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NA 3746, text, Box 6 of 20, 1940-1980

 Item — Text: NA 3746

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Maine Folklife Center founder, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, was prolific in his work. Due to the volume of material, his work has been divided between two collections, this one and MF 167 (previously all under MF 027). This collection contains the materials that were given to the center both upon Ives’s retirement and his death. MF 167 consists of fieldwork from 1955 to 1999 done by Ives and a variety of interviews which he conducted. Thus far, all of the material listed here has been grouped together under one accession NA3746.

MF 027 was originally organized in September 1999 by Steve Green and includes approximately 20 gray archival document cases containing papers received from Sandy Ives upon his retirement from 44 years of service at the University of Maine. A preliminary organizational outline for these papers has been created in the summer of 1999. Also, there are two archival storage cartons containing offprints and photocopied articles mostly written by and given to Sandy by his colleagues in the field of folklore. A database containing bibliographic entries for the offprints has been compiled in the summer of 1999.

An addition to the Edward D. Ives Papers has been made with the arrival of more of his papers to the archive in the summer of 2006. These papers are contained in a new series, Series 6 Home Papers. This series represent many of the papers that Ives has kept at his home over the years and the research that he has done since his retirement in 1999. Sub-series include Correspondence and Records, Ernest Kennedy Research, Wilmot MacDonald Research, Miscellaneous Research, Prince Edward Island Research, Reviews, and Addie Weed and Veazie Research. Series 6 Home Papers comprises 10 gray archival document cases, increasing the total number of gray archival boxes in the collection from 20 to 30. The folder names and sub-series organization have been maintained with few alterations. The folders within the sub-series have been alphabetized and some bracketed information is included in this preliminary inventory for ease of searching. [Malia Willey, August, 2006]


  • 1940-1980


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From the Collection: 30 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Series II. Box 6. Research and Topical. Sandy Ives paper relational database of topical reference cards containing partial citations and call numbers for specific publications discussing traditional English dance, ballads, and folk music. Style cards contain quotes about styles and forms of folk music referenced to the volume citations in the first section of cards. Other subjects include notes on Origin, Motif, Minstrels, Border Ballads, Broadsides, Collectors, Folklore, Cowboy Songs, Sea Chanties, and Negro Songs. Story of the Gorbey and Archie Stackhouse sent to Ives in response to a request published in the Twin-State News Times, New Hampshire and Ives' tally of variations of the tale. Research logs and general questions for various projects. Materials date from 1940-1970s. Text: typed and handwritten, 831 pp. NA3746_MF027_Ives_Collection_Box06of20_Series_II_Research_and_Topical_Files

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