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Marie Christiansen Mengers was born in 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in Orono, Maine. She was a professor of French at the University of Maine from 1947 until her death in 1965. Mengers was educated at the University of Nebraska, Wellesley College, Columbia University, and the University of Toulouse, France. She attended summer sessions at Harvard and Chicago Universities. Her doctoral dissertation was on the life of French symbolist poet Henri de Régnier. Before coming to UMaine, she taught at the University of Nebraska, the University of Wisconsin, and Queens College in Flushing, N.Y.

The collection includes correspondence, research notes, and lectures relating to the French poet Henri de Régnier (1864-1936). Correspondents include Jacques de Lacretelle, Claude Debussy, George Duhamel, and Henri de Régnier. Also included are copies of Mengers's M.A. and Ph.D. theses, an index to her Ph.D. thesis, unpublished manuscripts, and a copy of her book of poetry Nothing but Song.

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Education, Languages and Literature



Size of Collection

2 boxes, 1 half-size box

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Manuscript Number

UA RG 0011.025

Mengers (Marie Christiansen) Papers, 1930-1962

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