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Harriet Putnam Henry, Maine's First Female Judge, Marine Law, American Bar Association, Women in Law, Women's Rights, Civil Rights



Harriet Putnam Henry became Maine’s first woman judge in 1973. Her expertise was in marine law and coastal management. She also has an extensive civil service record, including advocacy for women judges and work with child abuse and child welfare. She was active with the Maine Humanities Council, where the Harriet P. Henry Center for the Book was named in her honor. The Papers consist of publications and writings of Henry and others.

Date Range:

ca. 1941-1995

Size of Collection:

0.75 ft



Donated in 2001.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Harriet Putnam Henry Papers 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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