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Louis Feutren Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0210 FEUTREN

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Title: Louis Feutren Collection

Short title: Feutren, Louis, collection

Dates of creation: [1910s]-2008

Level of description: Fonds.

Extent and medium: 7 boxes (0.084 cubic metres)

Name of creator(s): Louis Feutren; Neven Henaff (Célestin Lainé); Alan Heusaff.

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history:

CONTENT

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.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: French, Breton, English and German.

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 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records bequeathed to NLW have been retained apart from a few duplicates and blank postcards.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequest by Louis Feutren, October 2010.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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).

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: $b 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).

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

Date(s) of description: October 2011.


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Brittany (France) | History | 20th century

Feutren, Louis, | 1922-2009 | Archives

Henaff, Neven, | d. 1983 | Archives

Heusaff, Alan | 1921-1999 | Archives

Nationalism | France | Brittany

Nationalists | France | Brittany

Political refugees | Ireland

World War, 1939-1945 | Collaborationists | France | Brittany

Personal names

Feutren, Louis, 1922-2009

Henaff, Neven, d. 1983

Heusaff, Alan, 1921-1999

Corporate names

Waffen-SS | Bretonische Waffenverband

Places