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    CRL’s collection related to France is particularly strong in newspapers, official gazettes, legislative debates, and other government publications. Foreign government sets include despatches and correspondence from U.S. consuls and the U.K. Foreign Office. CRL also has extensive collections of pamphlets and publications relating to the revolutions in France. French literature and drama (particularly 17th–19th centuries) are also well represented. The references below feature many of the strengths of CRL’s holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in the CRL catalog, as well as digital versions of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm where available. Collecting in this area continues through the purchase programs.

    Ancien Régime

    French Political Pamphlets, 1560-1653
    Newberry Library; Welsh, Doris V.
    Microphoto Division, Bell & Howell Co.
    1560–1653

    Set of 27 microfilm reels reproducing the collection in the Newberry Library. The set includes ephemeral materials that reflect the politics of a period of religious wars and the establishment of the absolute monarchy.

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    Repertoire Chronologique et Analytique des Arrêts du Conseil des Dépêches, 1611-1710
    France. Conseil des depeches
    Service international de microfilms
    1611–1710
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    French Revolution (1789-1799)

    Ambassadorial and secret service reports on revolutionary and Napoleonic France
    Great Britain. Public Record Office
    Harvester Press
    1781–86

    CRL owns part I of this set (PRO class FO 27, volumes 120), covering 178186.

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    Collection de Documents Inédits Sur l'Histoire Économique de la Révolution Française
    IDC (Brill)
    1789–92

    This is a microfiche collection of printed documents on the social and economic conditions prevalent in France preceding and during the revolution of 1789. These documents were assembled by eminent historians and published in Paris, 190653. The documents include the “cahiers de doleances,” the minutes of committees on agriculture and commerce from 1789 to 1792, the “Biens Nationaux.”

    CRL owns the first collection (1906-1952) of the "French Revolution" set from IDC (Brill). 

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    French Revolution: Critical and Historical Literature
    Falls City Microfilm

    A microfilm set based on a number of bibliographies: this is a continuing project with shipments of microfilm received periodically. Individual titles are analyzed, and records appear in CRL’s online catalog.

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    French Revolutionary Materials, Maclure Collection, University of Pennsylvania
    Maclure, William, 1763-1840.
    Research Publications

    Microfilm of Maclure’s collection, consisting of materials arranged in order by subject, about electoral, judicial, educational, and administrative topics, as well as commercial, fiscal, agricultural, colonial, and technical questions and all aspects of the revolutionary period. Many serials are included.

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    Paris Pendant la Réaction Thermidorienne et Sous le Directoire
    F.A. (François-Alphonse) Aulard
    Cerf
    1794–99

    Microfiche of documents printed from July 28, 1794, to Nov 10, 1799, and assembled by eminent historians from 1883 to 1923. The documents are from the series Collection de documents relatifs à l'histoire de Paris pendant la Révolution français.

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    Government publications

    Annuaire Statistique de la France
    Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques
    Imprimerie nationale; Presses universitaires de France
    1933–65
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    Journal Officiel de la République Française
    1789–

    The Journal Officiel is the official gazette of France. It appears daily, except for Mondays and holidays and contains texts of national laws and decrees, important administrative orders and proclamations, and parliamentary debates and committee reports. After 1881, the Journal was published in several parts: 1.) Lois et Decrets; 2.) Debats Parlementaires, which contains A. Senat, and B. the Assemblee Nationale; 3.) Documents Administratifs; 4.) Impressions; 5.) Avis et Rapports du Conseil Economique et Social. The indexes (Tables) are published annually. All of CRL's holdings of the Journal Officiel are cataloged.

    • Gazette nationale, ou le Moniteur universel. May 1789–1810 (#12018082)
    • Moniteur Universel. 1811–68
    • France. Journal officiel de l'Empire Française. 1868–Sept. 4, 1870
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Sept. 5, 1870–1920
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Lois et decrets. [A. Senat]. 1921–73 (The holdings for Jan. 4, 1941–August 25, 1944, when the French capital was at Vichy, are incomplete.)
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Debats parlementaires. [B] Assemblee nationale. Nov. 29, 1946–72
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Debats parlementaires. [B] Chambre des deputes. 1921–July 10, 1940
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Debats parlementaires. [B] Conseil de la Republique. 1946–58
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Debats parlementaires. [B] Senat. 1921-July 10, 1940, Dec. 10, 1958–1970
    • France. Assemblee national, 1871-1942. Chambre des deputes. [C] Debats parlementaires. 1881–1920
    • France. Assemblee national, 1871-1942. Chambre des deputes. [C] Documents parlementaires. 1881–1938, and index
    • France. Assemblee national, 1871-1942. Senat. [C] Debats parlementaires. 1881–1920, and index
    • France. Assemblee national, 1871-1942. Senat. [C] Documents parlementaires. 1881–1920, and index
    • France. Assemblee consultative provisoire, 1943-1945. [C] Documents. Nov. 7, 1944–Aug. 3, 1945, and index
    • France. Assemblee national constituante, 1945-1946. [C] Documents. Nov. 6, 1945–Apr. 26, 1946
    • France. Assemblee national constituante, June-Oct. 1946. [C] Documents. June 11–Oct. 5, 1946, and index
    • France. Parlement (1946- ) Assemblee national. [C] Documents parlementaires. Nov. 28, 1946–June 3, 1958, and index
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Debats parlementaires. [C] Conseil de la Republique. Dec. 25, 1946–Oct. 4, 1958, and index
    • France. Parlement (1946- ) Conseil de la Republique. [C] Documents parlementaires. Dec. 24, 1946–Sept. 26, 1957, and index
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Edition des documents de l'Assemblee national. [C] Annee. Apr. 26, 1960–May 23, 1969, and index
    • France. Journal Officiel. Documents de l'Assemblee national. [C] May 23, 1969–Mar. 23, 1971
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Avis et rapports du Conseil economique. [E] June 1947–May 1959, and index
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Avis et rapports du Conseil economique et social. [E] Dec. 1959–1973
    • France. Journal officiel de la France libre. Lois et decrets. Jan. 20, 1941–July 14, 1942, and index
    • France. Journal officiel de la France combattante. Lois et decrets. Aug. 28, 1942–Sept. 16, 1943, and index
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. June 10, 1943–Aug. 1944
    • France. Journal officiel de la Republique Française. Table. 1871–1970
    Ministère des Affaires Étrangères. Archives diplomatiques
    France. Ministere des Affaires Étrangeres.
    Paris: Service international de microfilms
    1770–1860

    CRL has acquired scattered holdings of archives of the French Foreign Ministry, including the Correspondence Angleterre for 177089 [catalog record], a considerable amount of diplomatic and consular correspondence with parts of northern Italy for the first half of the 19th century, and selected correspondence with other countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

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    July Revolution (1830)

    Les Révolutions du XIXe siècle
    Editions d'Histoire Sociale
    July 1830–April 1834

    Facsimile reprint of 479 pamphlets published from July 1830 to April 1834 during the French Revolution.

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    Napoleonic Era (1799-1815)

    Anti-Napoleonische Pamphlete
    Schöwerling, Rainer
    Georg Olms Verlag
    1813–15

    Collection comes from the Corvey Library (Fürstlichen Bibliothek Corvey) and consists of German-language pamphlets critical of Napoléon. These pamphlets in prose and verse, written from 1813 to 1815, offer an interesting glimpse of German sentiment toward this giant in French and European history.

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    Les Enquêtes des Préfets de l'Empire
    Hachette/Clearwater
    1795–1815

    This set reproduces about 30,000 pages of local statistical studies compiled between 1795 and 1815.

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    Post-1944 political parties

    Compt-Rendu Sténographiques des Congreś Nationaux
    Mouvement républicain populaire. Congrès national
    1944–60

    CRL holds the proceedings and various miscellaneous publications issued in conjunction with the 1st17th congresses (194460).

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    Compte Rendu Sténographique des Congreś Nationaux
    Parti republicain radical et radical-socialiste. Congres national.
    Service international de microfilm
    1945-1962

    Microfilm includes the proceedings of the Petit congres of 1944 and 36e-59e congres, 1945–62.

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    Revolution of 1848

    Collection on the Revolution of 1848 in France. Newspapers

    CRL has microfilm of 134 newspaper titles published during the French Revolution of 1848. The individual titles are listed in CRL’s online catalog.

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    Newspapers of the French Revolution of 1848 from the British Library...
    British Library
    Primary Source Microfilm
    1848

    Collection of over 400 newspapers published in France during the 1848 revolution.

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    Pamphlets and Periodicals Relating to the French Revolution of 1848
    1848

    CRL has microfilm of 47 periodical titles and 71 pamphlets published in Paris during the Revolution of 1848. The individual titles are listed in CRL Catalog.

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