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Collection Number: 11039

Collection Title: Amory Thomas-Jimeno Papers, 1960-2000

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Size About 250 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract Amory Thomas-Jimeno was a French novelist and short story writer who lived in Bern, Switzerland. In addition to works of fiction, she also wrote literary studies and biographical essays. Thomas-Jimeno was born in 1932 in France; was married to Juan Jimeno, a biochemist and painter; and died 30 September 2004. The collection includes photocopies of typescripts of works by Amory Thomas-Jimeno and publications, correspondence, audio cassettes, videotapes, and photographs. Included is a long letter dated February 1984 in which Thomas-Jimeno discussed the progress of her literary career and the influence of various writers, particularly Andre Maurois and Ernest Hemingway, on her work. Also included are audio cassettes and videotapes relating to Colette, Andre Maurois, and others. Photographs are chiefly of Thomas-Jimeno and family members. All materials are in French.
Creator Thomas-Jimeno, Amory, 1932-
Language French.
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Restrictions to Access
RESTRICTED: Use of audio cassettes or videotapes may required production of listening or viewing copies.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Amory Thomas-Jimeno of Bern, Switzerland, via Stirling Haig, Romance Languages Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in May 1988 and January 1991, and from Mrs. Stirling Haig in March 1998 (Acc. 98056) and June 2001 (Acc. 98978).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Amory Thomas-Jimeno was a French novelist and short story writer who lived in Bern, Switzerland. In addition to works of fiction, she also wrote literary studies and biographical essays. Thomas-Jimeno was born in 1932 in France; was married to Juan Jimeno, a biochemist and painter; and died 30 September 2004.

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The collection includes photocopies of typescripts of works by novelist and short story writer Amory Thomas-Jimeno, who was born in France and lives in Bern, Switzerland, and publications, correspondence, audio cassettes, videotapes, and photographs. Included is a long letter dated February 1984 in which Thomas-Jimeno discussed the progress of her literary career and the influence of various writers, particularly Andre Maurois and Ernest Hemingway, on her work. Also included are audio cassettes and videotapes relating to Colette, Andre Maurois, and others. Photographs are chiefly of Thomas-Jimeno and family members. All materials are in French.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Original Deposit, 1960-1984 and undated.

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About 200 items.

Writings, correspondence, audio cassettes, pictures, and other material of Amory Thomas-Jimeno. The writings are printed copies of works by Thomas-Jimeno. The correspondence consists almost entirely of letters from Thomas-Jimeno to Judy and Stirling Haig of Chapel Hill, N.C. Many articles, pictures, and other items were enclosed with the letters and are filed with them. There are also a few letters from Stirling Haig to Thomas-Jimeno. Audio cassettes include one entitled "La Source" (1992) and four labeled "Amory Pour Andre Maurois" (1987). Photographs are of Thomas-Jimeno; her husband, Juan Jimeno; and Clothilde and Jeremy Thomas. Many other pictures were enclosed with letters and may be found in the correspondence files. All materials are in French.

Audiocassette C-10039/4

"La source" (1992) #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." C-10039/4

Audiocassette C-10039/5-8

C-10039/5

C-10039/6

C-10039/7

C-10039/8

"Pour Andre Maurois" (1987) #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." C-10039/5-8

Folder 8

Writings: Le 82 du mois de sarm #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 8

Folder 9

Writings: Lucie #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 9

Folder 10

Writings: La mort des oiseaux #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 10

Folder 11

Writings: La noce #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 11

Folder 12

Writings: La Pierre d'oubli #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 12

Folder 13

Writings: Additional copies #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 13

Folder 14

Writings: "Schubertiade" (1982) #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 14

Folder 15

Writings: Cahiers de l'encyclopedie du monde actuel #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 15

Folder 16

Writings: Intervalles (February 1986), containing "Coeur de Pierre" #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 16

Folder 17

Correspondence, 1974-1979 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 17

Folder 18

Correspondence, 1980-1981 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 18

Folder 19

Correspondence, 1982-1983 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 19

Folder 20

Correspondence, 1984-1989 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 20

Folder 21

Correspondence, 1990-1994 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 21

Folder 22

Correspondence, 1995 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 22

Folder 23

Correspondence, 1996-1997 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 23

Folder 24

Articles about Anne-Marie Wimmer #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 24

Folder 25

Other items #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 25

Folder 1/P-11039

Pictures of Amory Thomas-Jimeno, 1974-1983; her husband, Juan Jimeno, 1981-1983; and photocopies of pictures of Clothilde and Jeremy Thomas, 1987-1988. #11039, Subseries: "Addition of March 1998 (Acc. 98056), 1974-1997." Folder 1/P-11039

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About 20 items.

Correspondence is chiefly between Juan and Amory Thomas-Jimeno and the Haigs. A number of photographs are enclosed with the letters. The audio cassette is of "Le voyage d'ete," recorded in 1983, but done for the 1982 "Schutbertiade"; the videotapes are two copies of "Oeuvres pour oeuvres, dons pour dons," recorded by Juan and Amory Thomas-Jimeno in 1995 for Racine on Swiss television.

Audiocassette C-10039/9

"Le voyage d'ete" #11039, Subseries: "Addition of June 2001 (Acc. 98978), 1983-2000." C-10039/9

Videotape VT-10039/1-2

VT-10039/1

VT-10039/2

"Oeuvres pour oeuvres, dons pour dons" #11039, Subseries: "Addition of June 2001 (Acc. 98978), 1983-2000." VT-10039/1-2

Folder 26

Correspondence, 1998-2000 #11039, Subseries: "Addition of June 2001 (Acc. 98978), 1983-2000." Folder 26

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Processing Information

Additions received after December 1990 have not been integrated into the original deposit.

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