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Slide Series Collection

Identifier: MF212

Scope and Contents

A series of slides related to Maine, USA primarily as well a Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada. The contents cover landscapes, architecture, folk art, and local occupations. It seems likely that many of these, especially Box 1, were used in lectures.


  • Creation: 1950s-1980s

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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


3 boxes

Language of Materials



Box 1 The slides are all well organized with numbers, some labels, and some index sheets, but no other context. The word series in the folder section is the language used by whomever organized the slides in the past and was preserved so the finding aid matches the material.

Folder 1: 1 pp. typed and partially handwritten index to the slides series 1-29, 1 pp. with information about the number of slides per series (for series 1-28 and 31), and 17 sheets of series of slides (1-17). Series 1: Bar Harbor (views) Series 2: Castine (views) Series 3: The Coast (Great Gott, Deer Isle, Rosier, etc.) Series 4: Prince Edward Island Series 5: Prince Edward Island Series 6: Peter Emberly (house, grave, etc.) Series 7: Misc. views, ME and NB Series 8: Lobstering Series 9: Katahdin-Moosehead area: views (see also 18) Series 10: KI, Passadumkeag R. (views) Series 11: Surf on rocks Series 12: Cemeteries and gravestones (2 sheets) Series 13: Flowers Series 14: Sunsets Series 15: Shantying and sailing ships (2 sheets) Series 16: Dowsing Series 17: Barns Folder 2: Series 18: Katahdin views (see also 9) Series 19: Churches Series 20: Houses (six sheets) Series 21: Broadside ballads Series 22: Motif Index. Type Index. Series 23: Individual portraits (3 sheets) Series 24: Maps

Folder 3: Series 25: Quilts (2 sheets) (part of na0778) Series 26: Musical examples, etc. (2 sheets) Series 27: Fort Knox views Series 28: Whittling (2 sheets) Series 29: Sportsmen (from Bill Warwen, 1980) Series 30: “Stuff of Stars” Series 31: Washington Tour Group (June 1980) 1 sheet of “Titles Slides”

Folder 4: 1 pp. typed and partially handwritten with information about the number of slides per series for the 100 Series: Woods Work slides (100-109), series 200 (201-213), and series 300 (301-306), 1 pp. with index to the 100 Series. Series 100: Camps, exterior view Series 101: Camp interiors Series 102: Cookroom interiors Series 103: Crews (2 sheets) Series 104: Cutting and Twitching Series 105: Yarding Series 106: Hauling Off Series 107: Road Work Series 108: Lombards Series 109: Landings 1 pp. index and 200 Series: River Driving & The Boom Series 201: Tools and Equipment Series 202: Breaking Landings Series 203: Driving Series 204: Batteaux Series 205: Jams and Jam Breaking Series 206: Headworks Series 207: Dams and Sluices Series 208: Penobscot Boom Series 209: Other Booms Series 210: Machias River Log Drive (4 sheets) Series 211: Lunch and Commissary on drive Series 212: Pulpwood Drives Series 213: Passadumkeag Conveyor (2 sheets)

Folder 5: 1 pp. index and 300 Series: Sawmills, Rafting, Shipping, Misc. Series 301: Sawmills (2 sheets) Series 302: Rafting Series 303: Shipping Series 304: Miscellany Series 305: (crossed out label) related to “Suthin” Series 306: “Suthin” 1 sheet of Argyle Boom Lecture slides

Box 2: Carousel 1: Written on the box is 83.1-80, England, Norway, Sweden and Finland and house styles. Dates from October 10, 1991 to October 26 1991. Note saying that these two (2 and 3) were inherited from Lynn Franklin. Carousel 2: On the box of the second carousel there is some illegible writing but says Lynn Franklin on it and Like Heaven to Me. No dates. Carousel 3: On the third carousel there is Like Heaven to Me and Franklin on the outside. Inside there are extra films in the middle. Carousel 14: On the fourth carousel there is Cemeteries and Lobster Trap written on one side of the outside, on another side is Tombstones and Lobster Bugs. Contains what appears to be a presentation outline to go with it. Carousel 5: On the fifth carousel there is I. Narrative in stone, glass, paint, thread II. Devil. On the other side is Narrative in other media and Devil. No dates indicated.

Box 3: Slide wheel without a box containing about 45 slides, some labeled. Carousel 6: On the sixth carousel there is Festivals and Holidays. About 45 slides. Carousel 7: On the seventh carousel there is “stuff of stars” and metataxis design #25 written on the outside. Some written notes on the slide of the inside, no dates. Carousel 8: On the eighth carousel there is Curran property written on the outside. Presentation outline on the inside. Belongs to MF015 Curran Family Homestead Project. Carousel 9: On the ninth carousel there is The Lumberman’s Life is written on the side. Photo numbers written on the slides inside. Belongs to MF012 Lumberman’s Life Series Collection.

Processing Information

Slides left in carousels.

Guide to Slide Series Collection
In Progress
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