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Carolyn Folsom, interviewed by Maureen Kane


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


1261 Carolyn Folsom, interviewed by Maureen Kane, April 19, 1979, Bangor, Maine. Folsom talks about her childhood in northern Maine in the 1930s and 40s; games and fun for poor children; responsibilities and division of labor in her marriage; celebration of the end of WWII in Millinocket, Maine; assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King Jr.; racism in the South; movies of her childhood; her concerns for the future; changes in Millinocket; fashions when she was in high school; school dances; and perspectives on technology. Includes brochure for the paintings of Carolyn and Clyde Folsom and photocopy of a newspaper picture. Text: 27 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na1261_t1337_01 60 minutes

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