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French and Italian Studies

Local Research Collections and Connections

Library resources (selected examples)

Hoover and Green collections

Stanford Library holdings include the Hoover Institution’s rich archival collections on Africa, including pictorial works, manuscripts, and ephemera, as well as material found in Green Library’s Special Collections Department. Among Green’s holding is a three-part set of approximately 1100 postcards from North and Sub-Saharan Africa dating from ca. 1880-1950, most dated before 1930, listed in Socrates as Africa: Postcard Collection.

The cards were sent or collected by travelers primarily from France or other parts of Europe. Their photography, written messages, or explanatory captions represent the perspective of colonial rule while at the same time preserving images of people, places, structures, and practices that have long since disappeared though their effects live on. A finding guide will increase access to the collection, and we hope to provide additional digitized images beyond those few examples seen here.

Cartes postales d’Afrique (Hoover Library). Cartes postales d’Afrique de l’ouest [computer file] / par Georges Meurillon = West African post cards / by Georges Meurillon. Paris : ICG Mémoire directe, [1998 or 1999]. (CD-ROM atlas du patrimoine ; no. 4)

Francophone Africa collection. Close to 200 works from diplomatic libraries in Africa (all separately catalogued, but housed in Special Collections, Green Library). A full list of order records is available from the curator or in the Department of Special Collections. It consists mainly of books collected in French embassy libraries, including popular literature on North and Sub-Saharan Africa, travel accounts, missionary hagiography, and other forms of publications characteristic of colonial rule.

France and America during the French Revolution (microform collection). France and America during the French Revolution [microform] : the rise of independent Haiti, first independent black nation of modern times. Watertown, Mass. : General Microfilm Co., 1975

Freres Saint-Laurent manuscripts: (De Saint Laurent family) Correspondence. 1786-1791 MISC 338 (Special Collections)

Saint-Domingue uprisings, slavery sources (groups of material in Special Collections)

EDHIS reprint collections on Slavery (La Révolution française et l’abolition de l’esclavage in 12 volumes).

French Revolution Microfilm Collection, Colonies section.

Gimon Collection (series of editions on the Code Noir, les Antilles, economic studies, 18th-19th centuries)

Center for Research Libraries CRL) Foreign Newspapers database
Fee based consortium, that allows interlibrary loan even to non-members.

Institut canadien pour microreproductions historiques (ICMH)

Text Collections

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