Other Materials and Related Projects

The Androscoggin River: A Living History—a curriculum project for Maine middle schoolers developed by students in ES 203/History 242 at Bowdoin College in collaboration with faculty and students at Mount Ararat Middle School in Topsham

Walter Lawrance Papers, Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College—Lawrance was Rivermaster of the Androscoggin from 1947 to 1978

Guide to the Lawrance Papers, Muskie Archives
Excerpts from the Lawrance Papers

Muskie Oral History Project, Bates College—includes many interviews with the former Maine governor and U.S. Senator as well as colleagues and friends that address environmental conditions and politics in post-World War II Maine.

Walter Scot McFarlane, “Defining a Nuisance: Pollution, Science, and Environmental Politics on Maine’s Androscoggin River”—an article published in the leading journal Environmental History, based on Scot’s 2009 Bowdoin honors thesis

Honors Thesis by Scot McFarlane ’09 Published in Top Academic Journal—an article describing Scot’s thesis research and article from the Bowdoin Daily Sun

Cool, clear water? On cleaning up US rivers—an invited essay by Scot for the Oxford University Press blog

Troubled Waters: 1964 Water Pollution Report of the US Senate Committee on Public Works—a documentary, narrated by Henry Fonda, detailing water pollution in the United States with footage from pulp and paper mills on the Androscoggin River beginning at 13:08 (courtesy The National Archives You Tube channel).