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Abraham "Doc" Gordon, interviewed by Cynthia Mack


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.


  • Creation: 1984-1988
  • Creation: 1992


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From the Collection: 36 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA3134 Abraham "Doc" Gordon, interviewed by Cynthia Mack, April 22, 1984, Woodfield Road, Portland, Maine. Gordon, born December 17, 1907, in Bath, Maine, recalls growing up Jewish in Portland; receiving religious education from a Rabbi; Armistice Bath Iron Works; Secret Service guarding the Mosque; opera singer Mme. Melicucci (sp.); Bath Trust Co.; Allen Spear; streetcars; cobblestone streets; horse-drawn fire wagons; Synagogue service; father peddling wares; Sagadahoc Ferry; Prohibition; Fanny Brice; Louis Armstrong; vaudeville. Text: 39 pp. index, transcript. Recording: C 0996 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