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Logging -- Maine -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 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

From Stump to Ship Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0191
Scope and Contents

The collection includes the film by Alfred Ames. Also included are film copies used in the preparation of the 1985 videorecording produced by David Weiss and Karen Sheldon.

Dates: 1930-1985

Great Northern Paper Company Records

Identifier: SpC MS 0210

Collection includes correspondence, subject files, publications, contracts for material and labor, maps and plans, photographs and production records.

Dates: 1889-1992

Guy E. Swan, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

Abstract 0987 Guy E. Swan, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, November 1, 1974, in kitchen of sister-in-law’s home in Bryant Pond, Maine. Swan, age 99, talks about the Grand Trunk railroad wreck of January 18, 1901 in Bethel, Maine: wreck of train near to Bryant Pond on Long; song about the wreck; wreck's consequences for his job; doing different jobs after being on the railroad; towing of logs in spring; describing pictures about his job in New Hampshire; different roads for going into the...
Dates: 1971 - 1999

Machias River Project

Identifier: MF033
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of twenty interviews totaling approximately thirty-two hours conducted by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1986 with men who worked in the woods and on the river-drives along the Machias River.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

MF 108, collection summary

Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Collection of photographs depicting woods work and woods life in the region of Allagash and Saint John, Maine, between 1900 and 1930.

Dates: 1974

Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Smith (David C.) Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-047
Scope and Contents The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by educator and historian David C. Smith. Smith was a widely recognized historian and lectured nationally and internationally on such topics as history, political science, climatology, agriculture, paper industry, literature, and popular culture. The records cover Smith's academic career at the University of Maine, but also his political work and time serving on numerous professional and community groups. The...
Dates: 1833-2011; Majority of material found within 1960-1996

William McLaughlin, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives and Susan Tibbetts


William McLaughlin, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives & Susan Tibbetts, April 26, 1976, Old Town, Maine. McLaughlin talks about log-sorting booms on the Penobscot River. Topics covered include dropping off; rafting; sorting gap; Greenbush trip; Pea Cove; fin booms. Interview was part of a project that led to the issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”

Dates: 1973-1975