There are many great resources available to historians of the French Revolution outside of France. The Newberry Library in Chicago is one of them. Fortunately for scholars of the revolution, the Newberry has just completed a massive undertaking. They have digitized more than 30,000 pamphlets and placed them online for free. To help draw attention to this amazing resource, we interviewed Jennifer Thom, the Director of Digital Initiatives and Services at the Newberry Library. She offers amazing insight into not only the digitization process, but also the strengths and pitfalls of such a project.
The digitization of your French Revolution pamphlet collection was a huge undertaking. Can you talk about the pamphlet collection that your team has digitized?
Published between 1780 and 1810, the 30,000+ pamphlets of Voices of the Revolution represent an unparalleled corpusof material charting the political, social, and religious history of the…
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