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Cranberry Culture in Massachusetts Project

Identifier: MF013

Scope and Contents

A series of 20 accessions featuring interviews done by Stephen Cole and Linda Gifford (1982-1983) documenting cranberry growing in southeastern Massachusetts.


  • Creation: 1982-1983


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Conditions Governing Use

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"Stephen A. Cole directs the natural resources and sustainable communities programs at Coastal Enterprises, Inc., a community-development corporation. He is co-author of I Was Content and Not Content: The Story of Linda Lord and the Closing of Penobscot Poultry and author of The Rangeley and Its Region: The Famous Boat and Lakes of Western Maine. He lives in Damariscotta, Maine, with his family. Lindy Gifford is an independent graphic designer and photographer. She did the book design for The Cranberry, as well as much of the photography and historical research. She has designed other book covers and interiors for Tilbury House, Down East Books, WoodenBoat, and other publishers. She also lives in Damariscotta with her family (which includes Steve Cole). Cole and Gifford lived for years in Marion and Wareham, Massachusetts, before moving to Maine" ( Cole and Gifford published the book "The Cranberry: Hard Work and Holiday Sauce" in 2009.


20 items

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Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

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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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

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