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Ellen Wight Shields Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0464

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Shields' diaries from 1955-1972, a small amount of personal correspondence and personal financial information. It also includes many poems and songs written by Ellen Shields.

Dates

  • 1950-1972

Creator

Restrictions on Access

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

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Biographical Note

Ellen Wight Shields was born in Canada on June 26, 1889, and moved to Bangor, Maine, as a small child. She graduated from Doe's College and as a young woman was left with three nieces and a nephew to care for, two of whom she later adopted. Ellen Wight married Thomas O. Shields in 1931 and they had two children. Thomas Shields died in 1945 and in 1952 Ellen Shields and her family moved to Connecticut, where she worked as a bookkeeper. She later moved to Winterport, Maine, and died on January 20, 1977, in Gardiner, Maine. Ellen Shields published a volume of poetry entitled "River Driver's Song and Other Lyrics" in 1969.

Extent

2 linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains Shields' diaries from 1955-1972, a small amount of personal correspondence and personal financial information. It also includes many poems and songs written by Ellen Shields.
Title
Guide to the Ellen Wight Shields 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:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686