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Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Collection: Research Record Group 1

 Record Group
Identifier: MF167-1

Scope and Contents

MF167.1 consists of interviews conducted by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives on Prince Edward Island between 1969 and 1970, as part of his work to document the folk songs of Prince Edward Island, specifically the songs “made by” Joe Scott, Larry Doyle, and Larry Gorman. Material included in this collection served as source material for Ives’ later publications, Lawrence Doyle: The Farmer-Poet of Prince Edward Island (1971); Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs (1977); Joe Scott: The Woodman Songmaker (1978); and Drive Dull Care Away: Folksongs from Prince Edward Island (1999). This collection includes recordings of interviews, Ives' field journal, and 17 photographs taken by Ives.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1955-1970

Creator

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.

Extent

203 items

Language of Materials

English

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047. [Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and U.S., Maine, 1956-1959] / collected by Edward D. Ives, https://media.dlib.indiana.edu/media_objects/3j333251b and [Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and U.S., Maine, 1961-1964] / collected by Edward D. Ives, https://media.dlib.indiana.edu/media_objects/g445cd28x.

Ives’ original recordings, numbered 1.1 through 1.160, as part of his doctoral research, are on deposit with:

Archives of Traditional Music Morrison Hall 117 1165 E. Third Street Bloomington, IN 47405 Phone: 1.812.855.4679 Email: atmusic [at] indiana [dot] edu

Indiana University as the Archives of Traditional Music retains copyright to these recordings. For more information or to request access to these recordings, please reach out to the Archives and reference the following catalog information:

Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and U.S., Maine, 1956-1959 [sound recording] / collected by Edward D. Ives can be found online at https://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/1395255.

Canada, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and U.S., Maine, 1961-1964 [sound recording] / collected by Edward D. Ives can be found online at https://iucat.iu.edu/catalog/1395257

No copies of these recordings remain with the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History.

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material.

Clarification of Special Collections Holdings

To clarify Fogler Library Special Collections holdings of Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (NAFOH) materials, the collection record for MF167.1 was updated in February 2022 by Kimberly Sawtelle. The update was conducted to 1. align the series numbering with all NAFOH holdings; 2. remove cross-referenced numbering for research materials held by the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), Indiana University; and 3. to incorporate recordings overlooked during the original cataloging. Previous versions of the collection file remain unaltered and available as mf167 1.1 long description.pdf and mf167 1.1 short description.

Collection Note

Maine Folklife Center founder, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, was a prolific researcher. Due to the volume of his research materials, Ives’ work is divided into three separate collections within the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History at Fogler Library Special Collections, University of Maine: MF027, MF167.1, and MF167.2. Digital files for these holdings can be found online at https://archives.library.umaine.edu/repositories/5.

To help clarify matters related to confusion over the original numbering and ownership of materials included in MF167.1, in 2022 Fogler Library Special Collections assigned NA series numbers to individual interviews in addition to enhancing some interview descriptions. In many cases, Ives’ original notes, with minor clarifications, are included in these descriptions. The use of the NA numbering system creates consistency in the cataloging of the Ives holdings and the full holdings of Northeast Folklore Archives.

Title
Guide to Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Collection: Research Record Group 1
Status
In Progress
Author
Katrina Wynn
Date
June 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
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