Guide to the James S. Leamon collection of Maine research material, 1970-1980, n.d. | MC092

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Leamon, James S.
Title
James S. Leamon collection of Maine research material
ID
MC092
Date
1970-1980, undated
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The collection is composed of research material related to early Lewiston/Auburn and Maine history compiled by Bates history professor James Leamon. Of particular note are folders on documents related to the Penobscot Expedition of 1779.

Preferred Citation

James S. Leamon collection of Maine research material, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

James Shenstone Leamon was born on December 9, 1930 in Melrose, MA. Raised in Melrose and Cambridge Massachusetts, he attended Melrose, Cambridge, Shady Hill School, and Belmont High School. His father was a minister at Harvard. He attended Bates for one and a half years, joined the Navy for two years, then returned to Bates and graduated in 1955. Leamon received his Ph.D. in History from Brown, and began teaching at Bates in 1964. He served as professor of history specializing in U.S. colonial history until his retirement in 2001.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes research material on Lewiston/Auburn and Maine history compiled by Bates professor of history James Leamon in the course of his research on the early history of Maine. There are subject folders on the mills, architecture, economy, government, and general history of the Lewiston/Auburn area. Additionally, there is a significant amount of information about the Franco-Americans in Maine and the Penobscot Expedition of 1779, the largest American naval expedition of the American Revolution.

Organization and Arrangement

The colleciton is in alphabetical order by folder title (subject).

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

The collection is open for research.

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 James Leamon, 2002. Accession No.: 02-009.

Processing Information

Processed by Kat Stefko, 2008.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Wentworth Adams Family Papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Auburn (Me.)--History
  • Lewiston (Me.)--History
  • Maine--History--18th cenutry--Archival resources
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Subject(s)

  • Penobscot Expedition, 1779

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Collection Inventory

Box

Architecture-Lewiston.   

"Bayonets at the North Bridge: The Lewiston-Auburn shoe strike, 1937, a chapter in labor relations" by Richard Condon. Ts. 1980   

Boundary dispute - St. Croix (1 of 2). Oversize.   

Boundary dispute - St. Croix (2of 2). Oversize.   

City hall and government.   

Clippings.   

Correspondence. 1973   

Documents concerning the Penobscot expedition (Williamson mss.) (1 of 3)   

Documents concerning the Penobscot expedition (Williamson mss.) (2 of 3)   

Documents concerning the Penobscot expedition (Williamson mss.) (3 of 3)   

French and French Canadians in the U.S.   

"History of the Franco-American Community Lewiston, Maine" by Jane Fowler. Ts. 1971 

Box

Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoffma by Geneva Kirk regarding German population of Lewiston. Ts. 1973   

Jackson School.   

Lewiston/Auburn industry and manufacturing (not textile).   

Lewiston city government.   

Lewiston history - general. Biblio.   

"Lewiston, Maine: Aspects of the Self Image of a City' by Carol Hendrickson. Ts. 1976 

Box

Lewiston maps.   

Lewiston mills.   

Mill blocks.   

NE boundary dispute.   

Photographs.   

Ss. Peter and Paul, churches in general.   

"Why Newburyport: The Applicability of Poverty and Progress to Other New England Industrial Communities in the Nineteenth Century" by Margaret Jean Buker. Ts. 1970   

Williamson Mss. regarding Penobscot, etc. British sources, also documents regarding John Calef (1 of 5). Oversize.   

Williamson Mss. regarding Penobscot, etc. British sources, also documents regarding John Calef (2 of 5). Oversize.   

Williamson Mss. regarding Penobscot, etc. British sources, also documents regarding John Calef (3 of 5). Oversize.   

Williamson Mss. regarding Penobscot, etc. British sources, also documents regarding John Calef (4 of 5). Oversize.   

Williamson Mss. regarding Penobscot, etc. British sources, also documents regarding John Calef (5 of 5). Oversize.