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Keywords: Maine women authors

Historical Items

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Item 7902

Eminent Women, 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1884 Media: Lithograph, phototransparency

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

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

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Edna St. Vincent Millay and high school friends, Camden, 1909

Contributed by: Camden Public Library Date: circa 1909 Location: Camden Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.

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Student Exhibit: Rebecca Sophie Clarke

Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.

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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

… Blethen Maine Newspapers Explorer, scientist, author and teacher Donald B. MacMillan liked Wiscasset, a community of about 1,200 on the Sheepscot…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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My Maine Stories

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics