Finding Aid for the Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series I: Personal and family records, 1912-2004 | MC105.01

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996
Title
Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series I: Personal and family records
ID
MC105.01
Date [inclusive]
1912-2004; bulk 1930-1954, 1981-2004
Extent
29.0 Linear feet 59 manuscript boxes
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult archives staff.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edmund S. Muskie papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Series Overview

*Note: This is a finding aid for part of the Edmund S. Muskie Papers. An overview of the entire collection is available here.*

The documents in this series comprise a variety of personal records belonging to Edmund S. Muskie and his immediate family.

Documents related to Edmund S. Muskie in this series include documents from his student years and his service in the U.S. Navy, as well as personal correspondence, financial records from throughout his lifetime, and documents related to his death and estate. This series does not contain much information about Muskie's Senate years (1958-1979), since his Senate office maintained personal files for him, which are included in series V.A: U. S. Senate, Washington Office. Of particular note are documents related to Bates Class of 1936, of which Muskie was president.

This series also contains personal records related to Edmund S. Muskie's wife, Jane Gray Muskie (1927-2004); his mother, Josephine Czarnecki Muskie (1891-1973); his father, Stephen Muskie (1883-1956); and a few other Muskie family members.

Documents in this series were received from a variety of sources, including the Muskie family, Bates College records, the Muskie Foundation, and other donors. This series includes a copy of Edmund S. Muskie's FBI file, which was obtained by Bates College in 2005 through a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Series Arrangement

This series has been arranged according to which Muskie family member they pertain.

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

Materials are stored in a separate building. Please discuss your research needs with staff ahead of your visit, if possible.

Copyright Notice

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff

Encoded by Michelle Belden, 2013

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Collection Inventory

A. Edmund S. Muskie correspondence 

Box

from Cousins John and Henry Bycznski 1927 

1

from Uncle T. “Casey” Czarnecki and Cousin Henry Bauman January – July 1928 

1

from family and Christmas cards August – December 1928 

1

from Uncle T. “Casey” Czarnecki and Cousin Henry Bauman 1929 

1

from cousin Dorothy “Dot” Quinn and Christmas cards 1930 

1

from friends and family 1931 – May 1932 (2 folders) 

1

from friends and family June – Dec. 1932 (4 folders) 

2

Christmas cards received 1932 

2

from friends and family January – February 1933 

2

from R. W. Wagner Co. and Mutual Sales Co. of Rumford, ME 1933 

2

from friends and family March 1933 – June 1935 (8 folders) 

3

from friends and family, circa 1932-1936 

4

Edmund S. Muskie to Lucy Muskie 1932-1936 

4

Edmund S. Muskie to parents 1934, 1936 

4

from friends 1937-1940 

4

Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity 1938-1939 

4

New York Life Insurance Co. 1938-1942 

4

job search 1937-1942 

4

from friends 1941-1942 

4

greeting cards and personal mailing list 1941 

4

address list n.d. 

4

from Marge Hutchinson while in service 1943 

4

from family while in service 1943 

4

from friends while in service 1942-1943 

4

from friends while in service 1944-1945 

5

Edmund S. Muskie to parents 1941-1948 

5

from Viola Williams 1945-1946 

5

from friends 1945-1948 

5

from family 1947-1953 

5

during and regarding hospital stay 1953 

5

correspondence and notes regarding personal matters handled for Muskie 

5

by Marge Hutchinson 1959-1970 (3 folders) 

5

correspondence and notes regarding personal matters handled for Muskie 

5A

by Marge Hutchinson 1959-1970 (5 folders) 

5A

correspondence from and about sisters Irene Chaisson and Lucy, handled 

5A

for Muskie by Marge Hutchinson 1962-1964 

5A

correspondence from and about sisters Irene Chaisson and Lucy 1975-1976 

5

get well cards and notes 1982 

5

get well letters 1982 

5

get well correspondence from family 1982 

5

condolences on death of sister Betty Breau (Elizabeth Muskie) 1983 

6

birthday greetings 1983 

6

get well thank you’s 1983-1984 (6 folders) 

6

get well thank you’s 1983-1984 (6 folders) 

6A

unanswered get-well correspondence 1983-1984 

6A

unanswered get-well correspondence 1983-1984 (2 folders) 

6B

get well thank you’s (appendectomy) 1984 

6B

thank you’s received for thank you’s 1984 

6B

75th birthday messages 1989 

6B

from Joshua Chamberlain and Ed Smith 1992-1994 

6B

80th birthday correspondence (includes VIP’s) 1994 

6B

80th birthday correspondence 1994 (3 folders) 

6C

80th and 81st birthdays correspondence and tributes 1994-1995 

6C

81st birthday cards from 4th grade, Bristol School, Pemaquid, ME 1995 

6C

greeting cards 1987-1989 

6C

greeting cards n.d. (2 folders) 

6C

greeting cards n.d   

7

from Polish relatives [includes photographs] 1956-1960 

7

from Polish relatives 1981-1994 (2 folders) 

7

with Lawrence and Louise Butler 1959-1981 (donation of the Butlers) 

7

regarding book contracts 1975-1984 

7

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B. Edmund S. Muskie education 

Elementary School 

Box

grade IV history notebook [1923-1924] 

7

Red Cross weight chart and weight report tags grades IV and V 1922-1924 

7

report cards grades V and VI 1924-1926 

7

Stephens High School (Rumford, Maine) 

Box

basketball team 1925-1926 

7

football playbook and Notre Dame game diagram circa 1930 

7

Stephens High School and Notre Dame sports scrapbook 1930-1931 

7

Boys’ Athletic Association correspondence and ephemera 1930-1931 

7

student government correspondence 1932 

7

course of study and objective outlines c. 1930 

8

grade reports (4) and transcript 1928-1932 

8

The Tribute [yearbook] 1928 

8

Photographs from The Tribute (?) 1929 

8

The Tribute [yearbook] 1930 

8

The Tribute [yearbook] 1931 

8

The Tribute [yearbook] 1932 

8

The Tributary semi-annual publication 1931 

8

ephemera from events 1932 

8

graduation announcement and calling cards 1932 

8

draft of valedictory speech “Destiny” [1932] 

8

state scholarship contest exams in science and literature 1931 

8

A First Course in Laboratory Physics workbook 1932 

8

English Words From Latin book w/ Edmund S. Muskie name on cover 

8

chemistry experiment reports [1930-1931] 

8

Bates College 

Box

transcript [copy made in 1942] 

9

The Story of the Microscope biology lab [may be high school or Bates circa 1932] 

9

poetry and notes on public speaking course [1932-1933] 

9

miscellaneous debate notes circa 1933 

9

Muskie copy of Bates Debate Manual 1934 

9

Muskie speech on fascism from Puerto Rico Debate Feb. 28, 1935 

9

miscellaneous debate publications 1931-1933 

9

Muskie speech from Bates v. Bowdoin debate November 15, 1935 

9

debate note cards on “The Chain Store Question” circa 1933 

9

debate materials on “The Chain Store Question” 1928-1932 (2 folders) 

9

sociology notes [1932-1933] 

9

notes from History 235, Classical Civilization [1934] (3 folders)   

10

notes from Economics I [1934] 

10

notes on business organization course [1935-1936] 

10

notebook [1934-1935] (2 of 3 folders) 

10

notebook [1934-1935] (folder 3 of 3) 

11

academic notes and papers [1932-1936] 

11

exams 1932-1936 

11

suggestions for proctors and deficiency reports [RESTRICTED until 2011–contains student academic records] 1935-1936 

11

ephemera 1932-1936 

11

Student Activities Committee and Student Government 1933-1936 

11

Muskie Ivy Day President’s Address May 28, 1935 

11

Muskie chapel address “Sanctions vs. Peace” November 14, 1935 

11

Class Day script (includes Muskie Class Oration) 1936 

11

correspondence with Bates College (Harry Rowe, Brooks Quimby, Clifton Gray, Alumni Loan Fund, etc.) 1931-1940 (2 folders) 

11

Bates Class of 1936: class constitution, correspondence, etc. 1936-1941 

11

Bates Class of 1936: correspondence and documents re: 10 year reunion 1946 

11

Bates Class of 1936: notes and speech for 40th reunion 1976 

11

Bates Class of 1936: newspaper clipping re: cribbage tournament 1979 

11

Bates Class of 1936: correspondence, etc. 1981-1995 

12

The College Club (Bates) 1951-1952 

12

Kennebec Valley Bates Club 1952-1953 

12

events and press releases featuring Muskie 1953-1955 [from Bates College records] 

12

events and press featuring Muskie 1968-1969 [from Bates College records] (includes Muskie’s reading copies of speeches) 

12

events featuring Muskie (other than archives opening) 1970-1991 

12

80th birthday event and publicity 1994 [from Bates College records] 

12

correspondence with Bates administrators 1981-1996 

12

miscellaneous 1981-1989 

12

Muskie recommendations 1982-1989 [RESTRICTED – contains student academic records] 

13

Muskie Archives correspondence and plans 1981-1996 

13

Muskie Archives photograph exhibit Apr. 14, 2008 

13

Cornell Law School 

Box

transcript and correspondence from Cornell 1936-1942, 1981-1982 

13

correspondence from George Farnsworth and William Bingham regarding financial aid 1937-1944 

13

notes and assignments (4 folders) [1936-1939] 

13

notes and assignments (3 folders) [1936-1939] 

13A

class notes: handwritten notes (8 notebooks in 4 folders) [1936-1939] 

13A

class notes: handwritten notes (4 notebooks in 2 folders) [1936-1939] 

13B

class notes: Examinations, assignments and lectures [1936-1937] 

13B

class notes: Torts [1936-1937] 

13B

class notes: Property I [1936-1937] 

13B

class notes: Contracts and Criminal Law [1936-1937] 

13B

class notes: Outline of Equity I 1937 

14

class notes: Assignment – Memorandum on Wage Hour Law 1938 

14

class notes: Administrative Law 1939 

14

class notes: Municipal Corporations and Securities 1939 

14

class notes: Conflict of Laws 1939 

14

bound notes - Vol. 1 1936-1937 

14

bound notes - Vol. II-IV 1937-1930 

15

Cornell Law School comprehensive examination 1939 

15A

Cornell Alumni profile 1988 

15A

Muskie autobiography [resume] for law jobs [1938] 

15A

admission to Massachusetts Bar 1939 

15A

admission to Maine Bar 1940-1946 

15A

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C. Edmund S. Muskie military service 

Box

will, lists of assets, etc. 1942 

16

naval appointment certificate and certificate of service 1942, 1945 

16

draft board and orders re: naval training 1942-1944 

16

U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis) - Christmas menu and card 1942 

16

U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis) - The Log (Naval Academy publication) reserve issue December 11, 1942 

16

U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis) - Army-Navy and Navy-Yale football programs 1942 

16

U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis) - graduation announcement January 1943 (gift of Lawrence and Louise Butler) 

16

Pennsylvania State College Naval Engineering booklet (includes photo of Muskie) [photocopy donated by Francis Mascianica in conjunction with his Muskie Oral History interview] 

16

training materials, notes, exams, etc. - electrical engineering 1942 

16

training materials, notes, exams, etc. - navigation, resistance and powering of ships, lubrication and lubricants [1943] (3 folders) 

16

training materials, notes, exams, etc. - electricity and machine design 1943 

17

training materials, notes, exams, etc. - thermodynamics 1943 

17

navy orders 1944-1945 

17

travel-related documents 1942-1945 

17

pocket notebooks from naval service 1944-1945 

17

shipboard newsletters 1944-1945 

17

navy hazing/fraternal organizations 1944-1945 

17

photograph and history of USS Brackett (DE41) 

17

naval reserve documents 1946-1954 

17

naval reserve law unit newsletter 1947-1950 

17

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D. Edmund S. Muskie financial and legal records 

Box

bank statements, canceled checks and deposit book 1932-1933 

17

ledger of income and expenses July – Sept. 1935 

17

ledger of income and expenses Sept. – Dec. 1938 

18

check stubs and bank statement (1) from Rumford National Bank Sept. 1938–April 1939 

18

check stubs, receipts and bank statements from 1st National Bank of Pennsylvania 1943 

18

bank statements and canceled checks from New York Trust Co. 1943-1945 

18

deposit books from Federal Trust Co. of Waterville, Maine 1940-1949 

18

Depositors Trust Co. statements and canceled checks Feb. – Jun. 1951 (2 folders) 

18

Depositors Trust Co. statements and canceled checks July 1951—Feb. 1954 (6 folders) 

19

Depositors Trust Co. statements and canceled checks Mar. 1954— Dec. 1954 (3 folders) 

20

ESM and family medical information/records/bills 1959-1963 [R] 

20

income tax returns 1940-1966 (3 folders) 

20

income tax returns 1958-1966 

20

Washington household business [handled by Marge Hutchinson] 1971-1974 (2 folders) 

20

income tax questions 1977-1979 

20

income taxes 1979, 1980 

20

furniture and artwork appraisals 1979 

20

retirement from Federal service 1981 

20

financial statements through Mid-September 1981 

20

personal budgeting documents 1980-1981 

21

income taxes 1981-1985 (2 folders) 

21

donations and contributions 1981-1982 

21

Understein and Assoc. (investments) 1981-1986 

21

Virginia Properties LLP (investment) 1985 

21

Maine income tax question 1986 (2 folders) 

21

Maine income tax question 1986 

22

income taxes 1988-1989, 1991, 1993, 1995 (5 folders) 

22

marriage certificate 1948 

22

Edmund and Jane Muskie wills 1942, 1950, 1965 

22

medical bills and insurance documents related to back injury 1953 

22

automobiles 1941-1951 

22

miscellaneous insurance and financial documents 1941-1954 

22

insurance policies 1958-1959 

23

mortgages and deeds – Waterville 1949-1955 

23

mortgages and deeds – China Lake 1946-1959 

23

South China deeds 1960-1965 

23

“Westwood” (Albia Road house) 1955-1961 

23

miscellaneous mortgages and deeds 1955-1969 

23

Kennebunk and Albia Road homes 1970-1979 

23

Kennebunk home addition and renovation 1981 

23

Kennebunk home and Deertrees Development 1986-1987 (2 folders) 

23

Kennebunk home and Deertrees Development 1986-1995 (6 folders) 

24

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E. Writings by and/or about Edmund S. Muskie 

Box

“Personal History” drafts 1951-1954 

25

So Goes the Nation manuscript by Edmund S. Muskie with feedback by Frank Coffin 1965 

25

Biographical data February 1968 

25

Stan Franczyk biography of Edmund S. Muskie-chapter I draft and notes 1969 

25

Stan Franczyk biography of Edmund S. Muskie-publication of chapters I-VIII in Am-Pol Eagle Aug.-Dec. 1988 

25

galley proofs of Muskie of Maine with a few Edmund S. Muskie notes 1972 

25

transcript of Edmund S. Muskie interviews with Sam Vaughan circa 1972 

25

Memos and correspondence re: Journeys 1972 

25

Journeys interview and manuscript material (3 folders) 

25

Journeys interview and manuscript material (7 folders) 

26

Journeys interview and manuscript material   

27

Journeys manuscript 1972 (4 folders) 

27

“Ed Muskie of Maine: A Personal History” prepared by the Maine for Muskie Committee 1976 

27

correspondence from Bernard Asbell 1977-1978 

27

The Senate Nobody Knows manuscript circa 1977 (3 folders) 

27

The Senate Nobody Knows manuscript circa 1977 (4 folders) 

28

“A Generation of Muskie Watching … And Listening” by Ray Whitcomb (pamphlet) [1980] 

28

biographical data 1981 

28

correspondence and notes on Jim Ross’ thesis on Muskie’s early life 1986 

28

“The Story that Nags at me Still” by David Broder 1987 

28

correspondence and notes regarding potential biography project 1993 

28

student papers on Edmund S. Muskie 1996 and n.d. 

28

“If You Would See Their Memorial, Look Around: Edmund Muskie, Richard Nixon and the Founding of the Environmental Protection Agency 1970,” a student paper by Twyla Dell, Dec. 2001 

28

portraits (drawings) and cartoons of Edmund Muskie, various dates 

28

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F. Edmund S. Muskie private club memberships 

Box

Alfalfa Club 1983-1995 

28A

Burning Tree Club 1981-1992 

28A

City Club of Washington 1986-1987 

28A

International Club of Washington - newsletters and directories 1983-1987 

28A

International Club of Washington - correspondence 

29

Lotos Club - directories 1981-1990 

29

Lotos Club - correspondence 1981-1995 (2 folders) 

29

Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. 1981-2000 

29

Megantic Falls Fish and Game Corp. (Maine) -  membership directories and cards 1982-1995 

29

Megantic Falls Fish and Game Corp. (Maine) - correspondence 1983-1995 

29

Megantic Falls Fish and Game Corp. (Maine) - correspondence 1983-1995 

30

The Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C. - membership directories 1982, 1988 

30

The Metropolitan Club of Washington, D.C. - correspondence 1981-1989 

30

University Club of New York - Member Lists, Bulletins, etc. 1980-1986 

30

University Club of New York - “Committee of 1,000” (pro-admission of women) 1987 

30

University Club of New York - Misc. correspondence 1981-1987 

30

Webhannet Golf Club of Kennebunk Beach, Maine 1932-1965 

30

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G. Edmund S. Muskie miscellanea  

Box

Rumford, Maine promotional brochure, bus schedule and sports ephemera 1927-1935 

30

“Important Historical Events of The Day” composition book 1928 

30

ephemera from Kennebunk Beach, Maine 1932 

31

diary 1933 

31

ephemera from Narragansett by the Sea (Kennebunk Beach, Maine) c. 1935 

31

handwriting analysis and numerology by Patricia Drew of Old Orchard Beach, Maine circa 1937 

31

Maine hunting and trapping laws, and brochure from Eagle Lake Camps (Eagle Lake, Maine) circa 1940 

31

honors and certificates of appreciation 1946-1954 

31

humorous Muskie-inspired lyrics [1960-1980] 

31

notes on 1984 conversation with Joe Biden and miscelllaneous [1986 speech] 

Box

Muskie Christmas Cards 1955-1958 

31

Muskie Christmas Cards circa 1960-1970 

31

Muskie Christmas card 1984 

31

Muskie Christmas card 1987 

31

Muskie Christmas cards circa 1960-1987 (donated by Lawrence and Louise Butler) 

31

invitations to Muskie-related events 1970-1985 (donated by Lawrence and Louise Butler) 

31

mementos from events honoring or featuring Muskie 1959-1969 (2 folders) 

31

mementos from events honoring or featuring Muskie 1970-1993 (2 folders) 

32

sponsorships 1980-1982 

32

80th birthday luncheon planning (received from Muskie Foundation records) 1994 

32

invitations/ mementos from White House and VIP events 1957-1997 (2 folders) 

32

inventories of boxes stored in Muskie home circa 1960 

32

inventory of photography equipment circa 1980 

32

safe inventory circa 1981 

32

Edmund S. Muskie FBI records – FOIA request documentation 2003 

33

Edmund S. Muskie FBI records (4 folders) 

33

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H. Edmund S. Muskie death and memorials 

Box

death certificate and grave 1996 

33

funeral program Mar. 30, 1996 

33

Bates College memorial event 1996 

33

media tributes compiled for Ned Muskie 1996 

33

estate - general (4 folders) 

34

estate - appraisals 

34

estate - Chadbourne and Parke retirement plan 

34

estate - taxes, etc. (4 folders) 

35

“Remembering the First Generation of Environmental Policy: Lessons for the Next Generation” inaugural Muskie lecture given by Leon Billings April 28, 1998 

35

Muskie Access to Justice Award - programs 1999, 2000 

35

Muskie Access to Justice Award - Jane Muskie speech on George Mitchell 1999 

35

Muskie/Chafee Award – Leon Billings’ remarks May 31, 2000 

35

Muskie Foundation brochure n.d. 

35

Muskie School of Public Service brochures n.d. 

35

published memorials 1996 

35

memorials, non-religious 

36

memorial condolences, religious 

36

condolences “Special Notes” (4 folders) 

36

condolences (33 folders) 

37-41

condolences   

42

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I. Jane Gray Muskie (1927-2004) 

Box

correspondence 1954, 1958 

42

correspondence 1970-1976 (2 folders) 

42

correspondence (incoming only) 1979-1988 

42

correspondence 1993-2001 (3 folders) 

42

Mother’s Day cards received n.d. 

43

International Clubs and International Neighbors Clubs membership directories 1973 

43

One Woman Lost correspondence, etc. 1978-1986   

43

One Woman Lost correspondence, etc. 1986 (2 folders) 

43

One Woman Lost Abigail McCarthy draft 

43

White House invitations and menus 1961-1998 

43

miscellany n.d. 

43

Chellie Pingree campaign mailing, featuring Jane Muskie’s name as Campaign Co-Chair, 2002 [donated by Kenneth Spirer in 2009] 

43

funeral program 2004 

43

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J. Josephine Czarnecki Muskie (1891-1973) 

Box

baptism and marriage records, copies made 1956 

44

Christmas cards received from Edmund S. and Eugene Muskie n.d. 

44

correspondence received 1954-1972 

44

correspondence with Edmund S. Muskie 1957-1971 

44

Polish-American mother of the year award 1972 

44

greeting and post cards received 

44

documents related to burial and estate 1973-1981 

44

estate appraisal 1974 (donated by Robert Nelson 2002) 

44

newspaper clippings saved by 

44

condolences sent to Edmund S. Muskie 1973 (2 folders) 

44

condolences sent to Edmund S. Muskie 1973 (29 folders) 

45-48

condolences sent to Edmund S. Muskie 1973 (2 folders) 

49

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K. Stephen Muskie (1883-1956) 

Box

customer ledger 1914-1944 

49

ledger of income/profit 1914-1930 

49

ledger of income and expenses 1935-1939 

49

ledger of income and expenses 1940-1942 

49

trainee record for Vito A. Umbro, Jr. 1946 

49

contract of sale for tailoring business to Vito A. Umbo 1947 

49

employer’s tax returns 1937-1947 (2 folders) 

50

individual tax returns 1930-1954 

50

receipts for household goods 1911 

50

naturalization certificate 1912 

50

mortgages and deeds 1912-1921 

50

misc. receipts 1916-1947 

50

correspondence received (in Polish) 1918-1948 

50

Rumford Falls Trust Co. deposit books (2) 1912-1921 

50

Social Security benefits 1952-1956 

50

list of WWII War Savings Bonds purchased 

50

estate-related documents 1956-1959 

50

estate-related documents from Marge Hutchinson’s files 1956-1960 

50

obituaries and lists of floral arrangements received [1956] 

50

funeral guest/memorial book 1956 

51

memorial mass cards [1956] (2 folders) 

51

condolences [1956] (4 folders) 

51

condolences [1956] (3 folders) 

52

condolences sent to Gov. Muskie (Edmund S. Muskie) 1956 (2 folders) 

52

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L. Other Muskie family members 

Box

Copies of birth records for Muskie children b. 1912-1923 (Edmund S. Muskie and siblings) 

52

Eugene Muskie postcards to parents during WWII 1944 

52

Irene Muskie (Chaisson) marriage announcement circa 1937 

52

Irene Muskie (Chaisson) correspondence regarding and with Ed and Jane Muskie c. 1954?1974 

52

Arthur Chaisson death 1962 

52

Ned Muskie birth announcement 

52

Melinda Muskie wedding 1979 

52

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