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Robert Ewer, interviewed by Harriet Tilley


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection consists of a series of interviews conducted from 1974 to 1980 by students for a course (IDL 105, Women in Maine: An Autobiographical Approach) taught by Maryann Hartman in the department of Speech and Communications at the University of Maine. Students asked a variety of informants for their opinions about the present and future roles of women in Maine. Each informant discussed this in the context of their own lives and experiences, therefore the individual interviews cover a wide range of topics.


  • 1974-1980

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From the Collection: 58 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


0879 Robert Ewer, interviewed by Harriet Tilley, April 15, 1975, Bangor, Maine. Ewer talks about his life in northern Maine; his childhood in early twentieth-century Bangor; development of a neighborhood water reservoir; working for Bangor and Aroostook Railroad from 1919 to 1961; election to the Maine House of Representatives after his retirement; unions and the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947; freight trucks versus freight trains; minimal influence of women’s suffrage movement in northern Maine; why he was against the Equal Rights Amendment; losses and gains of his generation; enclaves of traditionalism in northern Maine into the 1970s; and politics in the 1970s. Text: 29 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0848 1 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