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General Collection

Identifier: MF500

Scope and Contents

An artificially created collection of miscellaneous accessions that are not associated with any specific course or project, nor with a donor of multiple accessions. As such there is no unifying theme, topic, or format for these interviews and papers.


  • 1960s-2000s

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.


355 items

Language of Materials



While most of MF500 is digitized, there are some physical materials as well: 1) release form for NA3160 2) micro-cassettes and transcript for na4290 3) paper by James Eric Francis, ANT 490, 2002, “The Double-Curve Motif” 4) Peggi R. Stevens “More Than Meets the Eye: Yard Art in Maine” 7.13&20.1994 (2 slide boxes, release forms, corrspondence, field notes, transcript). 5) Stephen Cole produced 2 CDs in the 2000s about Maine and the coast: Sea & Shore: Focus on the Working Waterfront and Mapping the Working Coasts: Story Tropes. 2 CDs and 2 release forms. 6) Tapes for NA4254 7) Helen Barter, interviewed by Peggi R. Stevens, Sunset Maine, July 20, 1994. Lighthouse keeper’s daughter talks about handcrafts. See also NA2267 in MF130. Tape only. 8) Alphonse Martin, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, August 19, 1992, Old Town, Maine. Martin talks about Pea Cove Sorting Boom in Old Town, ME. Tape only. 9) NA3158, C2383, Arthur R. Ellingwood, interviewed by Jeff Webber. 10) Lois and son David Nealley discuss the family business Snow and Nealley (Bangor) November 15, 2000. Tape only. 11) Francois, NL project by Deb Eustis-Grandy. A project about Francois, Newfoundlfand, a fishing village, comprising of 2 videocassettes and typed tape indexes.

Existence and Location of Originals

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

Related Materials

Material in this collection relates to many other NAFOH collections, including MF130 (NA2267) and MF003 (NA1024 and NA1031).

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 General Collection
In Progress
Katrina Wynn
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