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Airline Road & Airline Community Project

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Identifier: MF001
Scope and Contents The collection consists of six interviews done by Joan Brooks and Jack Beard focused on the history of the Airline Road (Rt. 9 from Bangor to Calais, ME) and the Airline community ca. 1900.

"Anna May: Eighty-Two Years in New England” Julie Hunter Collection

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Identifier: MF002
Scope and Contents Anna Sevigny, interviewed by Julia Hunter, 1977, Hanover, New Hampshire. Series of interviews with about her life history. Topics covered include Irish immigrant ancestry; education levels; misunderstandings of different cultures; living conditions as a new arrival to the United States; disposition of parents. Also included is information about North Hartland, VT - description of social life and mills in the region as well as tenants; learning women's roles; chores; marriage; sewing and...

Argyle Boom Collection

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Identifier: MF003
Scope and Contents The Argyle Boom Collection consists of approximately seventy-five hours of tape recorded interviews (now digitized). The interviews deal with Argyle Boom, which was one of several locations at which logs that had been cut upriver and floated or “driven” down the Penobscot River were sorted before being sent on to the lumber mills in Old Town, Orono, Veazie, Bangor, and Brewer, Maine, from approximately 1900 to 1930. The material includes interviews with people who had worked on the boom and...

Aroostook Oral History Project

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Identifier: MF004
Scope and Contents Aroostook Oral History Project, 1971-1972, which resulted in a collection of 119 cassettes (now digitized), totaling 73 hours, with interviews of more than 150 people covering a wide range of topics; i.e., early county history, early farming and machinery, the Aroostook War, railroading, lumbering, potato farming, maple sugar making, folksongs, folklore, folk medicine, politics, town meetings, cross-border migration, smuggling, Indians, sporting camps, schools and schooling, tall tales,...

Brooklin Boat Building Collection

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Identifier: MF157
Scope and Contents MF157 Brooklin Boat Building Collection

Interviews about boat building in Brooklin, Maine conducted by Maine Folklife Center's Pauleena MacDougal. Interviewees are George Allen, Frank Day Jr., Eric Dow, Wade Dow, Gilford W. Full, Havilah “Haddie” Hawkins, Brian Larkin, Brion Rieff, James F. “Jimmy” Steele, J. Steven White.

Also included: 35 photographs (P09157 - P09175, P09271 - P09286): Brooklin, Hawkins, Sails and Peapods, Brooklin School, Joel White.

DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA)

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Identifier: MF204
Scope and Contents Material from DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA). DEFFA 's purpose is to aid and encourage the folk arts-- music, dance, storytelling, etc.-- in Maine. The Board of Friends when DEFFA was incorporated as a non-profit included Edward D. "Sandy" Ives and Barbara Ann Herrel “Bobby” Ives.

Isle Au Haut Oral History Project Collection

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Identifier: MF113
Content Description Series of interviews with longtime residents of Isle Au Haut concerning the history of the island community.

“Life of the Maine Lobsterman” project

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Identifier: MF037
Scope and Contents The bulk of the nineteen accessions (33 hours) in this collection consists of interviews by David Taylor conducted during the summer of 1974 focused on Maine lobster fishermen. Accessions NA0726, NA0727, and NA0747 - NA0750 have been added to the collection since they are on the same topic and were done around the same time. Also included in the MF037 folder: Correspondence, clippings, articles, and surveys relating to the Life of the Maine Lobsterman Project.Restricted accessions:...

Little City Bangor Collection

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Identifier: MF211
Scope and Contents Interviews conducted by then MA history student Sarah K. Martin with Louis Rolnick, Dorrice Trickey Wetzler, and Suzanne “Sue” Hodgins Mock on their experiences growing up in the Little City neighborhood in Bangor, Maine.

Machias River Project

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Identifier: MF033
Scope and Contents This collection consists of twenty interviews totaling approximately thirty-two hours conducted by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1986 with men who worked in the woods and on the river-drives along the Machias River.

Maine Fiber Arts: Threads of Our Lives

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Identifier: MF195
Scope and Contents This collection contains interviews done with fiber artists in the state of Maine about their art and traditions as well as recordings of the narrative stage at the 2016 American Folk Festival and three library events.

George Carey Collection of Student Folklore Papers

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Identifier: MF020
Scope and Contents A collection of approximately 1200 student papers by various students of George Carey and Rayna Green, 1972-1992, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, collected by George Carey, and concerning the folklore of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont. The papers cover an extremely wide range of folklore; folklife; ethnic heritage; local history topics; various location in the US. A list of titles is available, but no further indexing has been done. The materials were...

The Climate Change Institute 40th Anniversary Oral History Project

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Identifier: MF192
Scope and Contents Interviews done in 2013-2015 by Maine Folklife Center's Director Pauleena MacDougall and graduate research assistant Adam Cilli for the 40th anniversary of the UMaine Climate Change Institute. The interviews focus on the history of the Climate Change Institute, climate change in general, and the interviewees' specialties.

Traditional Music of Maine Project Collection

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Identifier: MF039
Scope and Contents The collection includes 37 cassette recordings of interviews (now digitized) with 44 individuals in addition to performances. Traditional Music of Maine celebrates the musical legacies of a variety of Maine folk communities by exploring their cultural and historical significance through oral history interviews with musicians and other community members. The tapes introduce the general public to the remarkable diversity and vitality of Maine's musical traditions. Program themes...

UMaine 150th Anniversary Collection

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Identifier: MF194
Scope and Contents Interviews conducted for UMaine’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Watie Akins Papers

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Identifier: MF210
Content Description A collection of Penobscot elder Watie Akins's papers, focused on Wabanaki music. The collection includes copies of research findings, grant material, correspondence, financial records, and research CD copies of Wabanaki music. The contents were primarily arranged by researcher/collector. Folder 1: Wax Cylinders project. Correspondence, financial documents, dealing with digitization of wax cylinders made by Frank Seibert in 1936 done with the Maine Folklife Center; 2008-2009. ...