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The Importance of Administrative Directories as a Guide to Sources for the History of Grand Paris: The Example of 1885

Digitised, but not yet available online, the administrative directories of Paris and the département of the Seine held at the Archives de Paris, cover the period 1883-1980. As Elsa Camus’ research for Archival City has shown, using the complementary funds of the Library of the Hôtel de Ville we can go back to the days before, the Third Republic as two directories are referenced there for the years 1844 and 1850, plus a third for the year 1880. The first directory in the digitised collection, for 1883, is of limited interest for research into the history of Grand Paris (greater Paris). It contains only 83 pages and merely lists the main workers at the prefecture, without mentioning names, remits or addresses. The first truly useful directory for our research is the one published in 1885 by the Préfecture de la Seine and printed at the municipal printworks (document 1). The publication should be closely associated with the development of the Paris administration, under the auspices of prefect Eugène Poubelle (1883-1896). In fact, under his mandate the administrative directory was published regularly, under the title Personnel et attributions des services de la préfecture du département de la Seine et de la Ville de Paris (Personnel and their Remits of the Departments of the Prefecture of the Département of the Seine and the City of Paris).

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Video recording of the seminar « Inventer le Grand Paris »

The Archival City team working on the Grand Paris was present at the seminar « Inventer le Grand Paris », on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Presentations and debates were recorded.

The first part is an introduction by Loic Vadelorge presenting the Archival City project and the issues specific to the field of Grand Paris.

http://podcast.upem.fr/channelcatmedia/28/MEDIA201001144836173

The second part is a presentation of the Seine 54 project by Frédéric Moret, Paul Lecat and Emile Blettery.

http://podcast.upem.fr/channelcatmedia/28/MEDIA201001145143521

Finally, Loic Vadelorge, Renaud Fuchs, Elsa Camus, Emmanuel Bellanger, Paul Lesieur presented the first progress of the administrative directories project.

http://podcast.upem.fr/channelcatmedia/28/MEDIA201001145238826

Archiving the informal city: the Paris Zone in perspective

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10h00-18h30
Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris Belleville, Amphi Central
60, Boulevard de La Villette, 75019 Paris

This session of the Scientific Seminar « Inventer le Grand Paris » will be organized around two round tables. It will be preceded by a conference by Maria Castrillo Romon from the University of Valladolid, as part of the ongoing work on the crossroads of metropolises.

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