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Androscoggin River oral history collection

Identifier: AROH

Scope and Content Note

In 2007, Bates College student Mariah Pfeiffer wrote Visions and the Valley: A Reconstructed History of the Androscoggin River and its Industrial Communities, a senior Honors Thesis on the social and political effects of economic change in the Androscoggin River Valley. Pfeiffer conducted over a dozen oral histories in the summer of 2006 for her thesis. She conducted the oral histories in Berlin, New Hampshire; Lewiston, Maine; Rumford, Maine and surrounding towns along the River. She donated 14 of her oral histories to the Muskie Archives in the summer of 2007; these interviews form the Androscoggin River Oral History Collection.


  • 2006


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.


0.75 Linear Feet (1 cassette box and 1 manuscript box)

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A collection of 14 oral histories about the social and political effects of economic change in the Androscoggin River Valley.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by interviewee.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Mariah Pfeiffer, 2007. Accession No.: 07-025.

Alternative Formats Available

Transcripts available for all interviews.

Guide to the Androscoggin River oral history collection, 2006
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Michael Wilson
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Language of description note
Description is in: English
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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America