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Adelbert "Del" Clewley, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • Creation: 1976

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From the Collection: 6 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


1034 Adelbert “Del” Clewley, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks, April 10, 1976, Eddington, Maine. Also present: Mrs. Clewley, his wife. Clewley talks about being from Eddington; using a pung as transport; going to school in Eddington Village; hunting for deer and the two deer maximum; how his family stored food through the winter; hauling ice from Eddington Pond; the first car in the area; the local mills; the baseball team; dances held around the area; skating and sledding; taxes; homemade clothes; not being affected by the Depression; playing cards; local stages; working days in fall, winter, spring, and summer; what he ate for meals throughout the day; his family; children’s jobs on the farm; ways to predict the weather; the local socials; village medicine; blacksmith’s shops; orphans; poor farms; pulling contests; moose meat; newspapers; chivarees; peddling turnips in Bangor; and snow shoeing. Text: 7 pp. catalog, interviewer’s notes, interview summary, 58 pp. transcript (74 pp. total). Recording: T 1047 103 minutes. Photos: P 0678 - P 0682.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States