French Legislative Documents
Debates and documents (sometimes called Impressions) were published in the Moniteur Universel and the Journal officiel. Beginning in 1814, they were also published in series often called Annales which were revised versions with their own indexes.
Major Series and Abbreviations:
Archives parlementaires de 1787 à 1860
Ser I 1787-1799 (Full text online through Jan. 1794) AP-I
Ser II 1800-1860 (Full text online through 17 July 1839; Publication stopped at 1839; never completed to 1860) AP-II
Fr 1325.160 (Widener) (AP-I) 1787-1799
HathiTrust (API, APII)
Google Books (API, APII)
Fr Doc 25.6.2 (at HD) (AP-II) 1803-1839
AP-I indexes: v.1-7 (1787-1789) in v. 7; v. 8-32 (1789-1791) in v. 33; v. 34-50 (1791-1792) in v. 51; v. 52-70 (1792-1793) in v. 71; v. 72-82 (1793-Jan. 4 1794) in v. 82.
AP-II indexes: v. 1-13 (1800-1815) in v. 14; v. 15--61 (1815-1830) in v. 62.
The Archives parlementaires is a compendium of debates and documents from various sources, including newspapers, intended to give a full picture of parliamentary activity.
Le Moniteur Universel. Réimpression de l'ancien Moniteur: depuis la réunion des
États-généraux jusqu'au Consulat (mai 1789-novembre 1799).... 1840-1845. 32 v. MU
Widener | Harvard Depository | Fr 1325.39
Making of the Modern World
Widener | Fr 1325.38 and Fr 1325.39
Le Moniteur universal (title varies), 1789-1870
Law School HD (1799-1869)
Journal officiel de l'Empire français, 1869 (1 Jan.) – 1870 (4 Sept.)
1799-1804 Revolution/First Republic/Directory/Consulate
Chambre/Senat Debates Fr 1325.160 (Widener) (AP-I) 1787-1799
Google Books (AP-I)
Widener | Fr 1325.39 (MU)
Widener | Fr 1325.38 (MU)
Making of the Modern World (1850-1854 ed.) (MU)
HathiTrust (v.1-32; v. 24 not full text) (MU)
Google Books (scattered vols, includes v. 24)
1804-1814 First Empire
Note: During some of these years France used a “Republican” calendar and not the Gregorian; a concordance can be found at the beginning of most of the volumes).
1814-1848 Restoration (Louis XVIII, Charles X, Louis-Philippe)
HathiTrust (1839-1848) APF
Documents Fr Doc 25.12 (at HD) 1842-44, 1846
1849-1851 Second Republic
1852-1870 Second Empire
Documents included with debates
1876-1942 Third Republic
(Documents published together 1876-1883) Documents Fr Doc 25.30.25 (at HD) 1881-1883
Assemblee nationale Debates Fr Doc 16.48 6/1946-12/1946
Documents Fr Doc 16.48.10 6/1946-10/1946
Annexe no. II
Fourth Republic 1946-1958
Documents Fr Doc 12.50 1946-1957
Conseil de la Republique Debates Fr Doc 12.40 1947-1958
Union francaise Debates Fr Doc 25.170 1947-1958
Note: Through 1949 the Annales de l’assemblee nationale includes Compte-rendu Integral (Verbatim Report), and Questions ecrites et reponses des ministres (Written Questions and Ministerial Replies). In March of 1950 these were replaced by the Debats de l’assemblee nationale.
Fifth Republique 1958-
Senat Debates Fr Doc 16.49.5 1970-1996?? Index: end of each year
Film S 3088 6/1973-11/1973
Film S 3802 1981-1986
Debates Fr Doc 14.40 (at HD) 1958-1961
Index: (Sub-B) 1958-59, 1961
Fr Doc 14.42 1962- Index: end of each year
Indexes for 1913-1953 (inc.) are bound separately in Journal Officiel de la Republique Francaise: Tables under Fr Doc 5.2 F; indexes for 1871-1965 are under Film S 1154. For years prior to 1913 and after 1953, the Tables du Journal Officiel were separated and bound with the various part of the Journal Officiel to which they referred.
Microfilm of most series are available on Inter-Library Loan from the Center for Research Libraries.
Note: “Documents” in general include legislative proposals, draft bills, committee reports, and recommendations.