Extent: 1 document box
Linear feet: .25 linear feet
Provenance/Source of Acquisition: This collection came directly from its creator, Stephen Marsh Straight. It is unknown when the French Institute acquired the collection.
Ownership and Literary Rights: The Stephen Straight Research 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: Stephen Straight Research 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 small collection focuses on Stephen Straight’s research into two topics: French long lots, and the French in mid-America. Both projects were undertaken c. 1970s-1980s. It is unknown if he ever published the results of his work. The research includes correspondence with the various entities he inquired with, as well as maps, plans, and various ephemera related to the subjects. The bulk of the research was included in two binders, but during processing they were disbindered and foldered.
Biographical Note: See Finding Aid
Series Outline: There is no series needed as the collection is small and all research.
Full Finding Aid:
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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.