Facts and fictions of being bilingual in a monolingual culture. An interview with Antonine Maillet, Acadian author and recipient of top honors for her many novels about Acadian life. See also Maine Humanities Collection, Acc. 0800, 3/4-inch.
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3/4 in. archival original is transfer from original 2 in. tape. // Dropout throughout. // Episode produced in 1981 by Maine Public Broadcasting for a series entitled Reflets et Lumiere II, which explores the evolution of French Americans in Maine. Introduced by two men, the episode features a short comedy play in French and English written by Gregoire Chabot that examines culture shock, breakdown, and conflicting customs for the French Americans. Two couples play immigrants stranded in an automobile that they can not operate, and can not understand the instructions they are given by passers-by in English. Later, their descendants are stuck with a horse-drawn wagon that can not move. In the back they discover boxes containing 'Notre Heritage,' and must decide which items can be discarded so that the wagon will be light enough to move. Shot on location, has no subtitles. Episode concludes with a short dialogue between two French-speaking puppets: one is a log, the other is a potato.
The Jobin Family Archives contain materials collected by family members and compiled by Rev. Philippe Thibodeau. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence between family members in New England and Québec from 1890 to the present day. Of particular note are two extant letters by Joseph-Jobin to his family in Québec from Boston that pertain to his immigration in 1890. Also of note, is an extensive collection of artwork by Théodore and Marie-Eugénie Jobin, two copies of an unpublished manuscript, The History of Fashion, by Marie- Eugénie Jobin, a collection of rare books acquired by Louis Jobin, proprietor of Schoenhof’s Foreign Books in Cambridge, MA., and letters from youngest son, Gustave Antoine Jobin, to his mother and other relatives from the Western Front during World War I.
Dated 12/28/81. Facts and fictions of being bilingual in a monolingual atmosphere, An interview with Antonine Maillet, Acadian author and recipient of top honors for her many novels about Acadian life. FOR REFERENCE ONLY.