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Guide to the Sister Eugena Poulin Papers

Biographical Note

Sister Eugena Poulin, RSM (1932-2008) was a professor of French at Salve Regina University. Born Simone Theresa Poulin in Central Falls, Rhode Island, she entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1951 and professed her vows in 1954. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the former Catholic Teahcers College, her Master's degree from Assumption College, and her Ph. D. from the University of Florida. After teaching in the elementary schools in the Diocese of Providence, she was assigned to Salve Regina College in 1981 and taught there until 2007. Her research interests included her family's genealogy, the lives of women in seventeenth-century New France, and Newport's French newspaper during the colonial period, "La Gazette Francoise." Her awards included Rhode Island's Franco-American of the Year and the American French Geneaological Society's Franco-American Hall of Fame.