George Gallagher, interviewed by Anne Bergwall
Scope and Contents
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.
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From the Collection: 60 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
1766 George Gallagher, interviewed by Anne Bergwall for AY 125, spring 1984, Caribou, Maine. 26 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. G. Gallagher talks about his experiences with dowsing and the use of brass, "L" rods and coat hanger as dowsing devices. Text: catalog. Recording: C 0168 1 hour. Photos: P 5990- P 5991.
- Dowsers -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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