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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.

Date(s)
1920 to 1970
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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

Date(s)
1837 to 1935
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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.

Date(s)
1910 to 1992
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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.

Date(s)
1970 to 1979
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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.

Date(s)
1920 to 2005
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These materials consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and a scrapbook, a trophy, and sound recordings that primarily document Rev. Soucy’s Career as a priest in the Saint John Valley. The Bulk of the manuscript material consists of articles and correspondence relating to Soucy’s work on establishing cooperatives in the Valley. This includes a scrapbook Father Soucy kept of articles about himself and the valley and correspondence sent to him during the height of the
Date(s)
1909 to 1993
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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

Date(s)
1910 to 1939
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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)

Date(s)
1906 to 1949
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On June 14, 1940, Governor Lewis O. Barrows issued a proclamation stating that alien residents of Maine were required to register at their local town office. Over the next month over 30,000 people registered with their town. Overseen by the Adjutant General, the registrations were then collected by his office at which point the statistical data was extracted to create data sheets. This collection consists of those registration forms for the tens of thousands of people in Maine who needed to
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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

Date(s)
1993-03-09 to 1993-05-13
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A typescript copy of "Les Vengeances" by Pamphile Lemay. The script is pasted into an older Franco-American program from 1916. This was Gatineau's personal working copy, and he played the role of Lozet. The play was performed at the Theatre Blanchard on 3 March 1924.

Date(s)
1924-02
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A theater program for "Tonkourou ou La Vengeance Indienne." The play, written by Pamphile Lemay, was performed with the generosity of the Cercle Canadien. Félix Gatineau played the role of Jean Lozet in this one-time-only performance at the Blanchard Theater in Southbridge, on 3 March 1924.

Date(s)
1924-03-03
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A postcard invitation to a performance of "Le Petit Canadien" at the Theatre Blanchard in Southbridge, MA. Performance by La Troupe Nationale, the performance was to start at 8:15pm under the direction of Albert J. Crepeau. Tickets were available for purchase at three local Franco-American businesses: Pharmacie Péloquin, G. Grégoire & Son, and Magasin M. L. Lavallée.

Date(s)
1926-12-13
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This collection consists of the diary of Anathalie Hébert Cyr, kept between approximately 1874 and 1885. In addition to personal entries on various social, religious, and family matters, the diary also includes transcripts and paraphrases of short stories, fables, and news articles. The diary contains entries in both french and english. Also inlcuded in the collection are photocopied portions of the diary, a Cyr family genealogy complied by Claudette Cyr, and digital copies of images depicting

Date(s)
1874 to 2004
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This collection consists of handwritten correspondence from 1975-1997 between Mr. Merle Rainey and Mr. René Ducroquet who was Mr. Rainey's French resistance host while he was hiding from the Germans in France, during World War II. Also included are a few newspaper articles on Colonel Thomas Christian whose plane was shot down on August 12, 1944 during the same mission over France with Mr. Rainey.

Date(s)
1975 to 1998
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This collection consists of a scrapbook, photographs, Thibodeau family genealogy, Thibodeau’s Insurance documents, stenographer/shorthand booklet, newspaper articles. The scrapbook belonging to Mr. Paul D. Thibodeau contains correspondence, meeting minutes, resolutions, and newspaper articles regarding the organization of the First National Bank of Fort Kent in Fort Kent, Maine. The correspondence is mostly between the President of the bank, Mr. Paul D. Thibodeau and the office of Currency at

Date(s)
1914 to 1982
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