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May Sarton, Scrapbook, William Barry, Dorothy Healy, A Passionate Intensity: The Life and Work of Dorothy Healy, Women Writers, Maine Women Writers Collection, Poet



William Barry is a well-known, published local historian. He had a slight connection with May Sarton through his friend Dorothy Healy, co-founder of the Maine Women Writers Collection. The Scrapbook contains documents relating to his correspondence with Sarton regarding her essay for a memorial book for Healy; documents and newspaper clippings relating to celebrations of Sarton’s life and work; documents regarding Barry’s effort to get Sarton’s essay in Healy’s memorial included in a Sarton bibliography.

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0.25 ft.



The May Sarton Scrapbook was compiled by William David Barry, and he and his wife Debra Verrier Barry donated it in 2008.

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The May Sarton Scrapbook is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her/his legal heirs and assigns.

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