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Henri Grégoire Papers

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Archives, Washington, D.C.


Repository: Dumbarton Oaks Archives, Washington, D.C.

Call Number: Byzantine Studies/Henri Grégoire Papers

Location: Archives 058, Byzantine Studies Vertical Files

Name of Creator(s): Albert M. Friend; Henri Grégoire; Paul J. Sachs; John S. Thacher

Title:  Henri Grégoire Papers

Inclusive Date:  ca. 1939, 1941, 1944, 1946, and 1964.

Language(s):  English, French

Quantity: 2 series housed in 2 folders



Acquisition Information: These papers came to the Dumbarton Oaks Archives in 1999.

Processing Information: These papers were inventories by James N. Carder in 1999 and processed by Mary Ferranti in 2013.

Terms of Use and Access: These papers can be used for research and publication purposes.

Physical Access: An appointment is required for access to these papers. For appointment and queries contact James N. Carder, Archivist,

Preferred Citation: Henri Grégoire Papers, Dumbarton Oaks Archives. Courtesy of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.



Henri Grégoire (1881–1964) was a Belgian Byzantine historian. He was professor of history at the Université libre de Bruxelles, and in 1938, he taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where he remained during the Second World War, teaching at the École libre des hautes etudes at the New School. During 1938 – 39, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss invited Grégoire to lecture at Dumbarton Oaks (“Constantine and his Period as seen in the Monuments”). He again gave four lectures at Dumbarton Oaks, including on March 7, 1941, “On the Eve of the Crucades: The Chanson de Roland and Byzantium” (see Grégoire died in Brussels on September 28, 1964.



The Henri Grégoire Papers contain correspondence, a ca. 1939 typescript of notes for a lecture, “Constantine and his Period as seen in his Monuments,” and miscellaneous papers. See also: Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev (1867–1953): Research Papers.


Collection Inventory and Description

Series 1: Henri Grégoire Papers: Correspondence and Miscellaneous


Albert M. Friend (1946)

Henri Grégoire (1941–1944)

Paul J. Sachs (1941)

John S. Thacher (1944)


Mortimer Graves, "Memorandum on Employment of Professor Henri Grégoire of the University of Brussels," undated, typescript;

Memorandum for Professor Sachs, undated, typescript;

Grégoire address in New York City;

Invoice, May 28, 1946;

Check stub, 1946;

Mediaeval Academy of America, Grégoire's death announcement, 1964.

Series 2: Henri Grégoire Papers: Lecture Notes

A ca. 1939 typescript of notes for a lecture, “Constantine and his Period as seen in his Monuments” 2 copies.

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