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Denoeu, François, 1898-1975

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1898 - 1975

François Denoeu was born in 1898. He graduated from the Sorbonne in 1928, and passed the Agregation D'Anglais that same year. From 1928 to 1929, Denoeu worked as a Professor of English at the Lycee de Saint Quentin in France. He was hired by Dartmouth College as a visiting lecturer in French in 1929, and became assistant professor in 1934. He received an honorary degree from Dartmouth in 1938, and was made a full professor that same year. He took a leave of absence in 1939, to join the French infantry as a captain. After his demobilization he was called to the US Armed Forces Institute in 1943, where, as a civilian member of the Information and Education Division, he wrote Army manuals in French and made phonographic recordings to accompany them. He returned to Dartmouth in the 1940's and retired with Emeritus status in 1963. Prof. Denoeu is the author of twenty-five books ranging from novels, history non-fiction, poetry, and drama to books on French language and literature. For thirty years he worked on a comprehensive American French dictionary. He died on January 8, 1975 at the age of 76 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Francois Denoeu papers

ML-24
 Collection
Identifier: ML-24
Overview François Denoeu (1898-1975), writer. Consist of correspondence, manuscripts, research material, photographs, audio reels and newspaper clippings related to his published works and his personal life.