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"Hear Maine!" audio portraits, produced by Maine Public Radio


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Collection of various recordings by MPBN.


  • 1971-2000

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From the Collection: 5 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


2295 By Mary Lou Colbath, 1991-1992, statewide, Maine. 5 pp. Tapes: 30 w/ no transcription, catalog only. Thirty cassettes containing a collection of 49 recorded programs or vignettes which aired on Maine Public Radio during 1991-1992 as a series called “Hear Maine!” The segments were produced and aired as part of MPR’s “Maine Things Considered” program, funded by the Maine Humanities Council. The series reflects the diversity of people and culture in Maine and the issues and concerns of the people. Program titles include “Acadian Family Reunions,” “Waldoboro Germans,” “Rural Law Enforcement,” “Franco-American Social Clubs,” “Native American Mascots and Team Names,” “Blueberry Harvest,” “The AME Zion Church: A Profile,” “Women and the Sea,” and many others. Five complete sets of the series were made on audio cassettes, and a set was placed in each of five selected libraries or archives including the Bangor Public Library, the Cary Library in Houlton, the Maine State Library in Augusta, the Maine Folklife Center in Orono, and the Portland Public Library. RESTRICTED. Text: catalog. Recording: C 1084 - C 1113. No digitized recordings.

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