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Frances Robinson Mitchell Collection

Identifier: MF099

Scope and Contents

Items donated by Frances Robinson Mitchell, including an essay for her children about her grandfather, her time in the Marine Corps in WWII, and woods work.


  • 1996 - 1998


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Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on material.


3 items

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NA2440 By Frances Robinson Mitchell, fall 1996, Sherman Station, Maine. An essay written by Frances Mitchell for her children about her grandfather, Frank L. Robinson of Sherman Station, Maine, describing his life, and includes data on other family members. Text: 57 pp. total: copies of photos, paper, correspondence, copies of newspaper articles.

NA2474 By Frances Robinson Mitchell, February 11, 1993, Maine. Paper titled "Material Concerning the Great Depression and World War II," by Mitchell, a World War II Woman Marine. Paper gives background information on the culture and history during and right before WWII and her experience as a woman in the Marine Corps. See also NA 2440 for form. Text: 22 pp. paper.

NA2529 Deposited by Frances Robinson Mitchell, February 1998, Patten and Northern Penobscot County, Maine. Photocopied materials including letters to and from the Sherman Lumber Company (1939 - 1947); a magazine article about local woodsmen called “The Merry Men of Maine”; correspondence about same; brief writings by the depositor concerning customs of woodsmen, the Steen brothers of Mount Chase, Leo King of Sherman Station, John White of Patten, and the Hunt Farm. Also, several color Xeroxes of photos showing the region around Patten, Maine, some men driving logs on a river, and two vintage postcard views of Main Street and Patten Academy. Text: 62 pp. notes, copies of photos, correspondence, papers, copies of articles.

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Guide to Frances Robinson Mitchell Collection
In Progress
Katrina Wynn
May 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States