Marcel Raymond Collection

The Marcel Raymond Collection is comprised of French-language media and cultural materials donated by Raymond and his family in 2010. This collection resides not only in the UMA Katz Library, but also in Maine school libraries, promoting awareness and study of French language and culture throughout the state. Additional donations from the Raymond family have endowed in perpetuity the Marcel Raymond Scholarship for the Study of French at UMA.


Marcel Raymond (1931-2015) was born in Lewiston, Maine, and attended Lewiston schools before enrolling in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. After serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War, and later in Germany, Raymond attended the University of Ottawa and received masters degrees in French and education.

Raymond later lived in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was active with the French Institute of Assumption College, the Harmony Club, the Third Order of Benedictines, Disabled American Veterans of Worcester, “L’heure française” on WCUW Worcester Public Radio, and “Chez Marcel,” a French Resource Center he established. He returned to Lewiston in 2010.

For more information about Marcel Raymond, read his obituary in the Lewiston Sun Journal.