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Doris (Libby) Ashland, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue


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From the Collection:

This collection contains items deposited by Barry H. Rodrigue that aren’t specifically part of his other collections.


  • Creation: 1989-1993


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From the Collection: 5 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


2288 Doris {Libby} Ashland (1909-1988) interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue, 1978 1988, Belgrade Maine. Tape: 1 with no transcript. Doris Ashland talks about being a member of a French-Canadian family in the 19th and 20th centuries in Maine. Doris speaks of her husband Albert Felix Ashland (1897-1960) being born in Livermore Falls, Maine. His father, Joseph Ashland walking from Canada to Livermore Falls in 1878, becoming a subsistence farmer. Doris and Albert married in 1927. Topics include the farm burning down and community help to rebuild three years later; the Depression; family births and deaths; left-handed family members; tapping trees and making maple syrup; the cider mill; Grampa Ashland's quick temper and never learning to drive; rolling the road in winter; working with horses; and trouble with a border. Text: no transcript. Recording: C 1073.

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