Clementina Smith, interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn
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
1847 Clementina Smith interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn for ANT 325, Fall 1985, Hollis Center, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Smith, age 86, talks about her experiences with Halloween as a young girl, as a school teacher and as a wife and mother. Includes drawing of a pumpkin. Text: catalog. Recording: T1902.
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