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Lewiston (Me.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Central Labor Union (Lewiston, Me.) Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1345-sc
Scope and Contents

The collection contains a volume of minutes of meetings of the Central Labor Union from 1924-1930. It also includes a small amount of correspondence dating from 1930 as well as a few certificates of membership in the union. The correspondence includes letters from Arthur R. Gould and Frederick Hale, both United States senators from Maine.

Dates: 1924-1930

Diaries (1914-1922)

Identifier: SpC MS 1369
Scope and Contents The collection contains detailed daily diaries by an unidentified compiler written in 1914, 1915 and 1922. The entries begin when the diarist is living in Fairfield, Maine, where he seems to have worked as a farm laborer. By September 1914, he is working at the Cowan Woolen Company in Lewiston, Maine. The entries from Lewiston continue until September 1915. Entries begin again in 1922, by which time the author is working as a porter at B.F. Keith's Theatre in Boston. Each entry gives a very...
Dates: 1914-1922

E. L. Staples Ledger

Identifier: SpC MS 1206-sc

Ledger of an unidentified lumber business, probably that of E.L. Staples, Lewiston, Maine. The company, owned by Ernest L. Staples, was a box and lumber manufacturer and dealt in lumber, moldings, flooring, doors, windows, and box shooks. It also did band-sawing, planing and jobbing.

Dates: 1904-1925

Ledger (1870-1875)

Identifier: SpC MS 1409-sc
Scope and Contents

Ledger used by an unidentified surveyor or engineer presumably in Lewiston, Maine, to record work such as surveying lots, writing descriptions of land, providing plans for a bridge, etc. Customers include the city of Lewiston, the Sandy River Valley Railway, and the Lewiston-Auburn Water Power Co., as well as private individuals.

Dates: 1870-1875

Ledger No. 1 (1874-1875)

Identifier: SpC MS 1070-sc

Ledger from an unidentified general store possibly in Lewiston, Maine, listing names of customers, materials and goods purchased, and amounts paid. Items listed are primarily foods (butter, lard, apples, bread, pork, cranberries, etc.) but also include paper, tobacco, oil and dry-goods.

Dates: 1874-1875

North Lewiston Farmers' Club Secretary's Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1214-sc

Records including constitution, list of members, and minutes of meetings for a society in Lewiston, Maine, formed to promote interest in agriculture and welfare of the farmer.

Dates: 1873-1875

“Our Life, Our Work” Western Maine Older Citizens Council/Marcella Sorg and Stefan Duplessis

Identifier: MF029
Scope and Contents This project involved a series of bilingual interviews utilizing family albums to stimulate discussion about Franco-American culture, particularly as it pertained to work. That is, it concerned the following: how work reflected cultural values; work ethic; work/occupation patterns; how work was integrated with family life (or interfered with it); the history of work patterns in the Lewiston area, and about Franco-American culture and family life in general. We interviewed elderly persons...
Dates: 1977-1982

Park Street Methodist Church (Lewiston, Me.) Treasurer's Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1275-sc

Records of the church treasurer and eight collectors who received weekly contributions from occupants of pews in their respective sections of the church.

Dates: 1870-1880