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Virginia Wolfe, interviewed by Terri Peterson


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


1324 Virginia Wolfe, interviewed by Terri Peterson, March 26, 1980, in Orono, Maine. Wolfe discusses growing up poor in a large family during the 1930s and 40s, particularly recreational activities; meals during her childhood and how food and shopping changed since then; raising her children; her parents’ ideas of gender roles; doctors, medicine, and the fear of polio when she was young; her thoughts on women in the military and the draft; and celebration of holidays in her childhood. Text: 32 pp. transcript. Recording: T 1443 1 hour. mfc_na1324_t1443_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