Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 062


Alice Nute was born July 25, 1915 in Houlton, Maine. Her father was a forester; her mother was a teacher who graduated from Bates. Nute went to Ricker Junior College and worked in the Kerry Library in Houlton. She moved to Augusta after college and worked in the state law library from November 15, 1943-May 12, 1978. When she retired, her title at the library was “Deputy Law Librarian.” She married Floyd Thomas Nute, who was Muskie’s press secretary around 1954 when Muskie was governor of Maine.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: the Office of Price Stabilization; Muskie’s first term as Governor; Muskie’s 1956 Maine gubernatorial campaign; Muskie’s second term as Governor; Muskie’s 1958 U.S. Senate campaign; Muskie’s 1968 Vice Presidential campaign; environmental protection; media; newspapers; finance and liquor scandals; the Maine State Law Library; and renovations to the State House;

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.