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Bowdoin College Folklore Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MF006
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1980

Dell Turner/John T. Meader Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF131
Scope and Contents A series of interviews conducted by John T. Meader with and about his grandfather, Dell Turner. Topics covered in the interviews include Dell's life, woods cooking, lumber camps, farming, and fishing stories.
Dates: 1980-1982

Fisheries/Ted Ames Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF160
Scope and Contents Recordings by Ted Ames that have to do with fisheries. Part one a series of interviews by Ames about the fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine and Penobscot Bay fisheries. Part two is recordings from the Localized Fishery Stocks conference attended and recorded by Ted Ames about the implications of localized fish stocks on October 31 and November 1, 1997.
Dates: 1995-1997

Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project

 Collection
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 River Commercial Fisheries Project/David Taylor

 Collection
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

South Bristol Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: MF139
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 10 interviews for an exhibit called “Down on the Island, Up on the Main: A Recollected History of South Bristol, Maine,” which was assembled by Ellen Vincent, as well as newspaper and newsletter articles, exhibit text, plans for the exhibit, and exhibit text. The main purpose of the exhibit was to display the heritage of coastal South Bristol, Maine.
Dates: 1997