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Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Identifier: MF024

Scope and Contents

Collection of various recordings by MPBN.


  • Creation: 1971-2000

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Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. Copyright belongs to original broadcaster. For reference and educational use only. May not be copied.


5 items

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NA0705 Walter Trundy, Walter Wallace, Mr. Alva Clement, and Mrs. Alva Clement, interviewed by Kenneth Whitney, Bob Ireland and Florence Ireland, winter 1971-1972, Stockton Springs, Cundy’s Harbor, and Castine, Maine. Trundy, Wallace, and the Clement, all coastal people, on what Christmas was like around the turn of the century. Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Text: 46 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0431 - T 0432 2 hours (not digitized).

NA1346 Esther Wood, interviewed by Virgil Bisset, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 1980, Blue Hill, Maine. 29 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ cat. Two radio interviews with Wood, Prof. Emeritus, Gorham State Teachers College, about her memories of rural life; Maine schools; spring house cleaning; spring signs; Memorial Day. Text: catalog. Recording: mfc_na1346_t1472_01, mfc_na1346_t1473_01 117 minutes.

NA2132 Susan Tibbets, hosts concert with 20 singer and songwriters, featuring Kendall Morse, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Lisa Null, and Slim Clark, deposited by Maine Public Broadcasting Network, fall 1989, Hauck Auditorium, UMaine, Orono, Maine. 11 pp. Cat. only. On February 11 and 12, 1977, a concert and a series of workshops called "Songs for February" held at the Hauck Auditorium UMaine. From the recordings made of the concert and series of workshops, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network produced an 8-part radio series as part of their “Roots and Branches” series.” Accession consists of a catalog of the radio program. Text: 11 pp. catalog.

NA2136 Carolyn McKeen, Ernie Freeberg, and Carolyn Chute on Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) show "Maine Things Considered", May 1, 1989, Orono, Maine. "Maine Things Considered" was taped off the radio at UMaine and is 1) a piece on gay rights; 2) proposed taxing of cable television and rental of videos; 3) Carolyn Chute talks about the Maine work ethic; her experiences working in chicken plants, etc. RESTRICTED. Recording: mfc_na2136_c0674_01 32 minutes.

NA2295 By Mary Lou Colbath, 1991-1992, statewide, Maine. Thirty cassettes containing a collection of 49 recorded programs or vignettes which aired on Maine Public Radio during 1991-1992 as a series called “Hear Maine!” The segments were produced and aired as part of MPR’s “Maine Things Considered” program, funded by the Maine Humanities Council. The series reflects the diversity of people and culture in Maine and the issues and concerns of the people. Program titles include “Acadian Family Reunions,” “Waldoboro Germans,” “Rural Law Enforcement,” “Franco-American Social Clubs,” “Native American Mascots and Team Names,” “Blueberry Harvest,” “The AME Zion Church: A Profile,” “Women and the Sea,” and many others. Five complete sets of the series were made on audio cassettes, and a set was placed in each of five selected libraries or archives including the Bangor Public Library, the Cary Library in Houlton, the Maine State Library in Augusta, the Maine Folklife Center in Orono, and the Portland Public Library. RESTRICTED. Text: 2 pp. copied catalog. Recording: C 1084 - C 1113 (not digitized).

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.

Genre / Form


Guide to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Digital Objects Available
Amanda Marden
April 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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