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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.
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...
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
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a series of interviews about the local history, geography, and domestic architecture of Veazie, Maine. Many of these were the result of a fieldwork course taught by University of Maine professor Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1977 and 1978. The collection also includes architectural survey forms, photos, and floor plans of pre-1940 houses in Veazie. In addition, there are twenty-nine interviews conducted by students in the classes. Three earlier interviews with Addie Weed...
Identifier: SpC MS 1328
Abstract The collection contains photocopies of material on Abenaki Indians and others and consists primarily of field notes by 20th century anthropologists. It was copied from various collections at the American Philosophical Society Library by University of Maine history professor Liam Riordan in 2002.
- Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History 4
- Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections 1
- Folklore 4
- Oral histories 4
- Penobscot Indians 4
- Ethnography 2
- Gluskap (Legendary character) 2
- Myths 2
- Native American and non-Native contact -- Hostile 2
- Penobscot Indians -- Maine 2
- Songs 2
- Students -- Papers 2
- Abenaki Indians -- History -- Sources 1
- Algonquin Indians 1
- Architecture -- Maine 1
- Beothuk Indians 1
- Burial sites 1
- Curses 1
- Folk dances 1
- Folk medicine 1
- Folk music 1
- Frye's Leap 1 ∧ less
- Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 1
- Dorr, Dalton 1
- Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, 1865-1946 1
- Fayrer, Joseph, Sir, 1824-1907 1
- Gilbert, Linda 1