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Fannie Hardy Eckstorm

Identifier: MF174

Scope and Contents

A collection including interviews that focus primarily on Fannie Hardy Eckstorm. The first interviews were conducted in 1934 and as recent as 1997. There are 5 series in NAFOH that relate to Eckstorm, but 4 belong soley to this collection. The fifth is na1118 from MF167 1.2


  • 1934, 1977, 1995, 1997


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4 items

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NA1297 Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, interviewed by Miles L. Hanley, summer 1934. Donated by Audrey Duckert, 1979, Brewer, Maine. Copy of interview with Eckstorm, by Hanley, associate director of The Linguistic Atlas of New England. Mrs. Eckstorm was an informant for the Atlas (informant #404).

Text: catalog Recording: mfc_na1297_t1387_01, mfc_na1297_t1387_02 1 hour

NA2353 Claire Crosby, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, January 1995, Wayne, Maine. Crosby talks about her memories of living with Fannie Hardy Eckstorm in Brewer, Maine in 1930.

Text: 10 pp. transcript Recording: mfc_na2353_c1373_01, mfc_na2353_c1373_02 58 minutes

NA2475 Wayne Libhart, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, summer 1997, Seal Cove and Tremont, Maine. Libhart talks about his recollections of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm during his youth in Brewer, Maine. Also included: hand-drawn sketch/floor plan of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm’s home.

Text: 20 pp. total: transcript, sketch, correspondence Recording: mfc_na2475_c1554_01, mfc_na2475_c1554_02 51 minutes

NA2477 By Pauleena MacDougall, August 1997, Maine. "Six Years under Maine Game Laws" by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm. Photocopy of articles as they appeared in "Forest and Stream" magazine from March-August, 1891.

Text: 19 pp. article

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.

Guide to Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
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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