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Item 1151

Suffrage lecture announcement, Belfast, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1915

Location: Belfast

Media: Ink on paper

Item 11511

Rev. Samuel F. Pearson, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 22437

Halidon prospectus, Cumberland Mills, 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1912

Location: Westbrook

Media: Ink on paper

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Student strike, Colby College, 1970

Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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St. John's Church, Bangor, ca. 1930

Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.

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Site Page

Jean P. Ouellette Letter on CCC, Upper Frenchville, 1985

Maine Conservation Corps

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Story

Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill

by Cindy Bennett


I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.

Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer

by Joy Asuncion


My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

I feel like there will always be a need for Paper

by Patricia Richards


The Paper Industry is very important to people in the Jay, Livermore Falls, and Rumford areas.