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James A. Herne Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0159

Scope and Contents

Articles, scripts, theater programs and photographs relating to James A. Herne (1839-1901), actor and playwright during the rise of realism in American drama. Includes biography of Herne by Julie A. Herne.


  • 1890-1960


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

Herbert Joseph Edwards (1900 Dec. 21-1988 Jan. 19) taught at the University of Maine in the English Department from 1947 to 1965 after teaching 17 years at the University of Ohio. He authored many articles for Down East Magazine and published a biography of James A. Herne.


2 linear feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Herbert J. Edwards.

Guide to the James A. Herne Collection
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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