Bill Mitchell, interviewed by Jeffrey DeHart
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
1922 Bill Mitchell, interviewed by Jeffrey DeHart for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Mitchell describes how he celebrated Halloween growing up in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Text: 9 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1938.2 20 min.
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University of Maine
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