Tag Archives: University of Maine

Franco-American labor history in Old Town Maine

Published in 1985 from interviews conducted during The Federal Writers' Project

French-Canadian immigration into New England was driven by the opportunities for finding employment in the logging and various textile manufacturing industries.  “The First Franco-Americans: New England Life Histories From the Federal Writers’ Project 1938-1939” was published in 1985, by C. Steward Doty, at the University of Maine. This anthology described the motivation to find work, […]

Franco-Americans through the eyes of “Beau frog”

Shenna Bellows at HHRC

AUGUSTA, Me-  I was pleased to recently see some of  the life’s work of the late Peter Archambault, of Madawaska, when I visited the Holocaust and Human Rights Center, on the Campus of the University of Maine Augusta (UMA) and the Michael Klahr Center Exhibit Space. It is the mission of the HHRC to “…promote […]