Guide to Kenneth Blackshaw Interview with Eileen McGrath, 2008

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
Kenneth Blackshaw Interview with Eileen McGrath
Blackshaw, Kenneth, 1941-; McGrath, Eileen, 1924-
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Kenneth Blackshaw Interview with Eileen McGrath, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Kenneth Blackshaw in 2008 (Acc. RL2008.22).

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Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Blackshaw, Kenneth, 1941-
    • McGrath, Eileen, 1924-
    • Orleans, Merle Turner Blackshaw, 1911-1995.
  • Corporate Name
    • The Inquirer and Mirror.
  • Topical Term
    • Newspapers--Massachusetts--Nantucket.

Biographical Information

Merle Turner Blackshaw Orleans was the daughter of Harry B. Turner, owner and editor of The Inquirer and Mirror newspaper in the early 20th century. Orleans grew up on Nantucket and attended Academy Hill. She married R. Arthur Orleans in 1957. Later, Orleans wrote the “Here and There” and the “Looking Backwards” columns for the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror. McGrath and Orleans worked together on the board of the Sons and Daughters of Nantucket.

Scope and Content

The Kenneth Blackshaw Interview with Eileen McGrath consists of one audio disc. Kenneth Blackshaw (1941- ) interviewed Eileen McGrath (1924- ) about his mother Merle Turner Blackshaw Orleans (1911-1995).


Disc 1 Eileen McGrath interview, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by Isabella Browne Lörcher, November 2018.

Finding aid by Isabella Browne Lörcher and Amelia Holmes, November 2018.

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