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Merton G. Henry political papers (M294)

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Title:
Merton G. Henry political papers
Creator:
Henry, Merton G.
ID:
M294
Date [inclusive]:
1947-2008, undated
Extent:
7.2 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Merton G. Henry's political papers, chiefly topical files documenting his involvement in local (Portland, Me.), state (Maine), and national politicals and election campaigns, mainly affiliated with the Republican Party.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citations:

Merton G. Henry Political Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections &Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Merton G. Henry was born in Hampden in Maine in 1926. He moved to South Portland at the beginning of World War II and attended South Portland High School. The first in his family to attend college, he was graduated from Bowdoin College as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1950. He received a law degree from George Washington Univeristy in 1955. He was awarded honorary law degrees from Bowdoin College, Northwood University, and St. Joseph's College. Henry helped to establish the Jensen Baird Gardener & Henry law firm in Portland. He also served on boards at Bowdoin, the Volunteer Law Project, Maine Medical Center, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Margaret Chase Smith Center. Throughout his life, he has been an active member of the Maine Republican Party working on the reelection campaign of Senator Fredreick Payne in 1958. He married Harriet Henry.

Merton G. Henry's political papers, chiefly topical files documenting his involvement in local (Portland, Me.), state (Maine), and national politicals and election campaigns, mainly affiliated with the Republican Party. Also includes miscellaneous publications, many from Republican Conventions.

Series Description:

Contains correspondence between Merton G. Henry and various public officials, private individuals, and donors regarding local, state, and national elections and campaigns.

Correspondence with Senator Margaret Chase Smith 1947-1950

Box 1 Folder 1

Young Republican Club and Convention, 1949-1950

Box 1 Folder 2

Miscellaneous Correspondences from 1949-1950

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence with Representative Robert Hale, 1950

Box 1 Folder 4

Personal Correspondence To Bowdoin Faculty/President, 1949, 1952-1958

Box 1 Folder 5

Political Correspondences, 1951-1957

Box 1 Folder 6

Miscellaneous Political Pamphlets and Papers, 1953-1966

Box 1 Folder 7

Senator Frederick G. Payne Folder, 1957-1958

Box 1 Folder 8

1960's Politics, Folder 1/2, 1958, 1959

Box 1 Folder 9

1960's Politics, Folder 2/2, 1960

Box 1 Folder 10

1964 Republican National Convention

Box 1 Folder 11

Stanley R. Tupper Recount, Folder 1/2, 1950, 1962, 1964

Box 1 Folder 12

Stanley R. Tupper Recount, Folder 2/2, 1964-1965

Box 1 Folder 13

Portland School Committee, Folder 1/2, 1967-1969

Box 1 Folder 14

Portland School Committee, Folder 2/2, 1969-1970

Box 1 Folder 15

Erwin For Governor Campaign, Folder 1/2, 1969-1970

Box 1 Folder 16

Erwin For Governor Campaign, Folder 2/2, 1970-1971

Box 1 Folder 17

Uniform Property Tax, 1977

Box 1 Folder 18

Committee on Federal Service, 1980-1981

Box 1 Folder 19

Inauguration 1981

Box 1 Folder 20

Standish Town Meetings, Folder 1/2, 1980-1986

Box 1 Folder 21

Standish Town Meetings, Folder 2/2, 1988-1998

Box 1 Folder 22

Correspondences with Senator Mitchell, 1983-1984

Box 1 Folder 23

Republican Party Convention Booklets and Programs, Folder 1/2, 1976, 1980

Box 1 Folder 24

Republican Party Convention Booklets and Programs, Folder 2/2, 1984

Box 1 Folder 25

Special Commission on Governmental Restructuring, 1991

Box 1 Folder 26

Susan Collins for Senate, Folder 1/2, 1993, 1994, 1996

Box 1 Folder 27

Susan Collins for Senate, Folder 2/2, 1996

Box 1 Folder 28

Productivity Realization Task Force 1996

Box 1 Folder 29

Banking Study, March 1975-March 1984

Box 2 Folder 1

Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Public Television WCBB Trustees File, July 1976-July 1981

Box 2 Folder 2

Charles Cragin for Governor, Folder 1/3, January 1977-April 1978

Box 2 Folder 3

Charles Cragin for Governor, Folder 2/3, April 1978-January 1989

Box 2 Folder 4

Charles Cragin for Governor, Folder 3/3, 1978-1979

Box 2 Folder 5

Republican National Convention, August 1976, April 1980-October 1980

Box 2 Folder 6

Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, February 1979-January 1986

Box 2 Folder 7

Delegate Lists, October 1979-April 1980

Box 2 Folder 8

Ronald Reagan-Bush Presidential Campaign, Folder 1/3, 1980, October 1963-November 1963

Box 2 Folder 9

Ronald Reagan-Bush Presidential Campaign, Folder 2/2, November 1983-March 1984

Box 2 Folder 10

Ronald Reagan-Bush Presidential Campaign, Folder 3/3, March 1984-July 1984

Box 2 Folder 11

Ronald Reagan-George Bush, Folder 1/3, August 1982-September 1984

Box 2 Folder 12

Ronald Reagan-George Bush, Folder 2/3, September 1984-January 1985

Box 2 Folder 13

Ronald Reagan-George Bush, Folder 3/3, 1984, April 1985

Box 2 Folder 14

George H. Bush Correspondences, April 1985-February 1986

Box 2 Folder 15

Rollin Ives for Congress Campaign, Folder 1/2, 1982, November 1985-August 1986

Box 2 Folder 16

Rollin Ives for Congress Campaign, Folder 2/2, August 1986-October 1986

Box 2 Folder 17

George H. Bush for President, Folder 1/3, 1976, 1980, February 1987-January 1988

Box 2 Folder 18

George H. Bush for President, Folder 2/3, January 1988-September 1988

Box 2 Folder 19

George H. Bush for President, Folder 3/3, September 1988-November 1988

Box 2 Folder 20

Henry Black Campaign, Folder 1/2, November 1986, March 1988-October 1988

Box 2 Folder 21

Henry Black Campaign, Folder 2/2, October 1988-January 1989

Box 2 Folder 22

Governor John R. McKernan Jr, October 1988

Box 2 Folder 23

Merton G. Henry, Miscellaneous, January 1960-May 1964

Box 3 Folder 1

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, December 1966-November 1967

Box 3 Folder 2

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, November 1967-November 1968

Box 3 Folder 3

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1969-December 1969

Box 3 Folder 4

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1970-December 1970

Box 3 Folder 5

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, February 1971-December 1971

Box 3 Folder 6

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1972-November 1972

Box 3 Folder 7

Merton G. Henry, January 1973-December 1973

Box 3 Folder 8

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1974-November 1974

Box 3 Folder 9

Republican Rules Committee, Folder 1/2, June 1974-December 1981

Box 3 Folder 10

Republican Rules Committee, Folder 2/2, October 1983-April 1986

Box 3 Folder 11

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1975-November 1975

Box 3 Folder 12

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1976-March 1977

Box 3 Folder 13

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, December 1976-December 1977

Box 3 Folder 14

Charles Cragin for Governor, September 1977-December 1977

Box 3 Folder 15

Miscellaneous, December -1977 December 1978

Box 3 Folder 16

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, December 1978-December 1979

Box 3 Folder 17

Merton G.Henry Miscellaneous, December 1979-May 1983

Box 3 Folder 18

Merton G. Henry, January 1981-November 1983

Box 3 Folder 19

Miscellaneous, November 1981-October 1982

Box 3 Folder 20

Republican Convention, November 1983-April 1986

Box 3 Folder 21

Congressional Education Advisory Committee, Folder 1/3, February 1983-November 1983

Box 3 Folder 22

Congressional Education Advisory Committee, Folder 2/3, December 1983-February 1984

Box 3 Folder 23

Congressional Education Advisory Committee, Folder 3/3, February 1984-November 1984

Box 3 Folder 24

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1986-November 1986

Box 3 Folder 25

Merton G. Henry Miscellaneous, January 1990-April 1990

Box 3 Folder 26

Miscellaneous, October 1995

Box 3 Folder 27

William S. Cohen for Senator, June 1995-May 1996

Box 3 Folder 28

Peter Mills for Governor, October 2005-June 2006

Box 3 Folder 29

Series Description:

Contains correspondence, campaign materials, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings relating to local, state, and national political campaigns.

Government Reform Committee, May 1960-October 1960

Box 4 Folder 1

Tupper Testimonial Dinner, Folder 1/2, February 1965-October 1965

Box 4 Folder 2

Tupper Testimonial Dinner, 2/2, October 1965-December 1965

Box 4 Folder 3

Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce (Legislative Committee), November 1965-November 1970

Box 4 Folder 4

Portland Club, Folder 1/2, 1965-1967

Box 4 Folder 5

Portland Club, 2/2, 1969-1971

Box 4 Folder 6

Senator Payne Testimonial Dinner, January 1967-March 1967

Box 4 Folder 7

School Committee Recall, Folder 1/2, March 1967-September 1967

Box 4 Folder 8

School Committee Recall, Folder 2/2, September 1967-December 1967

Box 4 Folder 9

Bill Cohen for Congress, 1967- 1972

Box 4 Folder 10

Edward I. Bernstein for Portland City Council October 1968-December 1968

Box 4 Folder 11

Chamber of Commerce-Tax Study Committee, Folder 1/2, 1964, 1969

Box 4 Folder 12

Chamber of Commerce- Tax Study Committee, Folder 2/2, 1970-1971

Box 4 Folder 13

Cadigan for City Council Committee, November 1969-December 1969

Box 4 Folder 14

Bernstein for Clerks of Courts, May 1970-1970

Box 4 Folder 15

Norman Hammond Recount, November 1970

Box 4 Folder 16

Citizens for Ballot Reform, November 1970-February 1971

Box 4 Folder 17

Cumberland County Recreational Center, Folder 1/2, January 1972-June 1972

Box 4 Folder 18

Cumberland County Recreational Center, Folder 2/2, June 1972-March 1973

Box 4 Folder 19

David Emery Campaign, October 1974-June 1976

Box 4 Folder 20

Edward I. Bernstein for Portland City Council 1974, 1981

Box 4 Folder 21

Ford Campaign 1976, February 1976-October 1976

Box 4 Folder 22

Cumberland County Republican Committee, Folder 1/2, 1976, 1978-1979

Box 4 Folder 23

Cumberland County Republican Committee, Folder 2/2, 1980-1982

Box 4 Folder 24

Linwood E. Palmer for Governor, 1978-1979

Box 4 Folder 25

Susan Collins for Senator, Folder 1/2, 2001-2002

Box 4 Folder 26

Susan Collins for Senate, Folder 2/2, 2002

Box 4 Folder 27

Susan Collins for Senate, August 2006- November 2008

Box 4 Folder 28

Committee on Foreign Relations, Folder 1/2, January 1965-November 1972

Box 5 Folder 1

Committee on Foreign Relations, 2/2, November 1972-April 1978

Box 5 Folder 2

Congressman William Cohen, May 1977-November 1977

Box 5 Folder 3

Cragin Issues Committee, October 1977-July 1980

Box 5 Folder 4

George J. Mitchell, January 1978-May 1979

Box 5 Folder 5

Fundraising Cragin Campaign, Folder 1/2, April 1978-July 1982

Box 5 Folder 6

Fund Raising Cragin Campaign 2/2, July 1979-November 1987

Box 5 Folder 7

David F. Emery Breakfast, October 1980

Box 5 Folder 8

David F. Emery Campaign, December 1980-November 1982

Box 5 Folder 9

Correspondence, October 1980-July 1983

Box 5 Folder 10

Olympia Snowe, February -1981 June 1981

Box 5 Folder 11

Charles Cragin 1982, February 1981-October 1984

Box 5 Folder 12

Cragin for Governor Schedule, November 1981

Box 5 Folder 13

Charlie Cragin Miscellaneous, 1/2, November 1980-January 1982

Box 5 Folder 14

Charlie Cragin Miscellaneous, Folder 2/2, January 1982-March 1982

Box 5 Folder 15

Bartley Williams Advertising Inc, January 1081-June 1983

Box 5 Folder 16

Miscellaneous, Folder 1/2, July 1980-September 1982

Box 5 Folder 17

Miscellaneous, Folder 2/2, July 1980-September 1982

Box 5 Folder 18

Sherry Huber for Governor, January 1982-March 1982

Box 5 Folder 19

Chalmers Reports (Cragin Campaign), February 1981-November 1982

Box 5 Folder 20

John R. McKernan for Congress, December 1981-February 1982

Box 5 Folder 21

John R. McKernan, August 1985-April 1994

Box 5 Folder 22

Rockefeller Campaign, November 1959-January 1963

Box 6 Folder 1

City Referendum Direct Elections, January 1965, April 1974-December 1975

Box 6 Folder 2

Portland School Committee Election, 1966

Box 6 Folder 3

Portland School Committee Meetings, 1966-1969

Box 6 Folder 4

Portland School Committee Miscellaneous, 1966-1969

Box 6 Folder 5

Study Committee Report on School Facilities and Population, June 1968

Box 6 Folder 6

City Election 1970

Box 6 Folder 7

Bernstein for City Council, November 1971-December 1971

Box 6 Folder 8

Bernstein for City Council, 1974

Box 6 Folder 9

Weber for Register of Deeds Committee, 1976

Box 6 Folder 10

Bernstein for Register of Deeds, 1978

Box 6 Folder 11

Robinson for State Senator, 1978

Box 6 Folder 12

George Bush for President, 1979-1980

Box 6 Folder 13

Ronald Reagan Campaign, 1980

Box 6 Folder 14

Edward I. Bernstein 1984 Portland City Council

Box 6 Folder 15

Republican National Committee, 1984

Box 6 Folder 16

McKernan Gubernatorial Campaign, 1985-1986

Box 6 Folder 17

Bernstein for City Council, April 1984-August 1987

Box 6 Folder 18

M294.3: Republican Convention Materials,1958-2008

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