Club Richelieu Lewiston-Auburn Collection - Finding Aid

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Club Richelieu Lewiston-Auburn Collection - Finding Aid
    Item Description
    Existence and Location of Originals
    University of Southern Maine, Franco-American Collection, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston, ME 04240
    Description

    The Lewiston-Auburn Club Richelieu, part of the wider Richelieu International network of charitable organizations, was founded in 1958 and ran through 2010. The materials were donated to the Collection on the club’s disbandment (as a result of declining membership). The club counted among its membership a large number of prominent local Franco-Americans and had links to Francophone countries and organizations worldwide.

    Author/Creator
    Date(s)
    1958 to 2010
    Source Language
    Extent
    2.86 cubic ft
    Geography
    Biographical and Administrative History

    Three scrapbook volumes containing photographs and newspaper clippings. These are augmented by similar materials filed loosely. In addition, the collection includes membership information for the club and copies of club publications (brochures, song sheets). Artifacts from the club include plaques and awards; ceremonial items for meetings including a meeting bell and gavel, and a large banner used in parades. Some publications © Richelieu International.

    Arrangement

    Material is organized by subject, and chronologically within each subject (where dates are known). Archival material is stored in box 1; artifacts and outsized manuscript material is stored in box 2. Scrapbooks and large objects are stored separately.

    Conditions Governing Access
    No known access restrictions
    Identifier at Contributing Institution
    2013.9
    Islandora Resource Type