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Archives Unbound: French Studies

The Penn Libraries recently completed their Archives Unbound collections in French Studies. The following microfilm-turned-digital resource sets are part of this category within the greater Archives Unbound database:

Mercure de France, 1672-1810–An influential periodical, which promised in its first issue to chronicle the activities of luminaries in metropolitan Paris, in the French provinces, and abroad, and to offer good literature to lovers of novels and stories.

European Colonialism in the Early 20th Century: French Colonialism in Africa: From Algeria to Madagascar, 1910-1930

Actes royaux français, 1256-1794 = (French Royal Acts, 1256-1794). Approximately 16,000 pamphlets covering information on the legislative history and governance of France, as well as other aspects of French life.


Journaux de la Révolution de 1848 = Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848. The Revolution of 1848 caused the final collapse of monarchy in France. The social and political upheavals of this period are detailed in this unique collection of newspapers and periodicals–an essential resource for understanding modern European history.

La France pendant la guerre 1939-1945 : résistance et journaux de Vichy = Voices from wartime France 1939-1945 : clandestine resistance and Vichy. Providing perspectives from both the Vichy government and the resistance movement, this unique collection constitutes the sum of the French press that actually reached Britain during the Occupation of 1940-44

L’Affaire Dreyfus, son influence dans la cré́ation de la France moderne = The Dreyfus affair in the making of modern France.  1894-1908. This set represents reproductions of the originals from Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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