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TC 45

Title: Franco-Manitoban Society / Société franco-manitobaine fonds

Dates: 1975

Extent: 2 audio tape reels. -- 1 audio cassette

Administrative History: The Franco-Manitoban Society/Société franco-manitobaine (SFM) was established in 1968. Committed to the defence of Franco-Manitoban community it has its roots in the Association de l'éducation des Canadiens-francais du Manitoba, which was organized in 1916. The SFM is concerned with the demands and the legal controversies surrounding the recognition of the Francophone community's linguistic rights.

Custodial History: The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1982 by Arthur Millward of St. John's College, University of Manitoba.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of recordings of proceedings of a symposium held by the Franco-Manitoban Society, St. John's College, Winnipeg, January 17-18, 1975. The symposium held January 17-18, 1975 was sponsored by St. John's College, University of Manitoba. Robert Painchaud, who spoke at the January 1975 symposium, was a historian and professor at the University of Winnipeg. Painchaud spoke about the history of Franco-Manitobans, and their image, and identity. Another speaker at the symposium was Father Laval Cloutier, principal of the College de St. Boniface, who spoke about bilingual education in Manitoba.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.