Faces of AUP - Marie Louise Viborel DeLamater

Marie Louise Viborel DeLamater

Contributor to the founding of ACP, wife of the founder, Director of Student Housing and the Cultural Program, Student Counselor.

Marie Louise Viborel DeLamater was born in Paris in 1925. She studied demography at the Sorbonne. She met Dr. Lloyd A. DeLamater while in the graduate program for medical library sciences at Columbia University on a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, married, and worked in Washington, DC, at the World Health Organization. She helped her husband found The American College in Paris and organized both the housing of students in French families and the Cultural Program, the latter of which she initially co-directed with Walter J. Brennan, though she later became sole director. Over the years, she led groups of students to the USSR and on ski trips. After 30 years, she retired from AUP and pursued her studies in linguistics and art history at the Sorbonne, fine arts at the Ecole d’Art de la Ville de Paris and life drawing at La Grande Chaumière, while rekindling her love of playing the piano.