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Greta Kerr, interviewed by Bertha C. Gulliver


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


NA3137 Greta Kerr, interviewed by Bertha C. Gulliver, March 26 and 29, 1984, and April 13 and 21, 1984, Portland, Maine. Kerr, born on June 6, 1890, recalls, in great detail and descriptive phrase, life in Portland: South Portland Bridge; Victoria Mansion; Constance Southworth home; Cutler House; Cutter House; Talbot House; Dyer House; Mussey House; Swett Mansion; Rufus Deering home; Rufus Deering Lumber Yard; High Street Bridge; Keating House; O’Brian’s Antique Book Store; Vice Consul Keating of the British Vice Consul; High Bridge; Park Bridge; State Street Bridge; Berlin Mills Company; Wilson Lumber Company; Johnson’s Store; Nathaniel Dyer House; Wallace Hall House; Longfellow Square; Dole Estate; The Stateway; 75 State Street retirement home; Waynflete School; Grayhurst Park; Rainbow Alley; Berlin Mills horse stables; Park Place row houses; Baltimore row houses; Stratton Court; Deering Oaks; Willard Beach; Longfellow Monument; Union Station; St. John boat; Boston boats; Rosa E. True School; Butler Grammar School; Portland High School; Portland Teacher Training School; Wilson School; Jackson School; Portland Evening Express; State Pier; House Island Health Station; Director of Public Relations and Instructor in Journalism at Westbrook Junior College; YWCA; and Campfire Girls. Text: 56 pp. index, transcript. Recording: C 1004, C 1005.

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