Maine/Maritimes Folklore Collection/CP 180
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of student papers. The early items are largely miscellaneous gatherings of individual items: jokes, tall tales, ghost stories, traditional medicine, popular beliefs and superstitions, legends, local character yarns, etc. and only occasionally include tape recordings. Later accessions reflect the trend in the field of folklore to emphasize context over items gathered for their own sake. Thus they are more apt to consist of life histories with an emphasis on life styles and occupations and to include tape recordings.
- Creation: 1957-1975
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 (email@example.com).
Conditions Governing Use
Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. Some items in this collection do not have release forms and other have specific use/access restrictions.
Language of Materials
The first 437 of these accessions are arranged in alphabetical order; subsequent additions are arranged chronologically.
Existence and Location of Originals
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.
This collection consists of student papers written for CP 180, FO 197, FO 002, FO 198, AY 21, FO 179, CP 133 with over 600 series consisting of undergraduate projects, papers and recorded interviews conducted for folklore courses taught by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives at the University of Maine and various other locations in Maine from 1957 to 1975.
Genre / Form
- Algonquin Indians
- Beothuk Indians
- Burial Sites
- Folk Medicine
- Frye's Leap
- Gluskap (Legendary character)
- Indian Devil
- Indian Treasure
- Indians of North America
- Indians of North America -- Battles
- Indians of North America -- Maine -- Photographs
- Iroquoian Indians
- Malecite Indians
- Micmac Indians
- Mohawk Indians
- Native American and non-Native contact -- friendly
- Native American and non-Native contact -- Hostile
- Passamaquoddy Indians
- Penobscot Indians
- Saco River Curse
- Sokoki Indians
- Students -- Papers
- Guide to the Maine/Maritimes Folklore Collection/CP 180
- In Progress
- Amanda Marden
- April 2018
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Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository
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