French Posters and Newspapers
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Scope and Contents
The French Posters and Newspapers collections contains newspapers, broadsides, and clippings concerning the collapse of Louis Philippe's government in France, the subsequent but futile attempts by General Covaignac to crush the popular uprising, and the national elections of 1848 that precipitated the rise of the French monarchist Louis Napoleon to power.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The period covered by these broadsides and newspapers is the revolutionary years of 1848-1849 when the government of Louis Philippe collapsed in France. 1848 was not only a year of revolution of France; the entire European continent was shaken by a series of popular uprisings. Beginning in Palermo and spreading to Paris, revolts broke out in places as far apart as Venice and Ireland. Metternich, Guizot and Prince Wilhelm of Prussia were all deposed and forced into exile.
0.50 Linear Feet (12 containers) : Oversized folders
Language of Materials
Collection is organized as an inventory.
Source of acquisition unknown
- Finding aid for the French Posters and Newspapers
- Finding aid prepared by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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