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Labor Relations in Maine

Identifier: MF038
Scope and Contents A collection featuring two sets of interviews. The first was conducted from 1969-1973 under the auspices of the Maine State Federated Labor Council. Topics range widely over the spectrum of organized labor issues in Maine, but seem to deal primarily with unions, union organizing, and elections. Interviewees include top ranking union officials as well as lobstermen, longshoremen, bricklayers, quarry workers, textile and paper millworkers, sulfite workers, iron workers, shipbuilders, railroad...
Dates: 1969-1974

Linda Gilbert Collection of Penobscot Indian Music

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

Lumberman's Life Series

Identifier: MF012
Scope and Contents Interviews that focus on lumbering, woods work, and river drives that are not associated with specific projects.
Dates: 1969-1990

Lynn Franklin Collection

Identifier: MF081
Scope and Contents A collection of 73 separate accessions containing interviews with Mainers on a wide range of topics relating to life and work in the state of Maine, conducted 1972-1983 by Lynn Franklin, a journalist who specialized in cultural stories, occupational lore, life histories, and human interest stories. Of special interest are Franklin's interviews relating to lobstering, woods work, guides and canoe building, boats and boat building, and rural education.
Dates: 1971-1983

Academic Affairs. Dean, College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences. Maine Folklife Center (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-003-022
Scope and Contents The records mainly contains textual information created by the University of Maine's Maine Folklife Center, but there are also photographic material, audio recording on vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes, and also computer disks containing programming material. The record series Administrative Records contains copies of various departmental reports and policies, fund raising information, Board of Advisors meeting material, and publicity material. Also, includes information regarding...
Dates: 1820-2016; Majority of material found within 1957-2012

Maine Folklife Survey

Identifier: MF035
Scope and Contents The survey was developed to identify and document folklife resources within the state. Material culture collections were identified, and traditional festivals and community events were recorded using audio and video equipment. Almost a hundred interviews were conducted with informants during the course of the project. The interviews have been accessioned in summary form instead of with full transcriptions, and they are open to the public. Through a series of questionnaires and interviews,...
Dates: 1979-1981

Maine Guides Project/Nathan Lowrey

Identifier: MF193
Scope and Contents Collection deals with heritage, customs and oral traditions of the Northern Maine Guide.
Dates: 1984-1985

Maine Leaders Oral History Project

Identifier: MF036
Scope and Contents Interviews with Senator Margaret Chase Smith (1990), James Russell Wiggins (1988)(Editor of the Ellsworth American).
Dates: 1989

Maine Nursing Anniversary Collection

Identifier: MF207
Scope and Contents A series of oral histories with nurses in Maine.
Dates: 2013-2014

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)

Identifier: MF121
Scope and Contents This collection contains interviews with people associated with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Themes include the process of beginning to farm organically, the early development of MOFGA and its growth; the Common Ground Fair and its expansion; marketing organic food; farming strategies; raising livestock; and MOFGA’s interactions with conventional farmers and the wider community.
Dates: 2000-2004

Maine Women During the Depression and World War II

Identifier: MF040
Scope and Contents This collection began with the research done by Rita Breton as part of her graduate work in history at the University of Maine. Breton conducted approximately twenty interviews with Maine women about their lives and work during the Great Depression and WWII. In addition, in the fall of 1982, students in Edward D. "Sandy" Ives’ class AY 125 were asked to locate and interview people on the topic of women's lives during the Depression and World War II. The semester project yielded forty-five...
Dates: 1981-1990

Maine/Maritimes Folklore Collection/CP 180

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

Margaret “Mimi” Killinger/Helen Nearing Collection

Identifier: MF148
Scope and Contents Interviews by Margaret “Mimi” Killinger about Helen and Scott Nearing (simple living advocates).
Dates: 1999; 2001

"Me and Fannie" interviews

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

Molly Spotted Elk Collection

Identifier: MF079
Scope and Contents Molly Spotted Elk (b. 1903) was the stage name of Mary Alice "Molliedellis" Nelson, a Penobscot Indian woman from Maine who entered the world of vaudeville and entertainment at a young age. In the late 1920s she starred in a motion picture, “The Silent Enemy” filmed in northern Canada. She became a dancer on the Paris stage and married a French journalist, but was forced to flee the country during the German occupation in World War II. This collection consists of three accessions. NA 1116,...
Dates: 1977; 1999

Myron Corbett Papers

Identifier: MF093
Scope and Contents Myron Corbett’s mostly unpublished magazine article efforts, including “Once Upon an Island” and a manuscript entitled “Sunset In the East” describing and chronically the history of the waning days of sail, the island lighthouses and those families and individuals who were involved.
Dates: 1988

Nash Island Light Project Collection

Identifier: MF080
Scope and Contents A series of two interviews with Jenny Cirone, age 86, done on behalf of a group wishing to restore the Nash Island Lighthouse, by Anu Dudley in October, 1998. The interviews primarily focused on Jenny Cirone’s reminiscences of growing up on Nash Island, Maine, where her father was the lighthouse keeper. Topics include: raising and shearing sheep; fishing; lobstering; clamming; gardening; schooling; tending the Nash Island lighthouse; tourists; ice skating; hurricanes; games; boats; clothing;...
Dates: 1998

Native American Folklore

Identifier: MF141
Scope and Contents This collection consists of research papers written for ANT 490 and ANT 426 Native American Folklore, both of these courses are taught by Pauleena MacDougall at the University of Maine in Orono during the fall of 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2010. Topics covered in the papers included: Wabanaki spirit guides, basket making, creation myths involving Gluskap, Passamaquoddy stories for children, Wabanaki medicinal plants and traditional healers, and Passamaquoddy Wampum Records.
Dates: 2000-2010

Norman Soucie Photograph Collection

Identifier: MF108
Scope and Contents Collection of photographs depicting woods work and woods life in the region of Allagash and Saint John, Maine, between 1900 and 1930.
Dates: 1974

Northeast Harbor Library Oral History Collection

Identifier: MF043
Scope and Contents A series of interviews about life in Northeast Harbor and the surrounding areas.
Dates: 1972-1984

Northeast Town History Papers Collection

Identifier: MF062
Scope and Contents A collection of 100 student papers done as coursework for anthropology classes at the University of Maine at Orono between ca. 1976-1978. Each paper treats a specific town or community and deals with the history and lore concerning that place. Most towns are in Maine but a few are in New Hampshire and Newfoundland. Some papers contain maps, photos, and other supplementary items.
Dates: 1976-1978

Ole Larsen Photograph Collection (University of New Brunswick Library)

Identifier: MF107
Scope and Contents Photo prints depicting woods work and life in the lumber woods (ca. 1890-1930).
Dates: 1959

Page Farm Museum History Project

Identifier: MF122
Scope and Contents This collection includes a series of interviews on farming and rural life in Maine conducted for the Page Farm Museum at the University of Maine. Includes photographs.
Dates: 1996-1999; 2001

Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project

Identifier: MF047
Scope and Contents A series of thirteen interviews, totaling twenty-four hours of recordings, conducted in 1973-1974 by David Taylor under contract for the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine, with fishermen from the Penobscot Bay region. Themes include equipment used and techniques; fisheries locations, species, and extent; dangers and satisfactions of the fisherman’s life; industry economics; family and community networks. Includes some photographs.
Dates: 1973-1974

Penobscot Bay Islands Interviews

Identifier: MF048
Scope and Contents A series of interviews with residents of the Penobscot Bay Islands. Interviewees discuss local history; economic aspects of island life; food supplies; summer people; fishing; farming; sail, steam, and motor boats; health care; and schools. Specific islands discussed include: Hog Island, Pond Island, Western Island, Pickering’s Island; Eagle Island, Opechee Island, Bear Island, and Butter Island.
Dates: 1975

Penobscot River Commercial Fisheries Project/David Taylor

Identifier: MF049
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a series of interviews with eight fishermen done by David Taylor on the commercial fisheries of the Penobscot River in Maine. Taylor interviewed men who fished for smelt, salmon, sturgeon, alewives, eels, and cod; also an eel wholesaler. Methods discussed include net fishing; weir fishing; and winter fishing. Towns discussed include Winterport; Frankfort; and Bangor.
Dates: 1974

Pride of Maine Fair

Identifier: MF071
Scope and Contents Music performances and narrative workshops recorded at the Pride of Maine Fair held at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, July, 1979.
Dates: 1979

R. B. Hall and the Community Bands of Maine/ Gordon W. Bowie

Identifier: MF011
Scope and Contents This collection includes interviews with nine individuals. Topics covered include local performances at dance halls, theaters, and radio stations, musicians, Musicians Union Local 768, and other matters relating to community bands.
Dates: 1968-1993

Rum Running/ Bootlegging Collection

Identifier: MF009
Scope and Contents William Cavallini, interviewed by Pauleena MacDougall, May 16, 1997, in Harwich, Massachusetts. Cavallini discusses his experiences rum-running on the coast of Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia during Prohibition; operating the radio on rum-running boats beginning 1930; packaging of liquor; unloading at night; locations where liquor was unloaded; recollections of Meteghan, Nova Scotia; boat specifications; pay; killing of rumrunners; pastimes when not running rum; names of...
Dates: May 16, 1997

Sister Saint Jude Poulin Folksong Collection

Identifier: MF077
Scope and Contents Linwood Brown, Carl E. Kelley, Robert French, Mrs. Elwood Nickerson, Dale Potter, others, interviewed by Sister St. Jude Poulin, 1962, Machias, Vanceboro, Franklin, Kingman, and Gardiner, Maine. Interviews, correspondence, and notes pertaining to Sister Poulin’s M.A. thesis titled "A Classification and Literary History of the Ballads Known in Hancock and Washington Counties, Maine, Mid-Century" (Boston College, 1962). Accession includes correspondence, song texts, manuscript texts...
Dates: 1962