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James S. Leamon collection of Maine research material

Identifier: MC092

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes research material on Lewiston/Auburn and Maine history compiled by Bates professor of history James Leamon in the course of his research on the early history of Maine. There are subject folders on the mills, architecture, economy, government, and general history of the Lewiston/Auburn area. Additionally, there is a significant amount of information about the Franco-Americans in Maine and the Penobscot Expedition of 1779, the largest American naval expedition of the American Revolution.


  • 1970-1980, undated


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.

Historical Note

James Shenstone Leamon was born on December 9, 1930 in Melrose, MA. Raised in Melrose and Cambridge Massachusetts, he attended Melrose, Cambridge, Shady Hill School, and Belmont High School. His father was a minister at Harvard. He attended Bates for one and a half years, joined the Navy for two years, then returned to Bates and graduated in 1955. Leamon received his Ph.D. in History from Brown, and began teaching at Bates in 1964. He served as professor of history specializing in U.S. colonial history until his retirement in 2001.


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The collection is composed of research material related to early Lewiston/Auburn and Maine history compiled by Bates history professor James Leamon. Of particular note are folders on documents related to the Penobscot Expedition of 1779.

Organization and Arrangement

The colleciton is in alphabetical order by folder title (subject).

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of James Leamon, 2002. Accession No.: 02-009.

Processing Information

Processed by Kat Stefko, 2008.

Guide to the James S. Leamon collection of Maine research material, 1970-1980, n.d.
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Kat Stefko
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Description is in: English
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Repository Details

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

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Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America
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