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Maitland C. De Sormo Papers

Maitland C. De Sormo Papers

Collection Number: 
99
Collection Length: 
0.75ft
Period: 
1951 to 1986
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Maitland C. De Sormo was born August 26, 1906 in Canton, N.Y., was educated in Malone, N.Y., Hamilton College, New York University and Columbia University. He was a high school teacher for almost 40 years. He was the owner of Adirondack Yesteryears in Saranac Lake and was the author/editor of many articles and books on the Adirondacks. Maitland C. De Sormo died January 24, 1993 in Saranac Lake, N.Y. The collection consists of 117 letters from various historians (Paul Jamieson and Atwood Manley), the bulk of the correspondence is from individuals at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. where he received an honorary degree and a North Country Citation. Also included are 31 cassette tapes of various interviews, Adirondack songs and stories.