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French Institute: Franco-American Portal Project

About the Franco-American Portal Project

Logo of tree with rootsFranco American Digital Archives/Portail franco-américain (FADA/PFA) is an online portal to Franco American archival collections. It is a creation of the Franco American Collections Consortium, a multi-university collaborative that works together to make accessible the history and culture of Franco Americans of the Northeast and beyond.

FADA/PFA addresses the need for online access to Franco-American cultural history by: locating and identifying archival materials that concern French-Canadian, Québécois(e), and Acadian diaspora communities in the US Northeast–wherever these materials have been collected around the world; bringing together information about these collections and their contents in an organized, searchable, and culturally conscientious way; and making accessible these collections and their contents by directing the public toward their digital presence and the institutions that collect and preserve them.

Assumption University is pleased to be part of this initiative.

Hours and Contact

HOURS
MONDAY-THURSDAY:
8:30 am 4:30 pm

Appointments recommended.

The French Institute follows the academic calendar of Assumption University. Exceptions to our regular hours may be found here.

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PLEASE NOTE: 
The Institute is now located on the 3rd floor of La Maison Française.

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Contact:
Leslie Choquette
Director of the French Institute
Professor of History
508-767-7415
lchoquet@assumption.edu

Usage Policy

For reasons of preservation, French Institute collection materials do not circulate; however, non-rare materials are allowed to circulate through the d’Alzon Library or inter-library loan with the director’s permission.

It should be noted that the Institute’s collection includes a number of Franco-American newspapers from the New England region. Most consist of bound copies and nearly all have been microfilmed. To preserve the bound volumes, the Institute encourages scholars to consult the microfilm copies whenever they are available, for example, at the American Antiquarian Society or the Boston Public Library.