Turbyne Family Collection

      1939 – 1971
      The Turbyne Family Collection consists mainly of home videos, filmed between 1939 and 1971. These videos focus on the family's children, family outings, and vacations. Also included is footage of a few weddings. The collection also contains three commercial films--two episodes of Andy Panda and one news reel of MacArthur liberating Manilla. All materials are 8mm film--149 reels totaling 11,650 ft.--excluding four 1/4 in audio reels that total 1,250 ft.
      Members of the Turbyne family and extended relatives are depicted in the recordings.

      Mrs. Fern Turbyne (nee Allen; 1913-2000) graduated from the University of Maine in 1934 with a degree in mathematics. She was a campus reporter while enrolled, and once graduated she became an alumni reporter. Her service earned her the Alumni Association Gold “M” Award at the 50th reunion of her class. She was married to John J. Turbyne, who passed away in 1999. She is survived by many members of her family including her son James Turbyne and his wife Susan Turbyne, and her daughter Marjorie Turbyne Robinson and her partner Merle Wilbur.

      John R. Tubyne, (--2000) graduated from Colby College in Maine in 1935. He was married to Mary Alice Turbyne, who was a nurse. He liked to spend his time visiting England, Wales, Scotland, and New Brunswick, along with playing golf. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, as he was a first lieutenant during the Normandy invasion in WWII. He was a manager of technical control for Scott Paper Co., after working for them for over 40 years, and lived in Waterville for many years.  

      James Robinson (1937-2020) graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1961 with a degree in music education. He married Marjorie Turbyne and had a daughter, Elizabeth Robinson. He taught music in public schools for many years before becoming interested in theatre and gaining a degree in that subject at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK. He then earned a master’s and doctorate in Theatre Education from Harvard University. He met and married Pauline Wright, and together they played an important role in the theatre of the North Shore. He wrote, directed, and acted in many productions and his adaptation of A Christmas Carol was performed for 12 years in a row. He spent his remaining years as the Chair of the Cultural Studies Department at North Shore Community College and rescuing many animals, greyhounds in particular.

      Other members of the family, including James Robinson, Elizabeth Robinson, and Helen Ogden (nee Robinson) are depicted in the family home movies, including many who are not listed here.
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        153 Items in this collection