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Dwight B. Demeritt, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1732

Scope and Contents

Postcards, photographs, newsclippings, brochures, photocopies and original documents related to the history of Mount Kineo House at Moosehead Lake and Maine logging and river driving.

Dates

  • 1866-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access.

Selected digital access is available in the Selected Digital Content series [and/or] directly through Digital Commons (https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/spec_photos/)

Conditions Governing Use

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

Dwight B. Demeritt, Jr. graduated from the University of Maine in 1951 with a degree in History and Government. He is the author of several books including Maine Made Guns and Their Makers. He is an avid collector of materials related to the history of Maine and the other states where he has resided. His father, Dwight Burgess Demeritt (1898-1972), was also a published author and professor of forestry at various universities throughout the United States. Demeritt, Sr. served as Head of the Forestry Department at the University of Maine from 1934-1945 and as vice president and woodlands manager for the Dead River Company and Eastern Corporation of Bangor until his retirement in 1963.

Extent

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Postcards, photographs, news clippings, brochures, photocopies and original documents related to the history of Mount Kineo House at Moosehead Lake and Maine logging and river driving.

Arrangement

Original order maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dwight B. Demeritt, Jr., in 2012.
Title
Guide to the Dwight B. Demeritt, Jr. Collection
Status
Digital Objects Available
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:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686