For works about Paris use the subject heading “Paris” paying attention to the multitude of sub-headings, such as “Paris--architecture,” “Paris--American Literature,” “Paris France--history,” “Paris France--expatriate…,” “Paris France—description and travel,” “Paris France description views,” “Paris France in literature,” “Paris France—intellectual life—20th c,” “Rive gauche Paris…”
Search for works by a person (author search) or about a person (subject search). Pay attention to sub-headings: archives, correspondence, diaries, pamphlets, periodicals, personal narratives, personal observations, pictorial works, sources, as these indicate primary sources.
Keyword searches combining a writer or author’s name with various (French) words in the titles of the works such as letters, sound recording(s), voice(s), interviews, correspondence, diaries, photographs, works, memories, memoires, lettre(s), journals, correspondance, entrevue(s), oeuvre(s), ecrits, for example, also yield primary sources. Keyword searches such as “Paris and (pict* or illus*),” are also useful; in this case, to find works with illustrations.
Pay attention to the title words, because the L.C. sub-headings are not always employed.
Here are some subject headings that should prove useful:
American literature—France—Paris—history and criticism
Authors, American—homes and haunts—France—Paris
Literature publishing—France—Paris—history—20th c.
Paris (France)—intellectual life—20th c.
Paris (France)—social life and customs—20th c.
Rive gauche (Paris, France)—intellectual life