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Rob Golding Radio Program/Pamela Dean Collection

Identifier: MF213

Scope and Contents

Research and correspondence related to Rob Golding, a renowned Maine storyteller. Intended for a radio program, though it is not know if it was every made. Assembled by Pamela Dean during her time at the Maine Folklife Center. Dean did present a paper “Performing Maine: Three Generations of Storytellers (Rob Golding, Marshall Dodge, and Tim Sample)” at the Oral History Association in 2004 and at the Orono Public Library and the Eastport Historical Society.


  • 2002-2005

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 (

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. Very few release forms in this collection.


1 box : (8 folders)

4 items : (digital)

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Existence and Location of Originals

For the pre-2012 digitized items (the NA numbered series): at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047 Physical materials located in Library Annex 30-A-2-5 Box MF085.

Related Materials

See also NAFOH MF085 Thomas “Archie” Stewart Collection for NA2007 a long interview with Rob Golding.

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.

Processing Information

Removed from the collection: 1) Conforti, Joseph A. 2001. “The North Country and Regional Identity: from Robert Frost to the Rise of Yankee Magazine, 1914-1940.” Imagining New England: explorations of regional identity from the pilgrims to the mid-twentieth century. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press. 2) Two parts of the NA2007 transcript or Rob Golding, interviewed by Archie Stewart, April 1961 (T1971) and April 1963 (T1972), both of which are part of MF085, not MF213.

Guide to Rob Golding Radio Program/Pamela Dean Collection
In Progress
Katrina Wynn
May 2018
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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