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Portland (Me.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:

Alnah James Johnston collection

Identifier: 0187
Collection Scope and Content

Includes book publicity and speeches.

Dates: 1978-1981

Ann S. Stephens 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

Betsy Sholl papers

Identifier: 0322
Collection Scope and Content The collection contains correspondence to and from Sholl with many prominent American poetry figures of the late 20th and early 21st century, including Terrance Hayes, Ted Deppe, David Jauss, Kate Barnes, Marion Stocking, David Wojahn, Lynda Hull, Diane Wakowski, Jack Myers, Ron Wallace, and Alice James Books. The Writing series contains many multiple drafts of poems, and drafts of manuscripts, as well as material from Sholl's time as a student in the MFA program at Vermont College. The...
Dates: 1970-2021

Bhima MacDonald Sturtevant papers

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

Bradford Dudley Daziel collection

Identifier: 0087
Collection Scope and Content

Includes correspondence and copy of his dissertation.

Dates: 1975-1992

Carolyn Gage collection

Identifier: 0146
Collection Scope and Content

The collection consists of one newspaper article and a small amount of correspondence.

Dates: 2003-2007

Clara L. Soule collection

Identifier: 0327
Collection Scope and Content

Includes a pageant program.

Dates: undated

Clubs, Organizations, and Associations collection

Identifier: 0077
Collection Scope and Content This Collection consists of materials pertaining to various women’s clubs, organizations, and associations, located for the most part in Maine, with a few belonging to other states. Some are local branches of national organizations, such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the American Association of University Women, while most are stand-alone entities. Materials include constitutions and by-laws, meeting minutes and reports, drafts of topical papers, correspondence, clippings,...
Dates: 1803-1987

Crystal Cawley collection

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

Dorothy Wright Simes papers

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

Edith Gough Row collection

Identifier: 0298
Collection Scope and Content

Includes published poetry, correspondence, and "Memoir of my grandmother, Edith Row" by Robin St. John Conover.

Dates: 1936-1989

Edith Leverett Dalton collection

Identifier: 0092
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes handwritten manuscripts for two prose stories, "Country Life" and "The Blue Dress." The first page of "Country Life" is signed Sarah Hamilton.

Dates: circa 1897

Eleanor Noyes Johnson papers

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 Akers Allen papers

Identifier: 0007
Collection Scope and Content This collection is composed primarily of letters from Elizabeth Akers Allen to her friend Gilbert Tracy, written between 1902-1911. The bulk of the letters were written in 1902, and discuss her work, finances, and other personal matters. Also included are several letters to Tracy from Akers Allen's daughters, Grace Cook and Florence Percy McIntyre. Some literary correspondence between Akers Allen and several publishers is included, as well as a manuscript copy of Sea Birds, under her...
Dates: 1866-1911

Elizabeth Oakes Smith 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

Identifier: 0274
Collection Scope and Content

Includes portrait and essay.

Dates: 1983

Elizabeth Ring collection

Identifier: 0299
Collection Scope and Content

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

Dates: 1972-1997

Emma B. Dunham collection

Identifier: 0090
Collection Scope and Content

Includes a christmas carol written by Emma Dunham.

Dates: 1877

Ephemera collection

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

Fannie M. Harford diaries

Identifier: 0013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four diaries written during the years 1897-1900, 1915, and 1922. In these diaries, Fannie M. Harford records detailed accounts of daily weather patterns, including record-breaking weather events. She writes about her home and family life, recording visits to friends, travel to other cities, and time spent in the summer at their beach house. Harford discusses properties and the movement of tenants in the South Portland neighborhood where she lives. The family...
Dates: 1897-1922

Fanny Fern 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

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

Feminist Spiritual Community records

Identifier: 0107
Scope and Contents The collection consists of meeting notes, which discuss the Community's decision-making process, as well as financial documents, newsletters, and by-laws. There are many examples of rituals the Community performed and various objects used in these rituals. The collection contains documents pertaining to the Community's Women and Power Conference, as well as their 10th and 20th anniversary retreats, and documents pertaining to the Community's publishing arm, Astarte Shell Press. In the...
Dates: 1971-2017

Frances Peabody papers

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

Identifier: 0401
Collection Scope and Content

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

Dates: 1950-1992

Helen Pitman collection

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

Hilda C. Fletcher collection

Identifier: 0132
Collection Scope and Content

Includes typescript.

Dates: 1982

Isabella (Pansy) Alden collection

Identifier: 0009
Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains two letters from Isabella Alden's niece to Anna Hooper of Portland, Maine.

Dates: 1942

Jane W. Anderson collection

Identifier: 0010
Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains a three stanza prayer poem written by Anderson in August 1848.

Dates: 1848

Joanna Halpert Kraus collection

Identifier: 0199
Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence and writings, some of which are manuscripts.

Dates: 1957-2013