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Berniece C. and Leo Meissner Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SpC MS 0338

Scope and Contents

The papers of a journalist and art critic and of a Maine artist. Included are correspondence with artists, scrapbooks of articles written for the newspaper column Brush Strokes, greeting cards with original art work, brochures of museums and art galleries, photographs, pamphlets, exhibition catalogs.


  • Creation: 1956-1970


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Berniece C. Meissner was a journalist and art critic. She wrote a column called Brush Strokes for the Portland, Maine, Sunday telegram under the names Berniece Cram Gill and Bunny Gill.

Biographical Note

Leo Meissner was born in Detroit, Mich. He sketched and painted on Monhegan Island in Maine starting in 1923. He produced a notable series of wood engravings of surf and coastal subjects.


3 linear feet (3 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meissner.

Related / Analytical Title

Brush strokes.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States