Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Collection

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date


Interview Number

MOH 375


Elaine (Swanholm) Clinton Shortall Storer was born November 20, 1929 in Thomaston, Maine. Her parents were both immigrants from Norway. She has an older brother and a younger sister and two children. Elaine worked as a secretary in Frank Coffin’s congressional office in Washington, D.C.

Scope and Content Note

Interview includes discussions of: Norwegian immigrants; father’s story of making it to the United States; Frank Coffin; Don Nicoll; Thomaston and Rockland, Maine communities; working for Frank Coffin in Washington, D.C.; Muskie-Payne TV debate; and sexual harassment of women.

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.