Maryann Hartman Awards - 1995 Award Winners
Gladys Hasty Carroll
Gladys Hasty Carroll, a Berwick, Maine native, has led a distinguished career as an author and preservationist of Maine traditions. Carroll, a graduate of Bates College, has written over 22 books, including two children’s books. In 1933 she published her most famous work, As The Earth Turns. This novel about the life of a rural Maine family became an immediate best seller and a Book-of the-Month selection. It was translated into 60 languages and turned into a feature film. During the Depression, Carroll established a baby clothes exchange through her column as section editor for Householder Magazine. She also wrote a folk play loosely based on As The Earth Turns to raise money for a community hall and other community needs. She was the founder of the Dunnybrook Foundation, dedicated to preserving her local community. She passed away in April 1999.
Kay Gardner, a New York-born resident of Maine, is a nationally known flutist, composer, and conductor. In 1968 she founded and played the flute with the Norfolk (VA) Chamber Consort. A decade later she debuted as conductor at the National Women’s Music Festival and founded the New England Women’s Symphony Orchestra in Boston, which performs works composed and conducted by women. More recently Gardner organized the Bangor area, all-female community chorus, Women with Wings, which is designed to empower women through music. Gardner has helped to produce music by and for women, such as the first nationally distributed feminist album, Lavender Jane Loves Women. Her albums include Rainbow Path, Emerging, Sounding the Inner Landscape, and Garden of Ecstasy with the Sunwomyn Ensemble. In 1990 she published a book and companion cassette, Sounding the Inner Landscape: Music as Medicine. Kay Gardner passed away in 2002.
Katherine Musgrave, a Tennessee native and Orono resident, has had a distinguished career in service to the community through education for women, children, and the elderly. In 1969 she came to the University of Maine as an instructor in Food and Nutrition. Musgrave was instrumental in rejuvenating the Maine Nutritional Council and in having the University provide rooms for women to breast feed their infants. She was also active in bringing Peace Studies to campus. She is currently a dietetic counselor for local doctors and the nutrition advisor for the Bangor Daily News. In 1984 Musgrave was selected as one of ten Outstanding Women in Northern and Central Maine. Her many other honors include the Biological Science teaching Award from UMaine, the American Home Economics Leader Award, and the prestigious National Award for Excellence in Community Dietetics.