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Collection of Alfred Eliab Buck Materials

 Collection
Identifier: CAMS BUCK-1
Abstract

The collection comprises correspondence, scrapbooks, printed materials, photographs, and clippings by and about Alfred Eliab Buck, a Civil War soldier, politician, businessman, and diplomatic Minister to Japan, born in Foxcroft, Maine.

Dates: 1857 - 1905

Collection of American Association of University Women Materials

 Collection
Identifier: AAUW-1
Scope and Contents

This collection includes Correspondence,Minutes, Branch Newsletters, Programs and Clippings. The bulk of the collection consists of Reports, Program Books, and Lectures/Workshops. The collection also contains 5 books of clippings about AAUW Events.

Dates: 1923-1985

Collection of Benjamin Franklin Butler Materials

 Collection
Identifier: CAMS BUTLER-1
Abstract

Materials by or about Butler.

Dates: 1835 - 2004

Collection of Booth Tarkington Materials

 Collection
Identifier: TARKINGTON-1
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials relating to the life and work of Booth Tarkington, a writer from Indiana who was well known for his novels of life in the midwest, and who later lived in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Dates: 1910 - 1949

Collection of Celia Thaxter Materials

 Collection
Identifier: THAXTER-1
Abstract

Celia Laighton Thaxter, 1835-1894, was an American poet and prose writer. The collection contains Thaxter's letters, poems, prose fragments, an unfinished novel, scrapbooks, and first appearances in print.

Dates: 1851 - 1984

Collection of Charles Henry Smith Materials

 Collection
Identifier: CAMS SMITH-1
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, personal documents, manuscripts, artifacts, and clippings on Charles Henry Smith, Colby class of 1856, Colonel of the 1st Maine Cavalry during the Civil War, who was active in campaigns in Virginia and at Gettysburg. He served in the Army until his retirement in 1891, and was also a lawyer and a Maine State Senator (1866).

Dates: 1856 - 1960

Collection of Elizabeth Akers Allen Materials

 Collection
Identifier: ALLEN-1
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and first publications of Maine writer, Elizabeth Akers Allen. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts and published writings written by Allen between 1846 and 1906. The collection also contains correspondence, an Autograph book, clippings, and a few photographic prints.

Dates: 1845 - 1911

Collection of Esther Wood/Wood Family Materials

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Identifier: CAMS WOOD-1
Scope and Contents

The collection, dated 1845-2002, contains materials from Esther Wood and her parents, John Friend Wood and Lizzie Maddocks Wood. Included are:

Diaries containing daily entries, lists, cash accounts Letters between John and Lizzie Wood, family and general correspondences Scrapbooks with clippings of Esther Wood articles, cards, letters, photographs Esther’s personal mail, newspaper clippings, Alumni relations materials, death notices

Dates: 1845-2002 and undated

Collection of Henry Clay Merriam Materials

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Identifier: CAMS MERRIAM-1
Abstract

The collection contains letters, documents, and photographs of Merriam and his family, especially the post-Civil War period.

Dates: 1862 - 1912

Collection of Lilla Cabot Perry Materials

 Collection
Identifier: PERRY-1
Abstract

The collection contains clippings, correspondence, two diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts, a memorial exhibit document, two portrait paintings (William Dean Howells, Edwin Arlington Robinson) and photograph items.

Dates: 1879 - 1933

Collection of Louise Helen Coburn Materials

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Identifier: CAMS COBURN-1
Abstract

The collection contains materials by and about Louise Helen Coburn, including correspondence regarding the coeducation debate at Colby College, and original poetry written by Coburn.

Dates: 1878-1989; some materials undated.

Collection of Mary Low Carver Materials

 Collection
Identifier: CAMS LOW-1
Abstract

The Low Collection contains various materials gathered about Mary Low Carver, the first woman to graduate from Colby College in 1875. Low was active in protesting the formation of a separate women's division at Colby in the 1890's.

Dates: 1871-2005 and undated

Collection of Richard Cutts Shannon Materials

 Collection
Identifier: CAMS SHANNON-1
Abstract The collection comprises diaries, correspondence, printed materials, photographs, artifacts, and clippings about Richard Cutts Shannon (Colby College Class of 1862), who served in the Civil War in the 5th Maine volunteer infantry regiment and as an aide-de-camp to General Slocum. Shannon was also appointed as a secretary to the US legation in Brazil; a diplomatic minister to Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica; and was also a lawyer in New York, having received a degree in law from...
Dates: January 1862 - September 1920

Collection of Sarah Orne Jewett Materials

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Identifier: JEWETT-1
Abstract

This collection includes correspondence (primarily written between 1879-1908) and manuscripts by 19th-century Maine writer Sarah Orne Jewett.

Dates: 1868 - 1986; 1868 - 1986

Collection of Thomas Bailey Aldrich Materials

 Collection
Identifier: ALDRICH-1
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence and other materials that document Aldrich's life and work, primarily dating from the 1870s to the early 1900s.

Dates: 1857 - 1917

Collection of Waldo Peirce Materials

 Collection
Identifier: PEIRCE-1
Abstract

The collection comprises letters, scrapbooks, and manuscript items by Waldo Peirce, an American painter, bohemian, and expatriate born in Bangor, Maine.

Dates: 1907 - 1970

Pacy Levine and Ludy Levine Collection

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Identifier: CAMS LEVINE-1
Dates: 1902 - 1996

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), located in Miller Library, is the college’s repository for historically and culturally -significant materials, including the college archives. Our fabulous materials range in date from the 12th to the 21st centuries and represent a wide range of formats. We fully support Colby’s academic program and innovative pedagogies through aspirational collection development, faculty and student engagement, teaching and exhibition.