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Jim Connors, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives

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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.

Dates

  • 1971 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

From the Record Group: 70 items

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Abstract

2036 Jim Connors, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, summer 1988, Fort Kent, Maine. Connors, age 80, talks about his experiences as guide, woodsman and mechanic; recites some of his poetry as well as selections from Yeats, Kipling and others. Text: 54 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2036_c0515_01, mfc_na2036_c0515_02, mfc_na2036_c0516_01, mfc_na2036_c0516_02. [C 0515, C 0516] 2-3/4 hours.

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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

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