Maine’s modern history is punctuated by factory closings — the textile mills in the 1950's, the shoe factories in the 1980's and 1990's, and most recently the paper mills in various corners of the state. Although numerous studies document the economic impact of these unfortunate events, we have little recourse to understanding the human impact — the stories of the men and women whose lives were so closely entwined with the mills and the communities they so often founded and supported. In this article, Amy Stevens weaves together the documents and the stories that provide a multifaceted picture of the rise and fall of the Eastern Fine Paper Company and its “family” of workers.
Stevens, Amy. "“I’ve Got A Million Of These Stories”: Workers’ perspectives at The Eastern Fine Paper Corporation, 1960-2004." Maine History 45, 1 (2009): 15-36. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol45/iss1/3