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Anonymous, interviewed by Barbara Switzer


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

A series of 51 interviews about the history of Portland, Maine with index and partial and full transcripts. The Victoria Society, fall 1992. Interviews concerning life in Portland during the 1930s to the 1940s, most interviewees are 75 years old or older.


  • 1984-1988
  • 1992


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From the Collection: 36 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA2266 Anonymous, interviewed by Barbara Switzer, February 23, 1984, Portland. Anonymous, born June 30, 1904, talks about being born on Newbury Street; matrilineal names of Sholes and Delano; Richard Foss; previous homes; Ralph Rowe’s hotel on Peaks Island; golf links at Brighton and Falmouth Avenues; skating on Brighton Avenue; Deering Avenue Laundry; grocery store at Woodford’s Corner; O’Toole’s dress shop; horse and buggy trip to Buxton; story about short lobsters; Trefethen-Evergreen Club House; Uncle Saunder’s typesetter. Note: the two indexes contain separate information. Text: 1 pp. typed index, 2 pp. handwritten index. Recording: C 0982 45 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