The Gallica Digital Library

Oxford rowers at Putney

HTBS’s Hélène Rémond has found a real gem that she would like to share with you. Hélène writes,

Founded in 1997, the Gallica digital library from the National Library of France offers over a million documents accessible for free: Books, Manuscripts, Maps, Images, Newspapers, Magazines, Periodicals and more.

Cambridge oarsmen, 1932

Lovers of rowing history can browse the pages at for the English version. With keywords like “aviron” for French documents, or “rowing”, you will find many images and book references. There is detailed information as to the author and the date of publication. You can browse the topic, forward it through social networks, get a copy of a document is subject to conditions… Enjoy !

To get more information in English about this digital library, please click here.

Picture on the left shows a Polish coxed four, 1932.

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