Tag Archives: local history

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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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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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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Salvas-Coulombe Theatre Collection (MS49)

Abstract: For nearly forty years Joseph Jovite “J.J.” Salvas was actively engaged in the staging and direction of amateur theatrical productions. His companies were made up largely of Biddeford people, and they played to enthusiastic audiences in Biddeford and throughout New … Continue reading

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Walter Perkins Amateur Newspaper Collection (MS12)

Abstract: Collection of amateur newspapers, the bulk produced between 1873 and 1874, from across the United States and Canada. They were collected by Walter E. Perkins of Biddeford, who at age 14 was producing his own paper “The Snow Flake”. Perkins … Continue reading

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Joseph Libby Papers (MS5)

Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Biddeford constable Joseph Libby including bills and receipts, court summonses, as well as various other work and personal papers. Biography: Joseph Libby (1725-1802) was from Kittery, Maine, and was the constable of Biddeford … Continue reading

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Elijah Smith Papers (MS4)

Abstract: These are the personal and business records of Elijah Smith. They include records of the Free Will Baptist Church of Saco, Maine, along with Smith’s own diaries and daybooks. Biography: Elijah Smith  (1800-1886) was a deacon and founder of the Free Will … Continue reading

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