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1980 Indian Land Claims Settlement Act/David Slagger Collection
This collection consists of twelve interviews that concern the 1980 Indian Land Claims Settlement Act. Conducted by David Slagger, the interviews explore various tribal, state, federal, legal, and historical perspectives on the legislation, as well as opinions on the long term cultural and economic effects.
1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project
Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great January 1998 ice storm.
Airline Road & Airline Community Project
The collection consists of six interviews done by Joan Brooks and Jack Beard focused on the history of the Airline Road (Rt. 9 from Bangor to Calais, ME) and the Airline community ca. 1900.
Alaska/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection
Series of interviews by historian Barry H. Rodrigue on life in Alaska.
Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Oral History Collection
Alfred Vigue Collection
A photo collection of the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Acadia National Park from 1934-1935.
American Thread Company/Russell Carey
"Anna May: Eighty-Two Years in New England” Julie Hunter Collection
ANT 325 Halloween Holiday Traditions Collection
ANT 326 and 431 Folklore, the Environment, and Public Policy Collection
This collection contains student papers from ANT 326 and 431 Folklore, the Environment, and Public Policy Collection. Topics of some of the papers include traditional medicine, basket making, environmental sustainability, energy resources, etc.
Argyle Boom Collection
Aroostook Oral History Project
Aslambek Apaev, Chechnyan/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection
Materials donated by Barry H. Rodrigue (primarily of USM).
Interview notes and cemetery information about Atusville, an African-American community in Maine.
AY 123/AY 325 Country Music in Maine Series
A series of interviews about country music in Maine recorded for a class (AY 123, AY 325) taught at the University of Maine by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1975. Most focus on country music in the 1930s in the Bangor, Maine, area. Topics covered include bands and performances and country music on the radio.
AY 125/Burwash and Lakenwild Project
This collection includes a series of interviews done by Margaret Owings conducted in 1981 for Ay 125 Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork taught by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives at the University of Maine. The interviews focus on Burwash and Lakenwild, lakeside developments and recreational areas on Big Lake in Washington County. The Burwash project is one of the main subjects (Burwash is a lakeside development located near Machias, Maine).
AY125/ANT325/ANT425/AY197/198 Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork
Student papers on a wide variety of folklore and oral history topics, most focused on Maine traditions.
Bangor Waterfront Revitalization Collection
This collection consists of two interviews conducted by Pauleena MacDougall in November and December 2008 about the development of the Bangor waterfront. John M. Rohman was the CEO of WBRC, a firm of architects and engineers. Rodney McKay was Director of Community and Economic Development for the city of Bangor. Included in the collection is a copy of the Bangor Waterfront Master Plan and a Powerpoint presentation about Maine’s creative economy.
Beth Harpaz Collection
Research materials from a family research project Harpaz did in the early 2000s. The project resulted in the publication of the book “Finding Annie Farrell: A Family Memoir” (2004), by Journalist Harpaz, then (2002) of Brooklyn New York. Part of the focus is on musical Farrell brothers, Augusta-area radio performers.
Class and gender roles in company towns in Maine and Kentucky/Betty Parker Duff
This collection consists of a series of interviews conducted by Betty Duff in connection with her PhD dissertation for the history department at the University of Maine. They were recorded in Millinocket, Maine and Benham, Kentucky, and focused on life in a company-owned or dominated towns.
Borders and Borderlands
Interviews of inhabitants of the Maine-New Brunswick borderlands. The interviews were conducted by members of the NEH Summer Teacher Institute, Borders and Borderlands: the Acadian Experience in Maine. The recordings are housed here with NAFOH and the Acadian Archives.
Bowdoin College Folklore Papers
Students from Bowdoin college investigated topics and wrote papers related to the folklore and folklife of Maine communities, including beliefs of fishermen, cookery, farm life, Prohibition and rum-running, mill work, Bath Iron Works, lobstering, quilting, folk medicine, ghosts,lighthouse keeping, boat building, lumbering, ship building, carpentry, hunting, and storytelling.
Brooklin Boat Building Collection
Interviews about boat building in Brooklin, Maine conducted by Maine Folklife Center's Pauleena MacDougal. Interviewees are George Allen, Frank Day Jr., Eric Dow, Wade Dow, Gilford W. Full, Havilah “Haddie” Hawkins, Brian Larkin, Brion Rieff, James F. “Jimmy” Steele, J. Steven White.
Also included: 35 photographs (P09157 - P09175, P09271 - P09286): Brooklin, Hawkins, Sails and Peapods, Brooklin School, Joel White.
C. Richard K. Lunt Collection (Jones Tracy & Boat Builders)
Canada Road Survey
Series of interviews by historian Barry Rodrigue on immigration into Maine from Quebec along the route known as the Canada Road, which includes Route 201. The Canada Road ran from the Quebec border through Dennistown, Jackman, Moose River, West Forks, The Forks, and Caratunk, to Moscow and Bingham, Maine. 2373 Rodrigue, Barry H. July 1995.
Canadian Broadcasting Company “Folkways” Radio Programs
A series of CBC radio programs dealing with the folklore of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Acadia National Park
Climate Change Institute 40th Anniversary Oral History Project
Interviews done in 2013-2015 by Maine Folklife Center's Director Pauleena MacDougall and graduate research assistant Adam Cilli for the 40th anniversary of the UMaine Climate Change Institute. The interviews focus on the history of the Climate Change Institute, climate change in general, and the interviewees' specialties.
Country Music in New England/Clifford R. Murphy Collection
Country, Western, and Bluegrass Music Collection
This is an arbitrary collection of accessions created in June 2014 to bring together interviews that deal with country & western music. There are 44 series in NAFOH that relate to Country, Western, and Bluegrass Music, but 3 belong solely to this collection.
- Repository: Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History X
- Oral histories 185
- Folklore 178
- Maine 30
- Folk music 23
- Students -- Papers 16
- Ethnography 8
- Farmers -- Maine 7
- Songs 7
- Bangor (Me.) 6
- Fishing -- Maine 6
- Malecite Indians 6
- Fishing 5
- Folk art 5
- Lumbering -- Maine 5
- Lumbermen 5
- Passamaquoddy Indians 5
- Penobscot Indians 5
- World War, 1939-1945 5
- Boatbuilding 4
- Country music 4 + ∧ less
- French 1
- Algonquian languages 1
- MacDougall, Pauleena 14
- Ives, Edward D. 8
- Rodrigue, Barry H. 6
- Dudley, Anu 4
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- 4
- Chaney, Michael P., 1957- 3
- Ireland, Florence 3
- Moreira, James 3
- American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront 2
- Cazden, Norman, 1914-1980 2
- Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) 2
- Dean, Pamela 2
- Duplessis, Steffan 2
- Golding, Rob (Robert), 1875-1969 2
- Hollingsworth, Teresa 2
- Lunt, C. Richard K. 2
- Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 2
- Maine Public Broadcasting Network 2
- Nearing, Helen Knothe, 1904-1995 2
- Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983 2 + ∧ less