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Bowdoin College Folklore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MF006

Scope and Contents

Students from Bowdoin college investigated topics and wrote papers related to the folklore and folklife of Maine communities, including beliefs of fishermen, cookery, farm life, Prohibition and rum-running, mill work, Bath Iron Works, lobstering, quilting, folk medicine, ghosts,lighthouse keeping, boat building, lumbering, ship building, carpentry, hunting, and storytelling.

Dates

  • 1980

Conditions Governing Access

For digitized items free from access restrictions, we are working to upload this material (pdfs, mp3s, jpgs) for public access, but it is an ongoing project. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, contact Special Collections (um.library.spc@maine.edu).

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on material.

Extent

27 items

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047 https://lccn.loc.gov/2013655211.

Collection Note

This series of twenty-six series consists of student papers done for a course in folklore offered at Bowdoin College during the fall semester 1980, taught by Nora Groce.
Title
Guide to the Bowdoin College Folklore Papers
Status
Digital Objects Available
Author
Sarah Marden
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207.581.1686