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Les Dames Richelieu de Fall River records

Identifier: MC-091

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of various documents belonging to the organization throughout their existence, as well as related groups with which they interacted. There are financial records, newsletters, magazines, awards, historical write-ups, manuals, mailings, newspaper clippings, and papers from the organization’s district congress.


  • 1987-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1990 - 1995

Language of Materials

Materials in French and English

Language of Materials

Materials in French and English.

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

La Sociètè Richelieu, the precursor to Richelieu International, obtained its Charter for Foundation in 1944. Since the beginning, the purpose of this organization has been to preserve and promote the French language, values, and culture. The first link, or branch, of the group began in Ottawa in 1945, seeking to protect the language and culture of minority French-Canadians. The first link to open within the United States was in 1955, and the first European link opened, appropriately, in France in 1969. Female members were not allowed to join these groups until 1982, after which several women’s groups were born, including Les Dames Richelieu de Fall River. Richelieu International and its affiliate groups work to advocate for the French peoples while also performing acts of charity; Les Dames Richelieu de Fall River in particular worked to help children around the world suffering from Leukemia.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession #: 08-06

Processing Information

Kristen Emmett ’09, December 2008

Les Dames Richelieu de Fall River records
Kristen Emmett ’09
December 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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