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Gardner, Ed, Ethan Bent Nov 2023

Gardner, Ed, Ethan Bent

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Ed Gardner is a 62 year old gay male currently living in Falmouth and working in Portland. He grew up in Lewiston Maine and moved to Portland as a young adult. Starting from scratch, Ed was able to buy and sell buildings and found tremendous success over his long career as a real estate agent. Over the course of his life, Ed has fundraised and donated to a variety of Maine’s LGBTQ organizations. He was involved directly with the establishment of the Equality Community Center by first hosting LGBTQ tenants in his office space, and then helping to raise money …


Smith, T. Love, Kassey Kreer Nov 2023

Smith, T. Love, Kassey Kreer

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

T Love Smith is a 46 year old born in Lincoln, ME, who identifies as non-binary and queer. After coming out to their mom at age 19, who had also come out as gay when T was 5, they were met with an unsupportive, negative response. Going through a tough childhood filled with alcohol abuse and no community for T to confide in about their gender/sexual identity, T found themselves in toxic relationships in their early adulthood. Eventually they were able to come to terms with their identity and came out as non-binary. T discussed their time in the military …


Spadafore, Sampson, Benjamin Lachapelle Nov 2023

Spadafore, Sampson, Benjamin Lachapelle

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Sampson Spadafore is a 27-year-old queer, transmasculine person who currently lives in Westbrook, Maine. They are originally from Syracuse, New York, and attended Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. They graduated with a degree in musical theater. Spadafore discusses shifts in their gender self-presentation and gender fluidity as well as media erasure of trans men. They then moved to Portland, Maine, to work for Maine Boys to Men and have also worked with Speak About It; Maine Renters United; and Democratic Socialists of America. A political current focus is using social media and art to raise awareness about Palestine. Writing …


Brodack, Jason, Emily Cook Nov 2023

Brodack, Jason, Emily Cook

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Jason Brodak is a 44 year old man of Polish heritage, currently working at the University of Southern Maine and living in Bath, Maine, with his husband. Brodak discusses living in Detroit Michigan, Chicago Illinois, and New York. He attended Michigan State University and later received his bachelor's degree in Interior Design from an arts school in Chicago. He discusses his childhood, coming out, briefly joining the Navy, the role of gay bars and gay chatrooms in his life, gay marriage, and the HIV AIDS epidemic.


Morril, Ren, Zorica Andric Nov 2023

Morril, Ren, Zorica Andric

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Ren Morrill shares personal experiences of his childhood, coming out, relationships, and the influence of his chosen family. During the conversation, Ren talks about his family dynamics, struggles with gender identity, and societal expectations, offering insights into the complexities of being gay. Ren reflects on the loneliness that many gay men experience and references influential figures like Walt Whitman and Anne Rice. He emphasizes the importance of his chosen family, specifically friends from the roleplaying games community, highlighting their significant impact on his life. The interview then moves on to Ren's views on pronouns, self-discovery, and the challenges that gay …


Leighton-Cory, Jocelyn, Bella Shannon Nov 2023

Leighton-Cory, Jocelyn, Bella Shannon

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Jocelyn identifies as a Queer woman but also aligns with the label Gender-Queer. They are 40 years old and currently live in the city of South Portland where they serve as a member on the City Council and also work as a managing director at Space Gallery in downtown Portland. Jocelyn was born in Bangor, Maine, and lived there for a year before moving briefly to South Princeton, Maine, and eventually settling in Princeton, Maine, where they grew up. Jocelyn was raised by their single mother along with their older brother and younger sister. They received their B.A. in Arts …


Parker, Heidi, Tegan Bryne Nov 2023

Parker, Heidi, Tegan Bryne

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Heidi Parker is a 47-year-old lesbian, who uses she/her pronouns. Heidi Parker grew up in the South and Seventh-Day Adventist. One of her favorite parts about living in the South and still one of her favorite things today is the mountains. Heidi Parker has moved to a few places around the United States; including New York, Maine, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Morrow Beach. Heidi Parker worked as a PE teacher before getting a higher degree in Sports Management. After getting her degree, she moved to New York and worked at Syracuse and then moved to Maine to work …


Critical Discourse Analysis: Sexual Violence In Maine Department Of Public Safety (Dps) "Crime In Maine" Reports, Emma V. Grous Apr 2023

Critical Discourse Analysis: Sexual Violence In Maine Department Of Public Safety (Dps) "Crime In Maine" Reports, Emma V. Grous

Honors College

Sexual violence is incredibly prevalent in the state of Maine. These crimes, which disproportionately affect at-risk communities – women, children, people of color, and impoverished persons – are not accurately represented in legal discourses within Maine. Changes to how victims and survivors of sexual violence are represented and discussed in law enforcement reports and other materials are necessary in order to promote social change and justice for the survivors in our communities.

Critical Discourse Analysis has been used broadly since its conception and has even previously been used in understanding political and social implications of discourse in the United States. …


Darius Andrews Of Sumner, Maine: An Update, Kathrine C. Aydelott Feb 2023

Darius Andrews Of Sumner, Maine: An Update, Kathrine C. Aydelott

Faculty Publications

This brief essay is an update to “Darius Andrews of Sumner, Maine: A Descent from Henry Andrews of Taunton, Massachusetts,” which is available online from the University of New Hampshire Scholars’ Repository, which see for context.


Braunschweig And Ansbach-Bayreuth Troops At Fort George, Penobscot, During The American Revolutionary War, Anette Ruppel Rodrigues Jan 2023

Braunschweig And Ansbach-Bayreuth Troops At Fort George, Penobscot, During The American Revolutionary War, Anette Ruppel Rodrigues

Maine History Documents

Fort George, Penobscot, a British Fortification during the American Revolutionary War was reinforced with German troops. Why Fort George was important to the Crown and who these German troops were to help secure the fort is the focus of this article.

Contents: Introduction -- French Interest in Fort George -- End of Hostilities in North America but Continued French Interest in Fort George -- Braunschweig Troops at Fort George -- Ansbach-Bayreuth Troops at Fort George -- Did Time in the British Service in North America Influence the Germans' Future? -- Conclusion


Amjambo Africa! (January 2023), Kathreen Harrison Jan 2023

Amjambo Africa! (January 2023), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue

War in eastern DRC ............2-3

Updates from Africa ................4

Depression/refugee camps...... 5

Editorial .....................................6

Amjambo Arts: Phuc Tran ......7

Advice: Someone to trust .....8-9

In 7 languages

Notable inaugurations .....10-11

Coastal resilience ...................11

All about the Workforce ........12

Financial literacy/New Year ..12

Legislative Update ..................13

MCA Giraffe awards ..............14

Tips & Info ..............................15

Year in Review .................. 16-17

Health & Wellness.......18-23, 25

Protecting vision

Health in winter

In 7 languages

Portland Adult Ed. .................27

Abolitionist movement ..........27

Languages are similar ............27

Ukrainian perspective ...........28


Waterman Fund Essay Contest Winner: Hunting The Woolly Adelgid, Dianne Fallon Dec 2022

Waterman Fund Essay Contest Winner: Hunting The Woolly Adelgid, Dianne Fallon

Appalachia

No abstract provided.


Lg Ms 005 Maine Lesbian Feminist Archives Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan, Jill Piekut Roy Dec 2022

Lg Ms 005 Maine Lesbian Feminist Archives Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan, Jill Piekut Roy

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Description:

Maine Lesbian Feminist was a social and political group based in Downeast Maine which operated from 1976 to about 1984. The archives includes records of the group, their political task force, and their communications committee, as well as event ephemera from the third Maine Gay Symposium in 1976.

Date Range:

1976-1982

Size of Collection:

5 File Folders


Amjambo Africa! (December 2022), Kathreen Harrison Dec 2022

Amjambo Africa! (December 2022), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue

Amjambo Arts ..........................2

Holiday Greetings .................... 3

Education .................................. 4

Domestic Violence ...................5

Editorial .....................................6

Tips & Info ................................7

World Market Basket ...............8

Chance to Advance ..................9

Updates from Africa ..............10

Refugee Camp in Uganda .....11

All about the Workforce ........12

Legislative Update .............13-15

In 7 languages

Election Season..................16-17

Health & Wellness........18-23,25

In 7 languages

Financial Literacy/Cars .........24

Service Org. columns....... 26-27

Ukraine/New Voices ..............28

COCOMaine: New Leader ....29


Jud Ms 25 Nathan F. Cogan Collection Finding Aid, Katelynn Paul Dec 2022

Jud Ms 25 Nathan F. Cogan Collection Finding Aid, Katelynn Paul

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Biographical Note

Nathan Franklin Cogan was born in Bath, Maine in 1937 and was the youngest of seven children. Nathan’s father, Morris Cohen, had originally arrived in Maine in 1914, following the outbreak of World War I. Nathan spent his childhood in Bath, where his father and family members assisted immigrants to Maine as a part of the Hebrew Benevolent Society. Nathan ultimately moved to Portland, Oregon in 1956 to attend Reed College. Nathan served two years in the U.S. Army, and upon ending service he pursued a doctorate in English at UC-Berkeley. Nathan became a professor emeritus of English …


Farnsworth, Susan, Larisa Filippov Nov 2022

Farnsworth, Susan, Larisa Filippov

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Susan Farnsworth is a 75 year old lesbian who has lived in Maine for over 50 years. She currently resides in Hallowell, ME, but has lived all over Maine and other places in New England. Farnsworth is an attorney and has her own law practice where she helps a variety of clients with their legal problems. She realized she was a lesbian while she was in law school during her marriage to a man. Farnsworth attended Bates College for her undergraduate degree before going to the University of Maine School of Law in Portland. The multiple political organizations she has …


Macnaughton, Daniel, Wendy Chapkis Nov 2022

Macnaughton, Daniel, Wendy Chapkis

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Dan MacNaughton was born in 1955 in Bangor, Maine, and raised in Hampden, Maine with his mother, father, and older brother. He came out as gay in high school with supportive teachers and classmates who were either supportive or indifferent. However, he had deeply internalized homophobic attitudes and believed that being gay meant he had very limited employment options. In college at the University of Maine Orono, MacNaughton became active in the newly formed Wilde Stein student group where he became the first Vice-Chair of the club, met Sturgis Haskins, and became involved in educational efforts on campus. He also …


Lg Ms 107 Karen Bye Papers, Katelynn Paul Nov 2022

Lg Ms 107 Karen Bye Papers, Katelynn Paul

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Biographical Note

Karen Bye was born and raised in Stonington, Maine on Deer Isle in 1952. Karen enrolled at the University of Maine’s Orono campus, joining the class of 1975. Karen was a member of the queer community and went on to join Gay Support and Action (GSA), a community organization located in Bangor, Maine. Karen advocated for GSA to start a group at the university, but was initially denied. Nevertheless Karen persisted and continued to advocate, and eventually formed a group of students that would soon become the Wilde-Stein Club. Karen held the role of secretary, and had been …


We4: Leisure Quotes, Lance Gibbs Phd Nov 2022

We4: Leisure Quotes, Lance Gibbs Phd

We Exist Series 4: Quotes

Welcome to the fourth exhibit in the series of “We Exist”. In this section we have selected quotes that represent and explain how Maine’s Black residents’ create the processes behind their engagement in particular leisure activities. The quotes also highlight the particular types of leisure activities that Maine’s Black residents suggest that they are involved in. The quotes are taken from transcripts of the oral history project "'Home Is Where I Make It': African American Community and Activism in Greater Portland, Maine”. The interview subjects are all native to Maine or are longtime residents of Maine. The original intent of …


Amjambo Africa! (November 2022), Kathreen Harrison Nov 2022

Amjambo Africa! (November 2022), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue

Nigerian Community .............. 2

Amjambo Arts.......................... 3

Moonglade .............................4-5

Education ..................................6

Publisher’s editorial ..................7

Financial literacy ..........8-13, 19

In 7 languages

World Market Basket ......14-15

Election special .................16-17

All about the Workforce ........18

Community Happenings ...... 20

News from Africa. .............22-23

Health&Wellness. ..............24-31

Topic: Loneliness

In 7 languages

Community columns .......32-33

New Voices ........................34-35

Tips & Info ........................36-37

Afghan Adjustment Act ........ 38


Amjambo Africa! (October 2022), Kathreen Harrison Oct 2022

Amjambo Africa! (October 2022), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue

Election special .....................2-3

Moonglade .............................4-5

Amjambo Arts.......................... 6

Credential equivalencies ....8-10

In 7 languages

Ask the doctor ........................11

In 7 languages

Housing update ......................12

Editorial ...................................13

Market Basket ................... 14-15

Beautiful Blackbird .......... 16-17

All about the Workforce ........18

Community Happenings..20-21

News from Africa ..............22-23

Health & Wellness .............24-31

In 7 languages

Community columns .............32

Financial literacy ....................33

New Voices columns ........34-35

Tips & Info ........................36-37


Amjambo Africa! (September 2022), Kathreen Harrison Sep 2022

Amjambo Africa! (September 2022), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue

Moonglade............................. 4-5

Education............................. 6-10

In 7 languages

General Assistance ...........11-13

In 7 languages

Market Basket ...................14-15

All about the Workforce ........18

Community Happenings ......20

Amjambo Arts ........................21

Ugandan athletes ....................22

Rwandan hero .........................23

Health & Wellness.............24-31

In 7 languages

International & Maine updates .................... 33

New Voices feature........... 34-35

Financial literacy ....................35

Nonprofit updates ............36-37

Tips & Info.............................. 38


Amjambo Africa! (August 2022), Kathreen Harrison Aug 2022

Amjambo Africa! (August 2022), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue

Amjambo Arts ......................2/3

Moonglade .............................4/5

Education .............................6-10

Free Community College

In 7 languages

Immigration fraud .................12

In 7 languages

Market Basket ...................14/15

Tips & Info ..............................16

All about the Workforce ........18

Community Happenings .20/21

Girls & women in Africa........22

Central America news ...........24

Health&Wellness. ..............26-27

In 7 languages

Service organization columns 32

Financial literacy ....................33

New Voices feature ...........34/35

Nonprofit updates .............36/37


Amjambo Africa! (July 2022), Kathreen Harrison Jul 2022

Amjambo Africa! (July 2022), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue

Amjambo Arts ......................2/3

Adama Delphine Fawundu Arisa White • Genius Black

Education ..................................4

Youth Fellowship Moonglade ................................ 5

4th of July • Hanji Chang

APIDA books for kids

Editorial & Letters.................... 6

Tips & info ...........................8-15

Fully translated

Useful info: Stimulus checks,

Resources, Marijuana, scams World Market Basket .............16

Farm market in Wales All about the workforce... 18/19

Licensing • Networking Community Happenings..20/21

News from Africa .......22/23/36

Congo Basin • Rwanda Ethiopia • DRC

Health & Wellness ............24-30

Lead poisoning - Fully Translated

Ask the Doctor • COVID Monkeypox • Suicide prevention

Community org. columns ....32

Financial …


Notes On The Nut-Crackers' Monthly, Larry Glatz Jun 2022

Notes On The Nut-Crackers' Monthly, Larry Glatz

Maine History Documents

A short piece providing the history of what is believed to be the earliest "strictly puzzle" magazine published in America, The Nut-Crackers' Monthly printed in Auburn, Maine, in 1875 and 1876.


Amjambo Africa! (June 2022), Kathreen Harrison Jun 2022

Amjambo Africa! (June 2022), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In this Issue Education ..................................3

Moonglade .............................4/5

Publisher’s editorial ..................7

Financial literacy: what is Credit .................8-13

In 7 languages Market Basket ..................14/15

Tips&Info ................................16

Lead in soil ..............................17

All about the Workforce ..18/19

Community Happenings .20/21

photos from community events

News from Africa .............22/36

Health&Wellness ...............24-31

Bridging the healthcare gap

In 7 languages

Columns .......................32/33/39

Nonprofit Organizations

Ask the D.A.

Let’s Talk/ELL

New Voices columns ........34/35


Queer History In The Streets: A Walking Tour Of Portland, Maine, Megan Macgregor Jun 2022

Queer History In The Streets: A Walking Tour Of Portland, Maine, Megan Macgregor

Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The University of Southern Maine’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + Collection preserves the history of LGBTQ+ communities in Maine. The collection contains books, personal papers, photographs, and newspapers documenting the LGBTQ+ activism from 1970s to 1990s.

While three research publications have some out of the collection (one article and two thesis), no overall history about Maine’s LGBTQ+ community has been written. As a result many Mainer’s, queer and straight, know very little of the history. The instruction and outreach librarian and the staff of USM’s Special Collections wanted an opportunity to …


Bound By Print: The Baptist Borderlands Of Maine And The Canadian Maritimes, 1770-1840, Brittany P. Goetting May 2022

Bound By Print: The Baptist Borderlands Of Maine And The Canadian Maritimes, 1770-1840, Brittany P. Goetting

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Asynchronous communication was essential for the development of the cross-border and global identities of Baptists in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes between 1770 and 1840. Religious print, especially published association meeting notes and periodicals, extended the reach of itinerant preaching and molded a cross-border community in the Northeast Borderlands between 1790 and 1810. It allowed Baptists to discuss theology, share news about local churches, and expand their community. American Baptists formed international institutions focused on the spread of Protestantism after the War of 1812, and Maine Baptists actively engaged this more global community through financial donations to the new institutions …


Lg Ms 111 Fortuna, Henderson, Prizer Collection, Caitlin E. Corrigan May 2022

Lg Ms 111 Fortuna, Henderson, Prizer Collection, Caitlin E. Corrigan

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Donated collectively by Stan Fortuna, Susan Henderson, and Peter Prizer, early activists in Maine’s LGBTQ+ history, this collection of research material spans from 1974 to 2014, with the bulk of material from the mid-1970s.

This collection documents the development and activities of the Maine Gay Task Force, including the creation and publication of a newsletter from 1974 to 1980. It opens with planning materials and news coverage of the first statewide gathering for gay people, the Maine Gay Symposium held at the University of Maine’s Orono campus, an event which sparked statewide organizing efforts, including the creation of the Maine …


What Happened To The Thoreau Spring Plaque? The Story Of A Maine Landmark's Two Names, Howard R. Whitcomb Feb 2022

What Happened To The Thoreau Spring Plaque? The Story Of A Maine Landmark's Two Names, Howard R. Whitcomb

Appalachia

Thoreau Spring lies at the convergence of two trails high on Katahdin, in Maine. Howard R. Whitcomb tells the story of the spring’s two names and vandalism of a plaque that marked it.