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Emigration from the Maritimes/John Myers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF129

Scope and Contents

Interviews about immigration from the Maritime Provinces to Maine.

Dates

  • 1978

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 (um.library.spc@maine.edu).

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on material.

Extent

5 items

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

NA1186 Alice F. Stewart, interviewed by John Myers, spring 1978, Orono, Maine. Stewart talks about the Stewart family and its emigration from New Brunswick to Maine.

Text: brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1186_t1245_01 1 hour

NA1187 Edgar and Ruth McKay, interviewed by John Myers, spring 1978, Orono, Maine. The McKays talk about the McKay family; emigration from Nova Scotia to Boston and its social implications.

Text: brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1187_t1246_01 1 hour

NA1188 Jonathan Myers, interviewed by John Myers, spring 1978, Orono, Maine. Myers talks about the Myers family and its emigration from the Maritimes to Orono, Maine.

Text: brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1188_t1247_01, mfc_na1188_t1247_02 1 hour

NA1196 James Campbell, interviewed by John Myers, spring 1978, Brewer, Maine. Campbell talks about his emigration from Prince Edward Island to Brewer; Maine and his life there and here; also sings four songs.

Text: brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1196_t1255_t1256_01, mfc_na1196_t1255_t1256_02 1 1/2 hours

NA1203 James Campbell, interviewed by John Myers and Art Ruston, summer 1978, Brewer, Maine. Campbell talks about immigration from Prince Edward Island; woods work; railroad work; sings several ballads.

Text: brief catalog Recording: mfc_na1203_t1261_01 1 hour

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.
Title
Guide to Emigration from the Maritimes/John Myers Collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Thomas Libby
Date
May 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207.581.1686