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Wood, Barb, Issabella Rieger Nov 2017

Wood, Barb, Issabella Rieger

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Barbra ‘Barb’ Wood is 63 years old and lives in Portland M.E with her partner Carol. Barb realized she was queer her junior year in college when an underclassman that she met at a party took her back to her apartment and kissed her. After this kiss Barb recovered her other queer crushes through her series of romantic friendships with women. After college Barb worked as an insurance inspection agent in the state of Maine and later went on to become a resident of Portland. Barb was instrumental in the creation and distribution of Maine’s first queer newspaper ...


Rich, Penny, Bianca Sturchio, Johnna Ossie Nov 2017

Rich, Penny, Bianca Sturchio, Johnna Ossie

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

Penny Rich is a 70-year old lesbian living in Portland, Maine. She recieved a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern Maine. She is known for her involvement in major social events such as Portland Pride and the Women's Coffeehouse, as well as her experiences with gay bar culture throughout the 60's and 70's. She spends her time socializing, exercising, reading, and getting involved in local political and social issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community in Portland, Maine.


Arbor, Kelly, Alanna Larrivee, Emma Wynn Hill Oct 2016

Arbor, Kelly, Alanna Larrivee, Emma Wynn Hill

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

The Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s LGBTQ+ Collection includes important papers, photographs, and other artifacts representing four decades of LGBTQ activism, culture, and commerce in the Southern Maine region. The Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project is intended to add an additional dimension to the Collection by collecting and preserving the voices and stories of members of the Southern Maine LGBTQ community. The oral histories are available to the public in an effort to enrich understanding of our community and will serve as an important resource for scholars working on LGBTQ history.


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Diversity At The Ballot Box: Electoral Politics And Maine's Minority Communities, Post-Wwii To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Selma Botman, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck, Bob Greene Jan 2008

Diversity At The Ballot Box: Electoral Politics And Maine's Minority Communities, Post-Wwii To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Selma Botman, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck, Bob Greene

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

As this year’s Sampson Center exhibition makes clear the powerful desire to find historical inevitability in the advance toward equal opportunity for all Americans has become far more nuanced by the sometimes discomforting reminders that advances at the ballot box are neither as clear-cut nor as unconditional as we once hoped. The ancient antipathies of racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia are not so easily elided by political campaigns and elections. The pace of social consensus requires a degree of patience and continuing attention that tries the very fabric of American life while we attempt to comprehend the consequences of change ...


Equality News (Winter 2008), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2008

Equality News (Winter 2008), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Autumn 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Oct 2007

Equality News (Autumn 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Spring 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Apr 2007

Equality News (Spring 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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'Remember Me?' The Life And Legacy Of Jean Byers Sampson, University Of Southern Maine, Joseph S. Wood, Abraham J. Peck, Mark Lapping, Margaret Ann Brown Jan 2007

'Remember Me?' The Life And Legacy Of Jean Byers Sampson, University Of Southern Maine, Joseph S. Wood, Abraham J. Peck, Mark Lapping, Margaret Ann Brown

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

In April 1961, Jean Byers Sampson wrote to the director of branches of the NAACP notifying him that she was involved with establishing a branch in Lewiston-Auburn. Because Jean had worked for the national branch of the NAACP in the late 1940s, she began her letter with a friendly “Remember me?” It is a short, intimate phrase that characterized how Jean worked throughout her life. “‘Remember Me?’ The Life and Legacy of Jean Byers Sampson,” the third annual event of the Sampson Center, is a tribute to how one person’s life changed Maine.


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Equality News (Winter 2007), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2007

Equality News (Winter 2007), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Oct 2006

Equality News (Autumn 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois Jul 2006

Equality News (Summer 2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Liberating Visions: Religion And The Challenge Of Change In Maine,1820 To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Susie Boch, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck Jan 2006

Liberating Visions: Religion And The Challenge Of Change In Maine,1820 To The Present, University Of Southern Maine, Susie Boch, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Howard M. Solomon, Abraham J. Peck

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

Liberating Visions: Religion and the Challenge of Change in Maine, 1820 to the Present. Each of the Sampson Center’s three scholars has crafted an original essay related to one of the Sampson Center collections—African-American, Judaic, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender—thereby reflecting on how religious institutions have fostered minority identity and have framed social and cultural transformation.


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Religion and Transformation (Joseph S. Wood, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine Programming (Susie Bock, Director, Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine and Head, USM Special Collections)

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Equality News (Fall 2005), Rodney Mondor Oct 2005

Equality News (Fall 2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2005), Rodney Mondor Jul 2005

Equality News (Summer 2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Equality News (Spring 2005), Rodney Mondor Apr 2005

Equality News (Spring 2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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The Ties That Bind: Experiences Of Family In Maine, 1900-Present, Univeristy Of Southern Maine, Susie Bock, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Abraham J. Peck, Howard M. Solomon Jan 2005

The Ties That Bind: Experiences Of Family In Maine, 1900-Present, Univeristy Of Southern Maine, Susie Bock, Joseph S. Wood, Maureen Elgersman Lee, Abraham J. Peck, Howard M. Solomon

Publications (Annual Event Catalog)

The Ties That Bind opens a window to meaning in the material culture of Mainers outside the dominant culture. Focusing on family, the three Center scholars whose work is catalogued here provide a lens that allows us to peer through that window into something of the complex nature of difference. The three scholars reveal otherwise anonymous Maine people, whose very anonymity came from the difference that was culturally constructed to segregate them from the dominant culture. Family, which reflects something common to every different culture, works here to highlight unity in human diversity. In that way, family also provides a ...


Equality News (Winter 2005-2006), Matthew R. Dubois Jan 2005

Equality News (Winter 2005-2006), Matthew R. Dubois

Equality News

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Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen Oct 2004

Equality News (Fall 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

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Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen Jul 2004

Equality News (Summer 2004), Maggie Allen

Equality News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen Apr 2004

Mlgpa News (Spring 2004), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Equality News (Winter 2004-2005), Rodney Mondor Jan 2004

Equality News (Winter 2004-2005), Rodney Mondor

Equality News

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Mlgpa News (Fall 2003), Maggie Allen Oct 2003

Mlgpa News (Fall 2003), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2003), Maggie Allen Apr 2003

Mlgpa News (Spring 2003), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (Winter 2003), Maggie Allen Jan 2003

Mlgpa News (Winter 2003), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Network News, Vol.5, No. 3 (Fall 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Nancy Audet, Maine Rural Network Oct 2002

Network News, Vol.5, No. 3 (Fall 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Nancy Audet, Maine Rural Network

Network News

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Mlgpa News (Fall 2002), Maggie Allen Oct 2002

Mlgpa News (Fall 2002), Maggie Allen

MLGPA News

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Network News, Vol.5, No.[2] ([Summer] 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network Jul 2002

Network News, Vol.5, No.[2] ([Summer] 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network

Network News

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Network News, Vol.5, No. 1 (Spring 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network Apr 2002

Network News, Vol.5, No. 1 (Spring 2002), Naomi Winterfalcon, Maine Rural Network

Network News

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Mlgpa News (Spring 2002), Mark Sullivan Apr 2002

Mlgpa News (Spring 2002), Mark Sullivan

MLGPA News

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Mlgpa News (February 2002), Mark Sullivan Feb 2002

Mlgpa News (February 2002), Mark Sullivan

MLGPA News

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