“Us and Them” Summer Estates Collection
Scope and Contents
The major focus is on the relations between the summer people who owned estates in Northeast Harbor and Blue Hill, Maine, and the native Mainers who worked for them on the estates. The period covered in the interviews was a one hundred year stretch between 1880 and 1980.
- 1980 - 1983
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conditions Governing Use
Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on material.
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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 was created in 1980-84 by Pamela Dean in the course of doing research for her masters thesis in history at the University of Maine, 1984, entitled “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” Dean’s grandparents and aunts and uncles had worked for summer people in various capacities and her interest in the topic began with interviews with her aunt, Ethel Anthony, conducted for Sandy Ives' fieldwork course in the fall of 1980.
- Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hancock County (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oral histories Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to “Us and Them” Summer Estates Collection
- In Progress
- Thomas Libby
- May 2018
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Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
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