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French Institute: Collection Overview

Collections and Finding Aids


The French Institute is home to the following resources and archival collections. Researchers are encouraged to revisit this page, as more materials are being processed continually.

Library Collection - Find books, journals, and media owned by the French Institute here.

  • Assumption University Library Catalog
  • Franco-American Newspapers on Microfilm
    • The majority of the newspapers that appear on these reels are not listed in the Library's catalog, where the rest of the Franco-American newspapers can be found.
    • Instead, the title for the three reels of microfilmed newspapers is Journaux Franco-American, which are further organized by region: N.Y., V.T., M.E., N.H., R.I. | Massachusetts | Western and Southern United States
    • These microfilm reels are located on Level 2 in the d'Alzon Library, inside the microfilm cabinet, in the drawer labeled "Miscellaneous I-J"

Archival Collections

Music Collection - Recorded and printed music

Oral Histories

Parish Histories

Photograph Collection

Theses & Dissertations

Hours and Contact

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.



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



Leslie Choquette
Director of the French Institute
Professor of History

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.