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Albert Bean and Virginia Bean, interviewed by Florence Ireland


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From the Collection:

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


NA0564 Albert Bean and Virginia Bean, interviewed by Florence Ireland for FO 134, March 9, 1970, Hudson and Winslow, Maine. The Beans talk about John Young Miles, a local composer of songs and poetry, who was born in 1831 in Corinna and died in 1906 in Hudson. Accession includes student paper based on notes and a transcript of the interview, and an accompanying tape reel. The paper also contains additional notes about Guy Bubar, a legendary woodsman.; transcription of one of John Miles’ songs “Drowned at Pushaw Lake”; very brief mention of the poet Amos Hanson. Other informants for the paper include Harry Davis, Mrs. Annie Townsend, Barbara Townsend, Marion Marriott, Gertrude Davis, Clifton Mile. Text: 21 pp. transcript and manuscript. Recording: T 0287 1/2 hour.

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