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Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series I: Personal and family records

Identifier: MC105.01

Series Overview

*Note: This is a finding aid for part of the Edmund S. Muskie Papers. An overview of the entire collection is available here.*

The documents in this series comprise a variety of personal records belonging to Edmund S. Muskie and his immediate family.

Documents related to Edmund S. Muskie in this series include documents from his student years and his service in the U.S. Navy, as well as personal correspondence, financial records from throughout his lifetime, and documents related to his death and estate. This series does not contain much information about Muskie's Senate years (1958-1979), since his Senate office maintained personal files for him, which are included in series V.A: U. S. Senate, Washington Office. Of particular note are documents related to Bates Class of 1936, of which Muskie was president.

This series also contains personal records related to Edmund S. Muskie's wife, Jane Gray Muskie (1927-2004); his mother, Josephine Czarnecki Muskie (1891-1973); his father, Stephen Muskie (1883-1956); and a few other Muskie family members.

Documents in this series were received from a variety of sources, including the Muskie family, Bates College records, the Muskie Foundation, and other donors. This series includes a copy of Edmund S. Muskie's FBI file, which was obtained by Bates College in 2005 through a request under the Freedom of Information Act.


  • 1912-2004; bulk 1930-1954, 1981-2004


Access Restrictions

Materials are stored in a separate building. Please discuss your research needs with staff ahead of your visit, if possible.

Copyright Notice

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.


29 Linear Feet (59 manuscript boxes)

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Series Arrangement

This series has been arranged according to which Muskie family member they pertain.


For current information on the location of these materials, please consult archives staff.

Processing Information

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Encoded by Michelle Belden, 2013
Finding Aid for the Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series I: Personal and family records, 1912-2004
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Repository Details

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

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