The University of Southern Maine’s Franco-American collection is one of the largest repositories of Franco-American archival material in the State of Maine. The Collection’s holdings cover local history, government, religion, language, education, industry, sports and the arts.
The mission of the Collection is to develop and promote interest in and study of Franco-American culture and history on the part of the University community, academic community, and the community at large. The Collection focuses on Lewiston-Auburn and other areas of Maine, with additional regional materials providing a link to the wider contexts of French North America.
Selected Franco-American Collection images:
- Maine Baking Delivery Trucks, Auburn, 1940s
- Golden Heart Bread label, Auburn, ca. 1940
- Demolition of first St. Peter's Church, Lewiston, 1905
- Construction discussion, St. Dominic's Hockey Arena, Lewiston, ca. 1949
- Rev. Francois Drouin, Lewiston, ca. 1950
- Construction, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Lewiston, 1935
- Sts. Peter and Paul Church construction, Lewiston, 1935
- Construction, Sts. Peter and Paul, Lewiston, 1934
- Sts. Peter and Paul Church construction, Lewiston, 1934
- New church under construction, Lewiston, 1935
- Sts. Peter and Paul construction, Lewiston, 1935
- Reglements du Club de Raquettes La Gaiete, Lewiston