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ANT 326 and 431 Folklore, the Environment, and Public Policy Collection

Identifier: MF165

Scope and Contents

This collection contains student papers from ANT 326 and 431 Folklore, the Environment, and Public Policy Collection. Topics of some of the papers include traditional medicine, basket making, environmental sustainability, energy resources, etc.


  • Creation: 2010-2011
  • Creation: 2018

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. For many, the copyright was retained by the depositor.


49 items

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While most of the material is digitized, some is not: 1) “‘Just the way I was brought up into it’: Reactions to change in Maine’s lowbush blueberry industry” by Kourtney K. Collum 2) “A view from the stern” by Richard Fortuna 3) “Taxidermy and Guiding as Two Traditional Resource Based Occupations in Maine” by Ian J. Jesse, 2013 with release form 4) “The privatization of the Mount Desert Island shoreline: impact on traditional subsistence resources” by R. M. Kell 2013 5) “Edible Mushrooms: The Biology, Cultivation and Countless Environmental, Economic, and Health Benefits” Lauren Pratt 2013 with release form 6) “Southport Island, Maine: Experiences and observations contributing to South Island’s environmental and cultural sustainability” by Nancy Prisk 2014 7) “New England Fisheries and Climate Change’s Negative Externalities: An Informed Glimpse” by Colleen Slebzak 8) transcript of interview with Noreen Blaiklock by Hilary Warner-Evans 2013 with release form and CDs 9) transcript of interview with Natalia Bragg by LaDoiya Wells 2013 with release form.

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.

Collection Note

The course examined the interaction of humans with the environment from the perspective of folklore and reviews its impact on public policy at the local, state, federal and international level.

Guide to ANT 326 and 431 Folklore, the Environment, and Public Policy Collection
In Progress
Amy Dias
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