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  • Author: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Date: 2012-03-09

Publication: Salon

Language: en

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Short fiction piece by Waterville, Maine writer, Ron Currie, Jr., about a trip to Fenway Park with his dead father. Published in the online magazine, "Salon," with reference to the author's recent novel, "Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles" (Viking,…

  • Author: Currie, Ron, Jr.

Date: 2012-10-00

Publication: The Believer

Volume: 10

Language: en

Find in a Library: 51678567

Magazine article on the 2012 disappearance of Waterville, Maine toddler, Ayla Reynolds, as local and national news phenomenon. The missing child and her family at the center of 21st century "info-tainment," situated in the author's own hometown.…

  • Author: Down East

Date: 1978 June

Publication: Down East

Volume: 24

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60623370

Brief profile of Old Town, Maine native and recently deceased sculptor of Cushing, Maine, Bernard "Blackie" Langlais. Several photographs of his work, including one of the artist outside his home.

  • Author: Barry, Dan

Date: 1988 June 5

Publication: Providence Sunday Journal

Language: English

Find in a Library: 9440205

Report on famed Woonsocket, Rhode Island woman of Catholic piety, Marie Rose Ferron, and the faith community that developed around her during her short life and after her death in 1936. The alleged stigmatist whose shrines continue to exist; whose…

  • Author: Chaisson, John E.

Date: 1984-07-00

Publication: Salt : Journal of New England Culture

Volume: 6

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3741189

Yarmouth, Maine man's personal account of his first day - with his new small axe - in the "BIG WOODS" with Uncle Edmund, a woodsman in North Yarmouth. His uncle and grandfather, woodcutters, as role models for an author who recalls the boyhood joys…

  • Author: Wood, Pamela

Date: 1984-07-00

Publication: Salt : Journal of New England Culture

Volume: 6

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3741189

Article profiling Antoinette Bernier, 79, and her family in Epping, New Hampshire. Her young life in a New Hampshire town shaped by the brick yards there and the French Canadians - her relatives and husband included - who immigrated to work in them.…

  • Author: Scully, Robert Guy

Date: 1975-10-00

Publication: Canadian Forum

Volume: 55

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1553097

Critical article exploring the author's notion of a "fundamental unity" among French heritage peoples in North America: a consciousness unified in historical defeat and nostalgic glorification. The ways in which North American political, artistic,…

  • Author: Hamilton, Catherine

Date: 1988 May

Publication: Salt : Journal of New England Culture

Volume: 8

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3741189

Article describing the town of Madawaska, Maine, in the St. John River Valley, through the perspectives of three generations of the Hébert family. Introduction to Acadian history in the St. John Valley, the twentieth-century industrialization of…

  • Author: Hudson, Katharine B.

Date: 1988 Winter

Publication: Bowdoin Magazine

Language: English

Find in a Library: 16529966

Historical essay marking the links between the Franco American community of Brunswick, Maine, and the city's historic liberal arts institution, Bowdoin College. Details of Brunswick's French history alaongside notes on Bowdoin's Franco American…

  • Author: Older, Jules

Date: 1990 November 4

Publication: Vermont Sunday Magazine

Language: English

Find in a Library: 11902841

Feature article on French Canadian and Franco American heritage in Vermont. Early 20th-century discrimination and violence against French Catholics in Vermont. Characterizations of Franco American community life among other Vermont ethnic groups;…

  • Author: McCarthy, Leigh

Date: 1983 March 31

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

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Free-lance journalist's piece on overhearing her "first French joke" among students in a Maine high school. Her experience of the joke as an outsider, and her thoughts on French ethnic humor in Maine. Recalling this joke and its effects after being…

  • Author: Desmarais, Barbara

Date: 1997 August 28-September 3

Publication: Maine Times

Volume: 29

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60621234

Newspaper piece on a woman's decision to share the quilts of her Franco American mother-in-law with Brunswick, Maine's local historical society. The family stories held within the quilts, the experiences of ethnicity and socioeconomic class they…

  • Author: DePaul, Tony

Date: 1988 June 5

Publication: Providence Sunday Journal

Language: English

Find in a Library: 9440205

Newspaper feature on the changing cultural landscape of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Comments on the city's once-predominant French Canadian population centered around its Social District. French heritage in Woonsocket as repositioned after WWII by…

  • Author: Kelley, Kevin J.

Date: 1991 May 2

Publication: Vermont Times

Volume: 1

Language: English

Find in a Library: 38845878

Article on Franco American culture in Vermont: from its perceived "decline" to concerted efforts at its revival in different parts of the state. Suggestions on the potential cultural and political reasons for local assimilation. Particular emphasis…

  • Author: Robbins, Rhea Côté

Date: 1990 April

Publication: Portland: Maine's City Magazine

Volume: 5

Language: English

Find in a Library: 29353487

Autobiographical magazine piece by a writer from Waterville, Maine. Reflections on her women ancestors and the Waterville neighborhood where they once lived, "down the Plains." Thoughts on the contemporary Franco-American woman experience, with a…

  • Author: Vetter, Craig

Date: 1984 March

Publication: Outside

Volume: 9

Language: English

Find in a Library: 6050977

Magazine feature on American climber, outdoors enthusiast, and entrepreneur, Yvon Chouinard, founder of the Patagonia company. Profile of Chouinard's climbing adventures, his company's successes, and the convergence of a love for the outdoors with a…

  • Author: Hickel, Raymond A.

Date: 1965 October

Publication: Maine Foreign Language Bulletin

Volume: 12

Language: English

Find in a Library: 424818881

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Brief article on bilingualism among third-generation Americans of French Canadian heritage in Maine, and the common instances of their superior French language skills in school. Thoughts on psychological approaches toward teaching French to Franco…

  • Author: Southwick, Albert B.

Date: 2005 February 27

Publication: Worcester Telegram

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60621545

Opinion piece comparing 21st-century Mexican and other Latin American immigration in the United States with the late 19th- and early 20th-century immigration of Québécois and Acadian people from Canada to New England. Thoughts on historical…

  • Author: AuClair, Suzanne

Date: 2009 January

Publication: Up North : The Magazine of Northern New England

Language: English

Find in a Library: 538977980

Profile of the former lead fishery biologist for the State of Maine, Roger AuClair, of Rockwood, Maine. His statewide impact on wildlife conservation, and his lifelong relationship with the Maine outdoors.

  • Author: Squires, James Duane

Date: 1956 January

Publication: New Hampshire Profiles

Volume: 5

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3901797

Part one of a historical profile of Franco Americans in the state of New Hampshire, with an emphasis on the origins of their community in the city of Manchester during the 19th- and 20th-century period of Quebec immigration to New England.…

  • Author: Squires, James Duane

Date: 1956 February

Publication: New Hampshire Profiles

Volume: 5

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3901797

Part two of a historical profile of Franco Americans in the state of New Hampshire, with an emphasis on New Hampshire French language journalism and Franco American clubs and fraternal benefit societies. Remarks on late-19th-century labor research…

  • Author: Rudolph, John

Date: 1997 May 4

Publication: Boston Globe Magazine

Language: English

Find in a Library: 18840841

Article on past prohibitions against French language usage in the schools of northern Maine's St. John River Valley, the lasting impacts of these prohibitions, and recent unique efforts to nurture and strengthen bilingualism in that region. Emphasis…

  • Author: Michaud, Charlotte

Date: 1979 May

Publication: Maine Life

Language: English

Find in a Library: 4049793

Short article describing the origins of "petits choux" as a term of endearment among francophones, and of certain myths used by Franco Americans in New England cities like Lewiston, Maine to explain to young children how new babies are brought into…

  • Author: Tierney, Ben

Date: 1977 May 26

Publication: The Gazette

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60623870

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Article on Maine Franco Americans' opposing positions relative to Québec separatism in the 1970s. Comments from state legislators, loggers, and university professionals from across the state. Thoughts on the possible positive and negative impacts…

  • Author: Tice, Lindsay

Date: 2012-02-06

Publication: Sun Journal

Language: en

Find in a Library: 26622903

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Article on instances of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder related to high cholesterol, in some Lewiston, Maine families. Its high rate of occurence in people of Native American and French Canadian heritage, and its frequency…

  • Author: Newall, Robert H.

Date: 1983 January 28

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

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Article on a 1983 exhibition of art held at the University of Maine at Orono. Entitled "Calling forth the Spirits - Souffle Vital," this exhibition featured drawings and other prints created by Peter Archambault, a Madawaska, Maine native and…

  • Author: Bérubé, Bernard Arthur (Barney)

Date: 1987-1988

Publication: Maine Emphasis: The Magazine of the Division of Curriculum, Department of Educational and Cultural Services

Volume: 3

Language: English

Find in a Library: 13181806

Short essay describing the inability of current education models to serve the needs of Maine "native non-English bilinguals." Arguments in favor of acknowledging cultural difference through education policy and curriculum development. General…

  • Author: Bolduc, Claire E.
  • Author: Brault, Gerard J.

Date: 1978 April

Publication: The Bates College Bulletin

Volume: 75

Language: English

Find in a Library: 606846514

Interview with Professor of French at Penn State University, Gerard J. Brault. Marks his participation in a Bates College symposium entitled, "The Franco-American Presence in America." Some of his thoughts on research on Franco-Americans, his…

  • Author: Fisher, Peggy

Date: 1974 February 8

Publication: Maine Times

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60621234

Article describing how how the public schools of northern Maine's St. John River Valley embraced French-English bilingual education in the early 1970s. Recalls a speech in favor of a 1968 bilingual education bill given by Maine state senator, Elmer…

  • Author: Grondin, Joyce

Date: 2008 May 29

Publication: Capital Weekly

Volume: 14

Language: English

Find in a Library: 32437699

Article on an Augusta, Maine family's use of the French language in their daily lives, and their thoughts on local French education and the persistence of Franco American traditions in their city. Part 3 of 3 in "a series about the evolution of the…