Bangor City Council
Begnning at 9:00 AM, May 31, the Book of Honor, in its special case, flag guarded, will be on perpetual display in the foyer of the Bangor Public Library, there to remain until other provision may be made. A page of the Book will be turned each day, God willing, forever.
The title page of the Book reads "Bangor Remembers Her Sons Who Died for Victory, 1941-1945". Following pages which carry the speeches read during tonight's program, are 101 separate pages each one carrying the photograph and brief biography of a Bangor man who died for victory. Then follows a page carrying the names of nine Bangor men who died but of whom photographs were not available to the City in time for inclusion in the Book. Lastly comes a colophon page telling how and by whom the Book was made. The biographical pages are arranged in the order in which the men died.
The photographs are of uniform size, enlarged or reduced from originals lent by relatives. All biographies are of identical length -- fifty words -- whatever the rank or grade of the man. Each biography gives the man's military record, his decorations, his schools, his civil occupation, and something of his personal interests, his serial or file number, his dates of birth and death, his rank, grade, or rating and his unit at death.
The Book is entirely engrossed and illuminated by hand. It is bound by hand in the finest leather, gold tooled, and with the seal of the City and the insignia of the services on its cover. There is no other copy.
The colophon page, which tells of the making of the Book, reads as follows: Commissioned October 1944, by the City Council of the City of Bangor, Maine, Henry C. Knowlton, Chairman with the advice of Horace S. Estey City Manager. Compiled by the Librarian and Staff of the Bangor Public Library. Written by L. Felix Ranlett, Librarian. Engrossed by Irving Bookstein, Boston, Massachusetts. Bound by Frederick W. Young, Harcourt Bindery, Boston, Massachusetts. Photographic copying by Preston M. Williams, Bangor and Cooper Studio of Photography, Brookline, Massachusetts. Finished March 1947.
A photographic reproduction of the Book, full size, but less sumptuously illuminated and bound, is being made and will later be available at the Bangor Public Library for public handling. The reproductions of pages being presented by the City to designated relatives are made photographically and illuminated by hand.
Bangor Hebrew Community Center
Presents an exhaustive history of the Bangor Hebrew School. Past presidents and board members are listed. Many photographs of students current are shown as are photographs of the school's founders and past administrators.
Angela Godfrey Clifford
Details the history of the Kenduskeag Avenue, Bangor, Maine, residence of John Edwards Godfrey. Godfrey, in addition to being a judge, was the author of numerous articles on the history of early Maine. Covers Godfrey's family history as told by his granddaughter, Angela Godfrey Clifford.
University of Maine - Main
The New Library
Ground was formally broken for the New Library during Commencement, 1941. The shell of the building was constructed during 1941-1942, but war conditions made it impossible to proceed with the construction of the interior. At the close of hostilities, work on the building was resumed.
The stack capacity provided at present is estimated to be 250,000 volumes, with space available for an additional 200,000 volumes as needed. The Library is fireproof throughout. The seating capacity of the building when fully utilized for library purposes will be 600.
The Eastern Corporation owned paper mills in Brewer, Orono and Lincoln, Maine. The company began in the 1880s in Brewer as a sawmill, with a sulfite pulp mill built in 1889 to use waste products from the sawmill. In 1896, the company, now called the Eastern Manufacturing Company, began to make both chemical wood fiber and rag paper at the site, later changing the emphasis to the manufacture of fine business papers. In 1915 the company acquired the Katahdin Pulp and Paper Company in Lincoln and in 1930 purchased the Orono Pulp and Paper Company. In 1939 the company was reorganized as the Eastern Corporation, with executive offices in Bangor and sales offices in Boston, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. Eastern Corporation became the Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp Division of Standard Packaging Corporation in 1958. [Description courtesy Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections, University of Maine].
Maine Development Commission
Centuries ago intrepid voyagers sailed uncharted seas to visit the coast of Maine in search of Norumbega, a fabulous city of gold.
Although they cruised along the ruggedly beautiful seashore and sailed up the picturesque rivers as far as their craft would permit, they were unrewarded for, as we know now, there is little of the precious metal in this State.
Sailing away, these colorful explorers little realized that many years later other visitors would find in Maine something infinitely finer and more valuable than mere gold.
United Service Organizations, Bangor, Maine
Lists members receiving USO Distinguished Service certificates and the civic groups and businesses of Bangor who sponsored the reception.
United States Strategic Bombing Survey
While the impact of Allied air operations in the entire Pacific war bore directly upon the enemy's military and economic capabilities for resisting, only by translating these military and economic effects into political events could our announced war aim of unconditional surrender be realized. Japan's acceptance of defeat without invasion while still possessed of 2 1/2 million combat-equipped troops and 9,000 Kamikaze airplanes in the home islands, reveal how persuasively the consequences of our operations were translated into political results. The nature of Japanese politics and its vulnerability and responses to air assault constituted therefore a major and significant line of inquiry for the Survey.
United States Strategic Bombing Survey
The United States Strategic Bombing Survey was established by the Secretary of War on 3 November 1944, pursuant to a directive from the late President Roosevelt. Its mission was to conduct an impartial and expert study of the effects of our aerial attack on Germany, to be used in connection with air attacks on Japan and to establish a basis for evaluating the importance and potentialities of air power as an instrument of military strategy, for planning the future development of the United States armed forces, and for determining future economic policies with respect to the national defense. A summary report and some 200 supporting reports containing the findings of the Survey in Germany have been published.
Maine Publicity Bureau
Between the attractive covers of this, our eleventh edition, we hope that you will find the answer to your war-time vacation problem; for, more than ever before, amidst the grief and turmoil of the times, you will need the health-giving, morale-building benefits of a Maine vacation, this year.
More than ever before, Maine Invites You to enjoy the mystery of her forests, the beauty of her lakes and hills, the music of her streams, the sweep of her great rivers, and the majesty of her rock bound coast and sea-girt isles. Here, in a perfect symphony of nature's greatest blessings, you may, for a time, re-create those all-important reservoirs of mental and physical strength upon which every American is making such demands in his effort to be of service to his nation.
Of course, vacation habits are different. By necessity, transportation methods and facilities have changed. Vacations must be planned, well in advance, for the complete elimination of interference with the war effort. All of us must adjust our tempo to the pace of a democracy fighting for the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Public Relations Office, Dow Field
This booklet has been issued for the information of personnel at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine. Compiled by the Public Relations Office at the Station, and published by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Co.
Maine Development Commission
Photographs and maps add depth to this booklet showcasing hunting, fishing, and canoeing spots in Maine circa 1944.
Postwar Planning for the State of Maine by the Maine Development Commission, as compiled November 1, 1944
Maine Development Commission
The 91st Legislature, by enacting this Law, recognized the urgent desirability of an orderly transition from the economy of war to the economy of peace. This war, to a degree unrecorded in our history, has produced an economic upheaval that by its very magnitude will challenge the ablest leadership of Labor, Management and Government in their coordinated effort to accomplish an orderly return to an economy geared to our peacetime needs.
This complex problem that must be faced offers to the State a challenge to assume an aggressive leadership po ition in Postwar Planning that will effectually aid the economic reestablishment of the men and women of Maine who are in wartime service on world wide battlefields and in the war plants of this and other states. Such transition, if it is to be successfully completed, must be supported by carefully designed plans, prepared well in advance of the need.
The Maine Development Commission, following the enactment of "An Act to Provide for Post War Planning", proceeded with the preparation of the plans and data submitted herein.
Message Urgent: Du Commandement Supreme des Forces Expeditionnaires Alliees Aux Habitants de Cette Ville
Message dropped by Allied airplanes over towns about to be bombed during the 1944 liberation of northern France. It tells the inhabitants immediately to get off the roads and out of the towns, into the country, to escape the bombing.
American Steel & Wire Company
A colorful booklet showing mountain tramways in Idaho, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Quebec. Booklet serves primarily as an advertisement for tramway construction by the American Steel and Wire Company.
First Paralyzing Blow at Freedom of the Air in the United States, a Statement by William S. Paley, President of Columbia Broadcasting System
Columbia Broadcasting System and William S. Paley
A statement by Columbia Broadcasting System President Paley in opposition to recent Federal Communications Commission regulations. Time has told that Paley's concerns were unwarranted, though, maybe he still wouldn't have thought so at the time.
Maine Development Commission, Maine Department of Agriculture, Maine Department of Sea and Shore Fisheries, Maine Canners' Association, and Maine Sardine Packers' Association
"The thousands of vacationists who come to enjoy Maine's famous recreational facilities each year take away with them also a long-lasting respect for our good Maine foods.
From their frequent inquiries, it is apparent that very few realize how many of these foods are available the year 'round in their own communities.
So we have prepared this combination recipe book and directory of Maine Canned Foods to make it easy for these good friends to distinguish, in their local markets, the many products packed in the State of Maine from foods grown here and from sea foods caught in Maine coastal waters.
Those, too, who have not yet enjoyed first-hand a real "Down East" meal, but who have a discerning taste for high quality and distinctive flavor in foods, will find it worthwhile to look for the labels of Maine canners when they buy canned sweet corn, beans, peas, blueberries, clams, sardines, crab meat and other sea foods."
Sumner Sewall, Governor of Maine
This booklet comes to you inspired by those who desire to see realized the vision of the General of the Armies, that this message may reach "every American."
Its purpose is to enlist every reader as a partner in national service, to bring this spirit to every home, every workshop, every farm, every industry.
It is hoped that you will give your best thought in planning how this can be accomplished.
It may well prove that this booklet will become the basis for the national philosophy of total defense for America.
This pamphlet provides an itinerary of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Bangor on May 20, 1941. The pamphlet also offers a brief biography of Mrs. Roosevelt as well as a snapshot of Bangor business and social and civic life of the time. Reprints of the news reports from the Bangor Daily News and Bangor Daily Commercial of the First Lady's visit are included.
University of Maine - Main
For more than thirty years the present library has endeavored to serve a University constantly growing in response to the educational demands of the state and the nation. New departments, new courses, a larger enrollment of students, and a significant trend toward more research, reference reading and outside study have brought a continually growing need for library service.
Opening of The Old Flewelling House:
The old Flewelling house was haunted. There wasn't a doubt about it. Although most ghosts have been accounted for or explained in some way the ghost of the old Flewelling house has never yet been laid by the heels.
I sought out old Aunt Betsy Walters who had at one time dwelt beneath its roof and who had always insisted that no one could remain in that house for long. Aunt Betsy was busily spinning on this bright March morning, but she was only too eager to sit down and talk. After I had explained my presence by telling her I was after a ghost story she was glad to tell me all she knew of the ghost which, she insisted, still haunted the very spot where the old brown house in the hollow once stood.
Bangor Hydro Electric Company
Provides a detailed and photographic history of the origins of the Bangor Street Railway from the original meetings in 1887 of city government to pursue the railway, to the 1889 introduction of the railway (the second such street railway in the U.S.), to expansion in the 1890s.
Helen Adelaide Barnum
A collection of poems about the Maine coast.
I. Francis Gregory
In the fast pace of our modern civilization of today, Man has been caught in a race against Time. From the moment Man awakens in the morning he becomes a slave to Time. Throughout his working day, the race continues, with scarcely time out to feed his Body, and none at all to feed his Soul. It is only after the race is over, sometimes many hours after the day's sun goes down, does Man experience a longing and desire to feed his Soul.
A few men find solace in Religion. Some find happiness living in an imaginary environment with the characters of a book. The majority of men, however, turn to the opposite sex -- Woman. We are told God devised it thus; that He made Woman to be Man's companion in Life. However, like many other skeins in the life pattern of Man, this relationship between Man and Woman has become twisted.
Man in the few short hours of his social life seeks Relaxation and Quiet. Intuitively he turns to Woman for such. He finds the elements, whether they be Beauty, Grace, Charm, Character or Personality, which brings Relaxation and Quiet, in some but not in others.
In the past Man found it necessary to erect a social barrier -- Marriage, to protect Woman -- his source of happiness. Today, he discovers that this social barrier is sometimes protecting the Wrong Woman. In confusion Man has attempted to rid himself of the latter: he has instituted the Divorce Court. Meanwhile, both Man and Woman struggle -- off times to their Death.
Maine Development Commission
"The Maine Development Commission takes great pleasure in presenting for the first time a Guide to Mountain Climbing in Maine. It is realized that this guide is by no means complete. When it is realized that Maine has eleven mountains over 4,000 feet high and around one hundred over 3,000 feet high, together with those hundreds under 3,000, one can realize that it is almost impossible to put forth a complete guide.
Then too, many of Maine's mountain peaks are inaccessible. The object of this mountain booklet is to give the climber directions for getting to those accessible peaks, and to give him some idea about the trail and the climb.
We have purposely included a few mountain peaks that are somewhat inaccessible, also some of the lower mountains for the inexperienced. We have tried our best to get this information absolutely correct, but we realize there may be some errors in the data."
Exact publication date not identified on booklet. Likely late 1930s, early 1940s.
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