Practical information



Selecting documents or images

You need images of archives (writings, photographs, cards, posters, etc.) to illustrate your project. The staff of the Archives Nationales d'Outre-Mer may be consulted to see if there are items on the subject in the collections, but cannot do the research for you: it is up to you to search for images or documents having taken care to note the exact number of the document(s) you have selected. It may be relevant to give authority to a researcher to do this selection work beforehand.

You can also find help using the functions that are available on our website:

  • To select images see the Ulysse database, dossiers of the month, Overseas Territories portal
  • To select images of written or printed documents see the Overseas Territories portal, dossiers of the month, certain search tools (IREL: detailed inventories)
  • For an idea of the collections kept: status of the collections (IREL).