Edith Hersey, interviewed by Deo McKaig
Scope and Contents
Material collected for ANT 325 (Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork), fall 1985. Class materials collected pertaining to Halloween traditions in Maine. Eight-two individual accessions including tapes and transcripts and note cards containing citations of Halloween references in late 19th and early 20th century Maine newspapers. Interviewee ages range from 8 to 88 years old. Topics discussed include costumes; trick or treating; school and parties; Halloween treats; Finnish Easter; pranks; pumpkins/jack o' lanterns; Miscellaneous manuscript materials generated by the Halloween Project include letter describing Halloween in Scotland, interview questions, newspaper clippings and various items having to do with Halloween.
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From the Collection: 82 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
1844 Edith Hersey, interviewed by Deo. McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 15 pp. Tape: 50 min. approx. w/ cat. Hersey, born in 1915, talks about her Halloween experiences as a child and as a parent: dressing up and visiting the family; snitching vegetables for the poor; going out with her female friends; recollections of the Fourth of July in Orono, ME. Text: catalog. Recording: C 0211 50 min. approx.
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5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States