Finding French and Francophone Special Collections

Coordinator:  Collection Development Working Group

This project has created and will sustain a database and map of very strong French and Francophone collections at institutions in the United States and Canada. The initial database was compiled by Anne-Charlotte Pivot, an intern from ENSSIB in 2017.  Anne-Charlotte prepared a detailed explanation of the rationale behind the project and how to best use the database, which is available in both English and French.

Featured: Bibliothèque Bleue

CIFNAL is collaborating with the University of Chicago to add text-searching and analysis capabilities to Bibliothèque Bleue, a collection of fiction, popularized histories, and advice manuals printed in France in the 17th to the early 19th centuries.