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Sister R. Mildred Barker collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0050

Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes an obituary and a black and white photo of Sister Mildred.

Dates

  • 1990

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ruth Mildred Barker was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 3, 1897. She joined the Shaker community in 1903, first in Alfred, Maine and then in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. She was chosen as trustee of the community in 1960 and in 1983 was recognized with a Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts for her expertise in singing old Shaker songs. In addition to recording four albums of Shaker music, she also published a small book of poetry and a history of the Shaker community in Alfred. She died in 1990.

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is organized as a single series.
Title
Guide to the Sister R. Mildred Barker collection, 1990
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Contact:
Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States