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Old Town (Me.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Vernon A. Cunningham Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1314-sc
Abstract The collection consist of typescripts of excerpts taken from various books and newspapers covering the history of Bangor, Old Town and Orono, Maine, as well as lumbering in Maine and the Penobscot Boom on the Penobscot River. Information on John Marsh and Marsh Island in Orono and railroads in Bangor and Old Town is also included. A letter from Cunningham to Marion Buzzell written in 1965 and discussing John Marsh as well as copies of photographs of an airplane flight taken by Cunningham in...
Dates: 1920-1965

Dickens Fellowship Charter, Old Town, Maine

Identifier: SpC MS 1603-sc

Charter of the Old Town and Orono, Maine, chapter of the Dickens Fellowship, an association founded in 1902 for people who share an interest in the life and works of Charles Dickens.

Dates: November 8 1921

Gilman Family Business Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1202-sc
Abstract The records include cashbooks, 1855-1887, and ledgers, 1854-1866, recording transactions with customers. There are also a daybook and two ledgers, 1873-1878, recording purchases at a general store, perhaps the company store for the sawmills. The collection also contains a labor time book recording names of workers, their duties, number of days worked and amounts paid for each job. Typical duties included working on lath machines, sawing boards, rafting, working on shingle machines, etc. A...
Dates: 1852-1900

Chester Hamlin Goldsmith Scrapbook

Identifier: SpC MS 1617
Scope and Contents

A scrapbook compiled by Goldsmith while a student at the University of Maine. It includes signatures and comments of class members as well as programs, photographs and memorabilia of campus activities and fraternity life. Items of interest within the scrapbook include photographs of the Sigma Chi house on the campus as well as photos and postcards of scenes in Orono and Old Town, Maine.

Dates: 1911-1915

I. & I. Lunt Time and Payroll Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1094-sc

Volume covers the period October and November 1873 and lists names of employees, their time worked and their daily rate of pay. Also includes a few bills from 1873 and 1874 to the company.

Dates: 1873

Islands and Bridges: Communities of Memory in Old Town, Maine/French Island Collection

Identifier: MF026
Scope and Contents A 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine generated a series of 35 interviews focusing on the culture and history of the French Canadian immigrant community located on French Island, Old Town, Maine. The project also resulted in a book of photographs, interview excerpts, and articles, Nos Histoires de I’lle: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (1999) ...
Dates: 1992-1993

Lois LaBeau Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1315
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials collected by Lois LaBeau about the history of Old Town and Orono, Maine. Most of the collection consists of photographs of individuals and scenes in the two towns, including a train accident in Orono in 1898 on the Maine Central Railroad, photographs of pupils in Orono schools in 1885 and 1924, logging on the Penobscot River, St. Mary's Church in Orono, and photographs of a play at Old Town High School in 1925. Several photographs of Indians are also...
Dates: 1885-1964

Library League (Old Town, Me.) Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1422
Scope and Contents

Records include annual reports and minutes of meetings, 1934-1987; and scrapbooks of League activities, 1934-1994.

Dates: 1934-1994

Maggie A. Miles Autograph Book

Identifier: SpC MS 1293-sc

An autograph book belonging to Maggie A. Miles of Old Town, Maine, with inscriptions and verses dedicated to her from family and friends.

Dates: undated

Cooper Milliken Papers and Plans

Identifier: SpC MS 1784
Abstract The Collection is composed of correspondence, financial records, photographs, and plans that were created by Cooper Milliken and his firm, for various clients. The subject of the collection is almost entirely based on his work and is geographically focused around the State of Maine with some outliers in New York and Massachusetts. Some prominant projects included the renovations of Alumni Hall, Fernald Hall and Carnegie Hall at the University of Maine. As well as the designs for the City of...
Dates: 1956-1994

Neeburban Club Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0361

Administrative records of the Neeburban Club including minutes of meetings, 1901-1978; a club history; and yearbooks, 1902-1992, listing names of members and activities at monthly meetings. Also includes scrapbooks kept by club officers, 1983/1984 to 1991/1992. A few publications from the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs are also found in the collection.

Dates: 1901-1992

Old Town, Maine Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0808-sc
Abstract The collection includes a handwritten history of Old Town, Maine (9 p.); a handwritten copy of An Act to incorporate the plantation heretofor called Stillwater in the County of Hancock into a town by the name of Orono (1806) with notes about the history of Old Town; an envelope addressed to Carrie E. Pierce (1911); a receipt (undated) from John Connors to I. F. Pierce for curbing; a receipt from Abbie Veazey to Mrs. Pierce dated Old Town Oct. 31, 1885 for one month's tuition; records from...
Dates: 1885-1921

Our Neighborhood Club Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1785

The Our Neighborhood Club papers collection consists of club program booklets, scrapbooks, photographs, as well as club meeting minutes and attendance. The collection does have papers that span between 1908 to 2007, however, the collection primarily focuses on club materials during the 1960s through the 1990s.

Dates: 1908-2007

Letter from Jedidiah Preble to the Inhabitants on Penobscot River, Together with Those within the Vicinity Convened at Colonel Jonathan Bucks

Identifier: SpC MS 1835-sc
Content Description

Letter, and transcription, from Jedidiah Preble to the Native Americans, military personnel, and others living near the Penobscot River, or convened at Colonel Jonathan Bucks on July the 22nd, 1777. The letter addreses recent interactions between guards and Native Americans.

Dates: July 22, 1777

William Randall, interviewed by Debra Lee Osgood

Abstract 1141 William Randall, interviewed by Debra Lee Osgood, November 17 – December 20, 1977, Orono, Maine. Randall discusses his childhood in Old Town, Maine, in the 1940s and 50s; life being less satisfactory in the 1970s despite having more material goods; his job as the head baker in Stodder Commons at the University of Maine; celebrations at the end of WWII; growing up as one of twenty-two children; his involvement with St. Joseph’s Church in Old Town; his first experience with television;...
Dates: 1974-1980

Woman's Relief Corps (U.S.), S. J. Oakes Post No. 121 Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1593-sc

Includes minutes of meetings of S. J. Oakes Post No. 121, Woman's Relief Corps for 1896-1900 and 1959-1966. Also includes copies of general orders issued 1921-1943 by the Woman's Relief Corps, Dept. of Maine.

Dates: 1896-1966

Emily Yate Class Project

Identifier: SpC MS 1623-sc

Created as a project for a class at Old Town High School, Old Town, Maine. "A Church in Time" includes text; two CD-ROMs with script, history and photographs; and transcription of script.

Dates: 2009