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Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Oral History Collection

Identifier: MF115

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 38 cassette recordings of interviews with residents of the towns of Alexander and Crawford, Maine, conducted under the auspices of the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society between the years of 1980-1991. Topics range from aspects of the history and lifeways of the area; to Townsend House; the School in the Woods; mills; stage routes; blueberries; Princeton; Pembroke; woods work; lakes; Alexander Frost; ghosts; and many other topics pertaining to Alexander and Crawford, Maine.


  • Creation: 1980-1991

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. No known restrictions on material.


38 items

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# Date Person Subject
1 09/80 Hazel Cousins Frost Townsend House and Ghosts
2 10/21/80 Fenderson Family & Breakneck Mtn.
3 12/10/80 Pliney Frost (Alexander Historian)
4 05/05/81 Pliney Frost Ned Lamb family & airline stage
5 07/21/81 A-CHS annual meeting
6 03/16/82 Harold Fenlason
7 4/82 & 5/82 School in the Woods
8 04/20/82 Frank Fenderson St. Croix Island
9 05/15/82 Jane Dudley School in the Woods
10 05/18/82 Reed Holmes
11 09/21/82 John Ahlin Attitudes on Native Americans
12 10/19/82 Roberta Wheaton Early Princeton
13 11/82 Floyd Hunnewell Mills on Pcomoonshine Lake
14 12/14/82 Sammy Saunders
15 12/82 John M. Dudley Grand Lake & Pokey Stories
16 02/15/83 Frank Fenderson Winters Past
17 04/83 Floyd Hunnewell The stage cattle drives, people
18 08/16/83 Sandy Ives Poaching
19 08/21/84 H & F Fenderson Stories
20 12/18/84 A-CHS Christmas coffee
21 02/85 Floyd Hunnewell Blueberries
22 05/17/85 Grace Mahar Taylor Pembroke Memories
23 09/85 John M. Dudley The 20s
24 12/85 Clinton Flood Farming and memories
25 06/30/86 Audrey Ketner Chocolate cakewalk of 1986
26 01/90 Lloyd Blaney Stoll-MacGregor Mill
27 04/11/90 Parks Carle Land Policy (Charlotte)
28 06/13/90 John Ahlin Unity v. Margaretta
29 10/10/90 William Hatfield Cooper Stories
30 04/27/91 Ina Johnson McKaskell family
31 01/16/91 Albert Anderson Mill and Woods work in the 1930s
32 Vowels and commands
33 John M. Dudley Tree Squeaks
34 John M. Dudley Lakes in Alexander and Crawford
35 Millie Winkler Teacher in Alexander
36 John M. Dudley Pokey Dam & Commercial fisheries
37 07/02/86 Pliney Frost Alexander Frost
38 John M. Dudley Tree Squeaks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by John Dudley for the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society, Alexander and Crawford, Maine, deposited October, 1998.

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.

Guide to Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Oral History Collection
In Progress
Thomas Libby
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