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Using the collection:

The microfilm is housed in Cleveland State University's Special Collections area.

The Finding Aid prepared by the Library of Congress is the starting point for researchers using the collection. The Finding Aid, available on Reel #1 of the microfilm and on the Internet, is an outline, reel-by-reel, of the contents of the microfilm. The scope notes and content notes are in English; the contents of each reel are listed in French.

However, the researcher should be aware that the "Finding Aid" is not a complete listing of every document filmed. In addition to the "Finding Aid," there is a system of Folders which the researcher will find useful, available only on the microfilm. Each reel of microfilm is sub-divided into folders, following the Count's classification system. There are introductory notes to each folder, in French, which may be quite extensive, detailing the folder contents with comments on the more significant items. Many documents have been selectively transcribed and typed, in French, with extensive commentary and annotations. French history has been more thoroughly treated than American history.

It is apparent the task was left unfinished. There are notes throughout, that certain folders are "Not Filmed." Anyone needing access to material beyond what is contained in the microfilm, must apply to the Josée and René de Chambrun Foundation, which owns the papers at Chateau La Grange.


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