The Janelle-Paradis Family collection includes items from Janelle-Paradis family members, including materials from Adelard Janelle and Henry Paradis Jr. The collection currently holds two scrapbooks displaying newspaper clippings of events in Lewiston, Maine from the 1930s and 1940s. There are also a number of artifacts, biographical materials, scrapbooks, genealogy books, and other books that are yet to be digitized. This collection is also associated the Janelle-Paradis Papers Collection.
Adelard Tarcisius Janelle (1889-1984) was born in Greene, Maine, and moved to Lewiston, Maine at the age of 7. He was a member of the Association St. Dominique, which had been founded by his father, William Janelle (1859-1921). Adelard Janelle was also a member of the Union St. Jean-Baptiste’s Lewiston chapter (Conseil 159), of which he was president from 1913-1916 and a board member from 1907-1946. Janelle also played an important role in fundraising for the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul and was known as the unofficial ‘city historian’ for many years.
Henry Napoleon Paradis Jr. (1932-2013) was born in Lewiston, Maine to Henry N. Paradis (1898-1954) and Marie Adrienne Irma Janelle (1900-1979). Paradis served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of numerous clubs and organizations in Lewiston and served in the city’s government in many capacities. He was also a member of Governor Kenneth Curtis’s Administration and served as the State Manpower Coordinator.
Assorted newspaper clippings of events in Lewiston, Maine from the 1940's.
Newspaper clippings of events in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, from the 1930's.