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Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series IV: Governor

Identifier: MC105.04

Series Overview

These are the office files from Muskie's two terms as governor of Maine (1955-1959). Most of the material relates to the business of the governor's office, but the series also includes files from his 1954 and 1956 campaigns.

Gubernatorial files in this series include correspondence, appointments and nominations, invitations and speaking engagements, Muskie's personal and special bank account files, legislative papers, and resource files.

The campaign files consist of correspondence with Democratic Party activists, supporters and candidates for other offices; financial reports; documentation on campaign issues; drafts and copies of Muskie's speeches; and copies of campaign literature.


  • 1952-1958


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.


116 Linear Feet (232 manuscript boxes)

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Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order by year, and thereunder by type of file.


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

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Repository Details

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

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