Don Mitchell, interviewed by Roger Mitchell
Scope and Contents
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
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From the Collection: 18 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
1202 Don Mitchell, interviewed by Roger Mitchell, his son, in 1976. Series of interviews about Mitchell senior's life and work as a woodsman and farmer formed the basis of Northeast Folklore XIX: "I'm a Man That Works." See also: NA 2008. Recording: C 0001 - C 0019 19 hours, CD 0341 - CD 0373, CD 0386 Text: 1240 pp. transcript Photos: P 5822 - P 5837, P 5858 - P 5873 C 0001 Side 1: Topics covered include a log jam breaking loose; winter shoveling while working at the Hunt Company; working at Rockabema; crossing the border and name changing; mishaps on river drives; getting alcohol while in the woods; bootlegging; WWI stories; naval service during WWI; potato work and harvesting; farming stories; family history; stories of friends; acquisition of property; snow plowing with horses. C 0001 Side 2: Topics covered include Jose Bates and alcohol; Jose Bates' family; working for Denny Michaud; horses; the Rockabema winter; the Hunt Company; hauling bark; working for Joe Michaud and Frenchmen; the practice of undercutting; logging wages; being a cookee; Don's first drive; and working on a pulp drive. [Note: Tape missing. Transcript only.] C 0001 Side 2: Topics covered include naval service during WWI; potato work and harvesting; farming stories; family history; stories of friends; acquisition of property; and snow plowing with horses.
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