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Lakewood Theater Programs Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0286

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of materials concerning the productions of the Lakewood Theater. It consists mostly of programs, clippings, brochures, and scrapbooks. There are no theater business records included.


  • Creation: 1922-1983


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.

Historical Note

The Lakewood Resort on Wesserunsett Lake near Skowhegan, Maine, was begun by Herbert Swett in 1895. The theater began in 1901 with the production of "Private Secretary" and has run continuously since then (with he exception of 1984). The Bealls Lakewood Musical Stock Company, associated with the theater, was begun in 1916. The guest cottages were built in 1923, the Country Club in 1926 and the present Inn in 1927. In 1967, the Maine State Legislature resolved that the Lakewood Theater is the Official Theater of the state of Maine. Curtain Up Enterprises (since 1993) owns and operates the theater.


4 linear feet (2 boxes)

7 folio items

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Immediate Source of Acquisition


Guide to the Lakewood Theater Programs 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