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Paris Between the Wars: Bodies of Primary Sources

This is a guide to researching Paris between World Wars I and II, particularly from historical and literary perspectives.

Bodies of Primary Sources


Gallica is a free online database of some 70,000 French texts and 80,000 images created by the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, chosen from its own and other French collections. Contains literature, history, science, philosophy, law, economic and political science materials. Some 1250 of the works can be word searched within the texts.

Baedecker's Handbooks for Travellers  microfiche Hollander Make Central 2 West. Cataloged Separately.

266 editions published before WWII. Check our online catalog under title of the set and choose country and date of publication. Useful for studying travel to certain places in the past, as well as for cultural information contained. The bibliography <i>Baedeker’s Handbooks for Travellers, a Bibliography of English Editions Published Prior to World War II</i> (Microform guides Z 6016 .T7 G73 1975 c. 2) contains a list of titles in the set.

Documents Diplomatiques Francais, 1932-1939  Main DC 396 .A45

First and second series deal with the origins of World War II.

International Herald Tribune Archive, 1887-2013

Complete archive of this newspaper from its origins as the European edition of the New York Herald and later the European edition of New York Herald Tribune.  Archive ends with the last issue of the paper before it relaunched as the International New York Times.

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