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Lieselotte O’Meara Slide Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 1775

Content Description

Collection of 35mm slides discovered in the attic of Lieselotte O'Meara documenting her life, her international travels, and her love of the natural and scenic landscapes of her chosen home, Maine. Images range from 1938 through 1977.


  • Creation: 1938-1977


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher.

Biographical Note

Lieselotte O’Meara was born in Danzig, Poland in 1920. She and her family defected to Germany after the Russian take-over of Poland. Lieselotte became a nurse in Germany during World War II and worked in an American occupied hospital in Bayreath, Germany. It was there she met her husband, David O’Meara. After his discharge from the U.S. Army, they moved to the United States, finally settling in Old Town, Maine in the mid-1950s. Lieselotte worked at Fogler Library at the University of Maine in Orono from 1972 to 1980. She passed away in 2010.


1 linear foot (1 box)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Lieselotte O’Meara Slide Collection
Box And Folder List Available
Elizabeth Russell
July 2018
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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