Franco-American Collection

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 Donald Martin, Donald Langlois, Normand Vallée, Joseph M. Chabot, Brother Fernand, Gerard Tétu, Robert Albert

Image: St. Dominic High School Yearbook Committee, 1950. Left to right: Donald Martin, Donald Langlois, Normand Vallée, Joseph M. Chabot, Brother Fernand, Gerard Tétu, Robert Albert.

The Franco-American Collection is one of the largest repositories of its kind in the Northeast. The Collection contains tens of thousands of printed books, photographs, newspaper clippings and audio-visual recordings. Begin exploring our materials with our online collections:

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old city bus into a rolling supermarket

Image: Emilien Caron converted an old city bus into a "rolling supermarket." The supermarket included freezers, refrigerators, and shelving for canned goods. Emilien delivered food 6 days a week, especially to large families who didn't own a car.

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