Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Don Nicoll

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 323


Joanne D’Arcangelo was born on April 20, 1954 in Haverill, Massachusetts. She attended state college in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, then received a teaching assistantship at the University of Maine at Orono and concurrently earned her master’s degree in English. She taught English at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and worked on the town committee with Dick Davies, a local legislator. She also worked as a press aide to Jim Tierney, as a constituent case worker for House Speaker John Martin during early 1980s, and for Jerry Conley. She assisted with the Carter and Mondale presidential campaigns. D’Arcangelo was involved with both the Women’s Lobby and the Equal Justice Project, and began work with the Maine Bar Foundation in 1994. At the time of this interview she worked for Planned Parenthood.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Maine Democratic Party; 1980 presidential campaign; 1984 presidential campaign; Gerry Conley; John Martin; Joe Brennan; Compensation Commission; late 1980s Maine Women’s Lobby; late 1980s Equal Justice Project; and the Maine Bar Foundation.

Use Restrictions

Copyright Bates College. This transcript is provided for individual Research Purposes Only; for all other uses, including publication, reproduction and quotation beyond fair use, permission must be obtained in writing from: The Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240-6018.