Michael S. Nassaney, Editor, Le Journal 

Stacey L. Moore, Book Review Editor

Benn E. Williams, Editor, William L. Potter Publication Series



Richard P. Day, President, Vincennes, IN (2017)

Mark Barbeau, Vice President, Plano, TX (2017)

Emily Lyons, Secretary, Chester, IL (2017)

Mark Barbeau, Treasurer, Plano, TX (2017)


Board of Directors

Mark Barbeau, Plano, TX (2019)

Ruth A. Bryant, St. Louis, MO (2017)

Anne D. Craver, St. Louis, MO (2018)

Helen Valle Crist, Naples, FL (2017)

Richard P. Day, Vincennes, IN (2017)

Vicki Green, Frankfort, IN (2018)

Misty Jackson, Leslie, MI (2019)

Hank Johnson, Ste. Genevieve, MO (2018)

Emily Lyons, Chester, IL (2017)

Terrance J. Martin, Springfield, IL (2018)

Michael S. Nassaney, Kalamazoo, MI (2017)

Sharon Person, Ballwin, MO (2019)

Patricia Rice, St. Louis, MO (2018)

William Thompson, Memphis, TN (2019)

Mark Walczynski, Tonica, IL (2019)


International Advisory Board of Directors

Arnaud Balvay, Paris, France (2018)

Denys Delâge, St-Antoine de Tilly, Québec, Canada (2017)

Robert Englebert, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (2018)

Joseph Gagné, Québec, QC, Canada (2018)

Gilles Havard, Paris, France (2017)

Guillaume Teasdale, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (2017)


Honorary Directors

Vincent Floreani, Consul Général de France, Chicago, IL

James Mauzé, Jr., Consul Honoraire de France, St. Louis, MO

Eric Marquis, Délégué du Québec, Chicago, IL


Former Presidents

Dennis Au, Evansville, IN

Margaret Brown, Red Bud, IL

Ruth A. Bryant, St. Louis, MO

Fred Fausz, St. Louis, MO

B. Pierre Lebeau, Naperville, IL

Karen Marrero, Detroit, MI

William L. Potter, Palos Hills, IL (deceased)


Le Journal is the quarterly publication of the Center for French Colonial Studies.

Neither the editor of Le Journal nor the Center for French Colonial Studies assumes responsibility for errors of fact or opinion expressed by the contributors. The editor reserves the right to refuse submitted material and to edit material prior to publication.

Deadlines to submit announcements: 12/1, 3/1, 6/1, 9/1


All materials for publication should be addressed to:

Michael S. Nassaney

Department of Anthropology

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5306

Le Journal Email: nassaney@wmich.edu

Ph: 269-387-3981


Send books for review to:

Stacey L. Moore

Department of History

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5334



Contact Us: frenchcolonialstudies@gmail.com

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  • establishing contacts with Louisiana, Québec, France, and an international network of interested individuals and institutions
  • promoting public awareness and interest in the French in the Midwest