‘Hervé’ wasn’t his real name. It was given to him when he joined the Resistance. As a young man, he was politically committed, courageous, adventurous and free. After the war, he led a simple life and worked hard. The body of work that he produced continues to be of great interest.
Recognition came late, but he retained his modesty and moral code. He was awarded the Legion d’Honneur. I only knew him at the end of his life. He was a quiet man. Papers, scissors, folders, dividers, sorters, signature books, bookmarks, labels, pens, pencils, markers and highlighters, paper clips, staples, mints and colored tape are the office accessories Hervé used to organize the enormous amount of documents he had accumulated over the course of his career.