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Thompson Document 04: Letter From Jack Belden To Henrietta Thompson, Jack Belden Oct 1972

Thompson Document 04: Letter From Jack Belden To Henrietta Thompson, Jack Belden

Henrietta Thompson Papers

This is the first letter Jack Belden wrote to Henrietta Thompson. Responding to Thompson's letter proposing that they meet to discuss the Walkout, Belden describes himself as “sympathetic to but not overly excited or approving of your [Thompson’s] project.” Nevertheless, Belden writes that he will be at his address "most of the time," and that Thompson may visit him there. The letter is undated, Thompson notes that she received it on October 3, 1971.


Maine Alumnus, Volume 54, Number 2, Fall 1972, General Alumni Association, University Of Maine Oct 1972

Maine Alumnus, Volume 54, Number 2, Fall 1972, General Alumni Association, University Of Maine

University of Maine Alumni Magazines

Articles include: Special Collections - Old Collections Have New Home, Homecoming 1972, and Carl Sprinchorn - Maine Artist and "King of the Woods." Short announcements also highlight the beginning of Paideuma, a journal published by the English Department and a planned relocation or the dairy farm complex.


Thompson Document 26: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson Sep 1972

Thompson Document 26: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Tun Shein, which is evidently in response to a letter Tun Shein had sent her. Thompson mentions some of their mutual acquaintances and asks whether either Tun Shein or his wife Lulu recognize any of the names on a list of Walkout participants who were then presumably still living in Burma, but whom she had been unable to meet during her brief visit.


Maine Alumnus, Volume 54, Number 1, September-October 1972, General Alumni Association, University Of Maine Sep 1972

Maine Alumnus, Volume 54, Number 1, September-October 1972, General Alumni Association, University Of Maine

University of Maine Alumni Magazines

Articles focus on fundraising campaigns for 1972 and the outlook for 1973, the history of the College of Business Administration, and a musical program given by honorary degree recipients as a main portion of commencement exercises.


Thompson Document 25: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein And Lulu, Henrietta Thompson Jul 1972

Thompson Document 25: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein And Lulu, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Tun Shein and Lulu. Thompson thanks Tun Shein and Lulu for their hospitality and refers to a few details of her trip to Burma


Thompson Document 24: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson Jun 1972

Thompson Document 24: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter from Henrietta Thompson to Tun Shein, in which Thompson discusses her upcoming visit to Burma. She mentions a number of Walkout participants in Burma whom she hopes to meet, and asks Tun Shein to help her by writing to them.


Thompson Document 03: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Jack Belden, Henrietta Thompson Apr 1972

Thompson Document 03: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Jack Belden, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

Henrietta Thompson's second letter to then-retired war correspondent Jack Belden (Henrietta had apparently received no answer to her first letter of inquiry). Belden had walked out of Burma with General Stilwell in 1942, and published Retreat with Stilwell in 1943. Thompson had obtained Belden’s address by sending a series of letters to his publisher, Harper & Row.


Thompson Document 23: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein And Lulu, Henrietta Thompson Apr 1972

Thompson Document 23: Letter From Henrietta Thompson To Tun Shein And Lulu, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

A letter of introduction from Henrietta Thompson to two Walkout participants, Tun Shein and Lulu—who had since married and re-settled in Burma—proposing that she meet them in Burma in the summer of that year, 1972.


The International Boundary Line, Jim Connors Jan 1972

The International Boundary Line, Jim Connors

Maine Song and Story Sampler

The story heard here provides a humorous but fictional explanation of how the Maine-Canada border came to be established, particularly the straight section in the northwestern corner.


Phone Call To Hitler, Georgie Orcutt Jan 1972

Phone Call To Hitler, Georgie Orcutt

Maine Song and Story Sampler

The story heard here centers around the early-ish years of the telephone and the under-researched history of prank calls.


Tom Gardner’S Stories, Jim Connors Jan 1972

Tom Gardner’S Stories, Jim Connors

Maine Song and Story Sampler

The story heard here actually consists of two short stories, both told by Tom Gardner, a famous Maine Guide from Allagash.


Thompson Document 05: Henrietta Thompson's Notes On Interviewing Jack Belden, Henrietta Thompson Jan 1972

Thompson Document 05: Henrietta Thompson's Notes On Interviewing Jack Belden, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

Undated notes, written by Henrietta Thompson sometime after she interviewed Jack Belden in October 1972. Her attempts to put down the “essence” of Belden, and the prompt she assigns herself: “What do I know about Jack Belden now?” suggest that these notes were written not long after the interview, or at least were written in an effort to preserve her memories of the interview.


Thompson Document 06: Henrietta Thompson's Summary Of Jack Belden's Activities Before The Walkout, Henrietta Thompson Jan 1972

Thompson Document 06: Henrietta Thompson's Summary Of Jack Belden's Activities Before The Walkout, Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson Papers

Henrietta Thompson’s attempt to narrate a version of Jack Belden’s account in the third person. Her several thoughtful accounts of her interview with Belden seem to suggest the great importance Thompson attached to her meeting with the writer.