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Archives of Père Castor

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
Collection ID: 
2016-59

The 'Père Castor' Archives were methodically built by Paul Faucher, founder of the Père Castor, until his death in 1967. It includes documents for its beginnings as a bookseller at Flammarion (1921) but mostly documents for the design, manufacture and distribution of the collection "Les albums du Père Castor" (1931-1967). This corpus, made up of very diverse forms and media (notes, correspondence, illustrations, prints, recordings, photographs, drawings ...), includes educational reflection materials that have gradually led to the collaborative creation, collaborative but highly structured and thoughtful, from what is better known under the name of "Les albums du Père Castor". These children’s books which Russian , German, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Swedish, Belgian and French designers have collaborted, are now considered to be classics of the children literature, and have been translated into twenty languages. These books and educational games designed by the Atelier du Père Castor, made efficient and accessible to the greatest number, the theoretical knowledge of teachers of the movement of the New Education.

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© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne, Médiatheque intercommunale du Pére Castor, Quipic, cover
Quipic, cover
© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne, Médiatheque intercommunale du Pére Castor

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© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne, Couple of Kingfishers
Couple of Kingfishers
© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne

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© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne, Blanket. A river passes a village and forest.
Blanket. A river passes a village and forest.
© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne

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© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne, The family table at breakfast
The family table at breakfast
© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne

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© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne, In class. Round with a teacher.
In class. Round with a teacher.
© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne

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© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne, Paul Faucher, students, busy drawing.
Paul Faucher, students, busy drawing.
© Editions Gallimard, Communaute de communes Briance-Sud Haute-Vienne
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