UW Libraries is pleased to announce two major acquisitions made earlier this year to support Canadian and Québec Studies at the University of Washington (UW).
Le Son des Français D’Amérique is a landmark series of 27 documentary films on traditional Francophone culture. Francophone culture is based largely on music, songs and dances handed down from generation to generation, even in places where the language itself was discouraged. Filmed between 1976 and 1984, the series shows the music, history and the presence of the four French-speaking people of America: the Québecois, Acadians, Métis and Creoles. UW is one of only two U.S. institutions to hold the complete set (the other is the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine-Fort Kent). Le Son des Français D’Amérique is now available for loan at the Libraries Media Center.
This purchase was made possible through the generous support of the Government of Canada; the Anna Murray and Charles Fremont Porter Endowed Library Fund; and the Canadian Studies Center’s Title VI grant, U.S. Department of Education, Office of International Education Programs Service.
The Québec Popular Music Collection demonstrates the immense musical, cultural, and linguistic diversity that characterizes the vast genre of popular music in Québec. Compiled by ethnomusicology student Cody Case with the aim of teaching the French language and Québec culture through popular music, the collection consists of recordings that demonstrate Québec’s eclectic varieties of music, and artists that are popular, well known and/or possess innovative musical and lyrical aesthetics. Titles in this collection are now available for loan at the UW Libraries Media Center.
This purchase was made possible through the generous support of the Gouvernement du Québec; and the Canadian Studies Center’s Title VI grant, U.S. Department of Education, Office of International Education Programs Service.
Finally, this fall UW Libraries received a grant from the Government of Canada to support the purchase of the 2010 Microlog microfiche set. Microlog is the clearinghouse for Canadian research and report literature in all subject disciplines. The set includes research, scientific, technical and annual reports, policy papers and statistical materials and is indexed in the Canadian Research Index, available online through the Libraries website.
The success of our students and researchers depends on access to high quality and often uniquely held resources. The generosity of our donors is greatly appreciated!
Romaine’s degree is from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia with a research focus in First Nations library services. Sion oversees the Libraries Subject Guide on Canada, provides a monthly notice of new Canadian Studies acquisitions, and serves as the Library representative on the Executive Council for the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium.