Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Addie Weed, interviewed by Colleen George
Abstract 0997 Addie Weed interviewed by Colleen George, November 2, 1974, Veazie, Maine. Weed talks about her interest in plants and the 500 glad bulbs she plants each year. She describes how holidays were spent during childhood including July 4, Thanksgiving and others; her mother's death in 1926; her first radio and first television; working at the University of Maine starting in 1908; her extensive travel from 1910-1950s; and family background. Text: 28 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans....
Dr. Doris Twitchell Allen, interviewed by Maryann Hartman
Abstract 0998 Dr. Doris Twitchell Allen (1901-2002) interviewed by Maryann Hartman, August 1, 1975 at Trenton-Bayside for IDL 105 Women of Maine. Dr. Allen, a native of Old Town, Maine, was a professor emerita from the University of Cincinnati and would become a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 1979. Dr. Allen discusses her family history and how her early life influenced her later achievements, one of them being the founder of C.I.S.V., Children's International Summer Villages. Her father was a...
Ernest Marriner, interviewed by Ellen Beach
Abstract 0885 Ernest Marriner, interviewed by Ellen Beach, November 27, 1974, Waterville, Maine. Marriner discusses Colby College in the first half of the twentieth century; the career of Ninetta Runnals at Colby; the history of women at Colby and the coordinate system of co-ed college; boarding off-campus; tuition increases over time; Colby during WWII and the college training attachment of the Army Air Force; and WWII causing equality of women at Colby. Text: 16 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0855 1...
Eunice Young, interviewed by Maryann Hartman
Abstract 0999 Eunice Young interviewed by Maryann Hartman, August 27, 1975, Lamoine, Maine. Young, age 93, discusses her work in the Lamoine Grange for 75 years and how the first woman to serve as Master of the Grange in the U.S. was from Lamoine in 1887. Young became Master of the Grange in 1928. She discusses working as the Lamoine Town Clerk for 40 years, and as a teacher during her youth; how the status of women has changed during her lifetime; World War II and the capture of two German spies not...
Gail Disney, interviewed by Margaret “Mimi” Killinger
Abstract 3380 Gail Disney, interviewed by Mimi Killinger, March 5, 1999, at Bucks Harbor Market, South Brooksville, Maine. Disney talks about the Nearings: Scott Nearing’s (SN) participation in the Arden Community in Wilmington, Delaware in the 1930s; living with the Nearings at Arden; Helen’s (HN) travels in Europe with Krishnamurti; separating HN and SN for Killinger’s feminism class; HN’s opinions on vegetarianism; HN’s love of animals; SN’s belief in communism; Forest Farm; HN’s and SN.’s...
Dates: 1999-2001; 2001
Isabel W. Greenwood Papers
Identifier: SpC MS 0212
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and pamphlets relating to women's suffrage movement in Maine and the U.S. Also includes copies of the newspapers "Women's Journal" and "Woman Citizen."
Harry Putnam, interviewed by Tami Rawcliffe
Abstract 0875 Harry Putnam, interviewed by Tami Rawcliffe, December 17, 1974, Hampden, Maine. There are interuption throughout the interview by John, a man living with Mr. Putnam. Putnam talks about the changing role of women in society; his education; gender roles during his childhood and young adulthood; how women of the 1970s had lowered their standards; women earlier in the century earning extra income (“pin money”) by sewing dresses for sale; his neighborhood’s negative reaction to women’s...
Myrtle S. Carter, interviewed by Pamela Kinney
Abstract 0876 Myrtle S. Carter, interviewed by Pamela Kinney, March 20, 1975, Orono, Maine. Carter discusses her life and the role of women; her education, especially at Presque Isle Normal School; the beginnings of her writing career; moving to Augusta for her husband’s career; child rearing; work as a fraternity house mother in Orono; her minimal concern for the suffrage movement and women’s liberation; childhood activities; and assisting with events in the Blaine House when her husband was the...
Susan Dunn Nichols interviewed by Laura Finkel
Abstract 2564 Susan Dunn Nichols interviewed by Laura Finkel, April 13, 1997, on Brewer Lake, Maine. Nichols talks about Vietnam-Era protests and activism at the University of Maine; her awareness of war and activism in high school; getting involved with Students for a Democratic Society [SDS]; the Great Chicken Crisis; name changes following dissolution of SDS; UMaine SDS’s closer than average association with organized labor; reactions to SDS activities; trying to interrupt the draft; how her...
Thelma Cowin, interviewed by Kerry Sisson
0888 Thelma Cowin interviewed by Kerry Sisson, November 21, 1974, Orono, Maine. Cowin discusses her father’s career as a country doctor in Hampden in the early 1900s; why she decided to go into nursing; her courtship in the 1920s; childhood Christmases; why Prohibition didn’t accomplish anything; her view of voting and women in politics; and the change in gender roles, especially in politics, over time. Text: 24 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0858 / CD 0820 1 hour.
Academic Affairs. Division Of Lifelong Learning. Women's Resource Center (University Of Maine) Records
Identifier: UA RG 0006-013-009
Scope and Contents The records mainly contain textual information created and collected by the University of Maine Women’s Resource Center, but there are also photographic material, compact discs, audio cassettes, CD-ROMs, and Floppy Disks.The record series Girls Will Be Girls? & Girl Fighting Project Records contains various items regarding the Girls Will Be Girls? Conferences which the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) sponsored and were held on the University of Maine campus. Includes:...
Dates: 1950's-2016; Majority of material found within 1991-2012