Skip to main content

Muskie Foundation records

Identifier: MC070

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains administrative records, including financial and fundraising records; files related to event planning, including the 80th birthday party of Edmund S. Muskie; reference files about Edmund S. Muskie, including copies of some of his speeches and newsclippings about his life and death; a series of political cartoons of Muskie done by Pat Oliphant; and a series of charcoal drawings of Muskie done by Tracy Sugarman (on loan to the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.


  • 1969-2005, undated


Access Restrictions

Administrative files containing financial information are restricted and may only be consulted with the permission of the Director.

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.

Historical Note

The Edmund S. Muskie Foundation was organized in 1996, shortly after the death of former Senator Edmund S. Muskie, to honor and continue his lifelong commitment to preserving the environment and fostering civic responsibility. The Foundation serves as a focal point for the funding of institutions and sponsorship of programs that commemorate and extend Senator Muskie's work.

The Foundation supports the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine; contributes to the programs of the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine in Portland; holds seminars and forums on environmental, foreign policy, public integrity, and intergovernmental relations issues; and conducts other programs in furtherance of it's mission.

The Foundation is based in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and is directed by Leon Billings, a former Muskie staffer.


5.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Administrative records and reference files of the Edmund S. Muskie Foundation, organized in 1996 to promote the legacy of Senator and Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie and directed by Muskie's former chief of staff Leon Billings. The collection also includes political cartoons of Muskie by Pat Oliphant.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into five series: I. Administrative files; II. Events; III. Edmund S. Muskie; IV. Oliphant cartoons; and V. Sugarman drawings.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Muskie Foundation. Accession No.: 0046.98.01, 2009.134.

Related Material

Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

Processing Information

Processed by Kat Stefko, 2008.

Guide to the Muskie Foundation records, 1969-2005, n.d.
Edited Full Draft
Kat Stefko
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in: English
Edition statement

Repository Details

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

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America
207-755-5911 (Fax)