Guide to the Stanton Bird Club records, 1918-ongoing | MC056

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Stanton Bird Club (Lewiston, Me.)
Title
Stanton Bird Club records
ID
MC056
Date
1918-ongoing
Extent
24.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The collection is composed of a variety of material which documents the founding of the Stanton Bird Club in 1919 and chronicles its history, growth, meetings, programs and activities to the present.

Preferred Citation

Stanton Bird Club records, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

On February 4, 1919, members of the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine community held the first official meeting of the Stanton Bird Club, naming the club after Jonathan Young Stanton, professor of Greek and Latin at Bates College, who had passed away the previous year (see Biographical Note below).

The mission of the club, as put forth in the club's charter, was to: "increase and protect wild birds, stimulate interest in bird life, establish a model bird sanctuary, and to foster and encourage research work in all branches of natural sciences."

The Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, managed by the bird club, owes its existence to an early benefactor, Dr. Alfred W. Anthony. Anthony had purchased portions of what is now the sanctuary as a place to ride his horses, and he built a number of bridle paths which still serve today as walking paths. Anthony gradually deeded land to the club with the stipulation that it be maintained as a bird sanctuary. In 1929, the club also acquired the 160-acre Woodbury Sanctuary in nearby Monmouth; another 241 acres was added to Woodbury in 2010 when CMP deeded the acreage in exchange for an easement. In 1930 the club acquired the 2-acre Deacon Davis Sanctuary in Lewiston. The club still owns and manages these properties.

For its first forty years, the Stanton Bird Club was an active part of the Lewiston community. It held regular bird walks, invited speakers to monthly meetings, hosted summer social gatherings and picnics at Thorncrag, sponsored tree plantings on the Bates College campus, and organized a variety of building projects at the sanctuary. The Lewiston Sun Journal published regular columns written by active bird club members Daisy Dill Norton and Mabel Merrill. Other columns and articles regularly featured bird club activities. The community was well informed of the club's activities and the attendance at meetings and the activities reflected this.

As the years passed, the number of activities sponsored by the club waned and, without an influx of new members, the club fell behind on the repairs and maintenance necessary for Thorncrag. The club's 50th anniversary booklet, published in 1969, provides a good documentation of the bird club up until that time. Its publication also provided a brief impetus for renewed activities for the club. Soon after the publication of this booklet, the club began to clean up Thorncrag, and in the 1970s, the "Thorncrag Forest Rangers," a group of teenage boys, worked in the sanctuary for several summers maintaining the trails. But membership still declined and the club's activities diminished; it was not long before Thorncrag deteriorated again.

In the early 1980s, the club's membership began to grow. At that time the club had an opportunity to sell the sanctuary property but instead chose to begin a concerted and sustained effort to rebuild an active club with a variety of activities focused at Thorncrag. The Thorncrag Sanctuary Committee was formed and charged with the duty of returning Thorncrag to a wildlife refuge with public access so the community could enjoy the area. Truckloads of trash were removed and the club began to make plans to educate the community about the sanctuary as a place to enjoy and understand the wildlife within the city limits of Lewiston. A cost-sharing grant from the federal government allowed the club to fix the badly gullied trails and build new ones. Susan Hayward, the environmental educator of the club, began to work cooperatively with the Lewiston 4th grade teachers to design programs in which students were able to use Thorncrag as an integral component of their science curriculum. The club succeeded in implementing educational programs for adults and for other organizations.

In 1995, the bird club purchased the Michaud Farm adding approximately 80 acres to Thorncrag. This enlarged the sanctuary to 310 acres, providing a needed buffer from encroaching development and expanding the habitat diversity of the sanctuary. The club began to participate again in the annual Christmas Bird Count-a nationwide event sponsored by the Audubon Society to obtain an accurate national census of the birds. And "Community Day" was begun to share the richness of Thorncrag with the public in a family-oriented event. In 1989 these efforts were recognized when the club was given a "Take Pride in America" award.

Currently, the club intends to expand its land holdings in order to provide much needed habitat for local wildlife, and to build a nature center that would augment the sanctuary's use as an educational facility.

The Stanton Bird Club was named after Jonathan Young Stanton, professor of Greek and Latin Languages at Bates College from 1865 until 1906. Stanton was a major influence in the formative years of the college and played a vital role in establishing some of the longstanding traditions at Bates, including debate. Although Stanton retired in 1906, he continued to teach his ornithology classes. Ornithology was a requirement for sophomores from 1873 to 1898 and for freshmen from 1898 to 1918. Although ornithology was dropped from the curriculum when Stanton died in 1918, the Stanton Bird Walk, later the Stanton Ride, continued into the 1960s. Stanton's interest in ornithology was legendary. His library contained many ornithology and natural history books which are now part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Stanton also served as the unofficial librarian of the college from 1865 until 1895 when the college hired its first librarian, Caroline Woodman.

Another important figure in the history of the bird club is Alfred Williams Anthony, who donated 45 acres of land to the club in 1922. Anthony was principal of the Cobb Divinity School for many years, and wrote "Bates College and Its Background," published in 1936.

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the origin and growth of the Stanton Bird Club from 1919 to the present. Among the types of material included are financial records including treasurer's reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, audio and visual materials, publications including the Chickadee Chronicle and the Program and Field Trips brochure (calendar of activities), news clippings, and several Scrapbooks, containing news clippings, meeting minutes and other material chronicling the club's history, growth, programs and activities. The collection also conains a number of Thorncrag related research papers done by Bates College students and others. Among them is a thesis on the land use history of Thorncrag by Ryan Williamson, Bates 2001.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into 16 series.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

Preservation photocopies are available for part of the collection. Due to their fragile condition, access to some of the original documents is restricted based on the discretion of the archives staff.

Use Restrictions

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.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of the Stanton Bird Club, 1977, 2005. Accession No.: 99-003, 2009-119, 20.

Processing Information

Processed by Alex Kelner, Spring 2002.

Processed by Andrew Walsh, Summer and Fall 2002.

Additional arrangement and description by Kurt Kuss, Special Collections Librarian, Fall 2002.

Reprocessed by Elaine Ardia, 2007.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Alfred W. Anthony Papers, American Baptist-Samuel Colgate Historical Library of the American Baptist Historical Society, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1106 South Goodman St., Rochester, New York 14620-2532

Alfred W. Anthony Papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

Daisy Dill Norton Diaries, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Stanton Bird Club (Lewiston, Me.)--Archives
  • Stanton Bird Club (Lewiston, Me.)--History

Geographic Name(s)

  • Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary (Lewiston, Me.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Stanton, Jonathan Young, 1839-1918

Subject(s)

  • Bird watching--Maine

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Collection Inventory

 MC056/01 Administrative files 1919-2013, n.d.   1.0 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

This series includes: notes and material relating to research gathered for the publication of the 50th anniversary booklet entitled Fifty Years with the Stanton Bird Club, 1919-1969; information about responsibilities, goals and tasks of the Board of Directors and the various committees; genealogy information on the Alfred Williams Anthony family; membership lists including original membership cards; handwritten notes and typescripts of suggestions for programs and events, including a list of Stanton Bird Club programs from 1970-1981; administrative information on the annual meeting and membership dinner, including the club's accomplishments/highlights for 1995/96 and 1997/98; brief memorials written in honor of several former club members; a list of books owned by the Stanton Bird Club which were transferred to the Androscoggin Historical Society; information on the Stanton Bird Collection at the Maine State Museum and material on the Take Pride in America Award.

See the Publications Series for copies of the 50th Anniversary booklet and the Scrapbook Series for memorials to deceased club members and for additional highlights and accomplishments of the club.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

50th anniversary materials 1926-1934, 1969, n.d.   

1

Activities/Accomplishments (see also Scrapbook series) 1995-2008 

1

Alfred W. Anthony genealogy 1965, n.d.   

1

Annual meeting 1966-2001, 2010, undated   

1

Board of directors responsibilities 1991, 2006, undated   

1

Calendar of activities/program notes 1963-1995, n.d.   

1

Committee responsibilities 1992, undated 

1

Lists of directors and committee members 1950-1954, 1988-2013, undated   

1

Membership cards circa 1919-1940, n.d.   

2

Membership lists 1934-1995, n.d.   

1

Memorials/Obituaries (see also Scrapbook series and Newspaper clippings series) 1954, 1992-2010, undated   

1

Notes from meeting with Ann Harward 2002 

1

Partners in Flight 1996-2001 

1

Passerine Assessment--final draft September 11, 1998 

1

Program resource material undated   

1

Stanton Bird Club archives 1999-2005 

1

Stanton Bird Club library-book list 1979   

1

Stanton Bird Collection/Maine State Museum 1879, 1976-2005 

1

Take Pride in America Award 1990 

1

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Committees   5.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of the records of several Stanton Bird Club committees and contains correspondence, memoranda, financial information, resource material and some meeting minutes. Meeting minutes for most of the committees are in the Meeting minutes series.

Organization and arrangement

Organized into ten sub-series and arranged alphabetically by committee title.

Ad-Hoc Committee on Board Structure [2010] 

Box
1

Ad-Hoc Committee on Membership 2009-2011 

Box
1

Building 1988-2010 

Box

Application for Development Review--Thorncrag Nature Center Accessory Building and Pakring Area 2001 

1
Oversize

Drawings of gazebo and toilet room 2007-2009 

Map-case
Box

Drawings of gazebo and toilet room 2006-2009, undated 

1

Drawings of proposed Thorncrag Nature Center undated 

1

General 1988-2001 

1

General 2002-2010, undated 

1

Highlights of phase I construction 1997-2010 

1

Resource material 

1

Site plans for proposed Thorncrag Nature Center and parking area 2000-2002 

2

Site plans for proposed Thorncrag Nature Center and parking area 2004, 2006-2008 

2

Communications 1976-2012, undated 

Box

General undated 

2

Press releases 1979, 1989-97, 2001, 2011-2012, undated 

2

Publicity material 1976-2009, undated 

2

Education 1922-2013  (Bulk, 1989-2010)

Box

Bird walks and lists/field trips (see also Scrapbook series) 1922, 1967-2008, undated 

2

Brochure material 1995, undated 

2

Christmas bird count (see also Scrapbooks) 1985, 1989-2003 

2

Community Partnersip Proposal--Rotary Club presentation 2002 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Birds of the Sanctuary 1989, 1995 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Everyone Loves a Wildflower 1995 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: The Five Senses Awakened 1989, 1995 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Forest Ecosystem/Forest Ecology 1989 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Fun with Fungi 1991 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Insect Investigation 1990 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Nature Exploration Hike 1989, 1995 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Squirrel Sense 1997 

2

Environmental Education Curriculum: Thorncrag Through My Eyes circa 1995 

3

Environmental Education Curriculum: A Tree is a Tree 1995 

3

Festivals 2006-2009, undated 

3

Garcelon Bog--partnership with Androscoggin Land Trust 2000, 2004 

3

General 1996-2012, undated 

3

Junior Naturalists 1990-2013 

3

Junior Stewards 2006-2007 

3

Lewiston High School Outdoor Photography Course [Michaud Farm] 1996 

3

Naturalist in the Classroom 1989-1991, undated 

3

Naturalist in the Classroom--Grant 1987-1991 

3

Poetry event/arts at Thorncrag 2010-2011 

3

Research/Coursework: Archaeological Investigations at the Thorne Homestead: ME 236-002 by Matt McGuire and Rebecca Larkin 2000 

3

Research/Coursework: A Bird's Eye View by Irene Mailhot 2005 

3

Research/Coursework: Black-legged Tick (Ixodes scapularis) Occurrence, Burdens of Small Mammals, and Infection Rates by Borrelia burgdorferi in Southwestern Maine by Elizabeth S. Rogers 2009 

4

Research/Coursework: The Cutting of Thorcrag: a Biocentric Perspective by Ethan Miller 1997 

4

Research/Coursework: Effect of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis L.) presence, beech dbh, and site factors on severity of beech bark disease, at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, Lewiston, Maine by Douglas Krause 1998 

4

Research/Coursework: Effects of the Junior natualists Program on the Later Lives of Children by Lindsey Dilts [2001] 

4

Research/Coursework: Effects of the Stanton Bird Club's Junior Naturalist Program on the Lives of Participants by Julie Asen [2001] 

4

Research/Coursework: Effects of the Stanton Bird Club Junior Naturalist Program on the Later Lives of Children by Gwen Hiltunen [2001] 

4

Research/Coursework: The Environmental Ethics of Urban Sanctuary Management by John Hagberg 1999 

4

Research/Coursework: The Future of Thorncrag [invasive plant species] by Peter Lobozzo 2005 

4

Research/Coursework: [Invasive plant species] by Christine Woll 2005 

4

Resource/Coursework: [Invasive species at Thorncrag] by Alex Smith 2005 

4

Research/Coursework: A Land Use History of Thorncrag Bird Sancturary Lewiston, Maine, 1607-1939 2001 

4

Research/Coursework: Ryan Williamson's research notes (16 folders) 

4-5

Research/Coursework: Lewiston, Maine: Mosquito Surveillance Summary 2004 Season by Kimberly Foss 2004 

5

Research/Coursework: Lichens and Environmental Education: a framework for using lichens as bioindicators of air quality and educational tools for middle school students in Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, Lewiston, Maine by Rebecca Waldo 2011 

5

Research/Coursework: Successional and Historical Patterns of Five Hardwood Forest Stands Dominated by Red Oak (Quercus Rubra) and American Beech (Fagus Grandifolia) in Maine by Sarah Picard 1999 

5

Research/Coursework: Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Lewiston, Maine: Site Design and Analysis by William Anctil 1985 

5

Research/Coursework: Thorncrag invasive management ideas by Dashiell Hibbard 2005 

5

Research/Coursework: Thorncrag [invasive plant species] by Aly Ginter 2005 

5

Research/Coursework: Thorncrag invasive species management plan by Molly Marquand 2005 

5

Research/Coursework: Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, Lewiston, Maine Stream Quality and Biodiversity Final Report by Naomi Crimm, James Epstein, Ellen Gawarkiewicz, Robert Gee, Cameron Held, Lauren Levanovich, Camille Parrish, and Megan Gahl 2012 

5

Research/Coursework: Variations in Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Populations Across Specific Ecological habitats for the Stetson Brook Watershed in Lewiston, Maine by Kimberly Foss [includes supplement for Thorncrag} 2001 

5

Research/Coursework: Winter Ecology: Reading Stories in the Landscape by Emily Gove circa 2003 

5

Research/Coursework: A Winter Guide to the Trees of Thorncrag by Rebecca Claypool 2001 

5

Thorncrag Natual Sciences Program 2009-2010 

5

Thorncrag Nature Guides 1989-2011, undated 

5

Thorncrag--Self-Guided Nature trail 1991-1992, undated 

5

Thorncrag usage statistics 1986-2007 

5

W.L.U. Garden Club talk 1996 

5

Finance 1921-2013, undated 

Box

Budget information 1935, 1966-1999, undated 

5

Bylaws and charter 1921-1931, 1988, 2005-2010, undated 

5

Deeds 1922-2007 

5

General 1976-1977, 1990-1993 

6

George Hodson fund 1946, undated 

6

Grace Poole fund 1965-1973 

6

Insurance 1977-1994, 2007, undated 

6

Invoices and receipts 1927-1937, 1972-1995, undated 

6

Mary Kavanagh fund 1981 

6

Mary S. Huntress fund 1992-2002, undated 

6

Miscellaneous 1987-2007, undated 

6

National Audubon affiliation 1972-1988 

6

Tax information 1964-1998, 2006, undated 

6

Treasurer's book 1949-1978 

10, Oversized

Treasurer's book 1978-2009 

11, Oversized

Treasurer's reports (see also Scrapbook series for additional years) 1949-1978 

6

Treasurer's reports (see also Scrapbook series for additional years) 1982-1998 

6

Treasurer's reports 1999-2000, [2002-2004], 2005-2013, undated 

6

Membership and Advancement 1993-2013, undated 

Box

Bates alum appeal 2005-2006 

6

Community Partnership Draft Proposal--L-A Breakfast Rotary Club 2002 

6

Conflict of interest forms (signed) 2009-2011 

6

Donors [restricted] 1995-2007, undated 

6

Feasibility Study for Captial Campaign [restricted] 2004 

6

Fundraising 1993-2013, undated 

6

General 1993-2012, undated 

6

Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund 1996-1997 

6

Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund--Gateway Project 2010 

6

Michaud Farm--Trafton gift [restricted] 1993-1997 

7

Michaud Farm--Trafton gift 1994-2006 

7

Michaud Farm acquisition--sellers 1993-1995 

7

New board member packet materials 

7

Recreational Trails Program grant--Gateway Project 2006-2007 

7

Recreational Trails Program grant--Gateway Project--enclosures 2006-2007 

7

Roy A. Hunt Foundation 2006 

7
Box

Mission/Objectives subcommittee 2008 

7

Nominating 2004-2009 

7

Stewardship 1942-2012  (Bulk, 1989-2005)

Box

Deacon Davis abutters 1995, undated 

7

Delehanty property 1997-1998 

7

Dog policy 2009-2010 

7

Field notes 1991-2005 

7

Fields property 2005-2007 

7

Fire management 2001-2008 

8

Gendron property 1981, 2011-2012 

8

General 1993-2012, undated 

9

Guidelines for use of Anthony fireplace 1993 

8

Handicap access to trails 2007 

8

Hannaford easement 1987-1989 

8

Ice storm damage 1998 

8

Michaud Farm--forest managment 1985, 1995-1997 

8

Michaud Farm--managment plan 1995-1999 

8

Michaud Farm--notes from oral history transcripts 1996 

8

Nadeau property 1997-2003 

8

No Name Brook parcel 2007-2009 

8

Resource managment 1987-2005, undated 

8

Resource management--forest management plans 1988, 1995, 2006 

8

Resource management--resource material 

8

Resource management--USDA 1953, 1981-1999 

8

Therrien/Highland Spring lot 1977, 1986-1991 

9

Thorncrag abutters--issues (1 of 2) 1972, 1989-2006, undated 

9

Thorncrag abutters--issues (2 of 2) 2002-2006 

9

Thorne house 2001 

9

Timber sales 1990-2001 

9

Water storage 1987-2003 

9

Woodbury Sanctuary 1942-1988, undated 

9

Woodbury--CMP 1996, 2008-2011 

9

Zoning 1987-1996 

9

Thorncrag Sanctuary Committee 1986-1991, undated 

Box
9

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 MC056/03 Meeting minutes 1924-2014   1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Includes the minutes of the regular meetings of the Bird Club as well as those of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors. Also includes the meeting minutes of various committees/subcommittees, including the Thorncrag Sanctuary Committee and Education and Stewardship committees among others; many of the minutes from later years include supporting documentation. Also includes annual reports and memoranda to the Board of Directors. Included with many of the regular meeting minutes and some of the Board of Directors minutes are photocopies of news articles reporting on the club's programs and events. Initially, regular meetings were held on a monthly basis but this schedule becomes irregular in the 1940s. By the 1980s the regular meeting schedule is again on a monthly basis with no meetings held from May to September. Gaps exist in the documentation of these meetings, particularly those held from 1935-1954 and 1959-1962; no minutes of regular meetings were taken after March 1991. The Thorncrag Sanctuary Committee was formed in 1986 to oversee and manage the bird club's stewardship activities at the sanctuary. Annual Reports, written by long time secretary Daisy Dill Norton, give an overview of the years' programs and events. These reports apparently ended in 1949; gaps exist for the 1930s.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Annual reports (see also Scrapbook series for 1919-1920/21, 1927 reports) 1929/30-1937/38   

1

Annual reports 1939/40-1948/49   

1

Memos to board of directors 1977, 1988-1998   

1

1924, 1931-Feb. 1934 (see also Scrapbook series for Jan. 1919-Dec.1927 and for March 1955-March 1958)   

1

Jan. 1963-Nov. 1974   

1

1975-1978   

1

1979-1983   

1

1984-1986   

1

1987-1989   

1

1990-1992   

2

1993-1996   

2

1997-1998   

2

1999-2001 

2

2002-2005 

2

2006-2007 

2

2008 

2

2009 

3

2010 

3

2011 

3

2012-2014 

3

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 MC056/04 Correspondence 1919-2012, undated   1.0 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes substantial early correspondence by Alfred W. Anthony, Albert Kavanagh, the Club's first president, Carrie Miller, and Daisy Dill Norton; additional correspondence can be found in Scrapbooks #4 and #5.The series also contains correspondence pertaining to legal issues with the various properties, correspondence between officers concerning club business, and letters from program speakers.

Organization and Arrangement

Chronological.

Box

Ashmun C. Salley to Daisy Dill Norton December 6, 1919  

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Albert L. Kavanagh September 14, 1923  

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony January 15, 1924  

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony January 22, 1924  

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony February 9, 1924 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony March 4, 1924 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony June 5, 1924 

1

Alfred Williams Anthony to Albert L. Kavanagh June 7, 1924 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony July 19, 1924 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony September 9, 1924 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony September 17, 1924 

1

Daisy Dill Northon to Alfred Williams Anthony October 12, 1924 

1

Alfred Williams Anthony to Daisy Dill Norton October 14, 1924 

1

Alfred Williams Anthony to Daisy Dill Norton January 13, 1925 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony March 4, 1925 

1

Alfred Williams Anthony to Albert L. Kavanagh April 20, 1925 

1

Albert l. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony May 12, 1925 

1

Carrie E. Miller to Dr. and Mrs. Anthony and Miss Anthony September 5, 1925 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony October 13, 1925 

1

Alfred Williams Anthony to Albert L. Kavanagh October 16, 1925 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Albert L. Kavanagh and Associates in the Stanton Bird Club October 24, 1925 

1

Nap. H. Hamel to Alfred Williams Anthony November 7, 1925 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony November 5, 1926 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony May 9, 1928 

1

Alice B. Harrington to Carrie E. Miller September 5, 1928 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony Occtober 25, 1928 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Miss Kate and Dr. Anthony February 11, 1929 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Hon. Tudor Gardner February 12, 1929 

1

Tudor Gardner to Albert L, Kavanagh February 13, 1929 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony March 14, 1929 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to A.D. Quimby March 16, 1929  

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Dr. and Miss Anthony April 9, 1929 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony April 17, 1929 

1

Tudor Gardner to Albert L, Kavanagh April 25, 1929 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Daisy Dill Norton October 20, 1929 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Alice Frost Lord October 23, 1929 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony June 3, 1930 

1

Carrie E. Miller to Dr. Anthony November 14, 1930 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony December 31, 1930 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony March 30, 1931 

1

Elvert E. Parker to Alfred Williams Anthony April 2, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony April 3, 1931 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony April 3, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony April 8, 1931 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony April 8, 1931 

1

Daisy dill Norton to Alfred Willams Anthony April 16, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to George Lane May 2, 1931 

1

George Lane to Albert L. Kavanagh May 4, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony May 5, 1931 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Antony May 9-10, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony July 23, 1931 

1

W.H. Bishop to Alfred Williams Anthony July 20, 1931 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Weston H. Bishop July 26, 1931 

1

Alfred Williams Anthony to Weston H. Bishop August 10, 1931 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Albert L. Kavanagh August 10, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony August 11, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony August 17, 1931 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony September 5, 1931 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony October 25, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony October 27, 1931 

1

Percival P. Baxter to Daisy Dill Norton November 6, 1931 

1

Albert L. Kavanagh to Alfred Williams Anthony December 11, 1931 

1

C.D. Farrar to Daisy Dill Norton March 10, 1932 

1

J.B. May to Daisy Dill Norton April 7, 1932 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony March 22, 1933 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony July 21, 1933 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony [poem] August 22, 1933 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony [poem] August 25, 1933 

1

["Oh Thorncrag Jay"]--poem by Alfred Williams Anthony August 23, 1933 

1

"To a Little Chick-a-D.D."-- poem by Alfred Williams Anthony September 1, 1933 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony October 30, 1933 

1

Carrie E. Miller to Alfred Williams Anthony November 17, 1933 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony January 9, 1934 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Sen. C.F. Haley February 13, 1934 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Daisy Dill Norton April 20, 1934 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Fred Pomeroy April 24, 1934 

1

[Alfred Williams Anthony] to Fred Pomeroy June 3, 1934 

1

Ormond A. Della Torre to Alfred Williams Anthony July 9, 1934 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony January 1935 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony November 26, 1935 

1

Winthrop Packard to Alfred Williams Anthony April 15, 1936 

1

John H. Baker to Alfred Williams Anthony June 10, 1936 

1

Alfred Williams Anthony to Norman E. Ross July 17, 1937 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred Williams Anthony undated 

1

Daisy Dill Norton to unknown undated 

1

1949-1958 

1

1963-1967 

1

1972-1979 

1

1980-1989 

2

1990-1995 

2

1996-1999 

2

2000-2005 

2

2006-2012 

2

Undated 

2

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Deacon Davis Sancutary (Applesass Hill) 1947-2008, undated   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Series contains historical information, maps, community service projects, appraisal and options information.

Organization and arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

Appraisal 2006 

1

Community service projects 2008 

1

History 1947-1954, 2005-2007, undated 

1

Maps 2005, undated 

1
Oversize

Maps 2006 

Map-case
Box

Options 2004-2007 

1

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 MC056/05 Thorncrag Sanctuary 1937-2013, undated   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes historical information; lists and inventories of its birds and vegetation; various property maps; community service projects; master plans and memorial dedications.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

Community service projects 1965-2008, undated 

1

Gordon's Ledge dedication 2007-2008 

1

History   

1

Inventories and lists of birds and vegetation 1985-1987, n.d.   

1

Maps 1964-2013, undated   

1
Oversize

Maps 1937-1939, 1972-2008, undated 

Map-case
Box

Master Plan 1989 

1

Master plan material (1 of 2) 

1

Master Plan material (2 of 2) 

1

Miscellaneous 1965-1969, 1988-1996, 2001-2012, undated   

1

Orienteering 1988-2002 

1

Thelma Small Young Garden [Adopt-a-Spot] 1993-2000 

1

Trafton Memorial dedication 2006 

1

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 MC056/06 Woodbury Sanctuary 1949-2013   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

This series includes historical and genealogical information, the guest book register, flora, various maps of the property, frorest stewardship plan and information on work projects conducted at the sanctuary.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

Flora 1999   

1

Forest Stewardship Plan 1998 

1

Guestbook 1950-1977, 1999   

1

History 1949, n.d.   

1

Maps 1998, 2003, 2013, undated   

1
Oversize

Maps undated 

Map-case
Box

Miscellaneous notes undated   

1

Projects 1992-2003   

1

Timber sales 1989, undated 

1

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 MC056/07 Special events/programs 1975-2012, undated   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes material on the bird feeding program established through a bequest from the estate of Grace Poole, a local resident who kept a large feeding station at her home. Local sites for the feeders included several area nursing homes. See also the Finance Committee for additional information.

The series also includes material on the award given in memory of Mary L. Kavanagh, widow of the club's first president, Alfred Kavanagh. Established through a bequest from her estate, it was to be used for the purpose of awarding prizes to young people to encourage interest in nature studies. Included are short essays written by local school children as part of the application procedure. Additional information can be found in the Finance Committee records.

Also includes information on the Louise Bowie Sylvester Award and the Stanton Environmental Stewardship Award.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

Grace Poole bird feeding program 1975-1976, n.d.   

1

Kavanagh Award 1982-1989, n.d.   

1

Kavanagh Award--essays 1985-1989, n.d.   

1

Louise Bowie Sylvester Award 2006, undated 

1

Stanton Environmental Stewardship Award (in conjunction with Bates College) 2003, 2012 

1

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 MC056/08 Scrapbooks 1919-2008   1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of several scrapbooks compiled by various club members, chronicling the Club's history, growth, meetings, programs and activities. Because of their fragile condition, photocopied versions are available for research purposes.

Scrapbook #1 (1919-1930) was most likely compiled by Carrie Miller, one of the Club's charter members and author of Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity. Material is primarily news clippings detailing the Club's various programs and activities. There are accounts of bird walks with lists of birds seen and number of participants; several Program and Field Trip brochures; photographs of bird walks; nature columns written by club members Daisy Dill Norton and Mabel Merrill along with the Nature's Witchery and Out of Doors columns; information on the club's beginnings; and many handwritten and typed comments and annotations.

Scrapbook #2 (1921-1933) also was compiled likely by Carrie Miller and includes primarily news clippings covering club news and events, along with several pages of bird lists. The scrapbook also contains many handwritten annotations and clippings of numerous columns written by club member Mabel Merrill along with some written by Daisy Dill Norton, Arthur G. Staples, Lewiston Journal editor (Just Talks-On Common Themes), and Alice Frost Lord (Sunlit Trails).

Scrapbook #3 (1919-1921,1959) contains a broad variety of material, including the Club's constitution; membership lists; both regular and board meeting minutes (Jan. 1919-Nov. 1921); several annual reports; treasurer's reports for 1920-1921; a couple of photographs; a few program and bird walk schedules; and news clippings detailing Club events and programs, such as the Out of Doors and Just Talks-on Common Themes columns, a few of Mabel Merrill's columns, and Daisy Dill Norton's obituary (1959).

Scrapbook #4 (1921-1931, 1949) contains numerous news clippings chronicling the Club's programs and activities; columns by Daisy Dill Norton; incorporation documents; by-laws and changes to them; a few pieces of correspondence; one photograph; Program and Field Trip brochures; an annual report (1927); and both regular and board meeting minutes (Dec. 1921-Dec. 1927; Jan. and Mar. 1931, Jan. 1949).

Scrapbook #5 (1934-1942) is comprised almost entirely of news clippings covering Club programs and events and various articles on nature. Also included are columns by Daisy Dill Norton and Arthur G. Staples (Just Talks-on Common Themes), and brief memorials written in honor of several former club members.

Scrapbook #6 (1945-1958) contains meeting minutes (Mar. 1955-Mar. 1958) and accounts of bird walks and lists of birds seen. Also included are many news clippings chronicling the club's programs and events, columns by Daisy Dill Norton, and articles on a variety of nature topics.

Scrapbook #7 (1990-1997) was compiled by club member and former secretary, Louise Sylvester. It includes several Program and Field Trip brochures; issues of the Chickadee Chronicle; treasurer's reports; board meeting minutes; numerous new clippings about the club's growth, programs, and various activities; a list of the club's activities/highlights for 1996-1997 and a directory of board members for 1997.

Scrapbook #8 (1998-2001) was also compiled by Louise Sylvester. It contains a copy of the by-laws; issues of the Chickadee Chronicle and Program and Field Trips brochure; treasurer's reports; minutes of board meetings; notes on a facilitated discussion concerning the Stanton Bird Club's goals (1998); a directory of board members for 1998 and 1999; a list of activities and accomplishments for 1998-99 and 1999-2000; a small amount of correspondence; and many news articles on Club programs and events.

Scrapbook #9--Thorncrag Natural World notebook (undated) was compiled by Betty Dexter and contains digital prints of lichens, mushrooms, ferns, flowers, and pond life found at Throncrag

Scrapbook #10--Along Thorncrag Trails notebook (circa 2007) was compiled by Betty Dexter and contains drawings of trail maps, digital prints and information about sites along the various trails such as fireplaces, memorial benches, ponds and foundations.

Scrapbook #11--Thorncrag Flowers notebook (undated) was compiled by Betty Dexter and contains digital prints and information on the various flowers including bloom time and where along the trails they can be found.

Scrapbook #12--Thorncrag Birds notebook (undated) compiled by Betty Dexter contains digital prints and infomation on many of the birds including nests, eggs, food, song and likely trails where they can be seen.

Scrapbook #13--Thorncrag's Forest notebook (undated) compiled by Betty Dexter contains digital prints and information on glaciation, boulder succession, trees and forest management plan.

Scrapbook #14--Stanton Bird Collection notebook (circa 2008) was compiled by Betty Dexter and contains digital prints of some of the birds in the collection which was originally housed at Bates College and is now at the Maine State Museum; also includes a history of the collection and a list of all the birds (includes CD of images).

See also the Meeting Minutes, Publications, and Newspaper Clippings series for additional related material.

Organization and Arrangement

Numerical by scrapbook number.

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 MC056/09 Newspaper clippings 1918-2014   1.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

This series includes photocopies of numerous news articles from the Lewiston papers covering the history, growth, meetings, programs and activities of the Stanton Bird Club. It also includes lists of birds seen in and around the area; obituaries of club members; general articles on nature and the environment; and several articles and columns written by Daisy Dill Norton, long time club secretary, who reported on club news and events and often used Thorncrag and other local settings as subjects in her writing.

This series also includes three scrapbooks from the 1930s, comprised entirely of clippings of news articles on the Bird Club and its programs, nature topics, and local people and events.

See also the Scrapbook series for additional newspaper clippings.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Scrapbook ca. 1930s   

1

Scrapbook (original) ca. 1934   

1

Scrapbook (photocopies) ca. 1934   

1

Scrapbook ca. 1930s   

2, Oversized

1879, 1918-1929   

1

1930-1949   

1

1950-1969   

1

1970-1979   

1

1980-1985   

1

1986-1989   

1

1990-1992   

1

1993-1999   

1

2000-2003 

3

[2006], 2008-2014 

3

Undated   

3

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 MC056/10 Publications and other writings 1891-2015, undated   1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series includes several Stanton Bird Club publications as well as those from various organizations of interest to the Club, most notably the Maine Audubon and National Audubon Societies. The series also includes several unpublished manuscripts.

Publications include: the Club's newsletter, the Chickadee Chronicle, which was first called the Stanton Bird Club Newsletter (Winter 1989 and April 1990 issues) until the name was changed in July 1990; the Club's Programs and Field Trips brochure, which includes its "calendar of activities" or schedule of programs, speakers and bird walks for the upcoming year; the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary brochure, which provides information on the cultural and natural history of the sanctuary along with a map of the trails and rules of the sanctuary's use; a self-guided nature trail booklet for Thorncrag; an informational brochure on the Woodbury Sanctuary' a pamphlet explaining the Thorncrag Nature Guides Program; a brochure giving information on Club membership; and several copies of the anniversary booklet, Fifty Years with the Stanton Bird Club, 1919-1969.

The series also includes several copies of Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity published in 1918 by Carrie Ella Miller, a charter member of the club and its first treasurer. One copy most likely belonged to the author as it is heavily annotated with additional notes, dates and places of sightings, along with pertinent news clippings.

Manuscripts include a play about Thorncrag written by club member Mabel Merrill entitled Forest Magic; a paper, Meeting Maine's Mammals written in 1945 by club member Samuel Stoddard and one by Mary Percival, Trees, Shrubs, and Flowering Plants that Attract Birds, 1945.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Articles about the Stanton Bird Club and Thorncrag 1926-1931, 1989-2011, undated   

1

Birds of Androscoggin County by Herbert E. Walter 1891 

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller (annotated) 1918   

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller--inserts for pages 7-37 of annotated copy ca. 1930s, n.d.   

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller--inserts for pages 39-71 of annotated copy ca. 1930s, n.d.   

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller 1918   

1

Birds of Lewiston/Auburn and Vicinity: a reference guide 2007, 2009 

1

Chickadee Chronicle 1989-1991   

1

Chickadee Chronicle 1992-1995   

1

Chickadee Chronicle 1996-2001   

1

Chickadee Chronicle 2002-2004, 2007-2008 

1

Chickadee Chronicle 2009-2014 

1

Explore Your World undated 

1

Fifty Years with the Stanton Bird Club 1919-1969 1969   

1

Forest Magic by Mabel S. Merrill undated   

1

From My Early Days by John Williams Anthony 1998 

2

Gifts to the Stanton Bird Club (brochure) undated 

2

Green Horizons--Bates College Museum of Art exhibition catalog (includes DVD) 2007 

2

Maine Audubon Society publications 1975-1982, n.d.   

2

Meeting Maine's Many Mammals by Samuel Stoddard 1945   

2

Membership brochure undated   

2

National Audubon Society publications 1964-1990, n.d.   

2

Other organizations 1926-1996, undated   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1919-1930   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1930-1940   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1940-1950   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1950-1960   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1960-1970   

3

Programs and field trips brochure 1970-1980   

3

Programs and field trips brochure 1980-1990   

3

Programs and field trips brochure 1990-2002   

3

Programs and field trips brochure 2002-2015 

3

Stanton (brochure) undated 

3

Stanton Bird Club calendar 2008 

3

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary brochure 1987, 2007   

3

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary brochure undated   

3

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Self-Guided Nature Trail booklet 1994, undated   

3

Thorncrag: Frequently Asked Questions 2011 

3

Thorncrag Nature Guide program undated   

3

Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary: Just Imagine.. undated 

3

Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary Trail Map 2007, 2010 

3

Thorncrag (poem) by Lillian F. Wells undated   

3

Trees, Shrubs and Flowering Plants that Attract Birds by Mary Percival 1945   

3

Up the Thorncrag Trail to M.L.K and A.L.K. by Elizabeth M. Chase undated   

3

Woodbury Bird Sanctuary brochure 2007, 2011, undated   

3

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 MC056/11 Photographs ca. 1920s-2008, n.d.   2.0 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Series contains color and black and white prints, slides and digital images documenting Stanton Bird Club events and activities, field trips, and work projects as well as images of early club members; also includes images of trails and cabins at Thorncrag and Woodbury sanctuaries.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into three subseries: Prints, Slides and Digital images.

Prints/Negatives ca. 1920s-2007, undated   1.0 linear foot

Scope and Contents note

Includes color and black and white photographs of Thorncrag and Woodbury sanctuaries; Club events and activities including nature festivals, Community Day, field trips and stewardship projects; also includes Junior Naturalists' activities and photographs of early club members such as Daisy Dill Norton, Albert Kavanagh and Carrie Miller; also contains images of the Stanton Bird Collection at the Maine State Museum.

See also Scrapbook series.

Organization and arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box

Adopt-a-Spot Garden at Thorncrag Gate 1996 

1

Americorps at Thorncrag for Earth Day 1998 

1

Anniversary booklet photographs undated   

1

Anthony fireplace 1995, 2002, undated 

1

Audubon Camp of Maine undated   

1

Barred owl 2005 

1

Bates College students 1990-1991, 2000-2001 

1

Birdwalks ca. 1930s   

1

Casco Fish Hatchery 1993 

1

Daisy Dill Norton and others at Thorncrag ca. 1920s   

1

Junior Naturalists 1990-2001, undated 

1

Junior Naturalists--Cherwonki (Whales) undated 

1

Junior Naturalists--Kavanagh Awards undated 

1

Junior Naturalists--Maine State Parade float 1991-1993, 1998 

1

Junior Naturalists--Marshall Pond 1995 

1

Junior Naturalists--Schooner Estates 2003 

1

Scouts 1991, 1997, 2002-2003 

1

Jonathan Y. Stanton undated   

1

Stanton Bird Club 1925-1926, 1979-2004, undated 

1

Stanton Bird Club--Scraggly Lake trip August 1994 

1

Stanton Bird Collection album 2001 

1

Stewardship 1989-2004, undated 

1

Thorncrag ca. 1920s   

2

Thorncrag (from 2 Daisy Dill Norton letters to Alfred W. Anthony) ca. 1920s 

2

Thorncrag ca. 1920s-1940s   

2

Thorncrag 1976-2002   

2

Thorncrag 2003-2007, undated 

2

Thorncrag--Michaud farm 1995-2005, undated 

2

Thorncrag Nature Festivals 1988-2004, undated 

2

Thorncrag Nature Guides--field trips 1991, 1996-1997, undated 

2

Thorncrag Nature Guides--taxidermy course 1994 

2

Vernal ponds 1998, 2000, 2003-2004 

2

Unidentified undated 

2

Woodbury Sanctuary 1949-1950   

2

Woodbury Sanctuary ca. 1981   

2

Woodbury Sanctuary 1993-2004, undated   

2

Slides 1976-2006   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Contains slides belonging to Larry Nadeau primarily showing various work projects at Thorncrag including a slide show of masonry restoration projects done at Thorncrag; also contains slides taken and contributed by Stanton Bird Club members primarily arranged by subjects for use in slide shows (lists and scripts included); also includes slides of winter scenes at Thorncrag taken by Phyllis Graber Jensen and a slideshow produced by Partners in Flight entitled "Migrant Birds: a Troubled Future?"

Box
3

Digital 1990-2008   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Contents note

Contains CDs with various photos of club activities including nature festivals, memorial dedications, field trips, Junior Naturalists' activities and work projects at Thorncrag.

Organization and arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically.

Box

Applesass Hill Sanctuary; photos by Dan Marquis 2006 

4

Bird photos and kayaking photos by Dan Marquis 2004-2008 

4

Junior Naturalists' birding November 21, 2008 

4

Junior Naturalist eagle's nest at USM/LA Bird Art Exhibit 2007 

4

Junior Naturalists' hawk watch at Bradbury Mountain; photos by Alisa Hamilton October 2008 

4

Junior Naturalists at Montello School May 16, 2007 

4

No Child Left Indoors: Kids at the 'Crag--powerpoint slideshow June 2008 

4

Saco Heath Preserve trip with Androscoggin Land Trust June 16, 2006 

4

Soucie Memorial [Gordon's Ledge} dedication; photos by Dan Marquis October 12, 2008 

4

Stanton Bird Club photos by Dan Marquis; includes 82nd birthday meeting, eagle field trip, Jr. Naturalists' wood duck presentation, Mt. Desert Island camping trip, Presidents' night and Woodbury Sanctuary walk 2001-2002 

4

Stanton Bird Club photos by Dan Marquis; includes Hooper Pond paddling trip, Kennebec River paddling trip, Morse Mountain Hawk Watch and Woodbury Yellow Trail opening 2003 

4

Stanton Bird Club photos by Dan Marquis and Marianne Courburn; includes Nature Festival, Fern Lady, New Goucester trip and Earth Day walk 2006 

4

Thorncrag Fall Festival [First]--photos by Dan Marquis October 11, 2002 

4

Thorncrag Fall Festival 2007 

4

Thorncrag Nature Festival--photos by Dan Marquis May 16, 2004 

4

Thorncrag parking lot August 12, 2007 

4

Thorncrag parking lot dedication; photos by Dan Marquis August 19, 2007 

4

Thorncrag parking lot ground breaking ceremony; photos by Dan Marquis March 21, 2007 

4

Thorncrag parking lot ribbon cutting; photos by Cindy Elias August 20, 2007 

4

Thorncrag photos 1990-1996 

4

Thorncrag photos by Dan Marquis 2001 

4

Thorncrag photos by Dan Marquis 2000-2004 

4

Thorncrag photos from Susan Hayward 2006-2008 

4

Trafton Memorial dedication; photos by Dan Marquis November 18, 2006 

4

Work crew clearing and chipping invasives, brush and tree cuttings at Michaud Meadow August 26, 2007 

4

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 MC056/12 Realia 1988, 2002, n.d.   3.0 Linear feet 4 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains a variety of material including keys to the Thorncrag Sanctuary and the Woodbury cabin, two hand forged spikes found when the post holes were dug at the Woodbury cemetery; four beverage bottles from the Highland Spring Bottling Company, a talking stick, original bronze plaque that hung on the Anthony fireplace (located in storage area), artifacts uncovered during an archeological dig at what was thought to be the Thorne homestead; Take Pride in America awards and Hayward Gazebo plaque.

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Audio and visual materials 1988-2007   0.5 Linear feet

Organization and arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and contents note

Series contains various video and sound recordings documenting Stanton Bird Club and Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary events.

Box

Conversations with Junior Naturalists at Montello School (CD) May 16, 2007 

1

Interview done by Susan Hayward with Jane and Sam Stoddard, former club members and Stanton Smith, son of former Stanton Bird Club member, Paul Smith (audiocassette; CD available in listening room) March 29, 2002 

1

L/A Economic Development Update--Susan Hayward and Thorncrag (DVD) May 2005 

1

Michaud Farm potluck supper meeting (2 audiocassettes) May 31, 1996 

1

Preconstruction of parking lot site story with Susan Hayward and reporter Chris Facchini, WCSH-TV (video) March 2007 

1

Radio interview featuring Susan Hayward and Nancy Coverstone done by WBLM's "Public Ear" program (audiocassette; CD available in listening room) September 1988 

1

Thorncrag fire report, Susan Hayward--Maine Public Radio (audiocassette) May 4, 2001 

1

Thorncrag Nature Festival (DVD) 2004 

1

Thorncrag tour for Bates reunion (video) by Dan Marquis 2006 

1

Thorncrag on WCSH-TV (video; DVD available in listening room) June 27, 2007 

1

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Art work undated   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series contains 46 botanical illustrations done in watercolor and gouache on matboard by an unknown artist with the initials "R.C."; most are "11 x 14". They were given to the Stanton Bird Club in 1995 by Marge Schuler.

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Original documents 1919-1948   3.0 Linear feet 5 boxes

Scope and Contents note

Series contains the original scrapbooks numbered 1-5; also contains a Daisy Dill Norton letter dated May 9-10, 1931; several monthly meething minutes from 1931-1934; and annual reports dated 1929/30, 1932/33; 1947/48; many of the documents are in fragile condition; copies are available.

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