Extent: 1 document box
Linear feet: .25 linear feet
Provenance/Source of Acquisition: The collection was donated by Thomas St. Mary and his son, Robert St. Mary. Beginning in the 1970s, Thomas St. Mary became interested in his genealogy, and began to research his family’s history. The collection was accumulated over decades and was donated to the French Institute in 2022.
Ownership and Literary Rights: The Ste-Marie Family Genealogy 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: Ste-Marie Family Genealogy 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 includes correspondence between Thomas St. Mary, the Association des Ste-Marie d’Amérique, Adele Peterson, and other assorted contacts. There is also a wine bottle and VHS from the 1990 Ste-Marie family reunion, which the donor attended. The VHS tape features a roughly two-hour review of the weekend events, including speeches, a play, and a performance by Paul Trépanier. The video was created by Étienne Trépanier, a distant cousin of the donor’s son Robert St. Mary.
Biographical Note: See Finding Aid
Series Outline: There is no series needed as the collection is small.
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.