Sun Journal reports on UMaine role in Franco newspaper digitization project

The Sun Journal reported on the University of Maine’s role in a Maine State Library project to digitize French language newspapers published in Maine. The article noted that the Franco-American Collection of the University of Maine also has extensive holdings of the newspaper Le Messager, which was published between 1880 and 1968. Jacob Albert, a librarian archivist and project manager of UMaine’s Franco American Portal, has been involved in the digital project for the past three years. “It illuminates connections between the French speaking communities that were not covered by the English papers,” Albert said. Yahoo News shared the Sun Journal report.