Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection


Chris Beam

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 013

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: meeting Frank Coffin; China Lake cottage; maintaining various properties throughout the years; Muskie’s public life vs. his private life; Muskie’s first involvement with politics; Democratic progress in Maine in the ‘50s and ‘60s; Muskie’s concern for environmental issues as governor; road building in 1954; Thomas Delahanty; Ken Curtis and Ken Colbath; and Dick McMahon.

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.