Tag Archives: Severin Beliveau

Pictures of the Franco-American Day in the Maine State Capitol

Le grand derangement plaque and Le Club Calumet

AUGUSTA, ME-  Franco-American Day at the State Capitol was a cultural success. On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the Maine Legislature held a joint session in the House of Representatives to recognize the Franco-American heritage evident throughout the state.  Eleven citizens were inducted into the Franco-American Hall of Fame during formal legislative ceremonies.  This special recognition […]

Immigration discrimination and Franco-American history

Ku Klux Klan in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine – A historical overview by James Myall, presented during a seminar on March 19th in Lewiston, described how Franco-Americans were subjected to immigration discrimination during the 19th and into the 20th century.  Anti-immigration discrimination campaigns were led by the Know-Nothings and the Ku Klux Klan. Myall writes a Bangor Daily News blog at […]

Archiving the Franco-American biography of Albert Beliveau

Severin Beliveau and Douglas Rooks

Every biography is interesting. In my opinion, a biography is as unique as fingerprints. Archiving Franco-Americans’ biographies are among the important objectives of the Franco-American Collection, a special archives located at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College, in Lewiston (USM LAC).  Among the biographical data available at the FAC are the papers on […]

Adieu Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland

Severin Beliveau Valery Freland and Doris Bonneau

AUGUSTA, Me- Franco-Americans have enjoyed the support and friendship of Valéry Freland, a diplomat who has served for three years as the Consul General of France in Boston.  At a July 17, reception, the representatives from Maine’s Franco-American communities and state leaders gathered at a reception hosted by Severin Beliveu, at the law offices of […]

Franco-American distinguished speakers at May 23 Veterans Program

LEWISTON, ME-  Distinguished Franco-American Veterans and diplomats to speak at May 23, 2017 program at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College. It was an honor to present the May 23, 2017 Franco-Americans in International Service program speakers and public exhibits project at the Rotary Club of Lewiston Auburn Maine, with President Monique Roy. Highlights of […]