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Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, Rachel Talbot Ross, Home Is Where I Make It, Oral Histories, Portland, Lewiston-Auburn, Lewiston, Auburn, High School Students, African Americans in Maine, Inter-Generational Study, African American Culture, Williams Temple Church of God in Christ, Green Memorial AME Zion Church, Julia Wise, Portland High School



This oral history project was directed by Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee, of USM, and Rachel Talbot Ross. The interviews were conducted by local high school students. The Collection includes transcripts, photographs and audiotapes from the two phases of the project, which documented African American life in the Greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn areas.

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1 ft.



Created for the African American Collection of Maine. Compiled and donated by Maureen Elgersman Lee, 2002-2004.

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Home Is Where I Make It - Oral History Collection is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the African American Collection of Maine.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,



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