Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Merrill, Stephen E., 1912-1981
Title
Stephen Merrill photograph collection
ID
M227
Date [inclusive]
1930-1960
Extent
3.0 linear feet Three folio boxes
Language
Abstract
Photographs by Steven Merrill comprising "50 Camera Portraits" and 14 additional photographic prints, chiefly subjects from Brunswick and Skowhegan, Maine, ca. 1930-1960; several Bowdoin College faculty are represented.

Preferred Citation

Stephen Merrill photograph collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library


Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen Merrill was born in Skowhegan, Maine on June 22, 1912. He attended Skowhegan schools and Hebron Academy and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1935. In 1938 Merrill joined the Brown Studio of Photography and in 1939 he became a professional photographer in Brunswick, Maine. He was the official Bowdoin college photographer for several years, and worked on such projects as the yearbook and the "Illustrated Handbook of the Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Arts." He was also the official photographer for Hebron Academy from 1951 to 1962. From 1943 to 1946 Merrill served in the Army Signal Corps, during which time he continued his photography. Merrill was also well known as a humorist and produced several recordings of traditional Maine yarns spoken in Maine dialect.


Scope and Content

Photographs by Steven Merrill comprising "50 Camera Portraits" (60 mounted photographic prints, some duplicates) and 14 additional photographic prints, chiefly subjects from Brunswick and Skowhegan, Maine, ca. 1930-1960; several Bowdoin College faculty are represented. There are also photographs taken while Merrill was in the Army Signal Corps, stationed in Japan and in the Phillipine Islands.


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

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 1

Last photograph of the last Heath Hen. 31 March, 1930, by Alfred Gross. 

1 2

Eddie Bolduc. Skowhegan (ME). 1937 

1 3

Japanese Children. Osaka (Japan). 1945 (2 copies) 

1 4

Phillipine Woman. Urdanetta (P.I.). 1945 (3 copies) 

1 5

Blind Beggar. Urdanetta (P.I.). 1945 (2 copies) 

1 6

Sikh Merchant. Urdanetta (P.I.). 1945 

1 7

Lloyd Frankenberg. Skowhegan (ME). 1947 

1 8

Mrs. Jose de Kreeft. Skowhegan (ME). 1947 

1 9

Henry Varnum Poor. Skowhegan (ME). 1947 

1 10

Abraham Rattner. Skowhegan (ME). 1947 

1 11

Gregor and Jada Rowland. New York. 1947 (2 copies) 

1 12

Loren MacIver. Skowhegan (ME). 1947 

1 13

Philip Guston. Skowhegan (ME). 1947 

1 14

Maurice Merrill. Skowhegan (ME). 1948 (2 copies) 

1 15

Frederick E.T. Tillotson. Brunswick (ME). 1948 

1 16

Gertrude Tiemer. Cundy's Harbor (ME). 1949 

2 17

Mel Burke. Lakewood (ME). 1950 

2 18

Edythe Laws. Brunswick (ME). 1950 

2 19

Day Merrill. Presque Isle (ME). 1951 

2 20

Howard Lindsey and Dorothy Stickney. Brunswick (ME). 1951 

2 21

Stephen Hearne. Skowhegan (ME). 1952 (2 copies) 

2 22

Jay Saunders Redding. Brunswick (ME). 1952 (2 copies) 

2 23

Jack Levine. Skowhegan (ME). 1952 

2 24

Willard W. Cummings and Art Student. Skowhegan (ME). 1952 

2 25

Stephen M. Etnier. Basin Point (ME). 1953 

2 26

Alphonse Shelton. Wiscasset (ME). 1953 

2 27

"One-Eyed Bill Smith." Hebron (ME). 1953 (2 copies) 

2 28

Reverend Chauncey W. Goodrich. Brunswick (ME). 1953 

2 29

Peter Viereck. Hebron (ME). 1953 (2 copies) 

2 30

William Beeson. Brunswick (ME). 1953 (2 copies) 

3 31

Advertisement "Steve Merrill Maine Humorist...Yarn Spinner" and obituary. 

3 32

Xavier Gonzales. Skowhegan (ME). 1954 

3 33

Robert P.T. Coffin. East Harpswell (ME). 1954 (2 copies) 

3 34

Donald Oenslager. Brunswick (ME). 1954 (3 copies) 

3 35

William Zorach. Brunswick (ME). 1954 

3 363

Cadwallader Washburn. Brunswick (ME). 1954 

3 37

Bernice Hamilton. Brunswick (ME). 1954 

3 38

Pierre Jolivet. Brunswick (ME). 1955 (2 copies) 

3 39

Vivian Akers. Hebron (ME). 1955 

3 40

"Pop" Williams. Topsham (ME). 1955 (2 copies) 

3 41

Dr. Malini Sukthankar. Brunswick (ME). 1955 (2 copies) 

3 42

Nathan Dane. Brunswick (ME). 1956 

3 43

Ladd MacMillan. Hebron (ME). 1956 

3 44

2 undated photographs and one cover page for Merrill's 50 photographs 

3 45

Undated and unidentified photographs of identical image (5 copies) 

3 46

Various undated and unidentified photographs- small (13 pieces)