The Franco American Portal Project is a five-university collaboration to improve access to archival collections. The project identifies archival materials concerning French-Canadian, Québécois(e), and Acadian diaspora communities in the US Northeast––wherever these materials have been collected around the world––and brings them together in a single online space to make them searchable, discoverable, and accessible to the public.
The following is from a new web page at https://francoamericanportal.org/ describing the work of the Franco American Portal Project, funded by the University of Maine:
The Franco American Portal Project is a five-university collaboration to build an online portal to Franco American archival collections. Our project addresses the need for online access to Franco American cultural history by: locating and identifying archival materials that concern French-Canadian, Québécois(e), and Acadian diaspora communities in the US Northeast–wherever these materials have been collected around the world; bringing together information about these collections and their contents in an organized, searchable, and culturally conscientious way; and making accessible these collections and their contents by directing the public toward their digital presence and the institutions that collect and preserve them.