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Mary Elizabeth Wood, interviewed by Jane S. Bechtel


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


1095 Mary Elizabeth Wood, interviewed by Jane S. Bechtel, November 7 – 14, 1976, Brewer, Maine. Wood discusses World War II; radio during the late 1930s; her family’s victory garden during WWII with particular emphasis on tomatoes; shortage of shoes during the war; blackouts; remembrance of Victory in Japan Day; and the necessity of dropping the atomic bomb. Text: 21 pp. transcript plus 8 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1118 ½ hour. mfc_na1095_t1118_01

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