The French Revolution in Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections has a significant collection of rare books and primary sources from the French Revolutionary period detailing many of the more important events during this time. From the beginnings of the financial crisis of the late 1780s, the Estates-General, the Constitution of 1791, the execution of King Louis XVI, to the Reign of Terror, and the beginning of the First French Republic, Archives & Special Collections' collection of revolutionary pamphlets and other contemporary texts provide a detailed picture of this time in history. 

The collection of rare books on the French Revolution supports diverse research in areas such as: History, Art History, Political Science, Human Rights, Legal Studies, Economics, and French studies.