University of Maine, Augusta Collection
Collection Date Range
1981 to 1993
Collection contains documentaries. In "Fiber and Fabric," producer Shirleyann Ratajczak explores creativity through a fabric sculpture workshop with University of Maine students and interviews with several Maine artists including William Moss of Camden who designs and builds tents, Richard Lee of Auburn who makes paper, Adele Nichols of Hallowell who works with fleece and felt, and Ronald Lee King of Penobscot who is a fabric designer and weaver. "In the Public Interest: the Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine" includes still photographs, contemporary footage of former corps workers and work sites, and a small amount of archival film. Collection also includes interviews with historian Mary R. Calvert and former Maine State Forester Austin Wilkins regarding their lives and work.
The sculpture produced by the students featured in "Fiber and Fabric" was exhibited at the University of Maine in Augusta in 1981. The CCC was a federal work program in operation from 1933 to 1942. The CCC built the Appalachian Trail from the New Hampshire border to Katahdin and constructed roads in Acadia National Park. Mary Calvert wrote "Dawn Over the Kennebec; The Kennebec Wilderness Awakens" and "Black Robe on the Kennebec" (about Jesuit priest Father Racle).
People and OrganizationsMary R. Calvert
Subject(s)Aged, Arts, Ecology, Federal government, Handicraft, Lighthouses, National parks and reserves, Natural resources, Outdoor Life, Working environment
Encoded archival description
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