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Elena B. Shute Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0988-sc

Scope and Contents Note

A five-year diary of a young girl in Belfast, Maine who later became an actress. The diary provides insights into early twentieth century childhood life in rural Maine. Topics range from recreational (skating and sledding) to serious (a family friend dying in an insane asylum), focusing not on the daily routine but on the special events which distinguish each day from the last. Included also is a photograph of Elena and a picture postcard sent by Elena showing the New York skyline.

Dates

  • 1920-1924

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Elena B. Shute was born in 1909 in Belfast, Maine and died there in 1999. She was an actress.

Extent

1 folder (3 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A five-year diary of a young girl in Belfast, Maine who later became an actress. The diary provides insights into early twentieth century childhood life in rural Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Old Ink Books & Maps, Sebastian, Florida in April 2004.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Elena B. Shute Diary
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686