Painchaud’s Band research collection (MS83)

Abstract:  Compiled by author and historian Joyce Butler of Kennebunk, Maine. It contains clippings, notes, and research materials, plus two drafts (one unpublished and one published) for a history of the Painchaud’s Band and its founder, Pierre Painchaud. The second draft was accepted for publication and appeared in the September 1977 issue of Down East Magazine.

History:  Pierre Painchaud (1852-1909) was Biddeford’s most famous musician, and the band he founded in the early 1870’s (which operated and performed for well over 100 years) was equally as famous in Maine and New England as its legendary founder. Joyce Butler (1933-) is a graduate of Boston University and has worked extensively in Maine’s cultural and historical communities. She has written and published numerous articles and books, including “Wildfire Loose: the Week Maine Burned”, the seminal work on Maine’s Fire of 1947. Mrs. Butler has won numerous accolades for her work. She resides in Kennebunk, Maine.

MS83 – Painchaud’s Band research collection finding aid

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