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Abbie S. Beede papers

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Identifier: 0020
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes family correspondence, postcards, property deeds, Pinkham family genealogy and a photograph of the Beede home.
Dates: 1837-1985, undated; Majority of material found within 1878-1926

Alex Sax collection

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Identifier: 0449
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of postcards and a booklet documenting Sax's art installation entitled "The Cobweb Club," exhibited at the Portland Museum of Art as part of "New Natural History: An Exhibition of Work by Maine Contemporary Artists." Sax's installation drew from the "The Annals of The Cobweb Club," a record kept by Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat who founded the group of women for the purpose of shared intellectual discourse and inquiry. The volume is contained in the Margaret Jane Mussey...
Dates: 2008

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

Bessie Smith Moulton collection

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Identifier: 0220
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes a resume, exhibition postcards, and a note to Cally Gurley.
Dates: 2008, 2014, undated

Brenda Bettinson collection

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Identifier: 0428
Collection Scope and Content This collection contains a spiral-bound festschrift book created for Bettinson by Mathias Fine Art in 2009, composed of color and black and white reproductions of Bettinson's work and essays by 24 contributors, five of whom are women of Maine: Paola Biola, Georgiana Peacher, Cordula Mathias, Britta Konau and Genetta McLean.
Dates: 1996-2009

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

Crystal Cawley collection

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Identifier: 0055
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes a postcard. The Maine Women Writers Collection also holds 6 of Cawley's artists' books.
Dates: 2004, 2007

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

Diane Fitzpatrick collection

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Identifier: 0447
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists of materials related to the presentation of Fitzpatricks' play, including promotional postcards, programs, and three copies of the DVD recording of the performance.
Dates: 2009

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth papers

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Identifier: 0060
Collection Scope and Content This collection includes manuscripts, diaries and notebooks, personal and professional correspondence and memorabilia, appointment books, scrapbooks, and other papers from Coatsworth's life. It is possible that Coatsworth used the scrapbooks she constructed of clipped images from magazines and other sources as inspiration for her own work. The scrapbooks also contain personal mementos from her family such as a short poem from her husband, Henry Beston, signed the Chimney Farm Farmer, a child’s...
Dates: 1854-1986

Ephemera collection

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Identifier: 0126
Collection Scope and Content The collection contains two sets of "Queens of Literature" playing cards, several postcards, a broadside poem, a clipping, a bookmark, a pin with a photo of May Sarton, and a manuscript poem.
Dates: 1884-circa 1913, undated

Helen Pitman collection

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Identifier: 0281
Collection Scope and Content Collection includes typescript carbon of account of Canadian trip, notebook with itinerary, postcards, and diary of 1957 European travels of Helen Pitman and Anna S. Perry.
Dates: 1957, undated

Joyce Butler collection

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Identifier: 0031
Collection Scope and Content This collection consists mostly of published articles and essays on Maine history, written by Butler between 1970-1986. Also included are promotional material and reviews for her published books, and one folder of biographical material.
Dates: 1969-2014

Lael Morgan papers

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Identifier: 0239
Collection Scope and Content Contained in the Lael Morgan papers are: newspaper clippings; photographs, including a large number of slides and transparencies; manuscripts; scrapbooks; travel logs; correspondence; media; and memorabilia. Series I. Clippings 1954-2011, includes clippings of articles by and about Morgan, many with photos by Morgan; clippings of articles of interest collected for her by Morgan’s parents; newspaper editions published or overseen by Morgan; clippings concerning friends, colleagues and family;...
Dates: 1936-2017

Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards papers

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Identifier: 0305
Collection Scope and Content This collection holds a sampling of material related to the author: news articles and reviews of her writings, letters and postcards, 1929 ephemera from Camp Merryweather, photographs, a 1932 poem and a copy of an 1934 address by Charlotte R. Moore. The Maine Historical Society holds the complete Laura E. Richards collection which is extensive and provides an opportunity for in-depth research of the lives of the Howe and Richards families.
Dates: 1884-1969

Margaret Talbot Jackson papers

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Identifier: 0194
Collection Scope and Content The Margaret Talbot Jackson papers are dominated by over 650 letters. The majority of these letters are between Margaret and her mother (Edith T. Jackson of Sorrento Maine), her aunt Marion, who was Dean of Women at the University of Chicago, and her fiance, L. Earl Rowe who spent many years at the Rhode Island School of Design. There are also letters from a family member in California, her financial advisors, and friends she met during her museum career at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum and the...
Dates: 1898-1917, undated

Martha A. Hall papers

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Identifier: 0177
Collection Scope and Content The Martha A. Hall papers document Martha's practice as a book artist, and include journals, notes, postcards from shows, email and postcards exchanged with Allison Cooke Brown (coauthor of Paper Passages) and multiple prototype books that show Martha's interest in form, texture and color. Also included are slides of work, artist's statements, promotional material and price lists, as well as a catalog published by Smith College for a traveling exhibit. There are some photocopies of letters...
Dates: 1971-2011, 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 an...
Dates: 1860-1994; Majority of material found within 1912-1980s

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

Ramona Barth papers

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Identifier: 0046
Collection Scope and Content The items in this collection range from unpublished manuscripts, to stamp collections, to large posters. There is a small collection of VHS and cassettes, as well as transparencies with which Barth made t-shirts (including one of her own face). Overall, the collection is made up of eight distinct series. The topics are varied, but because of Barth's passion for feminism, women's liberation is a common theme that threads throughout the entire collection. As early as her college essays, Barth...
Dates: 1880-2002; Majority of material found within 1930-1990

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

Sarah Orne Jewett collection

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Identifier: 0196
Collection Scope and Content The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, articles, reviews, research papers, memorabilia, photographs, printed material, artifacts, and family business records. The manuscripts include: a poem written by Jewett at age fourteen; notes found in her personal copy of the Norman Conquest; "Indians," her earliest known manuscript; and a complete manuscript copy of the "Night Before Thanksgiving." The correspondence with family, friends and business associates gives a view into Jewett's...
Dates: 1801-1997; Majority of material found within 1881-1906

Suffrage collection

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Identifier: 0366
Collection Scope and Content The collection contains an 1884 printed letter which accompanied a circulating petition, enlisting signatures to support municipal woman suffrage, signed by five women, including Julia Ward Howe, working on behalf of the Massachusetts Women's Suffrage Association, a local branch of the American Woman Suffrage Association; a circa 1920 postcard with images of three suffrage leaders, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Lucretia Mott; a photocopy of a 1987 article in Reviews in...
Dates: 1884-1987; Majority of material found within 1884-1923