Thirteen personal letters written by the French immigrant Antoine Garrigues de Flaujac, mostly directed to his mother in France. The letters describe his experiences in Haiti and the Caribbean (1803-04) and in the area around New Orleans, Louisiana (1804-07).
Collection contains print documents, manuscripts, printed receipts, and legal paperwork related to burial regulations, finances, institutions, and burial affairs in France between 1668 and 1888. Print documents on pre-Revolutionary burial regulations issued by Louis XVI, his spokesman Omer Joly de Fleury, and his parliament are represented.
Collection also includes print and manuscript documents concerned with the founding and management of the Entreprise Générale des Inhumations. Central figures represented are Parisian civil servants Nicolas Frochot and Luc-Clement Bobee, as well as Etienne Mejan, Hugues-Bernard Maret, and Joseph-Marie Portalis. Represented peripherally are Archbishop-Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Belloy and Emperor Napoleon I. A substantial manuscript ledger, drafted in the course of a thorough financial audit of the Entreprise's expenditures, provides details regarding the costs and scope of burial practices. Details include: mortality rates, currency exchange rates, weight unit conversion rates, transportation costs, horse-management expenses, rat-extermination practices, and precise descriptions of company uniforms for pallbearers and other company assistants. The documents provide a picture of advanced managerial centralization that typified the Napoleonic state.
Printed receipts and legal paperwork from the mid-to-late 19th century (range 1831-1890; bulk 1887) are also included. They concern individual inhumations, exhumations, and land concessions. The most complete sub-collection revolves around the burial of Marie Soret, mother of Emile Soret, a little-known portraitist from Metz, perhaps related to the Ecole de Metz movement (1834-1870). Included is a manuscript receipt from the officiating priest of the service and an earlier, seemingly unrelated letter of recommendation from the Metz commissioner of police on Soret's behalf. The geographic range includes Vienne in the southern region of Isere in France and Brabant in Belgium.
Collection of printed telegrams and manuscript revisions of the French Havas news agency. Telegrams focus on Spanish citizens and refugees during the Spanish Civil War in Spain, Mexico, and South America.
The correspondence and other papers of the American Lenore Mooney (1859-1941), dating especially from her time as a relief worker in Paris during World War I. There are many letters to Mooney from French soldiers and others victimized by the war, as well as a substantial correspondence with nephew Charles E. Bayly, Jr., an ambulance driver with the American Field Service who subsequently served as sous-lieutenant in the French army.
Four manuscript documents relating to the battle at Cap Français in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, 20-23 June 1793. All the documents are written by or to the Marquis de Sercey, a French rear admiral, aboard Éole in Cap Français harbor.
ARTFL (Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) is a full text database of classical French works, including political tracts, literary works, technical treatises, correspondence, treatises, and more that cover from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
Primary sources related to law, history, and diplomacy. French-related documents include the Potsdam Conference Proceedings, the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, the Franco-German Armistice and the NATO Treaty.
Features an interactive map with a fully searchable database, allowing users to search for militant networks and cultural sites on French territory. It displays the geographical location of associations, activist groups and cultural venues, and also provides detailed information on the different groups or places of memory, such as their history, goals and objectives, their websites, their contact details, articles about, and their connections with other militants.
This collection comprises correspondence, studies and reports, cables, maps, and other kinds of documents related to U.S. consular activities. U.S. Consulates were listening posts reporting on the activities of the French colonial government and the activities of the native peoples. Highlights include the beginning of an anti-colonial movement and problems along the Moroccan-Algerian border.
This digital collection contains the key research sources of the French Revolution. The archive is based around the Archives parlementaires and the image corpus known as the Images de la Revolution française.
Digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France that contains approximately 2 million freely accessible books, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, magazines, photographs, maps, posters. sound recordings, and more.
Digitized revolutionary journals from 1834 and 1835. Includes: L’Echo de la Fabrique, L’Indicateur, Le Nouvel Echo de la Fabrique, L’Echo des Travailleurs, La Tribune Prolétaire, and L’Union des Travailleurs.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions. It includes a section for French language cinema and also offers access to documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Collections include titles from the DEFA Film Library, ArtMattan Films, HBO, Frameline, Ruscico, Pragda, BBC, Flicker Alley, National Film Board of Canada, First Run Features, Cinema Libre Studio, New Day Films, and the Criterion Collection/Janus Films.