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Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Collection: Research Record Group 2

 Record Group
Identifier: MF167-2

Scope and Contents

Material collected by Maine Folklife Center (MFC) and Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (NAFOH) founder Edward D. “Sandy” Ives or about him (for the latter, also see NA1636, NA2290, NA2301, NA2312, NA2390, NA2539).

This record group includes Ives’s other interviews, folklore collections, and miscellaneous accessions include several that focus on moose poacher George Magoon (George Magood and the Down East Game War: History, Folklore, and the Law. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988), and Wilbur Day (Wilbur Day (1864-1924), Hunter Guide, and Poacher: An Autobiography. Northeast Folklore 26 (1986). Others are recordings of various performances; interviews on woodswork; Veazie history; and songmakers; and material reflecting Ives’s research interests and his student’s projects. These accessions are numbered consistently with the rest of the MFC’s collections.


  • Creation: 1971 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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


70 items

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Related Materials

NAFOH collection MF102: Miramichi Folksong Festival Collection.

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 MFC founder, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, was prolific in his work. Due to the volume of material, his work has been divided between two collections, this one and MF027. MF027 contains the materials that were given to the center both upon Ives’s retirement and his death. This collection (MF167) was previously part of MF027 as Series 7 (with sub-series 7.1 and 7.2), but was separated out in 2014 by the archives manager. MF167 consists of fieldwork from 1955 to 1999 done by Ives and a variety of interviews which he conducted. MF167 has further been divided into record group 1 (which has its own numbering system) and Record Group 2.


“Complete transcriptions have been made of all these tapes, although transcripts are often in rough, not final form. Tapes 1.1 through 1.160 are also* on deposit with the Archives of Traditional Music, 031 Maxwell Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401, as collection numbers F-164 and F-302, and their Archives Tape Library (ATL) are given in brackets at the end of each entry for all the items on that tape. Tapes 56.1 through 70.10 are also** on deposit with the Archives of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540, and their numbering is given in brackets at the end of each entry, too. The final “T” number given is the Northeast Archives tape number” (from The Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History: A Catalog of the First 1800 Accessions p.176). *despite the use of the word also, no copies of these remain with NAFOH. **NAFOH only has copies of some of this portion of audio, not all.

Guide to Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Collection: Research record group 2
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Katrina Wynn
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
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