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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (U.S.)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records: Dale Gerry, 1976-1986

Identifier: MS 106_3_3_17_1
Scope and Contents

The bulk of these records deal with defense-related issues pertaining to Maine. Files on the Loring Air Force base, Maine Maritime Academy, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Brunswick Naval Air Station, and Bath Iron Works may be found here, and they outline specific issues and problems, such as the presence of asbestos at Loring and radiation at Portsmouth.

Dates: 1976-1986

Ansel Stevens, interviewed by Pamela Webber


1322 Ansel Stevens, interviewed by Pamela Webber, April 12, 1980, Wells, Maine. Stevens discusses his childhood in Wells during the 1930s and 40s; working as a firefighter for the Navy and then Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; his preference for his wife not to work outside the home; the Great Depression on his family’s farm; and the introduction of new saws to the Maine woods. Text: 26 pp. transcript. Recording: T 1441 1 hour. mfc_na1322_t1441_01, mfc_na1322_t1441_02

Dates: 1974-1980

Rev. Arthur C. Woodward, interviewed by Sarah Jane Miller

Abstract 1093 Rev. Arthur C. Woodward, interviewed by Sarah Jane Miller, November 1, 1976, South Brewer, Maine. Woodward talks about his life and historical events that influenced it; his childhood in Gouldsboro, ME, in the 1920s and 1930s, including chores, education, and recreation; attending vocation school at Quoddy, where he met Eleanor Roosevelt and officials from her husband’s administration; lack of racial difficulties with the African American students; students traveling to Canada to fight...
Dates: 1974-1980