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Title Painchaud's Band research collection
Dates 1973-1977
Creator Butler, Joyce
Extent 1 folder
Arrangement Original arrangement assumed to be by donor (there is no accession or donation supporting documentation). This collection was originally kept with Vertical File materials, but was transferred to the archives in 2015. Archivist removed materials from old acidic folder and sleeves; placed materials in archival folders and sleeves in the same order as found in original 3 ring folder.
ID Number MS053
Admin/Biographical History Joyce Butler was born in Portland, Maine on June 27, 1933. She received her A.B. degree from Boston University in 1955, and was a founding member of the Society of Maine Archivists. From 1980-1995 Ms. Butler was Curator of Manuscripts and Exhibitions at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine. She is the author of six books and a contributor to eight others. She has also written numerous articles for newspapers, magazines and scholarly publications, and is the recipient of a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History (1981). --Biography from Maine Historical Society record for Coll. 2032 (Accessed 5/7/2015 at ).
Scope & Content This small collection was compiled by author and historian Joyce Butler of Kennebunk, Maine. It contains clippings, notes, and research materials, plus two drafts (one unpublished and one published) for a history of the Painchaud's Band and its founder, Pierre Painchaud. The second draft was accepted for publication and appeared in the September 1977 issue of Down East Magazine. Pierre Painchaud (1852-1909) was Biddeford's most famous musician, and the band he founded in the early 1870's (which operated and performed for well over 100 years) was equally as famous in Maine and New England as its legendary founder.
Source FIC-various-unknown
Credit line Legacy Collections
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