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Gilbert Sigaux (1918-1982) was an author, translator, professor of theater history at the Conservatoire national d'art dramatique in Paris, and secretary of the Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques. Over many years, Sigaux gathered an enormous personal library of play texts, books, and other valuable documents on the theater.
The Gilbert Sigaux Collection contains about 6,000 volumes, including monographs, theater journals, and primary texts, as well as almost 75,000 items on authors, directors, actors, and theaters. These files contain such items as press clippings, programs, publicity releases, Sigaux's personal notes, and articles from journals.
"The collection represents," according to Dan M. Church, Emeritus Professor of French,
"the single most valuable resource for research on theater in France in the twentieth century."