Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848

Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848

The Rundown

Archives Unbound: Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848 (Journaux de la Révolution de 1848) is a digitized, online collection of the British Library’s holdings of all newspaper and periodical titles published in France between 1848 and 1852.

On Giving Tuesday gifts to the Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848 will be triple matched!

On Tuesday November 29 all online gifts to a Carleton project will be matched dollar for dollar to a maximum of $1,000 per gift, until a total of $150,000 in matching funds is reached. Also, gifts to the Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848 will receive an additional dollar for dollar match without a maximum until $5,000 in matching funds is used up. Which means your gift of $500 could become $1,500. What better time to help add this resource to the MacOdrum Library.

The collection provides primary, full-text sources that include women’s periodicals; literary, musical, theatre and opera reviews; medical and trade titles; editorials and satirical writing; regional papers; and newsletters.

The Background

The revolution of 1848 caused the final collapse of monarchy in France. In the power vacuum that followed, a wide range of competing voices sought to control the direction of the country. A multitude of newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, journals and editorials published throughout the unrest; others sprang up in direct response to the political situation, reporting events from very partisan, sometimes satirical, perspectives. George Sand is just one of the famous literary voices that emerged.

The Rollout

Digital collections fit our students’ need for intuitive searches that deliver organised results. This collection offers highlighted keywords to facilitate research, flexibility and accessibility through 24-hour access, and valuable primary sources for studies of history, journalism, political science, literature, performing arts, public affairs and more.

Adding this digital resource to the library’s permanent collection requires a one-time purchase of $10,000.

With your support, the MacOdrum Library would add this digital resource to our permanent collection in 2017.

The Benefits

This digital Archive Unbound will give our students and researchers a crystal-clear window into an influential revolutionary period, and access to each day unfolding heard in voices of the time.

Digital collections like Archives Unbound: Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848 are mobile friendly and support the busy, on-the-go student. They can be accessed anytime, everywhere, and are becoming increasingly important at a time when university libraries are expected to provide just-in-time delivery of its resources to its students when and where they need them most.

Through higher education, Carleton contributes to the greater good of society, its economy and institutions, and the health and well-being of citizens around the world. With access to detailed, primary resources like Journaux de la Révolution de 1848, we equip our students with the wisdom and perspectives of the past, in preparation to change the future.


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