Archives Richness: A Lecture by Douglas Rooks

Archives Richness: A Lecture by Douglas Rooks


Douglas Rooks



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A lecture given by author Douglas Rooks at the Franco-American Collection on November 13, 2018. Rooks shares his techniques, strategies and intrigues of doing research at the Franco-American Archives.



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Lewiston, ME


About Douglas Rooks:

As a journalist, Douglas Rooks served as editorial page editor for the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, and editor and publisher of Maine Times; he has written about state government and politics for 33 years, earning numerous national and regional awards. His biography, Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible, was published in 2016 by Down East Books. His newest book, Rise, Decline and Renewal: The Democratic Party in Maine appeared in March, published by Hamilton Books.

A graduate magna cum laude of Colby College, he is a former board president of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Augusta, and lives with his wife in a 210-year-old farmhouse in West Gardiner. He is a local columnist for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, and is at work on a biography of a pioneering 20th century Franco jurist and politician, Albert Beliveau.

The Franco-American Collection is one of the largest repositories of its kind in the Northeast. The Collection contains tens of thousands of printed books, photographs, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual recordings. Please review the Collection's Terms and Conditions of Collection Material regarding use of its material.


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Archives Richness: A Lecture by Douglas Rooks