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Don Wilson, John Hiescock, Walter Seaha, Jim Davenporte, interviewed by Jerome Gamache


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.


  • Creation: 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


0154 Don Wilson, John Hiescock, Walter Seaha, Jim Davenporte, interviewed by Jerome Gamache for CP 180, Orono, Maine, April 1964. Accession includes handwritten summaries of jokes and anecdotes and an accompanying tape reel. Wilson, Hiescock, Seaha, Davenporte talks about sex jokes and lore; unusual people and events; tall tales about hunting; mention of divining rod; blood-stoppers; home remedies; a hermit; conversation about spirits; dream predictions; a ghost story; weather lore; place name lore (Kineo, Kennebec, Moosehead); silviculture song; story of man who made violins that would attract animals; vampire joke; whorehouse jokes; “sick” jokes (“Mommy, I don’t want to...” “Shut up and...”); “Big John” joke (like Black Bart, etc.); joke about man who was friends with everyone in the world; other jokes. Text: 39 pp. paper with brief catalog. Recording: T 0227, PM 0050 - PM 0051 3/4 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