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Blanche Willis Howard collection

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Identifier: 0161
Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains samples of Howard's literary work in manuscript form, biographical information, correspondence, business papers with her publishers, and estate documents. Some items are in German.

Dates: 1847-1906

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

Dorothy Clarke Wilson papers

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Identifier: 0394
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of two series. Series 1 contains articles about and interviews with Wilson, typescripts of some of the author's writings and one of her poems, her autobiography (74 pages), and copies of her writings published in pamphlets and periodicals. In addition there is a large collection of personal scrapbooks documenting her published works from 1933 to 1949, as well as a scrapbook chronicling a trip to India in 1950. Series 2 consists of a number of decorative objects and...
Dates: 1926-1990s

Edna St. Vincent Millay collection

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Identifier: 0232
Collection Scope and Content The collection consists of photocopies of the poet's early work, copies of biographic sketches, including one by Ramona Barth, and correspondence with her mother and sisters. Also included are a few photographs of a school-aged Millay, an example of her signature, and two volumes of Tamarack, a journal edited by her sister, Norma Millay, in the 1980s. Samples of commemorative ephemera in celebration of her Maine birthright and longtime ownership and residency of Ragged Island in Maine's...
Dates: 1900-1992

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 Oakes Smith collection

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Identifier: 0331
Collection Scope and Content The collection contains original copies of Smith's first stories "The Western Captive," "The Christian Sisters," and "Gems and Reptiles," published in 1842 and poems published in an 1852 edition of Graham's Magazine. Biographical information is available in photocopied newspaper articles and a web site printout. Also in the collection are two photographic reprints of Smith, one as a young woman and also in her later years. Among the material is a piece of correspondence dated 1866, to a...
Dates: 1842-2007

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss collection

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Identifier: 0274
Collection Scope and Content

Includes portrait and essay.

Dates: 1983

Fannie Hardy Eckstorm collection

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Identifier: 0119
Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains a small number of reviews and articles (photocopies) about the author and her writings about Maine; also one photo which is a reproduction. There is a reprint of an extract from her 1889 journal, edited by Benton L. Hatch and also a personal letter from him to its recipient, tucked into the reprint.

Dates: 1917-1996

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

Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford collection

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Identifier: 0337
Collection Scope and Content

This collection consists of the author's pieces published in late 19th and early 20th centuries magazines, biographical material, a pencil sketch of Spofford, and research about Spofford by scholars. Approximately one dozen periodicals containing over 40 of the author's works are housed in the periodical collection. Approximately two dozen books from the author's personal library, listed in folder 009, are also available.

Dates: 1860-2004

Hazel Wilson collection

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Identifier: 0401
Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, interviews and reviews, and her son's memorial tribute.

Dates: 1950-1992

Jean Stafford collection

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Identifier: 0339
Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains a photograph of Stafford and a photocopy of a newspaper clipping.

Dates: 1996, undated

Josephine Diebitsch Peary papers

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Identifier: 0283
Collection Scope and Content The collection consists of a large variety of historical items, including four important scrapbooks compiled by Rear Admiral and Mrs. Peary's daughter, Marie Peary Stafford, which place in chronological order, papers and photographs telling the story of their lives, the majority of the contents focusing on Josephine Peary. As in the scrapbooks, the collection contains letters of correspondence between Josephine and Robert as early as 1884 through 1910, publication and speech manuscripts,...
Dates: 1861-2003

Margaret J. M. Sweat papers

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Identifier: 0350
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains manuscript material created by the author, including personal and travel diaries from numerous international trips, essays and unpublished writings, prose and verse papers, correspondence, and translations of classical works. There are also personal and themed scrapbooks, commonplace books, a recipe book, a drawing and a watercolor done by the author, photographs and a photographic album of the author and of the author's home. Included in the collection are the...
Dates: 1835-2005, undated; Majority of material found within 1855-1908, undated

May Sarton papers

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Identifier: 0318
Collection Scope and Content The Sarton papers consists of diverse material types: an extensive photograph collection compiled by Sarton, correspondence, poetry drafts and typescripts, special printings, sound recordings, literary criticisms, published material, and personal memorabilia. Maine Women Writers Collection also holds a large portion of Sarton's personal library, over 2000 volumes, accessible on the University of New England library catalog, in addition to the inserts found in those books, which are housed as...
Dates: 1860-1994; Majority of material found within 1912-1980s

Ruth Elaine Hawkins collection

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Identifier: 0181
Collection Scope and Content

The collection consists of Hawkins's official US Navy discharge papers and ephemera, Navy literature, a few documents related to Hawkins's speciality while serving, and a photograph (scan reproduction) of her in uniform.

Dates: 1945-1946

Susan Nichols Pulsifer collection

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Identifier: 0292
Collection Scope and Content

Includes correspondence, manuscripts, biographical material and articles.

Dates: 1918-1974

Trafton collection of Sarah Orne Jewett materials

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Identifier: 0195
Scope and Contents The collection includes a large variety of research pertaining to the life of Sarah Orne Jewett. There is information on Jewett geneology, as well as The Old Berwick Historical Society and the Sarah Orne Jewett House restoration. There is an essay on Jewett by John Frost, as well as one by a Harvard student. The collection includes numerous transcriptions of letters and journal entries, many from the Houghton Library, as well as the Boston Public Library, Princeton, New York University,...
Dates: 1856-1990