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Aa Ms 01 Gerald E. Talbot Collection Finding Aid, David Andreasen, Kristin D. Morris, Karin A. France, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Caroline Remley, Andrea Harkins, Kara Kralik, Anya O'Meara Feb 2020

Aa Ms 01 Gerald E. Talbot Collection Finding Aid, David Andreasen, Kristin D. Morris, Karin A. France, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Caroline Remley, Andrea Harkins, Kara Kralik, Anya O'Meara

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Gerald E. Talbot was the first African American to be elected to the Maine State Legislature. He served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978, and worked with the Maine chapter of the NAACP and the State Board of Education. He also took part in the struggle for civil rights in other parts of the country, as well as in Maine. The Collection includes Talbot’s personal papers, records of his term in the Maine House of Representatives, of his work with the NAACP in Maine and with the State Board of Education. The Collection contains ...


Kawamoto, Eric, Cosette Holmes, Tiana Cope-Ferland Nov 2018

Kawamoto, Eric, Cosette Holmes, Tiana Cope-Ferland

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

To completely understand of the history of an oppressed community, we must understand the personal stories of the members of that community. To dig deeper into their stories, the Querying the Past project at the University of Southern Maine collects interviews illuminating the struggle. Specifically, queer people have long struggled to balance their identities in society, overcome discrimination, gain legal rights, and survive disease. This interview with Eric Kawamoto reveals a journey of self-discovery in Chicago, L.A., Boston, and Portland; an intersection between being Asian American and being queer; and survival of AIDS as a result of reserve. Kawamoto ...


Elias, Richard, Benjamin Cornwall Nov 2018

Elias, Richard, Benjamin Cornwall

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Richard Elias grew up in Northern Maine and moved to Portland at a young age. In this interview, we discuss: coming out as a gay man, his family life, his experience with Portland gay bars (The Phoenix, Roland’s and Blackstones), some of his travel stories, his love for dancing, and the effect of the AIDS epidemic on his life.


Ward, Jeffrey, Benjamin Cornwall Nov 2018

Ward, Jeffrey, Benjamin Cornwall

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Jeffrey Ward, from Northern Maine, talks about his experience interacting with the Portland LGBTQ community and his experience coming out as a gay man at the age of 47. Some subjects include: his experience with the Casco Gay Men group, Portland Pride Parade, The Front Porch, Blackstones, his involvement in the Methodist Church, his family life, and how he met his partner of 16 years.


Jud Ms 05 Sumner T. Bernstein Papers Finding Aid, Susannah Clark Mar 2018

Jud Ms 05 Sumner T. Bernstein Papers Finding Aid, Susannah Clark

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Sumner Thurman Bernstein (1924 - 2002) grew up in Portland, Maine, the son of lawyer parents. He served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army during World War II (achieving the rank of Captain) and attended Harvard University for his undergraduate education and for law school. He returned to Portland after marrying Rosalyne Spindel in 1949, to join his father and uncle’s law practice, which he helped to grow into Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson in 1964. He was very engaged with the community, participating in the following organizations, among others, often serving as president or chair ...


Jud Ms 04 Rosalyne S. Bernstein Papers Finding Aid, Susannah Clark Mar 2018

Jud Ms 04 Rosalyne S. Bernstein Papers Finding Aid, Susannah Clark

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Rosalyne (Spindel) Bernstein (b. 1928) grew up in the Bronx, N.Y. and Fall River, MA, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Poland, and attended Radcliffe College as an economics major. She and her husband, Sumner Thurman Bernstein (a Portland native), moved to Portland in 1949. There, she played an active role in the community and was involved with numerous organizations, such as: National Council of Jewish Women (president); Head Start program in Portland (founder); Bowdoin College; University of Southern Maine; Maine Health Care Finance Commission; Maine Medical Center; American- Israeli Public Affairs Committee; New England Board of Higher ...


Lg Ms 23 Roland Blais Papers Finding Aid, Julie Cismoski Mar 2018

Lg Ms 23 Roland Blais Papers Finding Aid, Julie Cismoski

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Roland Blais was born in Rumford, Maine in 1939, and knew by the time he was in high school that he was "different". He saved money and moved to Los Angeles in 1958, where he got a job with Broadway Department Store, and went to gay bars for the first time. He joined the Navy and served from 1959 to 1963, leaving with an honorable discharge. He then enlisted in the Army, serving 1963-1966, stationed at Walsrode, Germany, working with missiles. He returned to the United States, retrieving the car he bought in Germany from Newark Port, New Jersey ...


Rich, Penny, Bianca Sturchio, Johnna Ossie Nov 2017

Rich, Penny, Bianca Sturchio, Johnna Ossie

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Penny Rich is a 70-year old lesbian living in Portland, Maine. She recieved a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern Maine. She is known for her involvement in major social events such as Portland Pride and the Women's Coffeehouse, as well as her experiences with gay bar culture throughout the 60's and 70's. She spends her time socializing, exercising, reading, and getting involved in local political and social issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community in Portland, Maine.


Vaughan, Cait, Kyle F. Cumiskey, Diane Martin Nov 2016

Vaughan, Cait, Kyle F. Cumiskey, Diane Martin

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Cait Vaughan was born in San Diego on a military base and grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire. Vaughan lived with her father, step-mom, and four younger siblings. Vaughan grew up in a religious household with a father with homophobic views. She was outed as queer by her sister at age 16. In 2004, she graduated from Nashua High School where she experienced severe harassment for her sexuality. She went on to college at UNH and founded the “Women’s Union.” Vaughan became involved in African-American Studies, diversity work, and the Harriet Wilson Project. She is currently volunteering for the ...


Jud Ms 6 Myer Marcus Interview Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas Jan 2015

Jud Ms 6 Myer Marcus Interview Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas

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Myer M. Marcus was born in Portland, Maine in 1914, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants Saul Marcus, a Portland clothier, and his wife Bertha Marcus, nee Goldstein. As a boy he enjoyed spending his free time at the Portland Boys Club on Plum Street. He attended North School and Portland High School, then spent one year at the University of Virginia before transferring to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Marcus earned his LL.B. in 1937 from Boston University School of Law, then returned to Portland to open the Marcus and Marcus law office on Exchange Street with his ...


Lg Ms 39 Maine Frontrunners Archives Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas Jan 2015

Lg Ms 39 Maine Frontrunners Archives Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas

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Maine Frontrunners was founded April Fool’s Day, 1995, inspired by the enthusiastic leadership of the legendary runner John Bean. The group has run Saturday mornings since then, through all kinds of weather. The Maine group is part of International Front Runners, an affiliation of GLBT running/walking clubs that have organized in many of the larger cities around the world. Inspired by Patricia Nell Warren's novel The Front Runner, the first Front Runner club began in San Francisco in 1974, and other FR clubs quickly began forming in the United States and then in Canada and abroad ...


Lg Ms 37 Penny Rich Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas Dec 2014

Lg Ms 37 Penny Rich Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas

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Records and artifacts documenting the Maine Lesbian Gay Film Festival and Women's Community Project of Portland

Date Range:

1980s-1990s

Size of Collection:

7 ft.


Aa Ms 06 Home Is Where I Make It - Oral History Collection Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven Dec 2012

Aa Ms 06 Home Is Where I Make It - Oral History Collection Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven

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This oral history project was directed by Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, of USM, and Rachel Talbot Ross. The interviews were conducted by local high school students. The Collection includes transcripts, photographs and audiotapes from the two phases of the project, which documented African American life in the Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn areas.

Date Range:

2001-2003

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Jud Ms 03 Macabee Club Archives Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven May 2010

Jud Ms 03 Macabee Club Archives Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven

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Macabee Club was a club of Jewish high school students in Portland from 1955 to the 1970s. The Archives contains organizational records of the group, including meeting minutes, newsletters, and event programs.

Date Range:

1955-1972

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Jud Ms 01 Annetta Kornetsky Girl Scout Collection Finding Aid, Karin A. France Apr 2010

Jud Ms 01 Annetta Kornetsky Girl Scout Collection Finding Aid, Karin A. France

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Annetta Kornetsky was the Scout leader of Girl Scout Troops 109 and 177, sponsored by the Portland Jewish Community Center, between 1956 and 1958. The Collection contains records of Troops 109 and 177, including meeting agendas, finances, handbook pages, and minutes from November 1956 to March 1958.

Date Range:

1956-1958

Size of Collection:

0.08 ft.


Jud Ms 02 Portland Jewish Community Center Uso Guest Book Finding Aid, Karin A. France Apr 2010

Jud Ms 02 Portland Jewish Community Center Uso Guest Book Finding Aid, Karin A. France

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The Jewish Community Center on Cumberland Avenue in Portland, Maine was the site of United Service Organization (USO) social events, held regularly from at least October 1943 to September 1946. Most of the servicemen (and some women who were nurses) who attended events at the Community Center were in the Navy, stationed on shops docked or anchored in Casco Bay. These social events were sometimes held out on the islands. Although hosted by the Jewish Community Center, anyone was welcome, regardless of religion. Eleanor Edison Taft saved this ledger listing the names of attendees at the USO events when ...


Lg Ms 14 Jessen Lgbt/Women’S Newsletter & Media Collection Finding Aid, Renee Desroberts, Karin A. France Apr 2010

Lg Ms 14 Jessen Lgbt/Women’S Newsletter & Media Collection Finding Aid, Renee Desroberts, Karin A. France

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Barbara Jessen formed the Maine Tradeswomen's Network, a loose organization of women in the trades and supporting personnel, in 1990, to promote networking, mentoring, and employment. The Collection consists of six newsletter titles, plus newspaper clippings, fact sheets, and articles - all covering LGBT and women’s issues in Maine and nationally.

Date Range:

1970s-2000

Size of Collection:

0.5 ft.


Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, Garvan Donegan, Henry Heyburn, Caitlyn Horose, Matt Klebes, Jennifer Riley, Damon Yakovleff, New England Environmental Finance Center Jan 2010

Sustainability Initiatives In East Bayside Neighborhood Portland, Maine, Garvan Donegan, Henry Heyburn, Caitlyn Horose, Matt Klebes, Jennifer Riley, Damon Yakovleff, New England Environmental Finance Center

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This is a bundle containing research on sustainability initiatives that could be implemented in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME. These six essays were prepared by the Spring, 2010 Sustainable Communities Class known as CPD 602 at the University of Southern Maine. The class is part of the core curriculum of the Community Planning and Development program of the Muskie School of Public Service at the university. The instructor for the class was Samuel Merrill, Ph. D. who is also director of the New England Environmental Finance Center at the University. These papers were prepared in conjunction with Alan ...


Aa Ms 04 Eastern Real Estate Archives Finding Aid, Patrick J. Mooney May 2009

Aa Ms 04 Eastern Real Estate Archives Finding Aid, Patrick J. Mooney

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The Eastern Real Estate Company was an association of African-Americans who bought and sold real estate in the Portland area from 1912-2001. The records in the Archives include articles of association, minutes, financial records, stock records, listings of stockholders, tax records, bank books and legal documents.

Date Range:

1912-2001

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Lg Ms 04 Christopher O’Connor Collection Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan Jan 2001

Lg Ms 04 Christopher O’Connor Collection Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan

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Christopher O’Connor was resident director of USM’s Portland Hall dormitory in the fall of 1999 when there was an incident involving anti-gay graffiti in the dormitory. The Collection includes newspaper clippings regarding the incident, brochures, and a letter to the USM community from O'Connor.

Date Range:

1999

Size of Collection:

0.25 ft.


Gen Ms 01 Katharine E. O’Brien Papers Finding Aid, Susie R. Bock Sep 1999

Gen Ms 01 Katharine E. O’Brien Papers Finding Aid, Susie R. Bock

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Katharine E. O’Brien (d. 1998) was raised in Portland, Maine. She taught mathematics for more than 30 years at Deering High School in Portland, of which she was an alumna, and was a published poet. The Papers includes typescripts of her poems, correspondence, photographs, and miscellany.

Date Range:

1947-1998

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Summer 1993, 90.9 Wmpg Fm Jan 1993

Summer 1993, 90.9 Wmpg Fm

WMPG Program Guides

WMPG program guide for Summer 1993.


Spring 1993, 90.9 Wmpg Fm Jan 1993

Spring 1993, 90.9 Wmpg Fm

WMPG Program Guides

WMPG Program Guide, Spring 1993.


Winter 1992-1993, 90.9 Wmpg Fm Jan 1992

Winter 1992-1993, 90.9 Wmpg Fm

WMPG Program Guides

WMPG Program Guide Winter 1992-1993


12/22/1991 Birthday Note, Sumner T. Bernstein Dec 1991

12/22/1991 Birthday Note, Sumner T. Bernstein

Rosalyne S. Bernstein Correspondence

For more information on the Rosalyne S. Bernstein Papers, please visit the finding aid https://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/judaica_finding_aids/4/“>HERE

Brief note from Sumner T. Bernstein to Rosalyne S. Bernstein on the occasion of her birthday.


06/26/1991 Anniversary Note, Sumner T. Bernstein Jun 1991

06/26/1991 Anniversary Note, Sumner T. Bernstein

Rosalyne S. Bernstein Correspondence

For more information on the Rosalyne S. Bernstein Papers, please visit the finding aid https://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/judaica_finding_aids/4/“>HERE

Brief note from Sumner T. Bernstein to Rosalyne S. Bernstein on the occasion of their anniversary.


05/13/1990 Mother's Day Note, Sumner T. Bernstein May 1990

05/13/1990 Mother's Day Note, Sumner T. Bernstein

Rosalyne S. Bernstein Correspondence

For more information on the Rosalyne S. Bernstein Papers, please visit the finding aid https://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/judaica_finding_aids/4/“>HERE

Brief letter from Sumner T. Bernstein to Rosalyne S. Bernstein for Mother's Day, 1990.


12/12/1988 Birthday Note, Sumner T. Bernstein Dec 1988

12/12/1988 Birthday Note, Sumner T. Bernstein

Rosalyne S. Bernstein Correspondence

For more information on the Rosalyne S. Bernstein Papers, please visit the finding aid https://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/judaica_finding_aids/4/“>HERE

Brief note from Sumner T. Bernstein to Rosalyne S. Bernstein on the occasion of her birthday.


Brochure 1988, 90.9 Wmpg Fm Jan 1988

Brochure 1988, 90.9 Wmpg Fm

WMPG Program Guides

Promotional brochure, 1988.


Summer 1988, 90.9 Wmpg Fm Jan 1988

Summer 1988, 90.9 Wmpg Fm

WMPG Program Guides

WMPG Program Guide, Summer 1988.