For the most part, this collection is made up of personal letters, photographs, cards, notebooks, and scrapbooks. There are maps of and documents about New Canada. Other non-personal documents: Will of Georgiana Bourgoin, Naturalization papers of Alfred Bourgoin, and a description of the plot of land in New Canada that Nora and Joe Baker bought from Joseph Daigle in 1949.
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This collection consists of materials collected by Gerry Morin concerning various people, businesses, and events in Aroostook County. Included are correspondence, financial records (including accounts, bills of sale, and telephone bills), land documents, images, and maps. The financial records are for many businesses, both in Aroostook County and elsewhere, many in retail and agriculture, including American Agricultural Chemical Co. The telephone bills are from three separate telephone companies
This collection consists of four notebooks of handwritten song lyrics by Elise Violette, as well as a page of Violette family genealogy created by Guy Dubay in 1992. The song lyrics are mostly in French, with some English. None of the songbooks are dated, although one has "Elise Violette, 19 years old" written faintly in pencil on the front cover, dating it circa 1910.
This collection consists of photocopies of two handwritten songbooks of French-language songs collected by Eugénie (Poirier) Clavette. Some songs are duplicates. The songs represent a wide range of repertory, including French Traditional songs, French and French-Canadian nineteenth century and early twentieth century patriotic, religious, and sentimental songs.
The items in this collection were gathered throughout Mrs. Violette’s lifetime and archivally duplicated by her daughter-in-law, Holly Ramsdell Violette. Materials in this collection include newspaper articles, church programs, photos, letters, cards, telegrams, postcards, brochures, and other items. This collection will be of interest to historians, politicians, educators, St. John Valley and Maine residents, and others.
The Emma Almira Jones Collection spans the years 1910 - 1939 and documents commencement ceremonies, certification, alumni activities, and memorial exercises related to the Madawaska Training School in Fort Kent, Maine (now the University of Maine at Fort Kent). It includes a program for the 1926 fourth annual commencement of the Fort Kent High School, then a department of the Madawaska Training school, and memorial exercises for Miss Mary P. Nowland, who served as principal at the School from
This collection consists of copies of handwritten and typescript letters between Father Joseph Marcoux, Pastor of Wallagrass and Eagle Lake, the Little Franciscans of Mary of Baie-Saint-Paul, Bishop Louis S. Walsh of the Diocese of Portland, and Father Aimé Giguère of Fort Kent. The correspondence, starting in 1906 through 1949, requesting the Little Franciscans of Mary to administer and staff Father Marcoux’s hospital (Northern Maine General Hospital) and the Convent School (St. Mary’s Convent)
An interview with Edouard Du Buron conducted 1993 March 9-May 13, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Du Buron discusses his childhood in Worcester, Massachusetts in a poor family with an abusive father and his rearing in various Catholic orphanages; his loss of religion in his youth and growing up as a French-Canadian in New England; his career as a solo dancer in Boston (1925-32) and as a member of the Ruth St. Denis Troupe (1932-38); his dance career in New York City in the