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Edward C. Peverley, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

Material collected by Maine Folklife Center (MFC) and Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (NAFOH) founder Edward D. “Sandy” Ives or about him (for the latter, also see NA1636, NA2290, NA2301, NA2312, NA2390, NA2539).

This record group includes Ives’s other interviews, folklore collections, and miscellaneous accessions include several that focus on moose poacher George Magoon (George Magood and the Down East Game War: History, Folklore, and the Law. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988), and Wilbur Day (Wilbur Day (1864-1924), Hunter Guide, and Poacher: An Autobiography. Northeast Folklore 26 (1986). Others are recordings of various performances; interviews on woodswork; Veazie history; and songmakers; and material reflecting Ives’s research interests and his student’s projects. These accessions are numbered consistently with the rest of the MFC’s collections.


  • 1971 - 1999


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From the Record Group: 70 items

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English


0988 Edward C. Peverley, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, November 2, 1974, at Peverley’s home in South Paris, Maine. Peverley, age 88, talks about the Grand Trunk Wreck of Jan. 18, 1901: song about the wreck written by Joe Scott; recovered supplies; people jumping before the crash; it being a difficult fire to stop; biographical material; his family’s trades; his burned house; his teaching machinist trade in high school; how government mistreats veterans; customs and sorts of dances; woodsmen making up songs; learning trades by himself vs. vocational courses; spring floors in a dancing hall; rehearsing for plays; entertainment in Bryant Pont. Recording is in English. Text: 5 pp. catalog, 26 pp. transcript, 1 pp. field notes. Recording: mfc_na0988_t0988_01. [T 0988]. 50 minutes

Repository Details

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