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Susan MacCulloch Stevens Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1598-sc

Scope and Contents

Papers contain biographical material compiled by Stevens about her family including notes she wrote in 2002 about her great-grandmother Marie-Adelphine Salois and an essay on the family tree of her grandparents Otis Young and Vernie Durant. Also included are family photographs, correspondence to Harriet Price (the donor of the collection), from Darkmoon Cliffdweller about Stevens's life, and eulogies given at the time of her death in 2003.


  • Creation: 2002-2003


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No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on publication. For information about the process and fees for obtaining higher resolution scans or another file format, contact Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Susan Stevens was born in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1934 she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut, followed by her master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. Additionally she was working toward a Ph.D. at the University of California. She had a great interest in Indian people and their culture, moving to the Passamaquoddy Indian reservation in Princeton, Maine, in 1969. She was very interested in issues relating to alcoholism and directed the state alcohol research and treatment program in Indian Township, Maine. She also played a major role in gaining federal recognition for Indian tribes and was involved in the negotiation and settlement of Indian land claims lawsuits. Stevens moved to New Mexico in 1979, working in various agencies centering on Indian affairs. She worked intensively on her family's genealogy and history, developing an extensive family tree. Stevens died in 2003.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harriet H. Price in September 2009.

Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult an additional donation from Susan MacCulloch Stevens in this repository, Passamaquoddy Photograph Collection, SpC MS 1452.

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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