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Collection Details


Collection Name: Maine Leaders Oral History
Repository Name: University of Maine. Maine Folklife Center. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Orono, Maine, United States
Local Identifier: MF 036
URL: http://www.umaine.edu/folklife/mf036.htm
Dates Spanned: 1988-1989
Description: Interviews with former Senator Margaret Chase Smith and James Russell Wiggins (Editor of the Ellsworth American). Smith discusses various aspects of her personal and political life, including childhood memories of growing up in Skowhegan; her political career in the House of Representatives and the Senate; reflections on American politics, public service and America's future. Wiggins talks about historic figures he has known, his years with the Washington Post, his tenure as Ambassador to the U.N. under President Johnson, his experiences as editor and publisher of the Ellsworth American. The interviews were supported with funds from the University of Maine President’s Office-- $2,000 for Chase Smith and $1,750 for the Wiggins interview.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 2
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Politics
ASP Subjects: District of Columbia; History; Local history; Maine; Maine--Politics and government; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Politicians; Skowhegan, ME; U.S. Congress. House of Representatives; U.S. Congress. Senate; United Nations; United States; United States--Politics and government; Washington Post, Washington, DC
Other Subjects: National politics
Collection Code: OHC0000281