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Melvin B. Yoken Franco-American culture collection

Identifier: MC-140

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of items documenting the French Canadian Community of New England, such as newspapers, flyers, programs, calendars, and notes on the history of French Canadian immigration, all collected by retired UMD professor of Foreign Languages (French) Melvin B. Yoken. Also included in the collection is a series of recordings made at events organized by the Friends of the Fall River Public Library. Prof. Yoken was involved in this organization. See MC 106 for a student oral history project overseen by Prof. Yoken.


  • Majority of material found within 1938 - 2006

Language of Materials

Materials in French and English

Conditions Governing Access



6 Linear Feet (7 manuscript boxes and 3 oversized boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Melvin B. Yoken Accessions # 05-05, 05-06, 06-29, 06-36

Legal Status

Reproduction and/or public viewing of the audiovisual materials for profit is prohibited without permission of the Fall River Public Library or other copyright holder

Melvin B. Yoken Franco-American collection
Andrew DeVido
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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