Franco-Americn information will be accessible and finding it will be substantially improved, with the support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to build The Franco-American Portal, led by the University of Maine in Orono.
The Franco American Portal Project is a five-university collaboration to build a primary source discovery tool for Franco American history collections. In other words, a researcher will be able to enter a search subject into the portal and will be directed to the available on line resources. The University of Maine is leading this project, with collaboration partners, University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College Franco-American Collection (USM LAC FAC), the University of Maine at Fort Kent, Assumption College in Worcester, Rhode Island and Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. When the project is complete, the portal will be available to the public without requiring a subscription fee to access the site.
Also, in this blog is information about a public on line presentation about a historic exhibit at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn College, sponsored by the Franco-American Collection.