19 Items in This Collection
1) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 19
Tape 19: 2003 Xmas [Christmas] in Warwick    more
4) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 3
Tape 3: "Haus 1998/ Old Town Sept. 1998"    more
5) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 4
Tape 4: 1998 Xmas [Christmas] in haus - Otto & Maria   more
6) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 5
Tape 5: Eigner - UWD Old Town    more
7) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 7
Tape 7: Boat Ride with Matthew 2000 / Bar Harbor 1999   more
8) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 6
Tape 6: Lincolnville/ Tent Closing/ Trip to Moosehead Lake, July-Oct 1999    more
9) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 8
Tape 8: Wohnung mit Eigners, 20.12.99 Xmas [Christmas], 24.12.99 Bei Klyms, 25.12.99 Bei Eigners, 26.12.99 Sylvester, 31.12.99   more
10) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 9
Tape 9: 50th Wedding Anniversary, 2000 Last Pictures of our House, April 2000 (Interference)   more
11) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 10
Tape 10: Florida #1 Sept 2000   more
12) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 11
Tape 11: Florida #2 Sept 2000   more
13) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 12
Tape 12: Der 2000 50th Wedding Anniversary 50th Anniv. Rathaus - 15/12/2000 Wieai (Stadt) - 20/12/2000 Xmas [Christmas] (Wohnung Faschins Barak) - 15/12/2001 Haus Von Erika - 02/2001   more
14) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 13
Tape 13: June-July 2001 (Problems)   more
15) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 14
Tape 14: #1 Eckerl's Vacation on Indian Island, August 2001 Vacation in Old Town (Shay I)   more
16) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 15
Tape 15: Vacation in Old Town (Shay II)   more
17) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 16
Tape 16: Xmas [Christmas] 24/12/2001 Sylvester mit dem Kerns 31/12/2001   more
18) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 17
Tape 17: April - May 2002 Wiener Wohnuh House (Indian Island(   more
19) [Charles Norman Shay--home movies] Tape 18
Tape 18: Funeral Service for "Willi" Sept 9 2003   more
Shay, Charles Norman Collection
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Credit: Credit: Charles Norman Shay home movies, Charles Norman Shay Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Family-owned shirt factory, Vienna, Austria, ca. 1957.
Collection Date Range
1955 – 2003
Biographical/Historical Notes
Charles Norman Shay, a Penobscot Tribal Elder, was born in Bristol, CT, in 1924, moving to Indian Island, ME in 1930, attending school in Old Town, ME. He is the grandson of Joseph Nicolar, tribal representative to the Maine Legislature and author of The Life and Traditions of the Red Man (1893). WorldCat In 1943 Shay was drafted for World War II service into the Medical Detachment of the First Division’s 16th Infantry Regiment. A combat medic on Omaha Beach, he was later captured by German military and taken to Stalag VI-G in Neubergstadt, liberated in 1945. Shay re-enlisted in 1946, serving in Vienna, Austria, there meeting his wife, Lilli. As a Korean War combat medic in 1950 he became a Master Sergeant, awarded the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Continued in US Air Force in a Weather Squadron in Oklahoma, retired in 1964. Moved back to Vienna, working for the International Atomic Energy Agency until 1984. Retired to Indian Island, ME, to the house of his mother’s sister Lucy (Princess Watahwaso). Restored the two-story wooden “Teepee” erected as an Indian novelty shop by Lucy and her Kiowa Indian husband Chief Bruce Poolaw; in it he created a family museum dedicated to the memory of ancestors and close relatives, as well as to the culture and history of the Penobscot Indian Nation. adapted from http://charlesnormanshay.com/about.html
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