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Lois LaBeau Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1315

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials collected by Lois LaBeau about the history of Old Town and Orono, Maine. Most of the collection consists of photographs of individuals and scenes in the two towns, including a train accident in Orono in 1898 on the Maine Central Railroad, photographs of pupils in Orono schools in 1885 and 1924, logging on the Penobscot River, St. Mary's Church in Orono, and photographs of a play at Old Town High School in 1925. Several photographs of Indians are also included. A scrapbook with newspaper clippings about soldiers from Orono serving in World War II as well as clippings about Orono history and about the 1937 Brady gang shootout in Bangor, Maine, is also included. A wooden peg from a covered bridge in Orono, a few programs for community activities, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings are also found in the collection.


  • 1885-1964


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.


4 Folders

1 volume

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lois LaBeau in June 1981.

Guide to the Lois LaBeau Papers
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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