Arranged alphabetically by author, these documents range chronologically from 1796 to 1948, with the majority composed between 1880 and 1920. About one-half of the documents refer to events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair. The rest relate broadly to French Jewry, addressing such issues as biblical translation, state-synagogue relations, and the affairs of European Jewish communities. The majority of these items are letters, but the series also includes several essays and manuscripts. Some of the more prominent writers included in the series are Anatole France, Georges Clemenceau, Émile Zola, Isidor Loeb, and Laurent Talhaide. A great many of these documents are also available in English translation.