, Michel. Regards entre les branches.Spuren, 2001.

Caujolle, Christian, Ed. Photographier la guerre? Bosnie, Croatie, Kosovo.Texte de Michel Butor. 2000.

Dorny; Butor, Michel. Caractères.Imprimerie Nationale, 1993.

Druet, Roger; Butor, Michel. Le Cercle des Muses.Voix d'Encre, 1996.

Godard, Maxime; Butor, Michel. Les Fantômes de Laon.Reims: Dumerchez, 1999.

Hugo, Victor. L'Art d'être grand-père.Gallimard: 2002. [Préface par Michel Butor]

Jeannet, Fréderic-Yves; Butor, Michel. De la distance: déambulation.Rennes: Éditions Ubacs, 1990.

Koenig, J.F.; Butor, Michel. Le Corbeau revient vers la Côte Nord-Ouest.Nice, 1998.

Kolar, Jiri; Butor, Michel. Victor Hugo Écartelé: L'Esperance de l'Encre.Aencrages and Co., 1988.

Kolar, Jiri; Butor, Michel. L'Oeil de Prague.Paris: E.L.A., 1996.

Launay, Michel; Butor, Michel. Résistances.Paris: Universitaires de France, 1983.

Leick, Joel; Butor, Michel. Le fil à quoi tient notre vie.Aencrages and Co., 1996.

Leroux, Jean-Baptiste; Butor, Michel. Alpes: ou le tarot des cimes.Éditions du Chêne, 1998.

Longuet, Patrick. Quarante-trois artistes avec Michel Butor.Éditions Comp'Act, 2001.

Lounbert, Thierry; Butor, Michel. Dragons du soir.1999. [pamphlet]

Maccheroni, Henri; Butor, Michel. Paris ville-ténèbres.Editions Léo Scheer, 2001.

Masurovsky, Gregory; Michel Butor. Comme Shirley.Paris: Imprimerie Arte, 1966.

Minkoff, Gérald; Olesen, Muriel; Butor, Michel. Dégel Parfum.1990.

Minkoff, Gérald; Butor, Michel. Bel Vedere/Entre Vues/Zwischen Zeiten.Manpower, 1988.

Perros, Georges; Butor, Michel. Correspondance: 1955-1978.Joseph K., 1996.

Peverelli, Cesare; Butor, Michel. Le Rêve de l'Ombre.Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre, 1979.

Sicard, Michel; Butor, Michel. Alechinsky dans le texte.Paris: Galilée, 1994.

Sicard, Michel; Butor, Michel. Alechinsky: Frontieres et bordures.Éditions Galilée, 1984.

Sicard, Michel; Butor, Michel. Alechinsky: Travaux d'impression.Galilée, 1964.

Sicard, Michel; Butor, Michel. Collation.L'instant perpetual, 1991.

Sicard, Michel; Butor, Michel. En marge.Paris: Orte, 1992.

Sicard, Michel; Butor, Michel. Problèmes d l'Art Contemporain à partir des travaux d'Henri Maccheroni.Paris: Christian Bourgeois, 1983.

Vecchiet, Jean-Michel; Butor, Michel. Vingt blocs de charbon.Toulouse: Éditions Ombres, 1997.

Villers, André; Butor, Michel. Picasso-Labyrinthe.Tübingen: Rive-Gauche.

Villers, André; Butor, Michel. Musique de Chambre Noire.Mougins, 1980.

Provenance

The collection was donated by the family of Elinor Miller in 2004.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence, Butor to Miller

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Michel Butor's letters to Elinor Miller from 1977 to 2004. The letters are all collages with moving pieces, images, and text. Some include family photos, invitations to exhibition openings, conference programs, collaborative postcards, and more.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, January 19, 1977
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, May 14, 1977
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 10, 1989
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, December 15, 1989
1989
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 20, 1990
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 10, 1990
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, March 4, 1991
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 9, 1991
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, September 20, 1991
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 18, 1991
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 29, 1991
1991
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 13,1992
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 20, 1992
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 9, 1992
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 9 1992
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, May 19, 1993
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, August 10, 1993
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, August 23, 1993
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, September 2, 1993
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 9, 1993
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, February 17, 1994
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 24, 1994
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, August 23, 1994
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 16, 1994
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, January 8, 1995
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, May 1, 1995
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, June 20, 1995
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, August 2, 1995
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, September 10, 1995
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 30, 1996
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 2, 1996
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 28, 1996
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 14, 1996
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, December 29, 1996
1996
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 4, 1997
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, June 17, 1997
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 16, 1997
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 12, 1997
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 19, 1997
1997
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, December 7, 1997
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, January 14, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, March 1, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 25, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, September 7 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 6, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, December 16, 1998
1998
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, March 6, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 25, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, May 16, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, June 28, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 23, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 26, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, September 17, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, November 13, 1999
1999
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, December 8, 1999
1999
Box: 2 Folder : 56 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, January 17, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 57 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, February 7, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 58 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, February 16, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 59 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 2, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 60 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 14, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 61 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, May 16, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 62 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, May 20, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 63 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 30, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 64 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, August 11, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 65 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, September 1, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 66 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 2, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 67 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 30, 2000
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 68 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, January 21, 2001
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 69 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, February 17, 2001
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 70 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, April 5, 2001
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 71 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 3, 2001
2001
Box: 2 Folder : 72 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, January 13, 2002
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 73 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, February 1, 2002
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 74 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, May 16, 2002
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 75 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, July 11, 2002
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 76 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 22, 2002
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 77 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 23, 2002
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 78 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, December 23, 2002
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 79 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, March 19, 2003
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 80 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, October 3, 2003
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 81 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, January 18, 2004
2004
Box: 2 Folder : 82 Correspondence from Michel Butor to Elinor Miller, undated fragments
undated

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Series II: Correspondence, Miller to Butor and others

Scope and Contents note

Series II is less comprehensive than Series I, as Butor donated his letters from Miller to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and Miller did not keep copies of all of her letters to Butor. This series also includes clippings and photos that Miller had intended to send along to Butor, and correspondence between Miller and various other people who have some connection to Butor.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 83 Correspondence from Elinor Miller to Michel Butor
1977/1989
Box: 2 Folder : 84 Correspondence from Elinor Miller to Michel Butor
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 85 Correspondence from Elinor Miller to Michel Butor
1991
Box: 2 Folder : 86 Correspondence from Elinor Miller to Michel Butor
1992
Box: 2 Folder : 87 Correspondence from Elinor Miller to Michel Butor
1993
Box: 2 Folder : 88 Correspondence from Elinor Miller to Michel Butor
1997
Box: 2 Folder : 89 Correspondence from Elinor Miller to Michel Butor
1998
Box: 2 Folder : 90 Correspondence between Elinor Miller and Maxime Godard
2002
Box: 2 Folder : 91 Correspondence between Elinor Miller and Lorraine Bénic
1996
Box: 2 Folder : 92 Other Correspondence to and from Elinor Miller
Various
Box: 2 Folder : 93 Correspondence from Elinor Miller - Fragments
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 94 Elinor Miller's personal file entitled "To send Butor"
undated

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Series III: Mixed Media/Collaborations

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of mixed media depicting the work of several artists with whom Butor collaborated. Miller's labeling titles have been retained. Miller wrote on these artists and their collaborations with Butor, and taught classes on them as well. There are slides, photos, photo CDs, and audiocassettes. There is also a VHS of a Butor interview.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 95 Slides: 3 Suisses
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 96 Slides: Alechinsky Traité des modernes(Balzac)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 97 Slides: Alechinsky duplicates/ Kolar Autopart
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 98 Slides: Masurovsky Pont de la machine/ Alechinsky
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 99 Slides: Bougie Entre Deux Eaux (de chance)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 100 Slides: 3 Suisses
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 101 Slides: Most of Michel Butor et ses peintres, most in duplicate
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 102 Slides: Alechinsky [see slide box]
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 103 Slides: BK
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Box: 3 Folder : 104 Slides: Canadians
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Box: 3 Folder : 105 Slides: Elinor Miller - used by Rollins paper
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Box: 3 Folder : 106 Slides: Kolar
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Box: 3 Folder : 107 Slides: Badin Jardin Catalan
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Box: 3 Folder : 108 Slides: Memory
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 109 Slides: Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 110 Slides: Kolar
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Box: 3 Folder : 111 Slides: Alechinsky - December 8, 1998
1998
Box: 3 Folder : 112 One Kolar print
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 113 Kolar prints and negatives
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 114 Slides and list: 3 Suisses
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 115 Two photo CDs of 3 Suisses
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 116 Videocassette: Michel Butor, Petite histoire de la littérature française: Entretiens avec Lucien Giraudo
2000
Box: 3 Folder : 117 Audiocassette: Butor NYU, Oct '94
1994

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Series IV: Printed Material

Scope and Contents note

The printed material included in the collection consists of secondary works and catalogs. The secondary sources are arranged alphabetically by author, the catalogs alphabetically by title.

Subseries A: Secondary Works

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 118 Book-Senninger, Claude and Jack Kolbert, Eds. L'Art de Michel Butor.New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.
1970
Box: 4 Folder : 119 "Butor." L'Arc: Revue trimestrielle. (39) 1969.
1969
Box: 4 Folder : 120 Calle-Gruber, Mireille, Ed. Butor et L'Amerique.L'Harmattan, 1998.
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 121 Calle-Gruber, Mireille and Clive Thompson, Eds. Butor Pluriel.Kingston, Ontario: Département d'Études Françaises, Queen's University, 1990
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 122 Calle-Gruber, Mireille. La Ville dans  L'Emploi du temps  de Michel Butor.Paris: Librairie A.-G. Nizet, 1995.
1995
Box: 4 Folder : 123 Calle-Gruber, Mireille. Les Métamorphoses Butor: Entretiens de Mireille Calle.Québec: Éditions Griffon d'argile, 1997.
1997
Box: 4 Folder : 124 Calle-Gruber, Mireille. "Portrait de l'artiste en Dieu Thot." New Novel Review,1:2 17-31, April 1994.
1994
Box: 4 Folder : 125 Calle-Gruber, Mireille. "Quant à l'oeuvre Butor: Entretiens avec Michel Butor, Jean Starobinski et Jean-Francois Lyotard." Revue des Sciences Humanies221, 1991.
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 126 Camarero, Jesús. Bibliographica Butoriana.Vitoria: ARTeragin, 1996.
1996
Box: 4 Folder : 127 Camarero, Jesús. "Recherces formelles: Michel Butor et la mobilité." Studies in Comparative Literature 17.
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 128 Charbonnier, Georges. Entretiens avec Michel Butor.Gallimard, 1967.
1967
Box: 4 Folder : 129 Dällenbach, Lucien. Butor aux quatre vents.Paris: José Corti, 1997.
1997
Box: 4 Folder : 130 Helbo, André. Michel Butor: vers une littérature du signe.Bruxelles: Éditions Complexe, 1975.
1975
Box: 4 Folder : 131 La Mothe, Jacques. Butor en perspective.L'Harmattan, 2002.
2002
Box: 4 Folder : 132 La Mothe, Jacques. L'Architexture du rêve: la littérature et les arts dans  Matière de rêves  de Michel Butor.Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999.
1999
Box: 4 Folder : 133 Le Sidaner, Jean-Marie. Michel Butor: Voyageur a la roue.Paris: Encre Éditions, 1979.
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 134 Lester, Cheryl. "Signifying at the Frontier." Kansas English, 80:2, 10-15, 1993.
1993
Box: 4 Folder : 135 Lydon, Mary. Perpetuum Mobile: A Study of the Novels and Aesthetics of Michel Butor.Alberta, Alberta University Press, 1980.
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 136 McWilliams, Dean. The Narratives of Michel Butor: The Writer as Janus.Ohio University Press, 1978.
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 137 Mécif, Yvan. Remanances6, 1996.
1996
Box: 4 Folder : 138 Miller, Elinor. "Approaches to the Cataract: Butor's Niagara." Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, 2:1, 33-35, 1977.
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 139 Miller, Elinor. "Butor's Beautiful Decay." Romance Notes29:1, 61-71, 1988.
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 140 Miller, Elinor. "Butor's Quadruple Fondas Serial Music."  Romance Notes24:2, 1984.
1984
Box: 4 Folder : 141 Miller, Elinor. "Introduction to Butor et ses peintres."  Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature38, 39-72, 1989. [Two Copies]
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 142 Perros, Georges. Lettres à Michel Butor. Éditions Ubacs, 1979. [Two Volumes]
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 143 Peyré, Yves. Peinture et poesie: le dialogue par le livre. Gallimard, 2002.
2002
Box: 5 Folder : 144 Raillard, Georges, Ed. Colloque de Cerisy. Paris: Union générale d'éditions, 1974.
1974
Box: 5 Folder : 145 Rogers, Michelle. "Interview avec Michel Butor." The French Review54:4, 509-517, 1984.
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 146 Roudiez, Leon S. "Michel Butor." French Fiction Revisited. Elmwood Park: Dalkey Archive Press, 1991.
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 147 Santschi, Madeline. Voyage avec Michel Butor. Lausanne: L'Age d'Homme, 1982.
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 148 Sicard, Michel, Ed. Christian Dotremont, Michel Butor: Cartes et Lettres. Paris: Galilée, 1986
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 149 Sullivan, Francoise Dupuy. "Qui parle dans Degrès?"  The French Review64:6, 956-966, 1991.
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 150 Teulon-Nouailles, Skimao and Bernard Teulon-Nouailles. Michel Butor qui êtes-vous?Lyon: La manufacture, 1988.
1988
Box: 5 Folder : 151 University of Oklahoma. "Michel Butor Conference." November 1981. [Program]
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 152 University of Oklahoma. World Literature Today: The Michel Butor Issue, 56:2, 1982.
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 153 Van Rossum-Guyon, Francoise. Le Coeur critique: Butor, Simon, Kristeva, Cixous. Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1997.
1997
Box: 5 Folder : 154 Waelti-Walters, Jennifer. Michel Butor. Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA: Rodopi,1992.
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 155 Walters, Jennifer. "Butor's Use of Literary Texts in Degrès."  PMLA88:2, 311-321, 1973.
1973

Subseries B: Catalogs

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 156 13 Artistes avec Michel Butor. Chapelle de la Visitation, salle de l'Academie Chablaisienne: Galerie Art/Espace, 1997.
1997
Box: 5 Folder : 157 22 Artistes avec Michel Butor. Médiatheque Louis Aragon, 1998.
1998
Box: 5 Folder : 158 Apesanteur. Marc Jurt, Michel Butor. [Two Copies]
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Box: 5 Folder : 159 Art and the New Novel: Parallels and Generators. Falck Gallery, 1994.
1994
Box: 5 Folder : 160 Artistes avec Michel Butor/ Butor mit Künstlern. Zürich: Collegium Helveticum, 1997.
1997
Box: 5 Folder : 161 Cent Livres du Michel Butor. Laon: Musée de Laon, 1990.
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 162 Clarbous. Centre de Développement Culturel de Foix et de l'Ariège, 1991.
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 163 Le Congrès des cuillers. Génève: Musée Barbier-Mueller, 1986.
1986
Box: 5 Folder : 164 Constellation Michel Butor. Université de Génève, 1989.
1989
Box: 5 Folder : 165 Georges Badin-Michel Butor. Galerie Berthet-Aittouarés, 2000.
2000
Box: 5 Folder : 166 Le Jardin Catalan. Ecoblade.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 167 Julius Balthazar. Art Gallery, 1990.
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 168 J.C. Prêtre. London: Brompton Gallery, 1985.
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 169 Michel Butor et ses peintres. Musée des Beaux-Arts du Havre, 1973
1973
Box: 5 Folder : 170 Oeuvres croisées fourmillement. Montpelier: Galerie Matisse, 1990.
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 171 Passage de Butor II. Montpelier: Galerie Wimmer;Bédarieux: Musée de Bédarieux, 1991.
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 172 Pi ou le cercle des roues. Galerie Phillipe Boutibonnes, 1990.
1990
Box: 5 Folder : 173 Seize et une variations d'Albert Ayme. Paris: Edition Traversiere, 1983.
1983.
Box: 5 Folder : 174 Texturasno. 2. Vittoria: 1991-92.
1991-92.
Box: 5 Folder : 175 Vieira da Silva. Lisbon: Pagine d'Arte, 1997.
1997
Box: 5 Folder : 176 William J. Jones Collections: Rimbaud-Butor at Southwest Missouri State University. St. Aubyn, F.C. Springfield, Missouri: The Friends of the SMSU Libraries, 1986. [Two Copies]
1986

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OVERSIZE Series IV: Printed Material

Scope and Contents note

The oversize objects for Series IV consist of museum catalogs arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries B: Museum Catalogs

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 177 7 and 6. New Mexico: Hoshour Gallery, 1988.
1988
Box: 6 Folder : 178 D'Après Suzanne. Prêtre, J.C. Génève: Galerie Andata/Ritorno, 1993.
1993
Box: 6 Folder : 179 Suzanne. Prêtre, J.C. Paris: La Bibliotheque des Arts, 1990
1990
Box: 6 Folder : 180 Un Jour nous construirons les pyramides. Musée Barbier Mueller, 1990.
1990

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