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Acadian Archives Facts

The Acadian Archives/Archives Acadiennes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent documents, preserves, celebrates, and disseminates information about the culture, way of life, and history of the Franco-American and Acadian people of the Upper St John river Valley. A repository for manuscript materials and audio-visual documentation relevant to regional folklore, folklife, and history, the Archives serves the University community as well as individuals and organizations regionally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

The Acadian Archives/Archives Acadiennes collects manuscripts and documents (and copies thereof) pertaining to the history and culture of the Franco-Americans and Acadians of the Upper St John Valley. Audio-visual documentation and manuscript materials include: textual records; maps, plans, drawings, diagrams; photographs, slides, films; paintings, pictorial and graphic works; microfilms, sound recordings, videotapes, and machine readable records.

The Acadian Archives/Archives Acadiennes has more than 15 linear feet of manuscript materials, 8,500 photographic images, 400 audio or video recordings and films, 200 microfilm rolls, 2000 reference books, journals, 100 maps, plus ephemera and other materials on regional history and culture.

The Acadian Archives/Archives Acadiennes is located in a new building attached to Blake Memorial Library on the Fort Kent campus.

The Acadian Archives/Archives Acadiennes has a reading room; reference library; vertical files; on-line computer catalog; audio/video viewing equipment; access to mainframe services through the University of Maine system, including URSUS, CAPS, and the Internet; printer, photocopier and microfilm readers.