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  • Author: McCarthy, Leigh

Date: 1983 March 31

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

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Free-lance journalist's piece on overhearing her "first French joke" among students in a Maine high school. Her experience of the joke as an outsider, and her thoughts on French ethnic humor in Maine. Recalling this joke and its effects after being…

  • Author: Robbins, Rhea Côté

Date: 1990 April

Publication: Portland: Maine's City Magazine

Volume: 5

Language: English

Find in a Library: 29353487

Autobiographical magazine piece by a writer from Waterville, Maine. Reflections on her women ancestors and the Waterville neighborhood where they once lived, "down the Plains." Thoughts on the contemporary Franco-American woman experience, with a…

  • Author: Quintal, Claire

Date: 1984

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 18136947

Le cinquième colloque de l'Institut français du Collège de l'Assomption, Worcester, Massachusetts, 16-17 mars 1984. Imprimé dans un numéro du périodique "Vie Française: Revue trimestrielle,"…

  • Author: Labbé, Yvon A.

Date: 1972 May 2 (published 1973; republished Summer 2010)

Language: English

Find in a Library: 31186541

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Original text of a presentation included in "The French in New England, Acadia, and Quebec," a 1972 conference sponsored by the New England-Atlantic Provinces-Quebec Centre at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Considers the birth, plight, and…

  • Author: Gauvin, Aimé

Date: 1976 December

Publication: Le FAROG Forum; Franco American Resources in Education

Language: English

Find in a Library: 31186541

Short personal essay written by a journalist from Maine. Reflections on leaving Maine early in life, eventually for New York City, and returning for his retirement. His early commitment to mastering English in spite of his home French, and both the…

  • Author: DeCourcy, Sr. Theresa

Date: 1972 (?)

Language: English

Find in a Library: Unknown/Inconnu

Subtitled, "A Unit for Sixth Grade Students in Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Portland." A 9-week elementary school guide for teachers in Maine history, with specific emphasis on cultural content, ethnic groups, and the contributions of the…

  • Author: Holman, Claire

Date: 1990 April

Publication: Salt

Volume: 10

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3741189

Documentary piece on Lewiston, Maine, illustrated in black and white photo. Fluid city descriptions and drawn-out interviews with Lewiston residents spanning three generations enter readers into the life of the early twentieth-century industrial…

  • Author: Doty, C. Stewart

Date: 1995 Fall

Publication: Thought & Action : The NEA Higher Education Journal

Volume: 11

Language: English

Find in a Library: 11018391, 46310703

A brief history behind ethnic slurs directed toward Franco Americans in the US Northeast. A historical contextualization of this type of discrimination in government, business, and scholarship. Some historical foundations of the "dumb Frenchman"…

  • Author: Curran, Jeanne

Date: 1993 August 26

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

Subtitled, "Judge says TDC didn't discriminate." Article relating the results of a U.S. District Court case in which a Franco American man filed suit against his former Bangor, Maine employer for unlawful hiring practices and discrimination based on…

  • Author: Bonnie, Fred

Date: 1979

Language: English

Find in a Library: 5765399

A collection of short stories from Maine native and Alabama writer, Fred Bonnie. Back cover reads: "Fred Bonnie traces his family back to Calixte Bonin, a migrant from Quebec who went to Maine a hundred years ago. Ever since then his family has…

  • Author: Bonnie, Fred

Date: 1987

Language: English

Find in a Library: 15221260

Collection of Maine fiction by a Portland, Maine native. Features "The State Meet," a story of a struggling student persuaded by his high school teacher and coach, Fr. Polaski, to join the cross country team. The team travels together by bus to…

  • Author: Tem, Melanie

Date: 2008

Book Title: Otherworldly Maine

Language: English

Find in a Library: 191898145

Short fiction piece told in the first person. A Maine Woods Guide converses with two hunters on a guided trip as they wait, in the guide's daughter's Aroostook County home, for the October fog to clear. Featured in a collection of Maine writings.

  • Author: Kemner, Léon

Date: 1909 janvier

Publication: La Revue Franco-Américaine

Volume: 2

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 445763455, 564957447

Les données démographiques sur les Franco-Américains dans l'État du Maine tels que compilés par Odule Laplante sous la direction de la Comité de la Cause Nationale. Les statistiques démographiques divisées par comté, présentées selon le…

  • Author: Stadig, Rita

Date: 1987

Volume: 3

Language: en

Find in a Library: 20939292, 4491152

Find Online: OL6824949W

Third volume in a series of books dedicated to the history of Maine. Focuses on the northern Maine culture of ski and local developments made for the sport at the beginning of the twentieth century. Profiles prominent Maine skiers of the 1930s and…

  • Author: Hauger, Nok-Noi

Date: 2006 September 23-24

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

François Gauthier, former French consul to Boston and New England, and Françoise Gauthier visit Old Town, Maine, and the University of Maine's Franco-American Centre to learn more about Maine's French heritage.

  • Author: Brinkley, Tony

Date: 1996 November 11

Publication: Sun Journal

Language: English

Find in a Library: 26622903

Letter to the editor on the upcoming designation of Maine as "the location for the United States bureau of the Francophone Business Forum." This development comes after separate endeavors in the Bangor and Lewiston, Maine, encouraging that attention…

  • Author: Sun Journal Staff

Date: 2003 March 14

Publication: Sun Journal

Language: English

Find in a Library: 26622903

Article on Quebec's donation of nearly 10,000 books in the French language to the Franco-American Centre at the University of Maine, to be distributed into the state's Franco-American communities.

  • Author: Lothian, Mona

Date: 2009 November 12

Language: English

Find in a Library: Unknown

Oral interview with a woman recalling her youth and family in Lewiston, Maine. Her memories of the pervasiveness of French language and culture in the first half of the twentieth century, and her thoughts on the decline of French language and…

  • Author: Corbin, Michael
  • Author: Rosenthal, Rob

Date: 2009 March 5

Language: English and français

Find in a Library: Unknown

Oral interview with the owner of Café de le Place in Madawaska, Maine. The role of food in his family life and historically in the lives of the Acadians of the St. John River Valley. Some descriptions of famous Acadian dishes. Recorded in the Story…

  • Author: Harlow, Doug

Date: 2010 August 18

Publication: Kennebec Journal

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8814143, 60630676

Madison, Maine, native, Jesse LaCasse, operates a wooden baseball bat business out of the nearby town of Skowhegan. His products and company "teamed up with Subway Restaurants" for a joint advertising bid at the Senior League World Series in Bangor,…

  • Author: Richardson, John

Date: 2010 November 4

Publication: Portland Press Herald

Language: English

Find in a Library: 9341113

Analysis of Maine voting patterns from the 2010 gubernatorial election. This author contends that the Maine vote - largely divided between Paul LePage, the victor, and Eliot Cutler - was not a "north-south split," but a more complex divide better…

  • Author: Gagnon, Dawn

Date: 2010 November 19

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350, 44337162

Article on a panel discussion in Bangor, Maine, involving participants from China, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Vietnam, and Russia sharing their observations of culture as immigrants in Maine.

  • Author: Langellier, Kristin
  • Author: Peterson, Eric E.

Date: 2004

Language: en

Find in a Library: 52214849

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Performance studies theory text. Maine Franco American case studies in a discussion of the methods and forms of storytelling. Written by two University of Maine professors. From Temple University Press: "The authors ably guide readers through the…

  • Author: Weiner, Marli Frances (editor)

Date: 2005

Language: en

Find in a Library: 61184330

Find Online: OL9521726M

From UMaine Press: "This volume of fourteen essays on Maine women's history fills a real need, helping to answer questions about what women were doing in local communities and highlighting their similarities and differences from women elsewhere.…

  • Author: Byrne, William
  • Author: Leahy, William Augustine
  • Author: O'Donnell, Jason H.
  • Author: Finen, John E.
  • Author: McCoy, J.J.
  • Author: Dowling, A.
  • Author: Young, Edmund J.A.
  • Author: Michaud, John S.

Date: 1899

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1236148

Find Online: OL23413103M

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Lengthy 1899 historical portrait of Roman Catholic dioceses in the New England states. Includes the archdiocese of Boston, the dioceses of Providence (Rhode Island), Portland (Maine), and Manchester (New Hampshire).

  • Author: Poland, Alex
  • Author: Adams, Erin

Date: 2003

Language: English

Find in a Library: None

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Outline of Franco American history, traditional practices, cultural norms. Culminates in suggestions to healthcare providers for communicating with Franco Americans. Published online by the Child Welfare Training Institute, Muskie School of Public…

  • Author: Robbins, Rhea Côté (editor)
  • Author: Petrie, Lanette Landry (editor)
  • Author: Langellier, Kristin (editor)
  • Author: Slott, Kathryn (editor)

Date: 1995

Language: en; fr

Find in a Library: 34344246

A selection of women's writings - fiction, poetry, essay, journalism - that have appeared in the University of Maine Franco-American Centre's publication, "Le FAROG Forum." Le Forum is a periodical dedicated to issues related to the Franco American…

  • Author: Simoneau, Irene M.

Date: 2008 October

Language: English

Find in a Library: None (full text available here)

Presentation made at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bangor, Maine, by a former Ph. D. candidate in Canadian-American history at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. The presentation is, as the author calls it, a "spiritual autobiography," exploring…

  • Author: Proulx, E. Annie

Date: 1996

Language: English

Find in a Library: 34515071

A startlingly inclusive selection of a century's worth of American immigrant vignettes tied together by the movement of a single accordion. For immigration studies, it is a portrayal attentive in sentiment and beckoning in its concern for the new…