Muskie Archives

This past week I have been working on a research project for my American history class. Here at Bates we have the Muskie Archives. The archives have all the papers, documents, videos, interviews, letters, audio clips, and everything else that involves or belonged to Edmund S. Muskie. Muskie was a Bates graduate in 1936 and was governor of Maine, U.S. Senator, a U.S. Secretary of State, and a democratic presidential hopeful in 1972. Muskie wanted his documents kept at his alma mater and that provides us Bates students with a great resource. The paper I am writing focuses on Muskie’s participation in the first Earth Day 1970. He was ahead of his time in his understanding of pollution and environmental problems. It’s pretty cool that we have the opportunity to do hands on research with primary documents. It sure beats doing internet research…                                                                                                                                                                            Below are some pictures of the Muskie Archives building. I don’t think I am allowed to take photos of the actual documents but I wanted to give you some visual guide…

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 Here is a video I found on youtube talking about Muskie. It isn’t the most enthralling video but if you are interested in Muskie or want to know more about him it is pretty cool:  

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