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Poems, Songs, Short Stories, Sheet Music, Artwork


Description of the Papers:
The Georgia Shaw Prescott Papers are contained within 3 series. The first series consists of numerous songs and poems all written by her, as well as personal notes and edits of her work. The second series contains sheet music, song lyrics, and essays. The third and final series is comprised of artwork by Ruth Scott (a local artist who collaborated with Georgia Shaw Prescott), newspaper clippings, business letters, and personal letters, in addition to a collection of miscellaneous papers whose purpose is not quite clear. The only known works within this collection that were ever published was “Where Thou Dwellest, I would Dwell,” a song published by Chapel Recording Company whose date of publication is unknown, and “Whispering Winds,” a book of poems written by Georgia which was published in 1969.

Size of Collection: 5 Linear Feet: 2.5 ft.


Provenance: Donated to Special Collections in 2005 at the request of Georgia Shaw Prescott’s will.

Ownership and Literary Rights: The Georgia Shaw Papers are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Coordinator of Special Collections. Cite as: Georgia Shaw Papers, Special Collections, University of Southern Maine Libraries. Restrictions on access: None

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