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Maine Ethnographic/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection

Identifier: MF176

Scope and Contents

This collection contains items deposited by Barry H. Rodrigue that aren’t specifically part of his other collections.


  • Creation: 1989-1993


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. No known restrictions on material.


5 items

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Note: While much of this collection is digitized (see below) there are two items that aren't: 1) Ann Collier & Harriet Sleeper, interviewed by Barry Rodrigue, October 29, 1991. 2) Gladys Hatfield Roderick, interviewed Kenai Rodrigue, 2000, Manchester, Me.

NA2287 John “Jack” Morrison, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue (1989-1991), Manchester, Massachusetts. In a series of interviews Morrison talks about his experiences as a Scottish sailor who immigrated to the United States during WWI in 1917; his work aboard yachts in Penobscot Bay, Maine, in the 1920s and 1930s; commercial sailing and shipping.

Recording: mfc_na2287_c1070_01&02, mfc_na2287_c1071_01&02, mfc_na2287_c1072_01 160 minutes

NA2289 Gladys Hadfield Roderick, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue, April 15, 1991, Manchester, Maine. Roderick (the interviewer’s mother) talks about her experiences as a World War II bride; describes her trip and arrival to Augusta, Maine from England around 1946.

Recording: mfc_na2289_c1074_01, mfc_na2289_c1074_02 56 minutes

NA2290 Dr. Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue, May 1, 1991, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Dr. Ives, a folklore professor at the University of Maine, talks about his early musical career; his arrival at the University; and early collection of folk music and oral history.

Recording: mfc_na2290_c1075_01, mfc_na2290_c1075_02 36 minutes

NA2298 Grady sisters, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue, spring 1993, Augusta and Gardner, Maine. The four Grady’s sisters of North Whitefield, Maine, ages 90 through 100, talk about labor, ethnic, immigrant, and family history of their family; their lives and work in the shoe factories from 1915-1920.

Recording: mfc_na2298_c1114_01, mfc_na2298_c1114_02 85 minutes

NA4290 Ruth Mullaney, interviewed by Marie Jones for HUM 398: Cultural Fieldwork with Barry Rodrigue at USM, July 31, 2002, Plant Memorial Home, Bath, ME. Mullaney talks about downtown Bath, specifically 136-142 Front Street.

Text: 18 pp. transcript Recording: 1 cassette tape

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.

Genre / Form


Guide to Maine Ethnographic/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection
Digital Objects Available
Thomas Libby
May 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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