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Josephine O’Hare, interviewed by Ann M. K. Munch


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


NA3142 Josephine O’Hare, interviewed by Ann M. K. Munch, March 26, 29th & April 13, 19th, 1984, Portland, Maine. O’Hare recalls growing up in Portland; Kavanaugh School; Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; parochial schools; open trolley cars to Riverton Park; Cape Cottage Park; Cape Elizabeth; Back Bay; Women’s Suffrage; Baxter Library; Portland High School; Dr. Spaulding house; Women’s Chorus of Portland; Exhibition Building; Garden Concert in City Hall; Eastern Promenade; Lewis Playground; Eastern bathing beach; Strand, Jack Nick’s; the Empire; the State; Keiths Theater; Jefferson Theater; Emerald Club; Christmas Island; Ancient Order of Foresters; Knights of Columbus; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Peaks Island restaurant; Portland Teachers School. Text: 36 pp. index, transcript. Recording: C 1012, C 1013, C 1014, C 1015, C 1016 5 hours.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
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