Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
LaCasce family
Title
LaCasce Family papers
ID
M258
Date [inclusive]
1890-2007, undated
Extent
0.33 linear feet
Language
Abstract
There are research files relating to Steward LaCasce's "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, including a "scholar's copy," typed manuscript, of "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy.

Preferred Citation

LaCasce Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

John Steward LaCasce (Bowdoin 1956) is the youngest of five children born to Elroy O. LaCasce (1891-1977, Bowdoin 1914) and Marion Steward LaCasce (1893-1982, Colby 1915). Two of Steward's brothers also attended Bowdoin, Joseph (Bowdoin 1946) and Elroy O., Jr. (Bowdoin 1944 and professor of physics 1954-1993, emeritus 1993-). In his book, "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, Steward LaCasce chronicles the life of his family. Elroy O. was principal of Fryeburg Academy from 1922-1955; Marion helped at the Academy and was active in town and church activities. Besides LaCasce family life, the book provides a history of Fryeburg Academy and Fryeburg, Maine, spanning more than fifty years.


Scope and Content

There are research files relating to Steward LaCasce's "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, including a "scholar's copy," typed manuscript, of "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy. The "scholar's copy" provides citations to primary sources, chiefly the letters in this collection, which are not included in the published book. The bulk of the nearly 300 letters were written by Marion Steward LaCasce from 1938-1982 to family and close friends. There is also correspondence concerning "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy. Other background material in the collection include "A Short History of the LaCasce Family" by Steward LaCasce, a 1980 interview with Marion LaCasce, genealogies of the LaCasce and Steward families, family photographs and miscellaneous biographical material. Digital copies of much of the collection are available on CD.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

Steward LaCasce's overview of the collection 

    1 2

    "A Short History of the LaCasce Family" by Steward LaCasce 

      1 3

      "A Short History of the LaCasce Family," Appendix I - interview with Marion LaCasce, 1980 

        1 4

        "A Short History of the LaCasce Family," Appendix II - genealogies 

          1 5

          Newspaper clippings and printed ephemera, 1936-1982, 2007, n.d. 

            Box
            Mss. CD 1

            Digital copies of: "A Short History of the LaCasce Family," family photographs, an interview with Marion Steward LaCasce, photographs from "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, the "scholar's copy" text for "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, and the "Skowhegan" article 

              Box Folder
              1 6

              Christmas letters, 1938-1982 

                1 7

                Family letters, general information 

                  1 8-25

                  Family letters, 1945-1980 

                    1 26

                    Letters re: Marion LaCasce's retirement as Sunday School Director, 1955, n.d. 

                      1 27

                      Letters re: "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy, 2002-2005 

                        1 28

                        Letters to Marion LaCasce from Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), 1925, 1927, 1945 

                          1 29

                          Contact sheet of family photographs 

                            1 30

                            Contact sheet of photographs from "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy 

                              1 31

                              LaCasce family, late 1800's and early 1900's 

                                Ovsz-Box
                                B2

                                Images: LaCasce family, late 1800's and early 1900's 

                                  Box Folder
                                  1 32

                                  Images: LaCasce family, 1920's-1970's 

                                    1 33

                                    Images: Skowhegan house and cemeteries, 2001 for "Skowhegan" article in Appendix II of "A Short History of the LaCasce Family" 

                                      1 34

                                      Images: Stewards, Frosts and Rutters, 1890, 1934 

                                        1 35

                                        Typed "scholar's copy" of "Mr." and "Mrs." of Fryeburg Academy