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Francis Poulenc Archive Arrives at Fondren

Fondren Library announces the acquisition of the Rose Lambiotte Family Francis Poulenc Archive, consisting of original autograph musical manuscripts, signed and inscribed printed scores, autograph letters and related material. Francis Poulenc (1899–1963) was a French composer and a member of the group Les Six. He has come to be considered the greatest composer of French mélodies of the period from the 1920s until the early 1960s. The collection originates with the Lambiotte family, who were longtime personal friends of the composer.