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French Institute: Photograph Collection

Photograph Collection


There is a general photograph collection of images not known to relate to any previously-identified collections. Largely unprocessed, the collection includes images of Franco-American wedding newlywed portraits captured in New Bedford, a New Bedford Drama Club, panoramic images of Franco-American organizations, and various other images. Of particular note is:


Additional photographic content appears in:

  • Félix Gatineau Collection
  • Jobin Family Archive
  • Paul-P. Chassé Collection
  • Rocheleau Collection
  • S. A. Daudelin Collection (glass negatives)
  • Worcester Parish Archives


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 located on the 3rd floor of La Maison Française.



Leslie Choquette
Director of the French Institute
Professor of History

Kate Bradley

Librarian/Archivist of the French Institute

508-767-7000 ext. 7495

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.