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Walter Ranco, interviewed by Samuel Cutler


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 containing interviews that focus on hunting, trapping, poaching, and recreational fishing. There are 123 series in NAFOH that relate to the topic, but 18 belong solely to this collection.


  • 1959-2008

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (


From the Collection: 18 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


0090 Walter Ranco, interviewed by Samuel Cutler, 1964, Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. Independent collection of folklore material, contributed to the Archives. Includes: Penobscot tales of creation of man, Screeching Swamp Woman, Chief Joseph Orono, and how the Indian got tobacco; descriptions of old Indian life (hunting, fishing, how to make birch bark canoes). Text: 50 pp. total. Recording: mfc_na0090_t0224_01&02, mfc_na0090_t0225_01&02, mfc_na0090_t0226_01 239 minutes. RESTRICTED.

Restricted Content

As of February 3, 2021, Fogler Library Special Collections will refrain from publicly posting all Wabanaki related materials in the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection until we have input from the Penobscot Nation, based on the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine System, University of Maine (Orono).

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