Category Archives: Archives

Douglass Family Papers (MS14)

Abstract: Lloyd Douglass (1912-1984) worked as an apprentice in the Metallurgy Laboratory at the Saco-Lowell Shops in Biddeford in the years leading up to WWII. This collection is particularly good at showing the tightly controlled business practices employed by SLS … Continue reading

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Seth S. Fairfield papers (MS33)

Abstract: Small collection relating to the work, mostly legal, performed by Seth S. Fairfield (1790-1863) as both as York County Justice of the Peace in the first years of Maine statehood and as an assignee, and also work performed as … Continue reading

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Clement Deschambault papers (MS50)

Abstract: This collection contains materials relating to Hon. Clement Deschambault’s law enforcement and political careers in the city of Biddeford. It is comprised of clippings, correspondence, photographs, awards, and speeches he delivered in both French and English. The bulk of … Continue reading

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Goodwin papers (MS24)

Abstract: Business, personal and legal documents generated by various members of the Goodwin family. Particularly good at showing life around the Saco River wharves and the sea/shipping industry in the beginning of the 19th century. History: The Goodwin family was … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous collection – Small manuscripts (MS999)

Abstract: The Library’s Miscellaneous collection – Small manuscripts includes a variety of materials relating to the history of Biddeford and environs, from colonial times to the modern era. The collection is a “catch-all” for the numerous single item and very … Continue reading

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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 It contains clippings, notes, and research materials, plus two drafts (one unpublished and one published) for a history of the Painchaud’s Band and its founder, Pierre Painchaud.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 … Continue reading

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Newspapers collection (MS61)

Abstract: Collected single issue and bound volumes of newspapers, spanning over 200 years of mostly local news. Most of the papers come from Biddeford and Saco, however the collection also includes papers from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and St. Paul, … Continue reading

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