The Lavalliere Franco-American Collections at Saint Anselm College contain a collection of books and periodicals as well as a collection of manuscripts and archival materials collected by Franco-Americans in New Hampshire and across New England. Our collections include unique items from organizations and personal papers of Franco-Americans documenting the culture, language, and history of the Franco-American communities of New England and the United States. While some materials are in English, the majority of the collections are in the French language.

The purpose of the Lavalliere Franco-American Collections is to develop and promote interest in and study of Franco-American culture and history for the college and the community—both locally and globally. This is accomplished through a program of collecting, processing, preserving, and making accessible both primary and secondary source materials of Franco-Americans in New Hampshire and beyond with additional materials representing the history and culture of French North America. 

The Lavalliere Franco-American Collections are part of the Msgr. Wilfrid H. Paradis Archives and Special Collections in the Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College.