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Abbie Huston Evans collection

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Identifier: 0113
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes biographical notes, correspondence, news clippings, and typescripts.

Dates: 1964-1988

Alice Mariett collection

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Identifier: 0214
Dates: 1932-1964

Amy MacDonald collection

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Identifier: 0216
Collection Scope and Content

Includes reviews, publicity, interviews, and workshop publicity

Dates: 1990-1998

Ann Beattie papers

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Identifier: 0019
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of a 433-pp. typescript of Beattie's novel Falling in Place (1981), with the author's inscription on the title page, and a collection of personal correspondence from Beattie to Burt Britton from 1976-1996. Included among the 100 items are letters, postcards, greeting cards, telegrams, collages, drawings, clippings, photographs, place cards and ephemera, most of which were posted from Beattie's home in Charlottesville, VA, as well as from Maine and places to which she...
Dates: 1976-1996; undated

Anna Barrows papers

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Identifier: 0018
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes several folders of Barrows' notes and drafts of lectures on the subject of demonstration lectures. Also included are some of Barrows' published articles and other ephemeral material on the topic of home economics education. There is correspondence between family members, a number of Barrows' vital records (birth certificate, will, etc.), and material relating to Barrows' interest in gardening, antiques, and rare books. The collection includes over 30 original...
Dates: 1861-1948

Anne Weir papers

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Identifier: 0396
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes copies of Weir's writings from 1982-2000 and her 2002 literary trust, as well as "Copies of Original Writings."The majority of her writing is a type of "transcribed" meditation or teaching that is similar to channeling and/or proprioceptive writing. Weir considered herself the transcriber for the teachings of Christopher Marlowe, who she also referred to as "The Breath". She collected her transcriptions into bound books, such as The Color Book, and...
Dates: 1982-2003

Berenice Abbott collection

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Identifier: 0004
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists primarily of published articles about Abbott and her work, dating from the 1970's into the 1990's. Also included are exhibition catalogs and ephemera from the exhibits which featured Abbott's work, material regarding awards received, and a small amount of correspondence from Abbott to the MWWC. There is also documentation about the collection of photographs donated by Abbott to Westbrook College in 1985--now located in the University of New England Art Gallery...
Dates: 1950-1991

Bhima MacDonald Sturtevant papers

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Identifier: 0324
Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains essays, poetry, manuscripts, maps, photographs, clippings, research and correspondence. Her research topics include islands, health, dancing, food, humor, music, transportation, the city of Portland and Abigail May. Some notable correspondents include Elizabeth Coatsworth, Hazel Wilson, Mary Worthley, Loring Williams and Dorothy Healy. Also included is information relating to the Old Orchard Beach Historical Society.

Dates: 1814-2000

Book Insert collection

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Identifier: 0186
Collection Scope and Content

There is a large range of material types in this collection including photographs, clippings, correspondence, and greeting cards. Because they have been arranged by the author's last name, followed by the publication title, there should be an opportunity to uncover some interesting trivia or insights.

Dates: 1839-1998

Brenda Shaw collection

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Identifier: 0325
Collection Scope and Content

Includes reviews, publicity letter and brochure.

Dates: 1996-1997

Camp Moy Mo Da Yo collection

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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.

Dates: 1907-2009; Majority of material found within 1907-1972

Carolyn Chute collection

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Identifier: 0056
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists almost entirely of newspaper and magazine interviews with the author and reviews of her publications. The material reveals a great deal about her personal life and how it influences her writing. There is also information about her involvement in the 2nd Maine Militia which she founded in 1995, premised on the negative aspects of the influences of corporations on the working class. Also in the collection is an audiotape of Chute's speech at the University of Hartford...
Dates: 1984-2009

Celia Thaxter collection

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Identifier: 0368
Collection Scope and Content

This collection collection consists of correspondence, published material, reviews, clippings and photographs.

Dates: 1861-1996

Dahlov Ipcar papers

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Identifier: 0183
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes drafts and publication material relating to Ipcar's 1990 collection of fantasy short stories, The Nightmare and Her Foal. Also in the collection are articles and essays by and about the author (including a draft of her autobiography for the Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography), art exhibit catalogs, and notecards designed and signed by Ipcar. There are also several original works of art by Ipcar.

Dates: 1966-2005

Daphne Winslow Merrill papers

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Identifier: 0226
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes manuscripts of Merrill's articles and the book "More Cones From the Pines of Maine," as well as copies of published articles. Also included is literary correspondence with the publishers of Merrill's poetry. A scrapbook contains reader responses and clippings pertaining to "More Cones." There is material on the history and activities of the Maine Writers Research Club, as well as publications of other organizations with which Merrill was affiliated.

Dates: 1954-1992

Edith Patch collection

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Identifier: 0272
Collection Scope and Content

Includes articles, poems in greeting cards, and publicity.

Dates: 1913-1997

Elisabeth May Ogilvie papers

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Identifier: 0264
Collection Scope and Content The collection includes biographical information, manuscript material, interviews, reviews, newsletters, photographs, correspondence, notes, and research materials. Ogilvie's manuscripts are typewritten, many with her own notations and corrections. Her notes are wide-ranging, and include ideas for stories, character development, historical background, and more. Her research materials include books and newspaper/periodical articles, and serve as a supplement to her notes. Also included is a...
Dates: 1933-2006, undated

Elizabeth Foster collection

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Identifier: 0129
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists predominantly of typescripts of the author's published and unpublished novels, novelettes, short stories, and pages from works. It is possible Foster intended to expand upon them at a later time. A few of the works exist in various editions and some typescripts include synopses and a listing of the publications to which the pieces were submitted. There is information that indicates some of Foster's agents submitted their copies of her works to this collection. The...
Dates: 1942-1994

Elizabeth Ring collection

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Identifier: 0299
Collection Scope and Content

Includes articles, reviews, teaching guides, and a copy of "Maine Bibliography: A Bibliographical Guide, 1973"

Dates: 1972-1997

Fanny Fern collection

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Identifier: 0130
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes twentieth century articles, a family history, photographs, and published work in periodicals including Portland Transcript and the People's Organ. The collection holds at least one copy of each of her book titles and three titles appearing as articles in Portland newspapers. In some cases multiple printings of a given title are in the collection. Unless otherwise indicated, the titles are first editions. Additionally, the collection holds several biographical and...
Dates: 1853-1872

Female Samaritan Association records

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Identifier: 0142
Collection Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of meeting and financial records, dating from the 1930s to the present. There are constitutions, brochures, clippings, and some photographs of the founder and members.

Dates: 1828-2007

Florence Burrill Jacobs papers

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Identifier: 0191
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes extensive files of Jacobs' manuscripts, both published and unpublished, as well as correspondence from publishers dating from the 1920s through the 1970s. Also in the collection is biographical information, including autobiographical notes, student essays about Jacobs, photographs and school-related notebooks and memorabilia. Material relating to literary organizations and poetry awards is found in folders 121-124. The collection also includes clippings and...
Dates: 1904-1976

Frances Peabody papers

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Identifier: 0276
Collection Scope and Content Series 1 consists of the files set up by Peabody as she worked her way through the process of writing and publishing Tate House: Crown of the Maine Mast Trade. The files document the steps necessary to see a project through, ie., multiple drafts, publicizing, printers, funding, and reviews by peers. Peabody's original file titles and order were retained as much as possible. Series 2 contains multiple black and white images in publication layout telling the story of the merger between...
Dates: 1920-1997; Majority of material found in 1930-1940

H. H. Price papers

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Identifier: 0280
Collection Scope and Content

These papers are organized into two series. Series 1 consists of book manuscript material pertaining to Blackberry Season: A Time to Mourn, A Time to Heal, published in 1993 by LuraMedia. Included are drafts of essays and chapters, correspondence, worksheets, illustrations, revisions, proofs and printer’s mechanicals produced between 1983 and 2009. Series 2 consists of three folders of materials pertaining to other projects, including correspondence, clippings and memorabilia.

Dates: 1983-2009

Helen Hamlin collection

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Identifier: 0170
Collection Scope and Content

Includes photographs, "Nine Mile Bridge" Forward, paper and review.

Dates: 1945-2006

Helen Nearing collection

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Identifier: 0261
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes articles, postcard, reviews, grant application.

Dates: 1917-2004

Hortense Flexner collection

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Identifier: 0131
Collection Scope and Content

Includes publicity, published poems, articles.

Dates: 1990-1993

Ina Ladd Brown collection

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Identifier: 0030
Collection Scope and Content

This collection consists of typescripts of Brown's poetry (some unpublished) and plays, as well as essays on the subject of writing. A small amount of correspondence and ephemera related to her writing is included. There are also clippings, student papers about Brown, and one folder of photographs from throughout Brown's life. Audiocassette recordings of Brown's poetry, read by her cousin Wayne McKusick, are also included in the collection.

Dates: 1957-1984

J. Day Mason collection

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Identifier: 0238
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes review, press releases, correspondence with Dorothy Healy, exhibit materials, photographs, and two poems in calligraphy.

Dates: 1987-1990

Jane Weinberger collection

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Identifier: 0405
Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains Weinberger's resume, a catalog of books published by Windswept House Publishers, notes, newspaper articles, and a resolution from the Jackson Laboratory.

Dates: 1985-2004