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La Fédération Catholique Franco-Américaine de Fall River records

Identifier: MC-138

Scope and Contents

The collection includes the constitution and manifesto of the Fédération, the secretary's records, a list of the members of the 1969-1970 Bureau of Direction, scholarship records, correspondence, banquet programs, newspapers and news clippings, a French translation of the Order of the Mass, and French Christmas Music.


  • 1926-1976

Language of Materials

Materials almost entirely in French, some materials in English

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1919, the Fédération Catholique Franco-Américaine de Fall River was meant to promote the religious, social and economic interests of Franco-Americans, and to strengthen the bonds of fraternity between various Franco-American societies of Fall River. In order to belong to the Fédération, each society had to be a Catholic, Franco-American society that was not purely political. The groups belonging to the Fédération, however, retained their autonomy.


1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes and 1 oversized folder in map case)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated with the records of Club Richelieu, received from Normand Ouelette, May, 2012., accession # 12-13

La Fédération Catholique Franco-Américaine de Fall River records
Andrew DeVido, ’15
June 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA