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Abbie Andrew, interviewed by Martha A. Timothy


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


NA3123 Abbie E. Andrew, interviewed by Martha A. Timothy, May 10, 1984, at Andrew’s home in Portland, Maine. Andrew, born December 26, 1897 in Lisbon, New Hampshire, describes moving to Maine; attending Heseltine School; learning to sew; dressing for town; home-fried vs. store-bought donuts; two family helpers; family life; father’s New Hampshire businesses and notebook; graduation 1917; Simmons Bachelor of Science in Home Economics; Columbia for Masters in Teaching; taught in Africa 1953-58; Newport, Rhode Island 1958-61 Director of Schwinburg School; Flu Epidemic of 1918; Grandma Davis (née Kilton); Aunt Nettie; driving Grandma’s Buick; gardening; working on Boston’s Beacon Hill; grandparent’s life; the circus she put on; home amenities; father’s businesses; lumbering horses; father’s telephones; brothers; traveling by train and trolley. Text: 6 pp. index. Recording: C 0983 1 hour.

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