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Collection on Désiré Despradelle

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0695

Scope and Contents

Materials in the Collection on Désiré Despradelle date from 1873 to 1913. The collection comprises an scrapbook (104 pages) including paper items, paper labels and photographs. The collection also includes articles and pamphlets about Despradelle.


  • 1873 - 1913


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.

Biographical Note

Désiré Despradelle was born in Chaumont, France, in 1862. He was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts at age twenty, educated in the atelier of Jean-Louis Pascal, and obtained his diploma in 1886. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1889.

In 1893, Despradelle moved to Boston, accepting a position as professor of design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he served until his death in 1912.


1 Cubic Feet (2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Processing Information note

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

Preliminary Inventory to the Collection on Désiré Despradelle
Data Entry In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 October 18: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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