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The Settling Of Lobster Lake: Sporting Families Built Wilderness Enclaves In A Remote Part Of Maine, William Geller Sep 2023

The Settling Of Lobster Lake: Sporting Families Built Wilderness Enclaves In A Remote Part Of Maine, William Geller

Appalachia

This history traces the early twentieth-century origins of off-grid family camps on a remote lake in Maine.


Mf064 Veazie History And Architecture Project, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2023

Mf064 Veazie History And Architecture Project, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids

This collection consists of a series of interviews about the local history, geography, and domestic architecture of Veazie, Maine. Many of these were the result of a fieldwork course taught by University of Maine professor Edward D. "Sandy" Ives in 1977 and 1978. The collection also includes architectural survey forms, photos, and floor plans of pre-1940 houses in Veazie. In addition, there are twenty-nine interviews conducted by students in the classes. Three earlier interviews with Addie Weed about Veazie history have been assigned to the collection as has one accession (NA1107) of letters on the same topic.

For additional Veazie …


The Era Of The Loggers: Revisiting A Lost Way Of Life In Maine, Between Rainbow Lake And Yoke Pond, William Geller Aug 2022

The Era Of The Loggers: Revisiting A Lost Way Of Life In Maine, Between Rainbow Lake And Yoke Pond, William Geller

Appalachia

No abstract provided.


118 Deer Went By...: Reminscing About The Old Sporting Camps Deep In The Maine Backcountry, William Geller Feb 2022

118 Deer Went By...: Reminscing About The Old Sporting Camps Deep In The Maine Backcountry, William Geller

Appalachia

Part 2 of William Geller’s story of a vanished way of life in Maine, between Rainbow Lake and Yoke Pond just west of Millinocket and south of Baxter State Park. The story is told through the eyes of a caretaker looking back on the 1890s-1950s.


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.


Mf006 Bowdoin College Folklore Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Mf006 Bowdoin College Folklore Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids

Twenty-six student papers written for a course in folklore offered at Bowdoin College during the fall semester, 1980.


Mf030 Lincoln County Project / Leighton Photo Collection, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine Jan 2020

Mf030 Lincoln County Project / Leighton Photo Collection, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University Of Maine

Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids

Interviews conducted by Michael Chaney as research for a curated exhibit of photographs by E. Joseph Leighton. The images are owned by the Lincoln County Cultural and Historical Association. The exhibit was displayed at the University of Maine's Memorial Union, May 10-30, 1979, funded with a youth grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Umaine News Bilingual Signage — English And Penobscot — Now At Umaine, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing & Communications Jul 2019

Umaine News Bilingual Signage — English And Penobscot — Now At Umaine, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing & Communications

Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Screenshot of the UMaine News webpage featuring a story regarding the fact that new University of Maine building and road signage on campus was now bilingual, English and Penobscot.


A History Of Oysters In Maine (1600s-1970s), Randy Lackovic Mar 2019

A History Of Oysters In Maine (1600s-1970s), Randy Lackovic

Darling Marine Center Historical Documents

This is a history of oyster abundance in Maine, and the subsequent decline of oyster abundance. It is a history of oystering, oyster fisheries, and oyster commerce in Maine. It is a history of the transplanting of oysters to Maine, and experiments with oysters in Maine, and of oyster culture in Maine. This history takes place from the 1600s to the 1970s.


Visionary Science Of The “Harvard Barbarians”, Catherine Schmitt Mar 2017

Visionary Science Of The “Harvard Barbarians”, Catherine Schmitt

Catherine Schmitt

For over two months during the summer of 1880, eight young members of the Champlain Society made daily excursions, on foot and by boat, around Mount Desert Island. They collected plants and birds, and dredged small animals from the mud of Somes Sound. They stared at the rocks along shore and took photographs. Under the leadership of “Captain” Charles Eliot, son of Harvard President Charles William Eliot, the students were on the Island for the summer to “do some work in some branch of natural history or science.”


The Maine Memory Network: Re-Imagining The Dynamics And Potential Of Local History, Stephen Bromage Jan 2015

The Maine Memory Network: Re-Imagining The Dynamics And Potential Of Local History, Stephen Bromage

Maine Policy Review

Stephen Bromage explores the Maine Historical Society’s experience creating, nurturing, and sustaining the Maine Memory Network (www.mainememory.net), a nationally recognized statewide digital museum. In particular, the article focuses on the opportunities that the digital humanities create to foster collaboration, to engage communities in the practice of history, and to collapse traditional geographic and institutional boundaries.


Visionary Science Of The “Harvard Barbarians”, Catherine Schmitt Jan 2014

Visionary Science Of The “Harvard Barbarians”, Catherine Schmitt

Maine Sea Grant Publications

For over two months during the summer of 1880, eight young members of the Champlain Society made daily excursions, on foot and by boat, around Mount Desert Island. They collected plants and birds, and dredged small animals from the mud of Somes Sound. They stared at the rocks along shore and took photographs. Under the leadership of “Captain” Charles Eliot, son of Harvard President Charles William Eliot, the students were on the Island for the summer to “do some work in some branch of natural history or science.”


Economic And Technological Innovation In Maine Before The Twentieth Century: Complex, Uneven, But Pervasive And Important, Howard P. Segal Jan 2014

Economic And Technological Innovation In Maine Before The Twentieth Century: Complex, Uneven, But Pervasive And Important, Howard P. Segal

Maine Policy Review

Maine had a long history of economic and technological innovation which began long before it became a state in 1820. Over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, woolen mills, shoe factories, paper mills, hydroelectric power and utilities, and other components of mainstream America’s industrial and commercial revolutions became key parts of most Mainers’ daily lives. This article argues that the blue highway signs one passes on entering Maine—Maine: The Way Life Should Be—conceal much of Maine’s actual past and present, especially its rich and complex history of innovation.


Maine Library History, Melora Norman Jan 2013

Maine Library History, Melora Norman

Maine Policy Review

From the earliest small private and university libraries of the 1700s to today’s high-speed Internet-connected institutions, the history of Maine’s libraries mirrors the development of the state and provides a sense of the concerns people had for access to information and education. Melora Norman describes the development of various kinds of libraries in Maine and the opportunities and challenges they have faced over time. She notes that the 20th century was a time of increasing professionalization and standardization in Maine’s libraries. During the late 1990s through the present, libraries have been changing dramatically as they shift from a focus on …


Local History: A Gateway To 21st Century Communications, Stephen Bromage Jan 2013

Local History: A Gateway To 21st Century Communications, Stephen Bromage

Maine Policy Review

Stephen Bromage discusses the important role libraries are playing through collaboration with the Maine Historical Society and local historical societies in documenting local history and making it accessible online.


Betty Levine Kaplan Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Betty Levine Kaplan Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Betty Ruth Levine was born on April 30, 1903 to Sarah Ida and William Levine. She died November 8, 1995. The scrapbook includes family memories and photographs.


Evelyn Levine Gold Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Evelyn Levine Gold Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Evelyn Mae Levine was born April 11, 1907 and died on February 6, 1957. She was one of the children born to William and Sarah Levine. The scrapbook includes photographs, family memories, negative copies of grade sheets from Coburn Classical Instituteand Emerson College.


Big House Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Big House Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

This scrapbook contains photographs and family memories of the big Levine family house on Ticonic Street, of the Levine family "camp," of going to temple, and of various members of the family.


Pacy Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Pacy Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Percy "Pacy" Jerome Levine, brother of Ludy Levine, was born on April 16, 1905 to William and Sarah Ida Levine. He died on November 1, 1996. The scrapbook includes family memorials, a eulogy by Rabbi Krinsky, news clippings, photographs, and a few pieces of official correspondence.


William Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

William Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

William Levine was born on December 25, 1865 and died on July 6, 1946. This scrapbook includes photographs, memorials by family members, obituary, documents such as deeds, and an account book.


Ann Levine Wolff Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Ann Levine Wolff Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Ann (Anna Eva) Levine was born on November 12, 1890 to William and Sarah Ida Levine, and died on April 3, 1890. This scrapbook contains family memories, photographs, and an exam book in holograph for a history class in 1936 at Colby College.


Bibby Levine Alfond Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Bibby Levine Alfond Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Dorothy "Bibby" Adair Levine was born to William and Sarah Ida Levine on April 16, 1916 and died December 31, 2005. The scrapbook contains family memories, eulogy, newspaper clippings, photographs, and announcement of the birth of her son Michael.


Ludy Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Ludy Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Lewis "Ludy" Levine was born on November 30, 1898 and died on September 30, 1997. This scrapbook includes family memories, obituaries, a eulogy by Rabbi Krinsky, autograph notebooks and lists, a few letters, and many photographs.


Sarah Ida Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Sarah Ida Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Sarah Ida Levine was born in 1872 and died on June 12, 1934. This scrapbook contains photographs, obituary, a story of Sarah's life by her great-great-granddaughter, scans of various documents, deeds, bills of sale, and also includes biographical information on Sarah's brother, Johnny "Dutch" Levine (1876[?] or 1881[?] - 1950), on their father "Tati" and his sister, Annie Henki Cook, on the Abraham Philip branch of the Levine family, on some Shiro family history, as well as some Wolman/Rosenthal/Saperstein history.


Frieda Levine Miller Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Frieda Levine Miller Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Frieda Levine Miller was born to William and Sarah Ida Levine on March 26, 1896 and died August 24, 1990. The scrapbook contains family memories, death certificate, eulogies, newspaper clippings, family photographs, a high school graduation program, letters, and announcement of the marriage of her daughter Glenyce.


Levines And Colby Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Levines And Colby Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Includes covers and articles from the Colby alumni magazine and from the Echo, correspondence, donor lists for the Mayflower Associates, and photographs.


Teddy Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros Jan 2011

Teddy Levine Scrapbook, Wendy Miller, Sarah Miller Arnon, Julie Miller-Soros

Levine Family of Waterville

Theodore Nathan Levine was born into the family of Sarah Ida and William Levine in 1894 and died on February 9, 1927. The scrapbook contains family memories as handed down, letters, photographs, holograph high school notebooks and a paper on Books and Libraries.


Divided Ownership, Wild Speculation: An Investigation Of The Connections Between Thomas Hutchinson And Land Speculation In Eighteenth Century Maine, Cory Michael Davis May 2010

Divided Ownership, Wild Speculation: An Investigation Of The Connections Between Thomas Hutchinson And Land Speculation In Eighteenth Century Maine, Cory Michael Davis

Honors College

This paper will highlight the clashes between the Kennebeck Proprietors and Thomas Hutchinson, the last Royal Governor of Massachusetts. The Kennebeck Proprietors were a company of influential Boston merchants who saw the Kennebec River valley as a lucrative opportunity on the Maine frontier. As the Proprietors expanded their claims Thomas Hutchinson often interceded to block their aspirations. These land disputes highlight the ambitions of the Proprietors and the actions Hutchinson took to block them. It would be these clashes that would motivate the Proprietors to have a direct interest in the events of August 1765.

The August 1765 attack on …


A Sampler From The New Historical Atlas Of Maine: Religion In Maine, Burton Hatlen, Joshua M. Smith, Peter Lodge, Michael Hermann Jan 2002

A Sampler From The New Historical Atlas Of Maine: Religion In Maine, Burton Hatlen, Joshua M. Smith, Peter Lodge, Michael Hermann

Maine Policy Review

This article offers an example of work-in-progress on a significant project to develop an historical atlas of Maine. Although an article depicting religious settlement in Maine may seem far removed from the policy analyses typically featured in the journal, religious participation is a fundamental aspect of civic engagement in the United States. Thus, we feature here a glimpse of Maine’s religious heritage. We also present Maine Policy Review’s first full color pullout, which is intended to give readers a visual as well as textual portrait of religious settlement in the Kennebec Valley and Portland through the first half of …


The Boys Of The Island : P.I.'S In The Maine Lumberwoods, Edward D. Ives Jan 1984

The Boys Of The Island : P.I.'S In The Maine Lumberwoods, Edward D. Ives

Dr. Edward D. Ives Papers

On the evening of March 19, 1984. a large crowd of Island folklore enthusiasts braved a snowy night and the threat of a power blackout to attend a lecture by "Sandy" Ives, author of books on Island folksong makers Larry Gorman and Lawrence Doyle. The event was memorable; Professor Ives shared his subject with new friends and old, told the stories and sang the songs. The lecture was part of the Second Annual Island Lecture Series. "Leaving Home: Migration from P.E.I."