1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

6.   Subjects

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 Mirene P. Hazebrouck Papers

 Student, of Woonsocket, R.I.

 Papers, 1956-1964

 Size: .25 ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 1126

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, August 2003

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Mirene Paule Hazebrouck (c1945-?) was raised in Woonsocket, R.I. Her father, textile mill foreman Leon Hazebrouck (1921-1977), was the son of immigrants from France (distinct from the French-Canadians who made up the largest portion of the Woonsocket population). Her mother Pauline D. (Van Vooren) Hazebrouck was born in France and raised in Woonsocket.

            Mirene received a Catholic education in Rhode Island, graduating from elementary school at Cumberland's Mercymount Country Day School in 1959, St. Mary's Academy in East Providence in 1963, then receiving a full scholarship to attend Salve Regina College. During graduate school, she continued to live with her mother in Woonsocket through 1977. She wrote a PhD dissertation on "Death and Crime in the Novels of Albert Camus," abstracted in Dissertation Abstracts International #39 in 1978. She presently teaches French at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.


1930 U.S. Census, R.I. E.D. 277, page 19 (Hazebroucks) and E.D. 287, page 5 (Van Voorens)

Social Security Death Index

Woonsocket directories, 1958-1978

Obituary of Leon G. Hazebrouck, Woonsocket Call, December 14 1977

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Scope and content:

            This collection consists of two scrapbooks and other papers kept by Hazebrouck re her student days at Mercymount Country Day School and Salve Regina College, including correspondence, reminiscences, and ephemera. Loose correspondence was removed from envelopes that were pasted into the scrapbooks. This loose correspondence includes several letters written in French from friends and relatives; official correspondence from Salve Regina and the Rhode Island State Scholarship Program; and a signed original letter of congratulation from U.S. Sen. Claiborne deB. Pell (1918-) dated August 23 1963.

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            These papers were donated in 2003 by R.I.H.S. Executive Director Bernard P. Fishman, who had purchased them at an antique store.


Scrapbook, 1956-1959 (mostly re graduation at Mercymount)

Scrapbook, 1963-1965 (mostly re freshman and sophomore years at Salve Regina College)

Folder 1. Loose correspondence, 1959-1964

Folder 2. Mercymount graduation booklets, 1959

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Catholic schools - Rhode Island.

French Americans - Rhode Island - Woonsocket.

Mercymount Country Day School (Cumberland, R.I.)

Pell, Claiborne, 1918-.

St. Mary's Academy Bay View (East Providence, R.I.)

Salve Regina College.

Woonsocket (R.I.) - Social life and customs.

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