Scope & Content

Franco-American author, poet, diarist, and educator. The collection consists of  Paul Chassé’s personal and professional papers from 1948-2007. They include published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence,  genealogical, biographical, other printed material, and media. To a large extent, the collection reflects his interest and endeavors  in the study of Francophone culture, education, and literature. There are also  records relating to the Société Historique Franco-Américaine and other French-Canadian and Franco-American organizations, as well as documents from Chassé’s tenure as project director for  a Title IX (ESSA) Grant for the implementation of a Franco-American ethnic heritage program.  Other material of note is correspondence, photographs, and writings from Chassé’s travels to Asia and Africa while on a Fulbright Scholarship from 1956-1959, as well as a multi-volume journal dating from 1963 until 2007.