Joan Benoit Samuelson collection
Collection Scope and Content
Includes newspaper clippings and articles.
- Samuelson, Joan Benoit (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Joan Benoit Samuelson is a well-known Maine long-distance runner. She grew up in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and started her running career there, after breaking her leg in a skiing accident as a teenager. She attended Bowdoin College. She has won the Boston marathon, the Chicago marathon and the women's marathon at the Olympics. Samuelson has authored two books: her autobiography, Running tide, and Running for women. She currently resides in Freeport, Maine.
Language of Materials
This collection is organized as a single series.
- Cape Elizabeth (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Freeport (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Long-distance runners Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Running Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Samuelson, Joan Benoit
- Women runners Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Joan Benoit Samuelson collection, 1984-1987
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