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Jacquard woven afghan of Les Eglises de la vallée 2014

 Collection
Identifier: MCC-00493

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one Jacquard woven afghan measuring 45 inches wide by 69 inches long with a fringe border. The afghan depicts all the catholic churches of the St. John Valley and their names woven in black on a light gray-colored background. Also, depicted in the center of the afghan are the names of L’Association Française de la Vallée St-Jean; Le Centre Français Madawaska; La maison Mikesell; and the flag representing le centre français. The backside of the afghan shows a black background with white churches and letters.

This afghan was the result of a fundraiser for L’Association française de la Vallée St-Jean, an idea of Marie-Paule and Dan Lapointe of Van Buren, Maine in 2013. Marie-Paul went around and photographed the churches in the valley except for one; the church in Eagle Lake was photographed by Bob Devoe. The afghans are/were made as needed and available in two colors, red and black.

Written on the label of the afghan: “Country Mills Inc., 100% cotton, Jacquard woven afghan, Made in USA.”

Dates

  • 2014-00-00
  • Other: 2014-11-05

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access.

Historical

L’Association Française de la Vallée St-Jean or Le Club Français is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting an environment for the French language to prosper for all people in the St. John Valley, an area deeply connected to its Franco-American and Acadian heritage.

They seek to influence attitudes towards use of French language in the region by raising awareness and demonstrating its cultural, linguistic, and economic value. Through education, recognition, encouragement, and community service, they support those who value French as a viable and beneficial form of expression in the St. John Valley.

Le Club Français holds monthly meetings in French. It serves as an important repository for preserving French culture and language related to the St. John Valley. Books for adults and children are available on loan.

Extent

.35 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material was donated by Gertrude Albert.
Author
Anne Chamberland
Date
2020-08-21
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Acadian Archives Repository

Contact:
University of Maine at Fort Kent
23 University Drive
Fort Kent ME 04743 United States