Skip to main content

Joan Brooks Community Public Meetings

Identifier: MF173

Scope and Contents

Recordings of town meetings and school board meetings of Eddington, Holden, and Brewer.


  • Creation: 1977-78

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access, but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (

Conditions Governing Use

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


6 items

Language of Materials



NA1101 By Joan Brooks, March 22, 1977, Eddington, Maine. Recording of annual town meeting, March 22, 1977 in Eddington; copy of 1976-77 Annual Town Report.

Text: brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1101_t1126_01, mfc_na1101_t1126_02, mfc_na1101_t1127_01, mfc_na1101_t1127_02 4 hours

NA1112 Joan Brooks, May 25, 1977, Eddington, Maine. Recording of special town meeting held in Eddington to consider a town manager form of government; copy of Warrant for Special Town Meeting and Shoreland Zoning Ordinance.

Text: brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1112_t1135_01, mfc_na1112_t1135_02, mfc_na1112_t1136_01 2 hours

NA1113 Joan Brooks, June 1977, Holden, Maine. Recording of the annual SAD 63 school budget meeting held at the Holbrook School; copy of Annual SAD 63 Report, 1975 - 76.

Text: 5 pp. brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1113_t1137_01, mfc_na1113_t1137_02 1 1/2 hours

NA1127 By Joan Brooks, November, 1977, Eddington, Maine. Recording of SAD 63 school board meeting, discussing proposal for new high school for the district; news clippings, questionnaire, info sheet sent to citizens.

Text: 9 pp. brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1127_t1186_01, mfc_na1127_t1186_02, mfc_na1127_t1187_01 3 hours

NA1128 Joan Brooks, November 8, 1977, Brewer, Maine. Recording of Brewer School Committee meeting, with S. Millett, Commissioner of Education, about the proposed new high school for SAD 63. News clipping.

Recording: mfc_na1128_t1188_01, mfc_na1128_t1188_02 2 hours

NA 1191 SAD 63 School Board Meeting recorded by Joan Brooks, spring 1978, Holden, Maine. Recording of SAD 63 School Board Meeting discussing action to be taken following a public meeting which voted down the request for funds to hire an architect to continue planning for a new district high school; copy of proposed budget to be presented to the public for school appropriation, July, 1978 to June, 1979.

Text: 8 pp. brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1191_t1251_01, mfc_na1191_t1251_02, mfc_na1191_t1252_01 3 hours

Existence and Location of Originals

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

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.

Guide to Joan Brooks Community Public Meetings
In Progress
Amy Dias
May 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

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