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Dana Hashey, interviewed by Patrice Mutchnick


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

A series of interviews and supplemental manuscript material on dowsing or water witching, most conducted as part of a class project in Edward D. “Sandy” Ives’ Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork (AY 125) course at the University of Maine in 1984. Other accessions were added to the series because of their focus on dowsing. Dowsers discuss techniques and materials; uses of dowsing in archaeology learning to dowse; beliefs about dowsing; dowsing as a way of healing; locating ley lines; and tell dowsing stories.


  • 1984

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From the Collection: 60 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


1731 Dana Hashey, interviewed by Patrice Mutchnick for AY 125, spring 1984, Orono, Maine. 46 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ cat. Hashey talks about his experiences as a dowser, how he got started, how to do it, and why it works; dowsing as a way of healing. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1848.

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