In 2007, Bates College student Mariah Pfeiffer wrote Visions and the Valley: A Reconstructed History of the Androscoggin River and its Industrial Communities, a senior Honors Thesis on the social and political effects of economic change in the Androscoggin River Valley. Pfeiffer conducted over a dozen oral histories in the summer of 2006 for her thesis. She conducted the oral histories in Berlin, New Hampshire; Lewiston, Maine; Rumford, Maine and surrounding towns along the River. She donated 14 of her oral histories to the Muskie Archives in the summer of 2007; these interviews form the Androscoggin River Oral History Collection.
Alphabetical by interviewee.
The collection is open for research.
The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.
These records are indexed under the following headings in the Bates College Library catalog. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Androscoggin River (N.H. and Me.)
Gift of Mariah Pfeiffer, 2007. Accession No.: 07-025.
Rough transcripts, done by Pfeiffer, are available for all but the Marden interview.
Androscoggin River oral history collection, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.
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