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Everett Smith, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives


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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.


  • Creation: 1971 - 1999


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From the Record Group: 70 items

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English


0989 Everett Smith, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, November 2, 1974, at Smith’s home in Yarmouth, Maine. Smith, age 84, talks about the Grand Trunk Wreck of Jan. 18, 1901 and experiences as a woodsman: first man in the accident scene; farmers picked up meals for his animals; how some people jumped out the train; westbound train crew died on the wreck; mineral spring used as medicine; hunting animals in the woods; length of good trees; different tasks as woodman; driving the tow team; using a snub rope on grades; shod for horses during winter; taking care of sick workers; failure of transportation business; building of the railroads; leisure time in lumber camp; music in the lumber camp; sawing on the landing; how saw machine could be dangerous. Also present: Mrs. Smith and Bobby Ives (Sandy’s wife). Recording is in English. Text: 6 pp. catalog, 51 pp. transcript, 1 pp. field notes. Recording: mfc_na0989_t0989_01, mfc_na0989_t0989_02. [T 0989]. 72 minutes

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