Doug Archer, Sue Files, Jim Kendricks, and Wayne Carpenter, interviewed by Stephen Files
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a series of student projects on folksongs in America.
- Creation: 1960s-2001
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From the Collection: 35 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
NA0502 Doug Archer, Sue Files, Jim Kendricks, and Wayne Carpenter, interviewed by Stephen Files for FO 134, April 1969, UMaine, Orono, Maine. Accession includes a student paper, two mimeographed compilations of fraternity songs, and an accompanying tape reel. Archer, Files, Kendricks, and Carpenter sing bawdy songs and chants. The paper titled “Dirty Songs” is divided into three sections, the first giving words to songs collected at a party; the second presenting songs collected from Archer, Files, Kendricks and Carpenter; and the third containing two groups of mimeographed sheets of fraternity songs: “Stag Songs of Maine Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon” (bawdy songs) and "Official Lyrics of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity" (non-bawdy songs). Most material was tape recorded. Songs include “Mini the Mermaid,” “The Chicken Song,” “Christofo Columbo,” “Brassiere,” “She Likes to Gang Bang,” “Roll Me Over in the Clover,” and many others. Text: 93 pp. partial transcript. Recording: T 0274 - T 0275 / PM 0089 3/4 hour.
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