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Special Collections: Guide to the Daphne Merrill papers

Arranged and described April, 2012, by Richard Robey.

Administrative Information

Collection title:  Daphne Winslow Merrill research papers
Collection number:  SpC MS 343
Dates of collection: 1950s to 1970 
Size of collection: 4 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Provenance: Gift of Daphne W. Merrill, Sept. 1973 and August 1975
Restrictions on access and use:  Stored in the library's remote storage area.  One week's notice requested for access.

Historical Note

Daphne Merrill was born in Rockland, Maine. She received her B.A. from UMaine in 1927 and M.A. in 1937. She was a teacher of English in secondary schools and a professor of English at UMaine, Auburn. She is author of three books and past President of the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is composed of research notes, scrapbooks and manuscripts for Ms. Merrill's book on Maine lakes, and some other papers concerning the American Mothers Committee, Toy Len Goon, Mother of the Year, 1953 and class materials for teaching English.

Contents

Box 1

1 – Lakes of Maine – Publisher’s Copy – Part 1
2 – Lakes of Maine – Publisher’s Copy – Part 2
3 – Maine Lakes – Next to Final Copy
4 – Unedited Copy of Lakes of Maine – Part 1
5 – Unedited Copy of Lakes of Maine – Part 2
6 – Individual Lakes and Regions – Part 1
7 – Individual lakes and Regions – Part 2
8 – Original Idea – Lakes of Maine
9 – Correspondence
10 – Lists of Lakes by Counties
11 – Notes – Preface, Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, etc.
12 – Index
13 – Bibliography
14 – Notes on Lakes
15 – The Book and I – Norway Women’s Club
16 – Winthrop Literary Club and Winthrop Business and Professional Women’s Club
17 – Notes – Lakes of Maine – Part 1
18 – Notes – Lakes of Maine – Part 2
19 – Notes – Lakes of Maine – Part 3
20 – Notes – Lakes of Maine – Part 4

Box 2

Scrapbook [now physically located in Box 3]
History in Advertising [now physically located in Box 3]
Poster [now physically located in Box 3]

1 – Mrs. Toy Len Good – American Mother – 1952
2 – Babe Zaharias
3 – The Congress Plan Book – Carl Sandburg
4 – The Congress Plan Book – Sample Writing
5 – Cosmopolitan – Articles – Churchill, Hersey, Maugham, Hemingway, Buck, Salinger, Hurst
6 – English Materials – Archibald MacLeish [Some Items Located in Box 3]
7 – English Materials – Edgar Allen Poe
8 – English Materials – Ernest Hemingway
9 – English Materials – Eugene O’Neill
10 – English Materials – Henry David Thoreau
11 – English Materials – John Steinbeck
12 – English Materials – Mark Twain [Some Items Located in Box 3]
13 – English Materials – Nathaniel Hawthorne
14 – English Materials – Pearl Buck [Physically Located in Box 3]
15 – English Materials – Sinclair Lewis
16 – English Materials – Walt Whitman
17 – English Materials – William Faulkner [Physically Located in box 3]
18 – Miscellaneous
19 – Scrapbook – “Read the Ads, Keep Step with the Times!”
20 – Waldo G. Weymouth – 1920 Physics Notes
21 – Clippings and Notes – Part 1 [Located physically in Box 4]
22 – Clippings and Notes – Part 2 [Located physically in Box 4]
23 – Clippings and Notes – Part 3 [Located physically in Box 4]
24 – Clippings and Notes – Part 4 [Located physically in Box 4]

Box 3

Oversized materials removed from Box 2

Box 4

Oversized materials removed from Box 3

 Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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