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Harriet H. Price Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0424

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Harriet Price's papers documenting her work with Maine's Native American population and her activities as a citizen opposed to the war in Vietnam. Includes material from her work with the American Friends Service Committee, the United States Commission on Civil Rights and the American Indian Policy Review Commission as well as from her membership in the Hancock County People for Peace in Vietnam Now. Collection contains correspondence, reports, background material, transcriptions of hearings and newspaper clippings from Price's service with these organizations. Also contains publications on Maine Indian laws and legal issues and a collection of articles from Maine newspapers concerning Maine Indian land claims, 1977-1987.

Dates

  • 1970-1995

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection 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

Harriet Price of Portland, Maine, is an author and social activist with an emphasis on peace and Maine's Native American people. She was coordinator for the Hancock County People for Peace in Vietnam Now and a delegate to the Citizens Conference to End the War in Indochina held in Paris in 1971. She was Maine consultant to the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 1972-1974 and to the American Indian Policy Review Commission in 1976. She has also done research on the Underground Railroad in Maine and is the co-author of "Maine's visible black history: the first chronicle of its people"

Extent

3 linear feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Collection contains Harriet Price's papers documenting her work with Maine's Native American population and her activities as a citizen opposed to the war in Vietnam. Also contains publications on Maine Indian laws and legal issues and a collection of articles from Maine newspapers concerning Maine Indian land claims, 1977-1987.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Files on Native American Activities. II. Papers as Peace Activist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Harriet H. Price in 1993 with additions in 2009 and 2017.

Related Materials

H.H. Price collection on the Underground Railroad in Maine located at Bangor Public Library, Bangor, ME.

Related Materials

Maine's visible black history: research papers collection (Coll. 2256) located at Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME.

Title
Guide to the Harriet H. Price Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
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