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Odile Ouellette image collection Edit




  • 1913-1990s (Creation)
  • Date acquired:2015-04-15 (Other)


  • 1.8 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    9 photograph binders, 1 small box

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  • Biographical Information

    Odile was born in Fort Kent, Maine on March 7, 1898, daughter of Onézime Ouellette and Sophie Daigle. She died in Fort Kent on February 24, 1998 at the age of 99. Odile had many siblings: Joseph, Emile, Auguste, Catherine, Isabelle, Laura, Leonide, Cecile, and Emilie. She was the owner of a women’s clothing store in Fort Kent, “Chez Françoise,” and a member of the Business Professional Women. She loved to travel and spend time at her vacation home in Florida. Odile never married.
  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of 9 archival photo binders containing 2265 black and white and color photographs and postcards from 1913 through 1990s. It depicts miscellaneous events, activities, and trips throughout Odile Ouellette’s life. Photographs are of family members & friends in Fort Kent and throughout Maine, Florida, Montreal; trips to Quebec, Montreal, Nova Scotia, Southern Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington DC, New York; camps on Cross Lake; Fort Kent flood; “Chez Françoise” women’s apparel store owned by Odile; Business Professional Women group; outings with snowshoe club; Chicago World Fair of 1933; New York World Fair, 1939-40; Margaret Chase Smith, Senior Senator from Maine as a friend; footbridge in Fort Kent; Madawaska Training School; Ste-Luce old rectory with tower. The images are of various dimensions.

    Also included in the collection are 2 small plaques, one made of wood with a humorous saying and the other plaque depicts an English cottage style color illustration with a gold metal frame containing an ad for “Solomon Cote Jewelry and Gifts” store in Fort Kent, Maine.
  • Language of Materials

    Collection materials are in French and English
  • Physical Restrictions

  • Technical Access Restrictions

  • Copyright

    Copyright has been assigned to the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes
  • Preferred Citation

    Odile Ouellette image collection, MCC-00423, Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes, University of Maine at Fort Kent
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Material was acquired from Donald Ouellette of Fort Kent, nephew to Odile Ouellette.
  • Processing Information

    All photographs were taken out of their original albums, inserted in clear polyester sleeves and placed in archival binders for protection.