Jobin Family Archive - Finding Aid

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Jobin Family Archive - Finding Aid
    Item Description
    Existence and Location of Originals
    French Institute, Assumption University, La Maison 308, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Repository
    Description

    The Jobin Family Archive concerns a middle-class couple, Joseph and Marie-Flore Eugénie Lapointe, who moved from Québec City to Boston with their nine children in 1890. This collection includes: correspondence, biographical and genealogical material, memoirs, diaries, artwork, photographs, legal and financial records, military records, news clippings, and ephemera and objects documenting the professional and family activities of Joseph Jobin (1843-1890), his wife, Marie-Flore-Eugénie Lapointe (1847-1938), their nine children, descendants, and other relatives in Québec and New England from c. 1890 to c. 2000. Although the collection focuses on various members of the family, the material centers on the nine Jobin children, specifically Théodore Jobin, Louis-Joseph Jobin, Marie-Eugénie Jobin, Joseph Gustave Antoine Jobin, and grandchild Estelle Jobin. The collection reflects the close ties between family members living in Canada and the United States and spans the twentieth century, illustrating Franco-American immigrant life as experienced by one family. Of the Jobin children, two became artists – both of whose work reflects their French-Canadian heritage. Another son owned a French bookstore in Boston while being active in Franco-American affairs, and another became a professor of French Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. Among the daughters were homemakers, a real estate agent, and a teacher and family historian. Of note are materials relating to the Jobin family’s wartime experiences, including correspondence, records, commendations, and ephemera from both World Wars.

    Author/Creator
    Creator (cre): Jobin Family
    Creator (cre): Jobin, Joseph
    Creator (cre): Jobin, Théodore
    Creator (cre): Jobin, Estelle
    Creator (cre): Thibodeau, Philippe
    Creator (cre): Jobin, Marie-Eugénie
    Creator (cre): Jobin, Louis-Joseph
    Date(s)
    1843 to 2000
    Source Language
    Extent
    23 boxes, 4 shelves of books (24 linear feet)
    Biographical and Administrative History

    The materials in this collection were given to The French Institute over a period of several years beginning in 1999. Donated by Rev. Philippe Thibodeau, the grandson of Théodore Jobin, and the son of Estelle Jobin. Rev. Philippe accumulated the collection over the decades from members of the extended Jobin, LaRocque, Gravel, and Thibodeau families.

    Arrangement

    The Collection is arranged into six series: Correspondence, Death and Remembrance, Photographs, Family Histories, Family Members, and General Family Records. The series Family Members has six subseries. Materials include correspondence, memoirs, family histories, artwork, photographs, obituaries, military records, mementos, personal and professional papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials.The Collection is arranged into six series: Correspondence, Death and Remembrance, Photographs, Family Histories, Family Members, and General Family Records. The series Family Members has six subseries. Materials include correspondence, memoirs, family histories, artwork, photographs, obituaries, military records, mementos, personal and professional papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials.

    Notes

    This collection was processed by Eugenia Tsantinis in 2010 and Kate Bradley in 2022.

    Collection Inventory

    https://library.assumption.edu/ld.php?content_id=42242133

    Conditions Governing Access
    The collection is available to researchers and other interested parties.
    Islandora Resource Type