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Camp Moy Mo Da Yo collection

Identifier: 0425

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains records primarily dating from 1907 to 1972 including administrative records, publications and ephemera. The majority of the collection is made up of photographs documenting the camp throughout its existence. The images include photographs of the camp, various activities and groups of campers and staff.


  • 1907-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1907-1972


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

Camp Moy Mo Da Yo was a girls camp founded in 1907 in Limington, Maine by two school teachers from West Roxbury, Massachusetts, Helen Mayo and Elizabeth Moody. The camp was was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peterson in 1947 and again in 1967 to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert B. Downs. The camp closed in 1972. A reunion of former campers in 2007 led to the reopening of the camp and it now functions as a day camp for boys and girls during summer months.


6 linear feet (82 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into 14 series: I. Activities; II. Address Books; III. Administration; IV. Camp Calendars; V. Camp Ephemera; VI. Camp Newspapers; VII. Camp Postcards; VIII. Camp Publications; IX. Herb Downs; X. Events; XI. Newspaper Clippings; XII. Photographs; XIII. Scrapbook; and XIV. Drawing. The series have been arranged alphabetically and chronologically where appropriate within a series.

Guide to the Camp Moy Mo Da Yo collection, 1907-2009
Zachary Enright
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Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

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