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LaCasce Family Papers M258

Title:
LaCasce Family papers
Creator:
LaCasce family
ID:
M258
Date [inclusive]:
1890-2007, undated
Extent:
0.33 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
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

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.

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.

Steward LaCasce's overview of the collection

Box 1 Folder 1

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

Box 1 Folder 2

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

Box 1 Folder 3

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

Box 1 Folder 4

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

Box 1 Folder 5

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 Mss. CD 1

Christmas letters, 1938-1982

Box 1 Folder 6

Family letters, general information

Box 1 Folder 7

Family letters, 1945-1980

Box 1 Folder 8-25

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

Box 1 Folder 26

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

Box 1 Folder 27

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

Box 1 Folder 28

Contact sheet of family photographs

Box 1 Folder 29

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

Box 1 Folder 30

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

Box 1 Folder 31

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

Ovsz-Box B2

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

Box 1 Folder 32

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

Box 1 Folder 33

Images: Stewards, Frosts and Rutters, 1890, 1934

Box 1 Folder 34

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

Box 1 Folder 35
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