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Dr. Nicholas Smith, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection includes a series of taped interviews of Dr. Peter Paul, conducted by Nicholas N. Smith between 1970 and 1985. The recordings include spoken Malecite language as well as the oral history and descriptions of Malecite traditions known by Paul who was born in 1902 on the Woodstock Reserve in New Brunswick, Canada. This collection includes 25 tape recordings, 24 photographs, and exhibit text used to create the 2003 Maine Folklife Center display, "Collaboration: Peter Paul and Nicholas Preserving Maliseet Culture." Collection also includes a text summary, and background information about the two men, including obituaries, collected by library staff as supplemental material.


  • Creation: 1970-2003


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From the Collection: 1 box (half-sized) : Hollinger metal edge document storage box.


NA4546 Dr. Nicholas Smith, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, August 24, 1999, in his home at 34 Beech Drive, Brunswick, Maine, about his experiences doing anthropological field work. Text: No transcript. Recording: mf206_na4546_220.01A, mf206_na4546_220.01B, mf206_na4546_220.02A. Time: Restrictions: No restrictions. Time: 02:08:55.

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