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Ernest Melvin, interviewed by Rebecca Amsden


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.


  • Creation: 1974-1980

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From the Collection: 58 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


1089 Ernest Melvin, interviewed by Rebecca Amsden, November 1, 1976, Bangor, Maine. Melvin discusses his stations in WWII, none of which saw action as he was in a construction battalion; bombing Hiroshima as the right thing to do; the ideal man; his duties in the military; liberty in China and shopping in Peking; and how politics in the 1970s could be improved. Text: 19 pp. transcript, plus 6 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1110 ½ 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