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French Studies: Research Collections

Electronic Collections

Rare Book & Manuscript Collections

The Penn Library Rare Book & Manuscript Library possesses a deep and diverse range of French language materials, much of it divided into separate collections. The French Culture Class Collection documents print culture from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. The Pamphlets of the French Revolution contains over 1,000 items. The Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair is described on its own web page and includes online video and audio features. The Maclure Collection contains some 20,000 pamphlets published in France between approximately 1788 and 1802 and is also available in a microfilm set of 371 reels at Microfilm 1927. Among individual titles is a nearly complete run of Illustration (1843-1944).

Microform Collections