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Book Reviews, Christian P. Potholm, Polly Welts Kaufman, Carol Toner Dec 2009

Book Reviews, Christian P. Potholm, Polly Welts Kaufman, Carol Toner

Maine History

Reviews of the following books: An Upriver Passamaquoddy by Allen J. Sockabasin; The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories by Elizabeth A. DeWolfe; American Silk, 1830-1930: Entrepremeurs and Artifacts by Jackqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal and Madelyn Shaw.


The Life And Career Of Bangor’S Frederick Wellington Ayer (1855-1936), Founder Of Eastern Corporation, Pauleena Macdougall Dec 2009

The Life And Career Of Bangor’S Frederick Wellington Ayer (1855-1936), Founder Of Eastern Corporation, Pauleena Macdougall

Maine History

In this article, Pauleena MacDougall presents a brief business biography of Fred W. Ayer, who founded the Eastern Manufacturing Company in Brewer, Maine, and set this pioneering firm on course as a leader in lumber production and later in the production of fine papers.


Papermaking In Maine: Economic Trends From 1894 To 2000, Lloyd C. Ireland Dec 2009

Papermaking In Maine: Economic Trends From 1894 To 2000, Lloyd C. Ireland

Maine History

This essay reviews the major economic trends in Maine’s paper industry since the late nineteenth century. It sets the context at national and regional levels, offers a broad statistical picture of the industry’s production in Maine, and concludes with a focus on Maine’s “mill towns.” Paper production is a branch of a larger industry that converts primary fiber — logs, chips, wastepaper, rags, or market pulp — into paper.


A Narrow Escape: A Penobscot Riverdriver’S Perilous Adventure, From The Bangor Whig And Courier, July 9,1875., David C. Smith Dec 2009

A Narrow Escape: A Penobscot Riverdriver’S Perilous Adventure, From The Bangor Whig And Courier, July 9,1875., David C. Smith

Maine History

No abstract provided.


The Power Of Place In Memory: An Oral History Of The Eastern Corporation In Brewer,Maine, Pauleena Macdougall, Amy L. Stevens Dec 2009

The Power Of Place In Memory: An Oral History Of The Eastern Corporation In Brewer,Maine, Pauleena Macdougall, Amy L. Stevens

Maine History

“If preservationists are to be true to the insights of a broad, inclusive social history encompassing gender, race and class . . . it means emphasizing the building types — such as tenement, factory, union hall or church — that have housed the working people’s everyday lives.”1 This article introduces a special issue of Maine History on the state’s paper industry and particularly the fortunes of the Eastern Fine Paper Company in Brewer. The mill, which closed in 2005,was an economic and cultural mainstay of this Maine town, and in this article MacDougall and Stevens trace the history of a unique ...


“I’Ve Got A Million Of These Stories”: Workers’ Perspectives At The Eastern Fine Paper Corporation, 1960-2004, Amy Stevens Dec 2009

“I’Ve Got A Million Of These Stories”: Workers’ Perspectives At The Eastern Fine Paper Corporation, 1960-2004, Amy Stevens

Maine History

Maine’s modern history is punctuated by factory closings — the textile mills in the 1950's, the shoe factories in the 1980's and 1990's, and most recently the paper mills in various corners of the state. Although numerous studies document the economic impact of these unfortunate events, we have little recourse to understanding the human impact — the stories of the men and women whose lives were so closely entwined with the mills and the communities they so often founded and supported. In this article, Amy Stevens weaves together the documents and the stories that provide a multifaceted picture ...


Something In Common: Eastern Manufacturing Company, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology’S School Of Chemical Engineering Practice, And The University Of Maine, Pauleena Macdougall Dec 2009

Something In Common: Eastern Manufacturing Company, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology’S School Of Chemical Engineering Practice, And The University Of Maine, Pauleena Macdougall

Maine History

Part of Eastern Manufacturing Company’s innovative history in the field of fine paper production was the development of a unique cooperative arrangement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Chemical Engineering Department, which was focused on the practical application of chemistry to industry. To further its goals, the MIT department formed Practice Schools that partnered with chemical-using industries across the nation to bring academic chemists and their students into manufacturing plants to solve practical problems in chemistry. Eastern Fine’s pioneering role in this project was a model for the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Maine.


An Enduring Technology: The Horse Logging Tradition In Maine, James E. Passanisi Dec 2009

An Enduring Technology: The Horse Logging Tradition In Maine, James E. Passanisi

Maine History

No abstract provided.


From The Other Side Of The Lens, Jamie Beranek Oct 2009

From The Other Side Of The Lens, Jamie Beranek

Iowa Heritage Illustrated

No abstract provided.


It's An Ultang Photo', Jamie Beranek Oct 2009

It's An Ultang Photo', Jamie Beranek

Iowa Heritage Illustrated

No abstract provided.


Ultang's Iowa, Ginalie Swaim Oct 2009

Ultang's Iowa, Ginalie Swaim

Iowa Heritage Illustrated

No abstract provided.


Iowa Heritage Illustrated, Vol.90 No.4, Winter 2009 Oct 2009

Iowa Heritage Illustrated, Vol.90 No.4, Winter 2009

Iowa Heritage Illustrated

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, The Annals Of Iowa, V. 68 No. 4 Fall 2009 Oct 2009

Front Matter, The Annals Of Iowa, V. 68 No. 4 Fall 2009

The Annals of Iowa

No abstract provided.


A Workers' Cold War In The Quad Cities: The Fate Of Labor Militancy In The Farm Equipment Industry, 1949–1955, Matthew M. Mettler Oct 2009

A Workers' Cold War In The Quad Cities: The Fate Of Labor Militancy In The Farm Equipment Industry, 1949–1955, Matthew M. Mettler

The Annals of Iowa

No abstract provided.


Iowa University Towns And The Twenty-Sixth Amendment: The First Test Of The Newly Enfranchised Student Vote In 1971, Clyde Brown, Gayle K. Pluta Brown Oct 2009

Iowa University Towns And The Twenty-Sixth Amendment: The First Test Of The Newly Enfranchised Student Vote In 1971, Clyde Brown, Gayle K. Pluta Brown

The Annals of Iowa

No abstract provided.


Oneota Flow: The Upper Iowa River And Its People, Patrick Nunnally Oct 2009

Oneota Flow: The Upper Iowa River And Its People, Patrick Nunnally

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Oneota Flow: The Upper Iowa River & Its People," by David S. Faldet.


Enduring Nations: Native Americans In The Midwest, Donald L. Fixico Oct 2009

Enduring Nations: Native Americans In The Midwest, Donald L. Fixico

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Enduring Nations: Native Americans in the Midwest," edited by R. David Edmunds.


Why Sacagawea Deserves The Day Off And Other Lessons From The Lewis And Clark Trail, Roger L. Nichols Oct 2009

Why Sacagawea Deserves The Day Off And Other Lessons From The Lewis And Clark Trail, Roger L. Nichols

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off & Other Lessons from the Lewis & Clark Trail," by Stephanie Ambrose Tubbs.


Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements, And American Public Policy, 1821–1860, William E. Lass Oct 2009

Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements, And American Public Policy, 1821–1860, William E. Lass

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements & American Public Policy 1821–1860," by Paul F. Paskoff.


How The States Got Their Shapes, Derek R. Everett Oct 2009

How The States Got Their Shapes, Derek R. Everett

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "How the States Got Their Shapes," by Mark Stein.


Man Of Douglas, Man Of Lincoln: The Political Odyssey Of James Henry Lane, Christopher Phillips Oct 2009

Man Of Douglas, Man Of Lincoln: The Political Odyssey Of James Henry Lane, Christopher Phillips

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Man of Douglas, Man of Lincoln: The Political Odyssey of James Henry Lane," by Ian Michael Spurgeon.


Awaiting The Heavenly Country: The Civil War And America's Culture Of Death, Michael J. Steiner Oct 2009

Awaiting The Heavenly Country: The Civil War And America's Culture Of Death, Michael J. Steiner

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America's Culture of Death," by Mark S. Schantz.


Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens Of The Old West, Loren N. Horton Oct 2009

Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens Of The Old West, Loren N. Horton

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Pioneer Cemeteries: Sculpture Gardens of the Old West," by Annette Stott.


The Black Citizen-Soldiers Of Kansas, 1864–1901, David Brodnax Sr. Oct 2009

The Black Citizen-Soldiers Of Kansas, 1864–1901, David Brodnax Sr.

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "The Black Citizen-Soldiers of Kansas 1864–1901," by Roger D. Cunningham.


Love In An Envelope: A Courtship In The American West, Jane Simonsen Oct 2009

Love In An Envelope: A Courtship In The American West, Jane Simonsen

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Love in an Envelope: A Courtship in the American West," edited by Daniel Tyler and Betty Henshaw.


Bright Epoch: Women And Coeducation In The American West, Christine A. Ogren Oct 2009

Bright Epoch: Women And Coeducation In The American West, Christine A. Ogren

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Bright Epoch: Women & Coeducation in the American West," by Andrea G. Radke-Moss.


"Follow The Flag": A History Of The Wabash Railroad Company And The Hook And Eye: A History Of The Iowa Central Railway, William Friedricks Oct 2009

"Follow The Flag": A History Of The Wabash Railroad Company And The Hook And Eye: A History Of The Iowa Central Railway, William Friedricks

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: ""Follow the Flag": A History of the Wabash Railroad Company," by H. Roger Grant, and "The Hook & Eye: A History of the Iowa Central Railway," by Don L. Hofsommer.


Fire Light: The Life Of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist, Jacki Rand Oct 2009

Fire Light: The Life Of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist, Jacki Rand

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist," by Linda M. Waggoner.


Hamlin Garland: A Life, Thomas K. Dean Oct 2009

Hamlin Garland: A Life, Thomas K. Dean

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "Hamlin Garland: A Life," by Keith Newlin.


The Plowman Sings: The Essential Fiction, Poetry, And Drama Of America's Forgotten Regionalist Jay G. Sigmund, Mike Chasar Oct 2009

The Plowman Sings: The Essential Fiction, Poetry, And Drama Of America's Forgotten Regionalist Jay G. Sigmund, Mike Chasar

The Annals of Iowa

Review of: "The Plowman Sings: The Essential Fiction, Poetry & Drama of America's Forgotten Regionalist Jay G. Sigmund," edited by Zachary Michael Jack.