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World War I Collection

Identifier: MF184

Scope and Contents

This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 to bring together interviews that deal with World War I. There are 31 series in NAFOH that relate to WWII, but 1 belongs soley to this collection.


  • Event: 1914-1918

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.


1 item

Language of Materials



NA2495 Frank S. Dowling, interviewed by Dr. Eugene A. Mawhinney and Anne Dowling Mawhinney, March 21, 1982, in Machias, East Machias, and Jacksonville, Maine. A series of interviews conducted chiefly by A. Mawhinney (Mrs. Eugene) with her father, F. Dowling. F. Dowling, who was in his nineties and hundreds when the interviews were conducted, talks about his life; experience in WWI; working in the woods; and gives descriptions of various places, including Grand Lake Stream.

Text: 14 pp. catalog
Recording: mfc_na2495_c1572.1_01, mfc_na2495_c1572.2_01&02, mfc_na2495_c1572.3_01&02, mfc_na2495_c1572.4_01&02, mfc_na2495_c1572.5_01, mfc_na2495_c1572.6_01 313 minutes.

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 World War I Collection
In Progress
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