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Bill Geagan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0197

Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal papers of Bill Geagan, an author, columnist, illustrator and naturalist from Bangor, Maine. This small collection includes correspondence and contracts with his publisher, Coward-McCann; drawings and illustrations, especially for his Christmas cards; and manuscripts and drafts of various articles and essays written by him. Also included are photographs and obituaries, an unidentified printing plate, and two wristwatches.

Dates

  • 1953-1974
  • Majority of material found within 1950s

Creator

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

William H. Geagan was born in 1903 in Bangor, the son of William and Anne Geagan. Even as a youngster he drew and wrote about nature and the outdoors. After graduation from Bangor High School, he spent two years at his cabin in the woods writing articles and short stories about the outdoors and submitting them to national publications. This led to a long career in outdoor and sports writing involving hundreds of nature articles, a nationally syndicated outdoor column, and positions on the sports staff at the Bangor Daily Commercial and the Bangor Daily News. He was also the author of three books: Nature I Loved, The Good Trail, and Seed on the Wind, all published by Coward-McCann in the 1950's. Bill Geagan died in 1974.

Extent

1 box

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains personal papers of Bill Geagan, an author, columnist, illustrator and naturalist from Bangor, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor unknown.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Bill Geagan Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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University of Maine
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