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Edward J. Norris, 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


NA3140 Edward J. Norris, interviewed by Martha A. Timothy, August 8, 1988, Portland, Maine. Norris, born March 21, 1908, recalls growing up in Portland; the Million Dollar Bridge; Delano Park; Fort Williams; DuPont factory; Sticky River; Sebago Lake; Oddfellows Block; Woodford’s Town Hall; Leland School; Longfellow School; Lincoln Junior Academy; Deering High School; Exeter and MIT; Woodfords Corner; Nason’s Corner; the Poor Farm; the Porteous Mitchell Store. Text: 13 pp. partial outline. Recording: C 1003 20 minutes (tape 1 of 2 is missing for this interview).

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