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Identifier: MF226

Scope and Contents

Interview notes and cemetery information about Atusville, an African-American community in Maine.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2001-2002

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Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No release forms for collection.


2 folders

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Folder 1: Correspondence from Marcus LiBrizzi, 2006. Notes from interview with Mrs. Atwood by Theresa Dempsey and Lisa Hanscom. Notes from interview with Lyman Holmes by Ryan Boyd, 2002. Notes from interview with Fred Reynolds by Michelle Reynolds, 2002. Notes from interview with Julian “Bud” Johnson by Lisa Hanscom, Terry Dempsey, and Micheele Reynolds. Notes from interview with Lyman Holmes by Corenna Horvath, 2002.

Folder 2: Atusville District Cemetery- Faye Grant- 12/14/2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Marcus LiBrizzi, 2006

Collection Note

The materials all pertain to Atusville, an African-American community that lasted in Machias from the 1770s to the 1960s. These materials were collected as port of a Maine Humanities Council Grant, for which Pauleena MacDougall was the external evaluator. The records were intended to be housed here and at UM-Machias, but it is not clear if that happened.

Guide to Atusville Collection
In Progress
Katrina Wynn
June 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