Helen Teresa (Allen) Dwelley, interviewed by Martha A Timothy
Scope and Contents
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.
- Timothy, Martha A. (Person)
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NA3133 Helen Teresa (Allen) Dwelley, interviewed by Martha A Timothy, May 10, 1984, Portland, Maine. Telephone interview. Dwelley, born on September 15, 1900, talks about being a 10th generation French Canadian; growing up Catholic and poor; moving to Portland in August 1915 at 15; the YWCA; Porteous; Hebert boarding house; Stroudwater canoe house; Riverton boat house on the Presumpscot River; Flu Epidemic of 1918; Fort Devens; Armistice; National Biscuit Company; marriage in 1922; son in 1924. Text: 7 pp. index, transcript. Recording: C 0995 45 minutes.
- Franco-Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral history Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Portland (Me.) -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Portland (Me.) -- History -- Anecdotes Subject Source: Local sources
- Portland (Me.) -- Social Life and Customs -- 20th century Subject Source: Local sources
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