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Keywords: Maine literary history

Historical Items

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Item 19274

John Neal on literary efforts, 1816

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816 Location: Baltimore; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 30882

Julia, and the Illuminated Baron, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1800

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE Date: 1800 Location: York Media: Ink on paper

Item 29170

Philomatheon Club, Westbrook Seminary, ca. 1911

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE Date: circa 1911 Location: Portland Media: Photograph on postcard

Exhibits

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A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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Raymond H. Fogler Library

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

In 1815 there was a proposal made to the Maine Literary and Theological Institution offering Bloomfield, now Skowhegan, as the site of a new college…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… such as the York County Wheelmen, the Emmett Literary Association. A look in the City Directories at that time will illustrate the myriad…