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Lorraine Grace Libby Bowdoin Interview, Susie R. Bock Jun 2018

Lorraine Grace Libby Bowdoin Interview, Susie R. Bock

Lorraine Grace Libby Bowdoin Papers

Lorraine Grace Libby Bowdoin, Gorham State Teacher's College '59. A Portland native, she attended King Middle School and Portland High School. Mrs. Bowdoin taught for several school districts during her long teaching career and advocated tirelessly for mental health and elder issues.

Lorraine Grace Libby Bowdoin's physical papers are expansive and cover her entire life and career, including items from her attendance at Camp Laughing Loon as a child and young teen, her school assignments from elementary through graduate school, photos of her family and friends, items from her run as a Maine house representative, and several meticulously ...


Gen Ms 30 Thurston/Corthell Collection Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix Dec 2014

Gen Ms 30 Thurston/Corthell Collection Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix

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Description:

W.J. Corthell was the first principal of the Western State Normal School in Gorham, founded in 1878. The other collector may have been Marjorie Thurston, class of 1907. The Memorabilia consists of artifacts and photographs found in Special Collections.

Date Range:

1870s-1907

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Gen Ms 21 Edith Meserve Rice Papers Finding Aid, Daniel Draper Jul 2007

Gen Ms 21 Edith Meserve Rice Papers Finding Aid, Daniel Draper

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Edith Meserve Rice was a student at Gorham Normal School 1942-1946, and was active in the Alumni Association from the 1970s through the 1990s. The Papers include photographs and other material documenting Rice's life as a student at Gorham Normal School in the early 1940s, as well as alumni news, songs of Gorham Normal School and the State of Maine, and information about Gorham State Teachers College and the University of Southern Maine.

Date Range:

1940s-2002

Size of Collection:

0.5 ft.


Gen Ms 23 Esther Wood Papers Finding Aid, Daniel Draper, Megan Turner Jul 2007

Gen Ms 23 Esther Wood Papers Finding Aid, Daniel Draper, Megan Turner

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Esther Wood taught Social Sciences and History at Gorham Normal School from 1930 to 1972. She regularly wrote columns for the Christian Science Monitor and received many awards, including “Woman of the Year” from the Blue Hill Chamber of Commerce and a Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa from Colby College. In 1973, the University named a dormitory building on the Gorham campus in her honor. The Papers consist of her lecture notes on the history of New England from the 16th century through the colonial period and the Revolutionary War to the founding of the State of Maine ...


Gen Ms 19 Fitts Family Collection Finding Aid, Daniel Draper Jul 2007

Gen Ms 19 Fitts Family Collection Finding Aid, Daniel Draper

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Bertha Rice Fitts was born in 1870, in Waterford, Maine. After graduating from Gorham Normal School in 1894, she became Master’s Assistant and eighth-grade teacher in Westbrook, Maine, before accepting a similar position at a grammar school in Quincy, MA. While in Quincy, she boarded with Mrs. Calvin Fitts, and in 1899 married her son, Arthur Fitts. She was involved in the Southern Branch of the Gorham Alumni Association for many years. The Collection consists of primarily late 19th c. commercial photographs of teachers and students of Gorham Normal School, plus photos of Gorham Normal School buildings, Bertha ...


Gen Ms 15 Francis L. Bailey Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton Nov 2001

Gen Ms 15 Francis L. Bailey Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton

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Francis L Bailey was President of Gorham State Teacher's College from 1940 to 1960. The Papers consist of Certificates presented to him: Appointment as Reemployment Committeeman, Cumberland County Local Board No. 4, Maine, 1945 Je 13; Certificate of Appreciation for uncompensated Service in the Selective Service System, undated.

Date Range:

1945 & undated

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Gen Ms 08 Walter E. Russell Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton Aug 2001

Gen Ms 08 Walter E. Russell Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton

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Dr. Walter E. Russell Papers span the period 1874-1945, the bulk of them 1870s-1880s, consisting of writings on education and allied topics as well as his sermons. There are a small number of printed items and a photograph of the1928 School Summer Session. Russell often used printed material as scrap paper, so forms usually found in the office of an education administrator of the time occur in these Papers.

Date Range:

1874-1945

Size of Collection:

2 ft.


Gen Ms 10 Harriet Sweetser Letters, John D. Knowlton Jan 2001

Gen Ms 10 Harriet Sweetser Letters, John D. Knowlton

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Provenance: Donated by Elizabeth Sweetser Baxter in 1999. Ownership & Literary Rights: The Harriet Sweetser Letters are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Library. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections. Cite as: Harriet Sweetser Letters, Special Collections, University of Southern Maine Libraries. Restrictions on access: This collection is open for research.


Gen Ms 10 Harriet Sweetser Letters Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton Jan 2001

Gen Ms 10 Harriet Sweetser Letters Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton

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Harriet Sweester attended Gorham Normal School in the 1890s. She became a teacher and the first Administrator of Home Economics for the Maine State Department of Education. The collection contains letters Sweetser wrote home describing her daily life as a student.

Date Range:

1890s

Size of Collection:

0.5 ft.


12-07-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser Dec 2000

12-07-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser

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This collection contains letters written by Harriet Sweetser, dated from 1898 to 1916, as well as some photographs. Most of the letters were written during her time as a student at Gorham Normal School, a teacher training college located on what is currently the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Almost all of the letters are addressed to her mother, with a few to her father. Sweetser writes home to tell her parents about her day-to-day life at school. She later taught at a grammar school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and became a superintendent. Harriet Sweetser was born on ...


12-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser Dec 2000

12-Unknown, Harriet Sweetser

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This collection contains letters written by Harriet Sweetser, dated from 1898 to 1916, as well as some photographs. Most of the letters were written during her time as a student at Gorham Normal School, a teacher training college located on what is currently the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Almost all of the letters are addressed to her mother, with a few to her father. Sweetser writes home to tell her parents about her day-to-day life at school. She later taught at a grammar school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and became a superintendent. Harriet Sweetser was born on ...


Date Unknown, Harriet Sweetser Jan 2000

Date Unknown, Harriet Sweetser

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This collection contains letters written by Harriet Sweetser, dated from 1898 to 1916, as well as some photographs. Most of the letters were written during her time as a student at Gorham Normal School, a teacher training college located on what is currently the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Almost all of the letters are addressed to her mother, with a few to her father. Sweetser writes home to tell her parents about her day-to-day life at school. She later taught at a grammar school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and became a superintendent. Harriet Sweetser was born on ...


Date Unknown, Harriet Sweetser Jan 2000

Date Unknown, Harriet Sweetser

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This collection contains letters written by Harriet Sweetser, dated from 1898 to 1916, as well as some photographs. Most of the letters were written during her time as a student at Gorham Normal School, a teacher training college located on what is currently the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Almost all of the letters are addressed to her mother, with a few to her father. Sweetser writes home to tell her parents about her day-to-day life at school. She later taught at a grammar school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and became a superintendent. Harriet Sweetser was born on ...


Dover-Foxcroft Schoolhouse Map, Harriet Sweetser Jan 2000

Dover-Foxcroft Schoolhouse Map, Harriet Sweetser

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This collection contains letters written by Harriet Sweetser, dated from 1898 to 1916, as well as some photographs. Most of the letters were written during her time as a student at Gorham Normal School, a teacher training college located on what is currently the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine. Almost all of the letters are addressed to her mother, with a few to her father. Sweetser writes home to tell her parents about her day-to-day life at school. She later taught at a grammar school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and became a superintendent. Harriet Sweetser was born on ...


Discovering Maine's Prehistory Through Archaeology : An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Unit For Grades 5-8, Diane R. Kopec Jan 1988

Discovering Maine's Prehistory Through Archaeology : An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Unit For Grades 5-8, Diane R. Kopec

Maine Collection

Discovering Maine's Prehistory Through Archaeology : An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Unit for Grades 5-8

Developed by Diane R. Kopec for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission (Draft Edition), Augusta, Me., 1988.

Contents: Acknowledgements / Introduction / Description / Organization & General Procedures / Educational Goals & Behavioral Objectives / Unit Plan / What is Archaeology / Doing Archaeology: The Archaeologist & Methods / Doing Archaeology: Prehistory / Doing Archaeology: Excavation & Interpretation / Living Archaeology / Native Americans Today / You and Archaeology / Sources. References, Teacher Bibliography and Glossary



150 Years Of Education In Maine, Kermit S. Nickerson Jan 1970

150 Years Of Education In Maine, Kermit S. Nickerson

Maine Collection

150 Years of Education in Maine

Kermit S. Nickerson, Deputy Commissioner of Education

State of Maine, Department of Education, Augusta, 1970.

Sesqui-Centennial History of Maine's Educational System and the Growth and Development of the Maine State Department of Education.

Contents: Foreword / 150 Years / Part I - Education in Maine Prior to 1900 / Part II - Development of the State Department of Education



The Oracle 11/17/1941, Gorham Normal School Nov 1941

The Oracle 11/17/1941, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

What a Poem Is-Robert Peter Tristram Coffin -- Entertainments Galore -- Art for Christmas -- Santa Needs Help -- Safety Education -- Alumni Notes -- A New "Vic" -- Nationwide Exams for Teachers


The Oracle 06/11/1941, Gorham Normal School Jun 1941

The Oracle 06/11/1941, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Senior Dance Opens Commencement Weekend -- Mr. Brown Retires After 31 Years At G.N.S. -- Industrial Arts Course Offered this Summer -- More Students Receive Teaching Positions -- Girls Keep Busy With Many Activities -- Gorham Runner-up in Conference


The Oracle 05/15/1941, Gorham Normal School May 1941

The Oracle 05/15/1941, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Popularity Contest Winners Announced -- Richard Hallett, Author, Speaks Here -- What's Right With Education? -- "Mothers of History" Presented By Poetry Club -- Return of Many Veterans to Diamond Raises Hope of Successful Season


The Oracle 03/16/1941, Gorham Normal School Mar 1941

The Oracle 03/16/1941, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Dramatic Club to Present "American Passport" -- Dr. Russell Addresses Students -- Fraternities Initiate -- New York Convention Delegates Elected -- Dr. Payson Smith Speaks Here -- Alumni Entertained on Back-To-Gorham Day -- Wind Up Season At Salem


The Oracle 12/20/1940, Gorham Normal School Dec 1940

The Oracle 12/20/1940, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Dr. Payson Smith Addresses Students -- Gorham Helps the Red Cross -- Fraternities-The Bunk? -- Library Club Celebrates Book Week -- On Cleaning A Room -- Gorham Wins Opener


The Oracle 11/21/1940, Gorham Normal School Nov 1940

The Oracle 11/21/1940, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Gorham Delegates Make for Boston Trip -- We Welcome You -- Students Take Over-And How!! -- G.N.S. - 1940 Model -- Superintendents and Principals Welcomed -- We All Want School Spirit But- -- No Lack Of Opportunities


The Oracle 08/1940, Gorhm Normal School Aug 1940

The Oracle 08/1940, Gorhm Normal School

Oracle, The

Registration Breaks All Records -- Faculty at Gorham Present Varied Courses -- Guest Speakers Come to Gorham -- Why Did You Come to Summer School? -- Afternoon Sail July 17 -- Campus Susie -- Side Glances at Sport


The Oracle 06/07/1940, Gorham Normal School Jun 1940

The Oracle 06/07/1940, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Dr. Russell Resigns After 35 Years As Principal -- Dr. Bailey Becomes Principal of G.N.S. in September -- Dr. Bamberger Gives Enlightening Talk -- May Ball Brings 'Em Back -- Farmington Comes to Gorham for May Play-Day


The Oracle 03/29/1940, Gorham Normal School Mar 1940

The Oracle 03/29/1940, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

New York, Here They Come- -- Junior Dance -- Selective Admissions -- Foreign Correspondent Speaks Here -- Initiation-Through the Pledgees' Eyes


The Oracle 03/12/1940, Gorham Normal School Mar 1940

The Oracle 03/12/1940, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Back To Gorham Day -- Musical Pageant of America -- Porter High School Wins Tournament At G.N.S. -- Education and Cooperation-Washington -- Gorham Hit


The Oracle 12/19/1939, Gorham Normal School Dec 1939

The Oracle 12/19/1939, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Walter E. Russell Chapter F.T.A. Recently Formed at G.N.S. -- Outing Club and Library Club Busy at Work and Play -- Modern Educational Objectives -- G.N.S. Men Express Appreciation: Give Mr. Wieden Jacket WIth "G"


The Oracle 10/25/1935, Gorham Normal School Oct 1939

The Oracle 10/25/1935, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Large Percent of '39 Grads Find Positions -- Past and Future -- New Teachers -- "To Strive, To Seek, To Find" -- Growth and Expansion Keynote Latest Changes -- Alumni News -- Dr. Russell's Day


The Oracle 06/14/1939, Gorham Normal School Jun 1939

The Oracle 06/14/1939, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Fashion Show at G.N.S. -- Seniors Present Play -- A Vacation in Bermuda -- Graduation Questions -- Gorham Plans -- May Ball -- Sports


The Oracle 03/31/1939, Gorham Normal School Mar 1939

The Oracle 03/31/1939, Gorham Normal School

Oracle, The

Glee Clubs Present Operetta -- Second Back to Gorham -- Delegates to N.Y.C. -- New Moving Picture Machine -- Boys' Clubs -- New Students -- Athletics