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Frances Pelletier, interviewed by Beverly McLaughlin


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


0882 Frances Pelletier, interviewed by Beverly McLaughlin, October 29, 1974, Milford, Maine. Pelletier talks about her life in the greater Bangor area, particularly during the 1920s; her father’s general store; purchasing at the store mainly done on credit; doctors and maternity homes; chaperones required for dates and public concern for morality; voting mainly as her father and husband did; women with jobs and careers; the flu epidemic of 1918; her parents’ rules and discipline; spanking children; vocabulary and pronunciation; and the importance of writing stories for descendants. Text: 24 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0851 – T 0852 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