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Jeff Todd Titon Collection

Identifier: MF128

Scope and Contents

Arbitrarily assembled collection accessions where the interviewer was Jeff Todd Titon.


  • 1975, 1980, 1988, and 1989


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. Known restrictions on NA2122 and NA2980.


7 items

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NA1099 Reverend Henry Snyder, interviewed by Jeff Todd Titon, summer 1975, Bucksport, Maine. Reverend Snyder was a pastor at the Calvary Baptist Church.

Recording: mfc_na1099_t1125_01, mfc_na1099_t1125_02 1 hour

NA2048 Jeff Todd Titon, spring 1989, March 22, 1989, Orono, Maine. Recording of the Marshall Dodge Memorial Lecture (part of the yearly series) given on March 22, 1989 by Titon: “Interpretive Communities and the Other: How to Recognize a Meaning When You Find One.”

Recording: mfc_na2048_c0571_01, mfc_na2048_c0571_02 64 minutes

NA2061 Albert "Hap" Collins, interviewed by Jeff Todd Titon, July and August, 1988, South Blue Hill, Maine. Conversations between Albert "Hap" Collins and Jeff Titon at Mr. Collins's home. The interviews were videotaped and some of the material incorporated into "Hap Collins,” a one hour video.

Text: 127 pp. transcript Recording: mfc_na2061_v0052

NA2122 Albert Collins, collected by Jeff Todd Titon, summer 1989, Blue Hill Falls, Maine. Copies of poems by Albert Collins as written out in two desk calendars, Xerox copies of the original poems. RESTRICTED. Text: 102 pp.

NA2135 Fritjof Jacobson, interviewed by Jeff Todd Titon, summer 1989, New Sweden, Maine. Videotape of Jacobson of New Sweden being interviewed, playing fiddle tunes.

Text: 3 pp. total: 1 pp. index Recordings: mfc_na2135_v0051

NA2144 Albert "Hap" Collins, interviewed by Jeff Todd Titon, fall 1989, South Blue Hill, Maine. Transcription of videotape interview with Albert "Hap" Collins in South Blue Hill regarding lobstering.

Text: 8 pp. transcript corresponding to mfc_na2061_v0052.

NA2980 Joe Cormier, John Campbell, Ludge LeFort, Gerry Robichaud, recorded by Jeff Todd Titon, December 14, 1980, at the Canadian-American Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. Dance music recorded at the Canadian-American Club. Performers include Cormier, violin; Campbell, violin; LeFort, violin; and the French Club Band with Robichaud, violin. Original 5-inch open reel tapes retained by depositor, our originals are two CDs. RESTRICTED.

Recording: mfc_na2980_cd0337_01-mfc_na2980_cd0337_04, mfc_na2980_cd0338_01-mfc_na2980_cd0338_03 1 hour 19 minutes

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.

  • Fiddling Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Oral histories Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
  • Poetry Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Guide to Jeff Todd Titon 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