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David Ingraham Collection

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Identifier: MF125
Scope and Contents This collection consists of multiple interviews about writing songs in Maine about Maine, by songwriter David Ingraham. Ingraham was a local songwriter and singer from Ellsworth, Maine. Seven of these accessions consist of recordings of Ingraham talking about his songwriting and singing songs he composed about the local people and incidents that happened. The other five accessions include interviews with other songwriters and singers about the process of writing songs; interviews with local...
Dates: 1970s-1980s

Linda Gilbert Collection of Penobscot Indian Music

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Identifier: MF084
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two brief tape-recorded interviews conducted by Davenport apparently for her master’s thesis on Penobscot Indian Music. In all, Davenport interviewed thirty-two informants but most were not recorded.
Dates: 1976

Maine/Maritimes Folklore Collection/CP 180

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Identifier: MF076
Scope and Contents This collection consists of student papers. The early items are largely miscellaneous gatherings of individual items: jokes, tall tales, ghost stories, traditional medicine, popular beliefs and superstitions, legends, local character yarns, etc. and only occasionally include tape recordings. Later accessions reflect the trend in the field of folklore to emphasize context over items gathered for their own sake. Thus they are more apt to consist of life histories with an emphasis on life styles...
Dates: 1957-1975

"Me and Fannie" interviews

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Identifier: MF041
Scope and Contents This collection contains a series of interviews with Ralph Thornton who discusses the local history of Topsfield, woods work and river work, songs, and stories.
Dates: 1972-1973