Fonds GB 0210 FEUTREN - Louis Feutren Collection,

Identity area

Reference code

GB 0210 FEUTREN

Title

Louis Feutren Collection,

Date(s)

  • [1910s]-2008 / (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

7 boxes (0.084 cubic metres)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Louis Feutren; Ireland; Bequest; October 2010

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of the Breton nationalist Louis Feutren (1922-2009), together with papers of two fellow nationalists accumulated by him, Neven Henaff (Célestin Lainé, 1908-1983), and Alan Heusaff (1921-1999). All three were prominent members of the Breton collaborationist force 'Bezen Perrot' formed in December 1943, and all three eventually fled to Ireland sometime after the Second World War. Some of the papers relate to the activities of 'Bezen Perrot', but most are later personal papers.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records bequeathed to NLW have been retained apart from a few duplicates and blank postcards..

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW in six series: Louis Feutren papers; Neven Henaff (Célestin Lainé) papers; Alan Heusaff papers; Bezen Perrot; press cuttings and photocopies of articles; and miscellaneous and unidentified letters.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply. Copyright of papers at NLW identified as those written by Louis Feutren is held by NLW. The autobiography of Alan Heusaff (3/1) cannot be reproduced without the permission of Alan Heusaff's daughter, Ms Kintilla Heusaff.

Language of material

  • French
  • Breton
  • English
  • German

Script of material

Language and script notes

French, Breton, English and German (see file level descriptions for further details).

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Seven cassettes containing war recollections of Louis Feutren, Neven Henaff (Célestin Lainé) and Alan Heusaff, in French, English and Breton, have been transferred to the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales at NLW. A further group of papers of Louis Feutren, referred to as the 'Bezen Perrot Archives' by Daniel Leach, are believed to have been transferred to the University of Western Brittany, Brest, c. 2008.

Related descriptions

Publication note

Daniel Leach, 'Bezen Perrot: The Breton nationalist unit of the SS, 1943-5', Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies, Vol. 4 (available online, http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol4/4_1/leach_4_1.html, viewed October 2011); Daniel Leach, Fugitive Ireland. European Minority Nationalists and Irish Political Asylum, 1937-2008 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009).

Notes area

Note

Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number

vtls006174441

Access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Daniel Leach, 'Bezen Perrot: The Breton nationalist unit of the SS, 1943-5', Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies, Vol. 4 (available online, http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol4/4_1/leach_4_1.html, viewed October 2011); Daniel Leach, Fugitive Ireland. European Minority Nationalists and Irish Political Asylum, 1937-2008 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009); George Broderick, University of Mannheim, The Breton Movement and the German Occupation 1940-44 - Alan Heusaff and Bezen Perrot: A case study (available online); October 2011.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description:

Accession area