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  • Author: Fontaine, Robert Louis

Date: 1945

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1686763

Find Online: OL6719923W

Coming-of-age novel in lighthearted stories set in and around Ottawa, Ontario, amidst the young narrator Robert's extended family of eccentric men and stern women. Robert's small obsession with a much older boarding woman, and other various crushes;…

  • Author: Werden, Douglas

Date: 2009

Book Title: The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx : Rethinking Regionalism

Language: en

Find in a Library: 233030405, 857083254

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Essay analyzing Annie Proulx's novel, "Accordion Crimes," according to the ethnic groups, working-classes, and cultural identities its characters simultaneously challenge and represent. A mid-1990s United States commentary on assimilation,…

  • Author: Michaud, Theodore Edouard
  • Author: Wing, Charles J.

Date: 2012

Language: en

Find in a Library: Available at Franco American Centre, UMaine

Biography of Eddie "Spoons" Michaud, renowned musician from Old Town, Maine. Stories of his life, times, family, and friends from 1923 to the present. Includes black and white photographs of Michaud throughout his life, both with and without his…

  • Author: Faux, Tom

Date: 2009

Publication: World of Music

Volume: 51

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1642050

Profile of the life, training, and works of expert Maine-based fiddler, Don Roy. The musical traditions in which he seats himself, and the attention he has brought to contemporary fiddle playing through public performance. The author's critique of…

  • Author: Gagnon, Richard L.

Date: 1995

Language: en

Find in a Library: 35172722

Find Online: OL1029502M

History of the Roman Catholic parish of Notre-Dame-des-Canadiens (what became "Notre Dame/St. Joseph Parish") in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1869 to 1995. Presented chronologically according to the lives and service of parish pastors and the…

  • Author: Fecteau, Edward

Date: 1945

Language: en

Find in a Library: 1312704

Find Online: OL6484968M

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Historical text on French, French Canadian, and Franco American persons significant to political, social, religious, and artistic life in the United States both before and after 1776 - from the early 17th century to the 1940s. Composed of…

  • Author: Fontaine, Robert Louis

Date: 1955

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1497420

Memoirs of the author's youth as an American transplant in Ottawa, under the quirks and guise of his fainthearted mother and musician father. Childhood, schooling, religion, and observations on family life in Ontario during the era of the first World…

  • Author: Older, Jules

Date: 1990 November 4

Publication: Vermont Sunday Magazine

Language: English

Find in a Library: 11902841

Feature article on French Canadian and Franco American heritage in Vermont. Early 20th-century discrimination and violence against French Catholics in Vermont. Characterizations of Franco American community life among other Vermont ethnic groups;…

  • 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: Kelley, Kevin J.

Date: 1991 May 2

Publication: Vermont Times

Volume: 1

Language: English

Find in a Library: 38845878

Article on Franco American culture in Vermont: from its perceived "decline" to concerted efforts at its revival in different parts of the state. Suggestions on the potential cultural and political reasons for local assimilation. Particular emphasis…

  • 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: Albert, Renaud S. (editor)

Date: 1978

Language: Français

Find in a Library: 9985485

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Music and lyrics for 31 French-language songs of French, French-Canadian, and Acadian origins. Designed for the language-learning classroom. Text is divided into three sections for appropriate audiences: children 5-7 years old; 8-9 years old; 10 and…

  • Author: Barry, Phillips

Date: 1914-01-00

Publication: The Journal of American Folklore

Volume: 27

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1782260

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Short article imploring American folklorists to begin recording the non-English songs and stories of immigrant communities in the United States. Contains music excerpts from three French Canadian songs recorded in New England: "La belle Canadienne"…

  • Author: Lacourcière, Luc

Date: 1972 May 2

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1950581

Paper outlining a proposed bibliography of New England French folklore. Describes an inventory of materials on New England French popular tradition - folklore, folk song, legend - being collected and cataloged at the Archives de Folklore,…

  • Author: Vallée, Rudy

Date: 1930

Language: en

Find in a Library: 910206

Find Online: OL7089588W

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Original autobiography of twentieth-century singer and musician, Rudy Vallée, who was born in Island Pond, Vermont and spent his youth in Westbrook, Maine. His early life, time at the University of Maine and Yale University, and his early music…

  • Author: Vallée, Rudy
  • Author: McKean, Gil

Date: 1962

Language: English

Find in a Library: 488031

Memoirs of twentieth-century singer and musician, Rudy Vallée. Co-authored. Stories from his early life in Westbrook, Maine, and his college years in New Haven, Connecticut. Events along his rise to stardom, and the varieties of entertainment he…

  • Author: L'Union Saint-Jean-Baptiste d'Amérique de Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Date: 19[??]

Language: English et français

Find in a Library: 33982319

Livret de titres de chansons françaises et anglaises et de leurs paroles. Booklet of French and English song titles and their lyrics.

  • Author: Beauchemin, Raymond

Date: 2011 November 18

Language: English

Find in a Library: 712851483

From Guernica Editions: "Songwriter Michel Laflamme is stuck in traffic on Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge. While waiting for police to try to talk down a potential suicide, Michel turns on the radio and hears his wife, Bijou, founding member of…

  • Author: Viau, Eusèbe (rédacteur)
  • Author: Philie, J. Ernest (rédacteur)

Date: 1929

Language: fr

Find in a Library: 59732376, 29086410, 221940175

Un recueil des chansons langue française (de France, Canada, et les Etats-Unis) publié par un société fraternelle franco-américain pour les Franco-Américains de la Nouvelle-Angleterre. Un hommage à la…

  • Author: Rea, Casey

Date: 2006 February 7

Publication: Seven Days

Language: English

Find in a Library: 55494789, 38931753

Brief profile of contemporary St. Albans, Vermont, singer-songwriter and Franco American folk musician, Michèle Choinière. An interview with the artist discussing the musical roots in her family, her unique relationship with tradition, and the…

  • Author: Gagnon, Dawn

Date: 2003 July 19-20

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

Profile of Lisa Ornstein - recording violinist, fiddler, and director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Some thoughts on music and culture through her reflections on musical experiences in both Quebec and Maine.

  • Author: Johnson, Sally

Date: 1987 Spring

Publication: Vermont Life

Volume: 41

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1773576

Article subtitled, "French-Canadian Life And Culture In Vermont." A profile of French Canadian and Franco American communities in the state of Vermont, through the eyes of some Vermonters and academics. Large emphasis on the roles of family,…

  • Author: Semenak, Susan

Date: 1984 January 9

Publication: The Gazette

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60623870

Subtitled, "French in New England fear their language and culture risk being lost forever unless something is done soon." An article presenting the Franco Americans in Vermont as a people at risk of cultural and linguistic assimilation. Focuses on…

  • Author: Gillian, Dana Frederic
  • Author: Bouthot, Toots

Date: 1985 November

Publication: Salt : Journal of New England Culture

Volume: 7

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3741189

Journalistic piece on Franco American musician from Biddeford, Maine, Toots Bouthot. The author's exploration of a local music icon and his community. Transcription of Bouthot's talk of music, religion, and vocation - who plays, for whom he plays,…

  • Author: East, Elyssa Cleo

Date: 2000

Book Title: Salt Omnibus

Language: en

Find in a Library: 46492311, 3741189

Documentary piece written on the country music culture of bottle clubs in Maine, with a focus on Harmony Hall in North Yarmouth. Features photos and story of a Maine country music band, as well as some profiles and interviews with other Mainers who…

  • Author: Labbé, Yvon A. (editor)

Date: 1978 janvier

Publication: Le F.A.R.O.G. Forum

Volume: 5

Language: Bilingual/bilingue

Find in a Library: 6881976, b2728209

January 1978 issue of the bilingual periodical publication of the Franco-American Centre (formerly the Franco-American Office), University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Contains art and articles on Franco American life. This issue also contains a four-page…

  • Author: Parent, Michael (vocals)
  • Author: Boardman, Greg (fiddle)

Date: 1999

Language: Français and English

Find in a Library: 671673224

Audio recording of 14 French songs performed in both French and English and accompanied by fiddle. Partnered with a song book containing sheet music, lyrics, lyric translations, and storied introductions to each song. Book concludes with some…

  • Author: Belisle, Alexandre

Date: 1920

Language: fr

Find in a Library: 2757700

L'histoire d'un siècle des Franco-Américains à Worcester, Massachusetts, de 1820 a 1920. Un profil de la communauté franco-américaine: ses églises et écoles, ses religieux(-ses), ses organisations, ses chefs publiques, et ses citoyens…

  • Author: Boyle-Durgin, Mary Louise

Date: 1994

Language: English

Find in a Library: 31454810

A biography of Westbrook, Maine, native, Sister Marie Ange Larrivee, a nun in the Order of the Presentation of Mary. Stories that take us from her youth in Westbrook, through her Canadian religious education, all the way to her travels in Europe and…