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French Institute: Rev. Richard Santerre Collection

Rev. Richard Santerre Collection

Extent: 1 bankers box

Linear feet: .83 linear feet

Language: French and English. 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition: Donated by Rev. Richard Santerre in 2022.

Ownership and Literary Rights: The Rev. Richard Santerre Collection is the physical property of the French Institute, Assumption University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Cite As: Richard Santerre Collection, French Institute, Assumption University

Restrictions on Access: The collection is available to researchers and other interested parties. Permission for use or reproduction can be obtained from the director of the French Institute, and is subject to the Institute’s user policies.

Scope & Content: This collection of correspondence, publications, and research reflects the creator’s interest in Franco-American history, and in particular, his research leading to his book La Paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste et les Franco-Américains de Lowell, Massachusetts, 1868 à 1968. Correspondence with, and articles by, other Franco-Americans include Joshua Barrière, Leslie Choquette, Albert Marceau, and Robert B. Perreault. His research files touch on the Franco-American history of Lowell, Massachusetts, including topics such as people, schools, and religious life.

Biographical Note: See Finding Aid

Series Outline: 

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Research and Publications


Full Finding Aid:

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Leslie Choquette
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