USM’s Franco-American Collection preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population. It holds a wealth of research materials, and it sponsors a variety of events that celebrate and promote the history and culture of Franco-Americans. Learn more about the Collection at our website.

Please read and review the Collection's conditions regarding use of its materials. Credit must be given in the instance of publication or production to clearly identify the collection and University.

Unless otherwise indicated, please cite as: Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine.

You can also view historic documents and images related to Franco-American cultural heritage at our Additional Franco-American Resources page.


Browse Franco-American Collection

Basilica SS Peter and Paul

Betty Olson

Charlotte Michaud

Festival de la Bonne Chanson

Franco-American Music Traditions

Franco-American Work Tradition

Jean-Baptiste Couture

Labrecque Wedding Photographs

Laurendeau Family

Le Club Jacques Cartier

Louis Philippe-Gagné

Madeleine Giguère


Theatre Productions