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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Written accounts of the lives of individuals.

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

William J. Baker Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0030
Scope and Contents Contains manuscript for "Jesse Owens: an American Life" which was published in 1986.
Dates: 1980s

University Of Maine System. Board Of Trustee Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0002-002
Scope and Contents The records mainly contain textual information particularly meeting agendas, minutes, reports, notes, and supporting material from University of Maine Board of Trustee and various committees (both standing and ad-hoc committees), biographical information related to individual University of Maine trustees, chairs, sectaries, and clerks, and various files on subjects under consideration by the Board.
Dates: 1862 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1950-1980

Dingley Family Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0141
Abstract Letters, diaries, (1855-59), speeches, and scrapbooks of Frank Lambert Dingley (1840-1918), editor of the Lewiston Journal, biography and other papers relating to Nelson Dingley (1832-1899), Governor of Maine, and other family members.
Dates: 1855-1916

Diana Forbes-Robertson Collection on Maxine Elliott

Identifier: SpC MS 0181
Scope and Contents Letters, diaries, notes, articles, photos, clippings, and theater memorabilia collected by Miss Forbes-Robertson for her book My Aunt Maxine.
Dates: 1846-1940

Julianna FreeHand Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0187
Abstract Diaries and letters of Sumner Drinkwater, a Maine sea captain and his wife, Alice Gray Drinkwater, 1870-1908. Consisting of some of the materials used by Julianna FreeHand in the writing of A Seafaring Legacy.
Dates: 1870-1908

Virgil Geddes Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0739-sc
Abstract The papers of an American playwright and critic. Included are a biography; an article about Virgil Geddes in Lost generation journal, spring/summer 1974; a bibliography of his plays, poems, and essays; a news release about his being named Western Connecticut Chairman of the Independent Voters Organization Friends for Gov. John N. Dempsey; 6 photographs of Virgil Geddes; and a carbon copy of a script of his play Native ground as played at the Venice Theatre, March 20, 1937. The script was...
Dates: 1936-1977

Office Of The President. Presidential Committee. Honorary Degree Recipients (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0003-006-003
Abstract The record group contains lists of recipients, biographies, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and guidelines for awarding honorary degrees at the University of Maine.
Dates: 1886-1990

Ethel McLean Johnson Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0772-sc
Abstract The papers of a political activist, public servant, and poet from Maine. The 2 microfilm reels (located in the Microforms Department in the Fogler Library - call number Microfilm J631) include the papers which were deposited in the Harvard University Library in Cambridge, Mass. They are largely concerned with labor conditions and laws pertaining to women and children in Massachusetts. Included in the folder in the Special Collections Department are correspondence, biographical material of Ethel...
Dates: 1905-1972

Franklin Jordan Boyhood Recollections

Identifier: SpC MS 1549-sc
Abstract Biography of Franklin Jordan from his birth in 1841 up to the beginning of the Civil War. Also includes transcription of an obituary of Jordan.
Dates: undated

Berniece C. and Leo Meissner Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SpC MS 0338
Scope and Contents The papers of a journalist and art critic and of a Maine artist. Included are correspondence with artists, scrapbooks of articles written for the newspaper column Brush Strokes, greeting cards with original art work, brochures of museums and art galleries, photographs, pamphlets, exhibition catalogs.
Dates: 1956-1970

Susan MacCulloch Stevens Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1598-sc
Scope and Contents

Papers contain biographical material compiled by Stevens about her family including notes she wrote in 2002 about her great-grandmother Marie-Adelphine Salois and an essay on the family tree of her grandparents Otis Young and Vernie Durant. Also included are family photographs, correspondence to Harriet Price (the donor of the collection), from Darkmoon Cliffdweller about Stevens's life, and eulogies given at the time of her death in 2003.

Dates: 2002-2003

James B. Vickery Research Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0601
Abstract The research papers contain materials collected by James Vickery concerning Maine and Bangor, Maine history including biographies and family information. Types of materials include research notes and photocopies of clippings, reprints, business and municipal records, and reports.
Dates: 1800-circa 1939

Charles Marshall Washburn Letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SpC MS 0615
Scope and Contents The letters were written by Charles Marshall Washburn of Augusta, Maine, to his sweetheart, Mildred Scott, of Calais, Maine, after they met in 1925. The collection includes a biography of Marshall by his wife.
Dates: 1925-1990; Majority of material found within ( 1925-1941)

Web page: Biography of Senator William S. Cohen, 02 Jan 1997

Identifier: MS 106_3_4_8
Scope and Contents Includes the following sections: Background, Public Life, Senate Assignments, Awards, and Interests.
Dates: 02 Jan 1997

Web page: Senator William S. Cohen, Career Highlights, 02 Jan 1997

Identifier: MS 106_3_4_8
Scope and Contents Includes the following sections: Watergate, Iran-Contra & Ethics, A Force for Moderation, Expertise on Defense, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs, Service to Seniors, Making Government Work Better, Promoting Maine Abroad, Working for Maine People, Author, Poet
Dates: 02 Jan 1997

Walter Whitney Notes on the Life and Works of William Lilly

Identifier: SpC MS 0296
Scope and Contents Notes compiled on 3 x 5 and 6 x 10 cards for a critical biography of William Lilly for acceptance at Harvard University. Includes carbon copy of the autobiography of William Lilly.
Dates: 1935-1982