The Franco-American Collection is divided into several sections - some items are arranged by subject (religion, sport, politics, etc.) while others are arranged by individual or family.
Please note that the Collection's material is not cataloged at item level. For more information about a particular section or inquiries about a particular item, please submit a research request.
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The Subject Finding Aid gives an overview of the Collection and details the extent of the material listed under subject headings.
The Dissertations and Theses Finding Aid lists all the research papers within the Collection. Several are unpublished student theses.
The Biographical Finding Aid lists those collections which represent the lives of individuals and are organized accordingly.
A number of collections have detailed finding aids of their own available. Dates following the names represent the dates of material in these collections (not the biographical dates of the individuals concerned):
Bedard, Lucienne (1912-1995) - Pianist
Berubé, Georgette (1920-2005) - State Politician, Activist for Franco Culture
Club Richelieu Lewiston-Auburn (1958-2010) - Social/Fraternal Organization
Coté, Albert (1936-1986) - State Politician, Snowshoer
Coté, Alexis (1939-2008) - Musician
Couture, Jean-Baptiste (1926-1995) - Musician, Director, Journalist, Entrepreneur
Despins, Fernand (1900-1967) - Mayor of Lewiston, Lawyer
Dubé, O'Nues (1940-1999) - Union Activist
Finley, Anne (1952-2009) - Pianist, Singer
Gagne, Louis-Philippe (1916-1950) - Civic Leader, Mayor of Lewiston, Snowshoer, Journalist
Giguère, Eustache Napoléon (1893-1975) - Doctor
Giguère, Madeleine Dinora (1925-2004) - Sociologist, Collection Founder
Gosselin, Roland (1909-1976) - Theatrical Director
Jalbert, Louis (1914-2004) - "Mr Democrat", Politician
Janelle-Paradis Family (1897-1984) - Relations of Adelard Janelle, Historian. Includes Henry N. Paradis, Mayor of Lewiston.
Larock, Cynthia (1995-2008) - Festival de Joie Organizer
Laurendeau Family (1886-1993) - Wilfred, Eugenie Rousseau, and daughters Liane, Thérèse and Marie-Jean
Michaud, Charlotte (1897-1989) - Journalist
Paré, Lucille (1927-2007) - Dominican Prioress (Sister Marie Sylvie)