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Ann S. Stephens collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0319
Collection Scope and Content

The majority of the collection material consists of Stephens' published works in periodicals of her time, including an 1859 open letter to Victor Hugo. Also included are one manuscript poem, a bibliography of her published pieces in The Ladies Companion, 1838-1839, and a piece combining biographical information and literary criticism of Ann Stephens written in 1880.

Dates: 1835-1980

Audrey White Beyer papers

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Identifier: 0021
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes typescripts of Beyer's early poetry and prize-winning articles, as well as of her four young adult novels, published from 1959-1968. Page proofs, dummies, advertisements, reviews, and correspondence with publishers and readers are included. A small amount of biographical material is included, as well as several photographs of Beyer and a pencil portrait.

Dates: 1935-1985

Bhima MacDonald Sturtevant papers

 Collection
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

Dorothy Wright Simes papers

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Identifier: 0037
Collection Scope and Content The papers of Dorothy Wright Simes are contained in 30 diaries and 5 folders of family information. The diaries start in 1937 and finish in 1970. Some of the diaries are very complete with notations on fifty, sixty or even seventy percent of the days; but a few are minimal. Her most consistent years are the late 1940s through the 1960s. The diaries are a rare look into the private life of a wealthy Maine woman as they chronicle her marriage, children, son-in-laws and grandchildren, along...
Dates: 1906-1970; Majority of material found within 1937-1955

Eleanor Noyes Johnson papers

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Identifier: 0424
Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains hand-written drafts and typescripts of Johnson's young adult novel, King Alfred II, as well as Armitage Hall. Also included is literary correspondence from 1957-1962, some publicity material, book reviews, and published short articles and stories.

Dates: 1932-1993

Elizabeth Oakes Smith collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
Identifier: 0274
Collection Scope and Content

Includes portrait and essay.

Dates: 1983

Fanny Fern collection

 Collection
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

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

Hazel Wilson collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0401
Collection Scope and Content

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

Dates: 1950-1992

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

Katharine O'Brien papers

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Identifier: 0266
Collection Scope and Content This collection documents O'Brien's creative work as well as her high school teaching career. Among the creative works included are poetry notes and drafts, published verse, musical scores, and literary correspondence. The collection includes O'Brien's Deering High School files from 1940-1971. These files are made up of class schedules, correspondence, programs from events, annual reports of the Math Department, and clippings about students and the school (especially regarding honors won by...
Dates: 1905-1986

Laura F. Sprague collection

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Identifier: 0346
Collection Scope and Content

Includes reviews, an inscribed copy of The Glass Club Bulletin and a photo.

Dates: 1981-1987

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

Perdita Huston papers

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Identifier: 0180
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes files documenting Huston's professional life, beginning with her journalism work with Time/Life in Algeria until her final work on the Global Family Project in the late 1990s. Included are research notes, interview transcripts, drafts of her writing projects, correspondence from throughout her career, and material on organizations and conferences she was involved with. Also included are clippings of published articles by and about Huston which she collected....
Dates: 1936-2007

Phyllis Schuyler Thaxter collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0380
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of several manuscripts written by the author, a few pieces of correspondence, and some playbills and professional photos of Thaxter from her stage career, which spanned the 1920s-1940s. There is also a large collection of playbills from the 1930s-1960s, many related to her theater column “Through the Stage Door With Phyllis Schuyler Thaxter,” written for the Guy Gannett newspapers (Portland Press Herald) and covering theaters in Maine, Boston and New York, as well as...
Dates: 1890-1998

Polly Kapteyn Brown collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0044
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes an exhibit catalog, two unpublished typescripts, a photo and biographical information.

Dates: 1983-1993

Rose Marasco papers

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Identifier: 0218
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes exhibit catalogs, photographs, research projects, prints and publicity materials. It contains the Diary series of framed photographs from the Domestic Objects series, as well as the portrait photographs of Margaret J.M. Sweat, "Vinalhaven Women" and "Florence Burrill Jacobs". It also contains research for the Sweat photographs, diaries purchased for research, and photographs for the MWWC's 50th anniversary.

Dates: 1923-1937, 1992-2015

Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood collection

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Identifier: 0418
Collection Scope and Content

The collection consists of material about the author's life and her literary career taken from 20th century newspapers and from journal articles; also a master's thesis, focusing on her work. A daguerreotype of Madame Wood, early 19th century ephemera promoting her publications and a manuscript entitled Recollections, written in 1845-55, are also included.

Dates: 1800-1998

Woman's Woodfords Club records

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Identifier: 0063
Content Description

Records of the Woman's Woodfords Club, including annual reports, notes, calendars, guest books, bylaws, membership lists, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and slides.

Dates: 1915-2015