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Norma Peters, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall


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From the Collection:

Maine Folklife Center and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine proposed to study and present the ways that immigrants in central and eastern Maine connect themselves with their ethnicity.


  • Creation: February to June 2005


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From the Collection: 16 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA3723 Norma Peters, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, May 12, 2005, at the home of Peters, Veazie, Maine. Peters talks about being born in Cartagena, Colombia; the differences between living in Panama and Colombia; differences in education; learning to speak English; marriage and children; first impressions of Maine; difficulty finding work; lived in Hampden and 6 years later moved to Bangor; teaching children Spanish; discrimination in Maine; making friends; teaching children to be proud of their heritage; cultural traditions; favorite foods from Colombia; going to Spanish restaurants in Florida; celebrating holidays; family stories; smoking cigars; difference between living in Colombia and the U. S.; what to tell people in the U. S. about Colombia and what to tell people in Colombia about the U. S.; trips to visit Colombia; attending Catholic church; learning to drive. Text: 19 pp. transcript, 2 pp. document from internet. Recording: mfc_na3723_cd2510_01, 58 minutes.


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