Sister R. Mildred Barker collection
Collection Scope and Content
This collection includes an obituary and a black and white photo of Sister Mildred.
- Barker, R. Mildred (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
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.
Language of Materials
This collection is organized as a single series.
- Alfred (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Barker, R. Mildred
- Obituaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Sabbathday Lake (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake, Inc.
- Guide to the Sister R. Mildred Barker collection, 1990
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description