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Born and raised in Farmington, Maria Glen Holt studied nursing at Cornell University in New York. She worked many years as a public health nurse. Maria married Dr. Alfred Holt and the couple moved to Bath when Dr. Holt transferred his practice there. Maria served two terms as a State Representative and ultimately became an environmental activist, fighting against construction of Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset, Maine. In 2017, Maria co-authored the book, The Death of Maine Yankee: Antinuclear Activists' Adventures, 1969-1996, with Elisabeth King.

Records include correspondence, publications, flyers, notes, and other materials documenting the efforts to close the Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant dating from the 1960s to the 2000s. Includes daily records of radioactive emissions from the plant.

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Science and Technology


Nuclear Engineering | Power and Energy

Size of Collection

3 boxes (2 linear feet)

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 1781

Holt (Maria) Papers, 1962-2016