Guide to the Philippe David papers and photograph album M2058

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: French
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Philippe David papers and photograph album
Creator: David, Philippe, 1894-
Identifier/Call Number: M2058
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1920-1946
Language of Material: Material primarily in French.

Biographical / Historical

Philippe David was a colonial administrator in French Syria and Lebanon from 1920-1946. Born in Dijon (Cote d'Or) on July 7, 1894, he wed Marthe Marie Antoinette Chevoit in Beirut on September 22, 1922. In 1923 his Paris University dissertation, "Un Gouvernement Arabe à Damas: Le Congrès Syrien," was published. He served over 6 years in Aleppo and 20 years in Beirut. He held several different roles over the years, including Chef du Bureau du Contieux, Rapporteur du Conseil d'Enquete (1922), acting Secretaire General de la Delegation de France au Levant (1945), and Conseiller de la Délégation Générale, Administrateur en Chef des Colonies, Directeur du Personnel et du Materiel (1946).

Scope and Contents

This archive contains Philippe David's files during most of the period he served in Syria and Lebanon, and covers the early period leading up to the French Mandate from the League of Nations through the war period up until his repatriation in 1946. Includes personal papers, correspondence, newspapers, magazines, photographs, documents related to David's career, documents realted to government and politics, press articles, photographs, and other material.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Philippe David papers and photograph album (M2058). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Syria -- History -- French occupation, 1918-1946
Syria -- Politics and government
David, Philippe, 1894-
History Revealed

box 1, folder 1

Papiers personnels

box 1, folder 2

Correspondance personnelle

box 1, folder 3

Newspapers and magazines

box 1, folder 4

Memoires du General Catroux in Le Figaro, 1940-1944

box 1, folder 5

Beyrouth - etudes legislatives

box 1, folder 6


box 1, folder 7

Novels from L. Deangeli

box 1, folder 8

Syrie - Aleppo, 1931

box 1, folder 9

Rappels historiques par Phillipe David

box 2, folder 1

Correspondence, 1921-1940

box 2, folder 2

Beyrouth, 1926

box 2, folder 3

Policy in Syria, September 12, 1939-February 22, 1941

box 2, folder 4

Bulletin d' Information de la Delegation d'Alep, July 7, 1941

box 2, folder 5

Services speciaux du Levant, 1941 and Delegation d'Alep

box 2, folder 6

Elections in Lebanon, 1943

box 2, folder 7

Confidential documents, 1941-1944

box 2, folder 8

Philippe David's career, 1932-1946

box 2, folder 9

Maps from newspapers, 1939-1942 [?]

box 2, folder 10

Memories of General Weygand

box 2, folder 11

Memories of Marechal Petain, published in newspaper

box 2, folder 12

Memories of the General Guderian, published in newspapers

box 2, folder 13

Memories of Marechal Petain, published in newspapers

box 2, folder 14

Newspaper articles (French)

box 2, folder 15

Newspapers in Arabic language

box 2, folder 16

Other copies of the novels found in box 1 folder 7

box 2, folder 17

Photographs of Philippe David

flat-box 3, folder 1

Décoration de “Commandeur de l’étoile de la Grande Comore” May, 26th 1949 for Mr. David

flat-box 3

Photograph album: Deir-ez-zor, Abou-Kemal, [Syria] 1933-1934