Yvan Craipeau Papers
Total size 0.37 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Born in Roche-sur-Yon (Vendeé), France 1911, died in Paris 2001; Trotskyist activist; joined a Trotskyist group in Paris in 1929; became leader of Trotskyist periodicals and youth groups and personal secretary of Trotsky 1935; was involved in the Parti Communiste Internationaliste (PCI) of which he was general secretary 1946-1948; separated with his tendancy from the PCI in 1948; became teacher in Guadeloupe from 1951-1954; from 1954 he participated in several left-wing communist groups; wrote several books on Trotskyism.
Correspondence 1962, 1970-2001; manuscripts of articles and books 1961, 1968-1970, 1984, 1994-2001; documents concerning a history project in Taverny about the people of Taverny during the Revolution of 1789, including two letters of the Revolutionary period; prints of articles by Craipeau.