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1917-1921 Diary, Marie Ahnighito Peary May 2020

1917-1921 Diary, Marie Ahnighito Peary

Diaries and Notebooks

"A Line A Day" diary that Marie Ahnighito Peary wrote in, between 1917 and 1921, with the bulk of the entries from 1918-1921. During this busy time in her life, she married Ted (Edward Stafford), gave birth to two sons - Junior (Edward Stafford, Jr.) and Buddy (Peary Diebitsch Stafford), and lost her father (Admiral Robert E. Peary). The diary chronicles her daily life for those 4-5 years, as well as brief mentions of newsworthy world events, including the 1918 flu pandemic and World War I.

Her diary includes the following people and places:

  • Mother - her mother, Josephine Peary
  • Dad - her ...


Charles Mckendree Neal Papers, 1933, Charles M. Neal Feb 2020

Charles Mckendree Neal Papers, 1933, Charles M. Neal

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Charles McKendree Neal Papers, 1933.


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 ...


832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 2, Bill Geller Jan 2020

832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 2, Bill Geller

Maine History Documents

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The 1825 fire consumed 832,000 acres, a great deal of it in the Piscataquis River valley, and was nearly four times the size of Maine’s 1947 fires that consumed 220,000 acres. This is the only book that has more than a couple paragraphs about the fire; it includes all the limited amount of recorded information about the fire that started in the township of Guilford and burned in every direction on a compass. Furthermore, it is the only publication of any form that uses existing information to create a possible map of its boundary ...


832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapters 5-6, Bill Geller Jan 2020

832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapters 5-6, Bill Geller

Maine History Documents

Author's abstract:

The 1825 fire consumed 832,000 acres, a great deal of it in the Piscataquis River valley, and was nearly four times the size of Maine’s 1947 fires that consumed 220,000 acres. This is the only book that has more than a couple paragraphs about the fire; it includes all the limited amount of recorded information about the fire that started in the township of Guilford and burned in every direction on a compass. Furthermore, it is the only publication of any form that uses existing information to create a possible map of its boundary ...


832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 4, Bill Geller Jan 2020

832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 4, Bill Geller

Maine History Documents

Author's abstract:

The 1825 fire consumed 832,000 acres, a great deal of it in the Piscataquis River valley, and was nearly four times the size of Maine’s 1947 fires that consumed 220,000 acres. This is the only book that has more than a couple paragraphs about the fire; it includes all the limited amount of recorded information about the fire that started in the township of Guilford and burned in every direction on a compass. Furthermore, it is the only publication of any form that uses existing information to create a possible map of its boundary ...


832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 3, Bill Geller Jan 2020

832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 3, Bill Geller

Maine History Documents

Author's abstract:

The 1825 fire consumed 832,000 acres, a great deal of it in the Piscataquis River valley, and was nearly four times the size of Maine’s 1947 fires that consumed 220,000 acres. This is the only book that has more than a couple paragraphs about the fire; it includes all the limited amount of recorded information about the fire that started in the township of Guilford and burned in every direction on a compass. Furthermore, it is the only publication of any form that uses existing information to create a possible map of its boundary ...


832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 1 And Introductory Material, Bill Geller Jan 2020

832,000 Acres: Maine's 1825 Fire And Its Piscataquis Logging Aftermath, Chapter 1 And Introductory Material, Bill Geller

Maine History Documents

Author's abstract:

The 1825 fire consumed 832,000 acres, a great deal of it in the Piscataquis River valley, and was nearly four times the size of Maine’s 1947 fires that consumed 220,000 acres. This is the only book that has more than a couple paragraphs about the fire; it includes all the limited amount of recorded information about the fire that started in the township of Guilford and burned in every direction on a compass. Furthermore, it is the only publication of any form that uses existing information to create a possible map of its boundary ...


A New Materialist Rhetoric: Theorizing Movement From A Rhetorical Ethnography Of Hiking, Bryan Picciotto Aug 2019

A New Materialist Rhetoric: Theorizing Movement From A Rhetorical Ethnography Of Hiking, Bryan Picciotto

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In the field of rhetoric, conventional concepts of movement depend on dialectical theories of materiality that posit matter is not rhetorical until acted upon by human sign or symbol systems. New materialist philosophy, which considers the dynamism of matter without situating materiality in dialectical relationship to language, provides a theoretical context for reconceptualizing the rhetoricity of movement. Working from a nondialectical approach to materiality, this dissertation theorizes how movement functions rhetorically, specifically within cultural practices of hiking. For this project, I participated in 15+ hikes at state and national parks in Maine, and generated a multimodal archive of 1,000 ...


Leadership From Within: Founders, Advocates, And Organizational Networks Operating In Maine's Immigrant Community, Samuel Robert Kenney May 2019

Leadership From Within: Founders, Advocates, And Organizational Networks Operating In Maine's Immigrant Community, Samuel Robert Kenney

Honors Projects

Much of the discourse surrounding African immigration to Maine has centered on the provision of public services that facilitate community development and integration. This project investigates different types of leadership strategies employed by African individuals in Maine that advance community objectives. When African immigrant leaders are empowered to affect public policy, they re-frame traditional conceptions of aid-dependency and vulnerability commonly applied to African immigrants in media and popular culture. Through leadership in nonprofit and civic spheres, African immigrant community leaders translate grassroots connectivity with informal networks into meaningful influence in the realm of public policy. This project focuses on the ...


Margaret Chase Smith's 1972 Election: The Fall Of An Institutional Giant, Allison Kobzowicz Apr 2019

Margaret Chase Smith's 1972 Election: The Fall Of An Institutional Giant, Allison Kobzowicz

Senior Honors Theses

Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress and was well-known by her constituents in Maine as a principled, integrous public servant. In 1972, after 24 years in the Senate, Margaret Chase Smith lost her first ever election to democratic challenger, William Hathaway. An examination of the primary source documents available at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine, as well as local and national newspaper coverage, finds three main reasons that Smith suffered defeat: Smith was unwilling to let go of her traditional way of campaigning, she was berated by a press ...


History Of Maine - History Index - Mhs, Kathy Amoroso Jan 2019

History Of Maine - History Index - Mhs, Kathy Amoroso

Maine History Documents

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History Of Maine - Logging, Wood Splitters Direct Jan 2019

History Of Maine - Logging, Wood Splitters Direct

Maine History Documents

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History Of Maine - The Rising Of The Klan, Raney Bench Jan 2019

History Of Maine - The Rising Of The Klan, Raney Bench

Maine History Documents

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History Of Maine - Roads, State Highway Commission Jan 2019

History Of Maine - Roads, State Highway Commission

Maine History Documents

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History Of Maine - Landslides, Maine Geological Survey Jan 2019

History Of Maine - Landslides, Maine Geological Survey

Maine History Documents

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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-2012 (Mss 200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-2012 (Mss 200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 200. Research material collected by Joseph Leo Blotner for his literary biography of Robert Penn Warren. Includes Warren’s correspondence (photocopies from various repositories), interview transcripts, notes, news clippings, critical essays, and other documentation about Warren. Also includes drafts, galley proofs, and permissions related to the biography.


Beck-Poland, Sherry, Ariana Wenger, Johnna Ossie Dec 2018

Beck-Poland, Sherry, Ariana Wenger, Johnna Ossie

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Sherry Beck-Poland is 64 years old and lives in Lewiston, Maine with their wife Dee, and two sons, Jacob and Joe. Sherry has dedicated much of their life helping others including fostering over ten children, adopting their two sons, working for DHHS with individuals with PTSD, personality disorders, and other disabilities, as well as their involvement with political activism for marriage equality, and their help in organizing pride in Lewiston.

Sherry has attended the University of Southern Maine for their undergraduate degree where they graduated with honors, then attended Seminary where they received their master’s degree in theology. Sherry ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Kezar, Jovanna (Fa 1153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Kezar, Jovanna (Fa 1153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1153. Student paper titled “Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village: The Shakers Today” in which Jovanna Kezar details her visit to the Shaker community located near Poland, Maine. Kezar gives a brief, albeit thorough, history of the Shaker experienceas it relates to spirituality, organization, and guiding principles such as mottos, beliefs and practices, forms of worship, and governmental structure. Kezar also describes her trip to the Shaker village and provides color photographs and slides of buildings and photographs along with newspaper clippings, postcards, and assorted stationery.


Gen Ms 07 Farm Security Administration Photographs Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan Apr 2018

Gen Ms 07 Farm Security Administration Photographs Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan

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Reproductions from the Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information Photograph Collection, used in a 1974 exhibition at the University Art Gallery. The photographs are by Jack Delano, John Collier, Edwin Locke, Carl Mydans, Arthur Rothstein, Marion Post Wolcott, Russell Lee, Edwin Rosskam, Fenno Jacobs, Walker Evans, Herbert Mayer, Gordon Parks, and Walter Payton. Places represented include: in Maine, Aroostook County, Ashland, Bath, Boothbay, Caribou, Fort Kent, Fryeburg, Houlton, Lille, New Sweden, Presque Isle, Rockland, Saint David, Soldier Pond, and Van Buren; in Vermont, Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Bridgewater, Castleton, Essex Junction, Hardwick, Lowell, Manchester, Morrisville, Orange ...


Lg Ms 13 Equalitymaine Archives Finding Aid, Karin A. France Apr 2018

Lg Ms 13 Equalitymaine Archives Finding Aid, Karin A. France

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The Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance (MLGPA) was formed in 1984 to advocate for LGBT issues and to educate the public, media, and politicians about them. Now known as EqualityMaine, over the last twenty-five years, the organization has worked to secure civil rights legislation, pass hate crimes protection laws, promote workplace equality and ensure responsible HIV/AIDS policies. The Archives contains organizational records of MLGPA and EqualityMaine, and other materials.

Date Range:

1984-2009

Size of Collection:

14.5 ft.


I Found Your Beautiful Letty When I Came Out From Breakfast..., Sarah Orne Jewett Mar 2018

I Found Your Beautiful Letty When I Came Out From Breakfast..., Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett Correspondence

Letter from Sarah Orne Jewett to Mary Rice Jewett discussing fog, Stubby, Brunswick.


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.


Rand, Erica, Demary Danella Nov 2017

Rand, Erica, Demary Danella

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Erica lived in Chicago for many years, but relocated to Maine because of her teaching position at Bates College. She is a Professor of Art and Visual Culture and of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and is acting interim chair of the Gender and Sexuality Studies department. She discussed her coming out process as well as her experiences as a budding activist in ACT UP and a branch of ACT UP, called The Pissed Off Dyke Cell. Erica talked significantly about her previous relationships and how those connections shaped her activisim as well as how her activism shaped her relationships. She ...