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Olive E. Dana Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SpC MS 0123

Scope and Contents

The papers of Olive E. Dana consist of correspondence, poems, accounts, receipts, book reviews, short stories, clippings of articles written for magazines, and newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1877-1969


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.

Biographical Note

Olive E. Dana was born in Augusta, Maine on Dec. 24, 1859 and died in 1904. She resided all her life in Augusta, graduated from the high school there in 1877, and in the same year began to write for the press. Except when incapacitated by illness, she was a constant contributor, in both prose and verse, to many of the literary and religious publications of that time. She wrote articles on home topics and reviews, biographical sketches, and short stories. She was a frequent writer to the columns of the Journal of Education, the Cottage Hearth, Good Housekeeping, Portland Transcript, Illustrated Christian Weekly, and others.


2 linear feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Coffin.

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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