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Roscoe C. Emery Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0166


Papers related to Roscoe C. Emery's roles as a politician, newspaper editor, real estate agent and insurance agent in Eastport, Maine.


  • Creation: 1830-1969
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1930-1968


Access Restrictions

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

Roscoe C. Emery, son of Oliver and Josephine Emery, was a politician, newspaper editor, and real estate and insurance agent in Eastport, Maine. He was the owner and editor of the Eastport Sentinel from 1914-1946 and owner of the Sentinal Real Estate Agency. He served in the Maine State Senate from 1920 to 1924 and was Mayor of Eastport from 1928 to 1932 and 1934 to 1936. He was an active promoter of the Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Development Project and founded the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Vera Leonard Emery had two children: Walter L. Emery and Joyce Emery Kinney, an Eastport historian and author. Roscoe Emery died on December 14, 1969.


27 cubic feet (28 boxes)

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Organization and Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series: I. Personal papers, II. Business records and III. Oversized photographs.

Series I is further divided into seven sub-series: 1. General civic correspondence; 2. Civic subject files; 3. Knights of Pythias; 4. Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Development Project; 5. Political papers; 6. Records of Washington County Chamber of Commerce; and 7. Family papers.

Series II includes records of the Eastport Sentinel and records of the Sentinel Agency.

Series III includes oversized photographs from the previous two series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joyce Emery Kinney in November 1963 and August 1989.

Guide to the Roscoe C. Emery Papers
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

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