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DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA)

Identifier: MF204

Scope and Contents

Material from DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA). DEFFA 's purpose is to aid and encourage the folk arts-- music, dance, storytelling, etc.-- in Maine. The Board of Friends when DEFFA was incorporated as a non-profit included Edward D. "Sandy" Ives and Barbara Ann Herrel “Bobby” Ives.


  • circa 1981-2009

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library’s offsite storage facility. One week’s notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical / Historical

DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA) is an active organization ( According to thier homepage: "DOWNEAST FRIENDS OF THE FOLK ARTS (DEFFA) is a non-profit membership organization whose goal is to nurture and promote the living traditions of folk music and dance in Maine. We publish a monthly newsletter with news, calendar listings, information, and other items of interest to the Maine folk art, music, and dance community. DEFFA also hosts the annual Down East Country Dance Festival in March of each year, a weekend long celebration of traditional and international music, dancing, and fun!" (2017-08-10)


2 boxes (1 archive box, 1 oversize flat box)

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Folder titles:

Box 1 Folder 1 DEFFA Coastal Dance notebook 2004-2010

Box 1 Folder 2 DEFFA Newsletters 1981-1984

Box 1 Folder 3 DEFFA Newsletters 1985-1987

Box 1 Folder 4 DEFFA Newsletters 1988-1991

Box 1 Folder 5 DEFFA Newsletters 1992-1994

Box 1 Folder 6 DEFFA Newsletters 1995-1997

Box 1 Folder 7 DEFFA Newsletters 2004-2007

Box 1 Folder 8 DEFFA promotional material + newsletter inserts

Box 1 Folder 9 DEFFA publications from regional organizations 1/2 CDS Boston Centre-NEFFA

Box 1 Folder 10 DEFFA publications from regional organizations 2/2 New England Folk Almanac- Silver Apple News

Box 1 Folder 11 DEFFA catalogs and directories regional- int’l

Box 1 Folder 12 DEFFA various dance material organized by band

Box 1 Folder 13 DEFFA printed ephemera related to contradance

Box 1 Folder 14 DEFFA 1992 band info

Box 1 Folder 15 DEFFA 1993 band info

Box 1 Folder 16 DEFFA 1994 band info

Box 1 Folder 17 DEFFA correspondence

Box 1 Folder 18 DEFFA business material

Box 2 Folder 1 DEFFA photographs

Box 2 Folder 2 DEFFA comment book

Box 2 Folder 3 DEFFA Coastal Dance Association scrapbook I 1984-1990

Box 2 Folder 4 DEFFA Coastal Dance Association scrapbook II 1990-1994

Guide to the DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA) Papers
Box And Folder List Available
Katrina Wynn
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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