Rum Running/ Bootlegging Collection
Scope and Contents
William Cavallini, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, May 16, 1997, in Harwich, Massachusetts. Cavallini discusses his experiences rum-running on the coast of Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia during Prohibition; operating the radio on rum-running boats beginning 1930; packaging of liquor; unloading at night; locations where liquor was unloaded; recollections of Meteghan, Nova Scotia; boat specifications; pay; killing of rumrunners; pastimes when not running rum; names of rum-running boats; evading the Coast Guard; changes to rum-running after Prohibition ended; operating radios on shore; hiding liquor; and individuals involved in the rum-running business. Images RESTRICTED until 2075. Text: 59 pp. transcript, plus 41 pp. memoir. Recording: C 1562 - C 1564. Photos: P08094 - P08145.
- May 16, 1997
- Cavallini, William "Bill", 1904-2005 (Interviewee, Person)
- MacDougall, Pauleena (Interviewer, Person)
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52 image files (digital)
2 text files (digital)
5 audio files (digital)
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Existence and Location of Originals
The originals of the digital files are located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047 https://lccn.loc.gov/2013655211.
Materials Specific Details
Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.
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