Karin A. France

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Cummings Guest House, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, Cummings Family, Guest Register, National Register of Historic Places, Tourism, Vacationing, Maine, Signatures, African American Tourists, Segregation, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jazz Musicians, Band Leaders, Countee Cullen



The Cummings family of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, ran a guest house from 1923 until 1993. Register in which guests signed themselves in or were signed in by staff at the Cummings Guest House, 110 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Includes signatures of family members who attended reunions after the Guest House ceased operation.

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1 ft.



The Cummings Guest House Register belonged to the Cummings Guest House, in operation in Old Orchard Beach ME from 1923 into the 1990s. It was purchased by the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library, with some assistance from Philip Grime, in 2008.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Cummings Guest House Register 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.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,




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