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Aa Ms 01 Gerald E. Talbot Collection Finding Aid, David Andreasen, Kristin D. Morris, Karin A. France, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Caroline Remley, Andrea Harkins Sep 2018

Aa Ms 01 Gerald E. Talbot Collection Finding Aid, David Andreasen, Kristin D. Morris, Karin A. France, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven, Caroline Remley, Andrea Harkins

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Gerald E. Talbot was the first African American to be elected to the Maine State Legislature. He served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978, and worked with the Maine chapter of the NAACP and the State Board of Education. He also took part in the struggle for civil rights in other parts of the country, as well as in Maine. The Collection includes Talbot’s personal papers, records of his term in the Maine House of Representatives, of his work with the NAACP in Maine and with the State Board of Education. The Collection contains ...


Abdurraqib, Samaa, Iris Sangiovanni, Samar Amhed Nov 2016

Abdurraqib, Samaa, Iris Sangiovanni, Samar Amhed

Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection

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Samaa Abdurraqib is a Black, queer, Muslim woman living in Portland, Maine. Abdurraqib was raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attend the Univesiry of Ohio, and later the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she recived a PhD in English Literature. After graduating she worked as a visiting professor at Bowdown College in Brunswick, Maine. Next she went on to work the American Civil Liberties Union in Maine as a reproductive rights organizer. She now works for the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. Her advoacy and organizing work has included places such as Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Southern ...


Aa Ms 08 N. T. Swezey's Son & Co. Tin Sign Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker May 2014

Aa Ms 08 N. T. Swezey's Son & Co. Tin Sign Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker

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N. T. Swezey (Noah Terry) (1814-1888) was a flour merchant in New York City. He ran a successful business for over forty years at 176 South St., and was one of the founders of the New York Produce Exchange. This collection contains a reproduction of a sign advertising Northwest Consolidated Milling Company flour. The sign depicts the figure of a black child standing behind and slightly below the figure of a white child. The white figure is sitting on a container of the Northwestern Consolidated Milling Company’s flour and is holding a slice of white bread. Both children ...


Aa Ms 09 Flynn Seal Presses Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker May 2014

Aa Ms 09 Flynn Seal Presses Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker

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Stephen Flynn discovered these two seal presses on Higgins Beach in Scarborough, Maine, in 1978. They were found in the remains of the Silver Sands Hotel, which had to be destroyed after damage caused by a storm. Two seal presses were from the Women's Ku Klux Klan organizations of Augusta and Bath, Maine. The one from WKKK chapter of Augusta, Maine reads: “Women of the Ku Klux Klan; Capital City Klan; Klan No 11 Augusta, Maine.” In the center there is a shield with a cross and the letters W, K, K, K, at the top, bottom, and ...


Aa Ms 10 Ku Klux Klan Photograph Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker May 2014

Aa Ms 10 Ku Klux Klan Photograph Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker

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The Ku Klux Klan Photograph is a black-and-white image of a KKK march that took place in Lincoln, Maine in 1927. The print measures 8 inches by 9.5 inches.

Date Range:

1927

Size of Collection:

0.10 ft.


Aa Ms 11 Lee Forest Figurines Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker May 2014

Aa Ms 11 Lee Forest Figurines Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker

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Lee Forest, Director of Environmental Services at the University of Southern Maine, donated the figurines in 2002. In the early years of the twentieth century the commoditization of Aunt Jemima expanded beyond commercial flour mix to include a diverse array of products such as rag dolls, dish towels, cookie jars and salt-and-pepper shakers. Eventually, a husband was added, Uncle Mose, and two children, Diana and Wade. Household notions depicting the family continued to be produced into the 1960s, when the civil rights and black consciousness movements encouraged an examination of the symbolism behind representations of African Americans. The collection ...


Aa Ms 07 African American Maine Photograph Album Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare Mar 2014

Aa Ms 07 African American Maine Photograph Album Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare

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This collection consists of a wooden photograph album and three packets of loose photographs of African American women on vacation in Maine – about 15 women, and a total of 112 photos. They might have been traveling to Maine for a church group gathering [suggested by multiple photos of the All Saints by the Sea church] or as a woman’s group vacationing in Maine. Many locations are identifiable as being along the Mid-coast. Many of the photos are of Pemaquid Point, Boothbay, the shore line, and boats. The date range is 1940s and 50s. The album was purchased from ...


Sam Gen Ms 01 Jean Byers Sampson Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton, Susannah Clark Apr 2013

Sam Gen Ms 01 Jean Byers Sampson Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton, Susannah Clark

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Jean Byers Sampson was a 1944 graduate of Smith College. Early in her post-Smith career, she conducted and wrote the 1947, “A Study of the Negro in Military Service,” which contributed to President Harry Truman’s decision to desegregate the armed forces. Sampson moved to Maine in the early 1950s with her husband, Richard Sampson, a Bates College mathematics professor, and she played a unique and critical role in the state until her death in 1996. Over the course of her life in Maine, she served as the founder of the first chapter of the NAACP in Maine, local ...


Aa Ms 06 Home Is Where I Make It - Oral History Collection Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven Dec 2012

Aa Ms 06 Home Is Where I Make It - Oral History Collection Finding Aid, Marieke Van Der Steenhoven

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This oral history project was directed by Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, of USM, and Rachel Talbot Ross. The interviews were conducted by local high school students. The Collection includes transcripts, photographs and audiotapes from the two phases of the project, which documented African American life in the Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn areas.

Date Range:

2001-2003

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Aa Ms 05 Cummings Guest House Register Finding Aid, Karin A. France Apr 2010

Aa Ms 05 Cummings Guest House Register Finding Aid, Karin A. France

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The Cummings family of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, ran a guest house from 1923 until 1993. Register in which guests signed themselves in or were signed in by staff at the Cummings Guest House, 110 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Includes signatures of family members who attended reunions after the Guest House ceased operation.

Date Range:

1923-1998

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Aa Ms 04 Eastern Real Estate Archives Finding Aid, Patrick J. Mooney May 2009

Aa Ms 04 Eastern Real Estate Archives Finding Aid, Patrick J. Mooney

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The Eastern Real Estate Company was an association of African-Americans who bought and sold real estate in the Portland area from 1912-2001. The records in the Archives include articles of association, minutes, financial records, stock records, listings of stockholders, tax records, bank books and legal documents.

Date Range:

1912-2001

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Aa Ms 03 Harold E. Richardson Papers Finding Aid, Susie R. Bock Feb 2009

Aa Ms 03 Harold E. Richardson Papers Finding Aid, Susie R. Bock

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Harold E. Richardson (1922-1993) was born in Portland and attended West School and Portland High School. Richardson was elected to the Portland Water District Board in 1963. He served on the Board until at least 1987, including a stint as president in the late 60s. He was very active in the Portland community: his contributions include service on the Maine State Law Enforcement Planning and Assistance Agency and membership in the Mt. Lebanon Masonic Lodge and Deering Lions Club, among many others. The Papers contain his scrapbook, documenting his many contributions to the Portland community, including serving on the ...


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 ...


'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

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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.


Table of Contents:

The Mosaic of ...


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

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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.


Table of Contents:

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)

The ...


Exodus And Exile: The Spaces Of Diaspora (Exhibit Guide), Osher Map Library And Smith Center For Cartographic Education Jan 2002

Exodus And Exile: The Spaces Of Diaspora (Exhibit Guide), Osher Map Library And Smith Center For Cartographic Education

Osher Map Library Miscellaneous Publications

Exodus and Exile: The Spaces of Diaspora.

January 22, 2002 to January 5, 2003

Maps from the sixteenth century to the present can be used to explore different spatial aspects of diaspora ~ considered generally ~ through the experiences of Jews and African-Americans.


Ld 1028 - Protection Of Indian Archaeological Sites : Report To The Standing Committee On Appropriations And Financial Affairs, Maine Historic Preservation Commission Jan 2000

Ld 1028 - Protection Of Indian Archaeological Sites : Report To The Standing Committee On Appropriations And Financial Affairs, Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Maine Collection

LD 1028 - Protection of Indian Archaeological Sites : Report to the Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

Arthur Spiess, Archaeologist, Maine Historic Preservation Commission with Representative Donald Soctomah, January, 2000.

Contents: Introduction / The Resource / The Problem / Synopsis of Existing Laws / Discussions with Law Enforcement / Site Monitoring or Stewardship / Discussion / Recommendations / Appendix A - Text of 27 MRSA 371-378 as Amended to Date / Appendix B - Written Comments from State Agencies on LD 1028 Consultation / Appendix C - Archaeological Site Monitoring Materials


Discovering Maine's Prehistory Through Archaeology : An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Unit For Grades 5-8, Diane R. Kopec Jan 1988

Discovering Maine's Prehistory Through Archaeology : An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Unit For Grades 5-8, Diane R. Kopec

Maine Collection

Discovering Maine's Prehistory Through Archaeology : An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Unit for Grades 5-8

Developed by Diane R. Kopec for the Maine Historic Preservation Commission (Draft Edition), Augusta, Me., 1988.

Contents: Acknowledgements / Introduction / Description / Organization & General Procedures / Educational Goals & Behavioral Objectives / Unit Plan / What is Archaeology / Doing Archaeology: The Archaeologist & Methods / Doing Archaeology: Prehistory / Doing Archaeology: Excavation & Interpretation / Living Archaeology / Native Americans Today / You and Archaeology / Sources. References, Teacher Bibliography and Glossary



The Maine Indian Land Claims Case: Pro And Con, Joseph Pecoraro Jan 1979

The Maine Indian Land Claims Case: Pro And Con, Joseph Pecoraro

Maine Collection

The Maine Indian Land Claims Case: Pro and Con / Materials compiled by Dr. Joseph Pecoraro, curriculum consultant, State Department of Educational and Cultural Services, 1979.

"This is a collection of articles taken from The Church World dealing with the Maine Indian Land Claim issue."


The Underground Railroad In New England, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, Region I Jan 1976

The Underground Railroad In New England, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, Region I

Maine Collection

The Underground Railroad in New England.

Published by the American revolution bicentennial Administration, Region I.

Georgia E. Ireland, Regional Director; Mary Yeaton, Project Director (1976?).

"Credit for this publication is extended to Boston 200, The Bicentennial and Historical Commissions of the six New England states, and the Underground Railroad Task Force: Andrew Bell, Charles Carter, Gilbert Center, Cindy Coombs, George Cyr, Terry Harlow, Joyce Keeler, Richard Kuns, Gaunzetta Mitchell, Marcus Mitchell, Matthew Rillovick , Rowena Stewart, Carolyn Van Horn, Mary Wyatt, Dr. Robert York."


Louis Francis Sockalexis : The Life-Story Of A Penobscot Indian, Trina Wellman Jan 1975

Louis Francis Sockalexis : The Life-Story Of A Penobscot Indian, Trina Wellman

Maine Collection

Louis Francis Sockalexis : The Life-Story of a Penobscot Indian

by Trina Wellman, Bangor, Maine, 1975

Published by the Department of Indian Affairs, State House, Augusta, Maine 04333



First Families: Woodland People Of Maine And The Canadian Maritimes, Edith Favour Jan 1975

First Families: Woodland People Of Maine And The Canadian Maritimes, Edith Favour

Maine Collection

First Families: Woodland People of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes

by Edith Favour, with illustrations by Alice Dengler

Published and edited by the State of Maine, Department of Educational and Cultural Services, Division of Curriculum, 1975.



Federal And State Services And The Maine Indian : A Report, United States Commission On Civil Rights. Maine Advisory Committee Dec 1974

Federal And State Services And The Maine Indian : A Report, United States Commission On Civil Rights. Maine Advisory Committee

Maine Collection

Federal and State Services and the Maine Indian : A Report.


"A report of the Maine Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights prepared for the information and consideration of the Commission. This report will be considered by the Commission, and the Commission will make public its reaction. In the meantime, the findings and recommendations of this report should not be attributed to the Commission, but only to the Maine Advisory Committee. December 1974."


The Indians Of The Androscoggin Valley : Tribal History, And Their Relations With The Early English Settlers Of Maine, Charles M. Starbird Jan 1928

The Indians Of The Androscoggin Valley : Tribal History, And Their Relations With The Early English Settlers Of Maine, Charles M. Starbird

Maine Collection


The Indians of the Androscoggin Valley : Tribal History, and their Relations with the Early English Settlers of Maine.

Charles M. Starbird

Forward by Arthur G. Staples ("Mr. Starbird has confined his research and writing to the Androscoggin, or Anasagunticook Tribe").

Chapter Five includes "Pejepscot" (poem), "Some Noted Anasagunticooks", "Various Spellings" etc.


Cummings Guest House Register (Full), Usm African American Collection Jun 1923

Cummings Guest House Register (Full), Usm African American Collection

Cummings Guest House Register

The Cummings family of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, ran a guest house from 1923 until 1993. Register in which guests signed themselves in or were signed in by staff at the Cummings Guest House, 110 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Includes signatures of family members who attended reunions after the Guest House ceased operation.

Date Range:

1923-1998

Size of Collection:

1 ft.

Provenance:

The Cummings Guest House Register belonged to the Cummings Guest House, in operation in Old Orchard Beach ME from 1923 into the 1990s. It was purchased by the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library, with ...


Manuscript Deed Of Emancipation, Dated April 20, 1864, By William D. Gaylor, Holt County, Missouri, Freeing Charity And Emana Jane., William D. Gaylor Apr 1864

Manuscript Deed Of Emancipation, Dated April 20, 1864, By William D. Gaylor, Holt County, Missouri, Freeing Charity And Emana Jane., William D. Gaylor

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Know all men by these presents that
I William D Gaylor of the County of
Holt and State of Missouri for divers
good causes and considerations...
unto ..... do hereby emancipate and
set free my slave Charity aged 28 years
dark color Also my slave Emana Jane
aged... months of a yellow color and
I do hereby release and convey to the said
Charity and Emana Jane all my rights
bills and claims to their services hence
forth and forever Witness my hand
and seal this 30th day of April AD 1864
witnesses William D Gaylor seal

James Scott
John B ...


Runaway Slave Broadside From Clay County, Missouri, Dated July 14, 1860., Gideon Thompson Jul 1860

Runaway Slave Broadside From Clay County, Missouri, Dated July 14, 1860., Gideon Thompson

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RANAWAY

FROM the residence of the undersigned, one mile north of Barry, Clay county, Mis- souri, on the night of the 13th inst., a mulatto negro girl named

VERCILLA,

aged about 17 years, weighs about 135 lbs., and has a scar on her left jaw. ..A liberal reward will be given for the delivery of said negro girl to me, or her confinement so that I can get her

GIDEON THOMPSON. Clay Co., Mo., July 14, 1860.


Manuscript Document Regarding Hiring Out Of Slaves By Dr. Robert M. Miller [From An Estate In Charleston, S.C.]. Dates Range From 1857 To 1859., Robert M. Miller Jan 1859

Manuscript Document Regarding Hiring Out Of Slaves By Dr. Robert M. Miller [From An Estate In Charleston, S.C.]. Dates Range From 1857 To 1859., Robert M. Miller

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Dr Robert M Miller guardian of Wm L

1857 Hire negroes due 1 January 1858

Joshua to to Capt Macklin $125

George to R Miller $115

Minerva to " $27

Hetty to Sol Harris $21

Salley to Wm J Culp $22.50

Mary to Wm Watson $14

Hire for 1857 due 1 Jan 58 $324.50 $324.50

1857 January 1 balance or ???

? return 8 ? 1857 $550.54

Int for 1 January 1857 to 1 Jan 1858 $108.53

$659.07 $659.07

$1993.57

Hire negroes yr 1858 due Jan 1859

Joshua to Joseph Ooss $125

George to Alex M ...


Manuscript, Partly Printed Document Authorizing The Seizure Of 2 Slaves, 3 Horses, 80 Head Of Cattle, And Sixty Head Of Hogs, In Payment Of A Debt Owed By William Garborough And Hugh Rusk To William A. Austin, Jackson County, Florida, Dated January 22, 1858., William A. Austin Jan 1858

Manuscript, Partly Printed Document Authorizing The Seizure Of 2 Slaves, 3 Horses, 80 Head Of Cattle, And Sixty Head Of Hogs, In Payment Of A Debt Owed By William Garborough And Hugh Rusk To William A. Austin, Jackson County, Florida, Dated January 22, 1858., William A. Austin

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State of Florida Know all men by these presents that Jackson County We William Garbrough and Hugh Rusk bound unto William A Austin by the sum of two hundred dollars and ... cents for the payment whereof well and truly to be made. we bind, ourselves. our heirs. executors and administrators. jointly and severally. firmly by these presents. signed and sealed this twenty second day of January A.D.1858 THE CONDITION OF .THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH; that whereas James Griffin. Sheriff of Jackson County. by virtue of an execution in favor of the said William A. Austin against the ...


Manuscript Slave Deed, Dated St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, February 15, 1845, From Charles W. Harris To Dempsey K. Gorman., Charles W. Harris Feb 1845

Manuscript Slave Deed, Dated St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, February 15, 1845, From Charles W. Harris To Dempsey K. Gorman., Charles W. Harris

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No 10 Charles W. Harris Sale of Slaves To D.K. Gorman

Filed 15th February A.D. 1845 Samuel Gorman Parish Judge Recorded

The State of Louisiana) Be it remembered Parish of St. Helena ) that on this fifteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty five before me Samuel Lion and Parish Judge and exoficio notary pub lie in and for said Parish appears Charles D. Harris of the State of Mississippi who did Declare and say that for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars paid to him by Dempray K. Gorman ...