Franco-American Collection

Description of Collection:

One of the largest collections of material relating to Franco-Americans in Maine and the North-Eastern United States. The Collection has several thousand rare books, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, recordings and artifacts covering many aspects of Franco-American life.

Highlights of the Collection include information on life in Lewiston's textile mills; records and photos from local snowshoe clubs and fraternal organizations; an extensive music collection; French recipes; and oral history interviews from the 1970s.

Circulation/Access Policy:
No circulation. Reprints and copies available on request. In exceptional cases items may be loaned to other archives.
Number of Collection Items:
More than 250
Books, Manuscripts, Pamphlets, Microfilm, Microfiche, LPs, CDs, Cassettes, VHS, DVDs, 3-D Objects, Art Works, Photographs, Maps, Other
Catalog Web Address (if available):
Search Tips:
Searchable Finding aid available on our website; limited selection of books cataloged via URSUS. Contact staff for more information.