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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

Deering Lumber Company Project

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Identifier: MF016
Scope and Contents Collection consists of fourteen interviews with employees of the Deering Lumber Company.
Dates: 1980-1989

Dell Turner/John T. Meader Collection

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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

Dianne Ballon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF216
Scope and Contents Material related to Dianne Ballon's work in Maine.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1976-2008

Dinsmore Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF072
Scope and Contents A collection of Dinsmore / Rich family genealogy materials including over three hundred photos pertaining to outdoor life, women, and family gatherings.
Dates: 1997-1998

Disability Rights Interviews

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Identifier: MF203
Scope and Contents Interviews with Mainers with disabilities and their advocates about disability rights in Maine and the nation.
Dates: July 2014-March 2015

Discovery Research Collection

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Identifier: MF161
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of 6 archive boxes full of notes, recordings, photos, videos, CD ROMs and computer databases, collected between 1995 and 2007. Some of these materials are unlabeled and will require some research to identify the contents.

700 photos, some digital but most are not
200 slides, not scanned
75 hours of cassette tapes
25 hours of minidisc tape


Dates: Majority of material found within 1995-2007

Don Mitchell/Roger Mitchell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF118
Scope and Contents Series of interviews about Don Mitchell's life and work as a woodsman and farmer formed the basis of Northeast Folklore XIX: "I'm a Man That Works."
Dates: 1976

Dowsing and Dowsers Collection

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Identifier: MF095
Scope and Contents A series of interviews and supplemental manuscript material on dowsing or water witching, most conducted as part of a class project in Edward D. “Sandy” Ives’ Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork (AY 125) course at the University of Maine in 1984. Other accessions were added to the series because of their focus on dowsing. Dowsers discuss techniques and materials; uses of dowsing in archaeology learning to dowse; beliefs about dowsing; dowsing as a way of healing; locating ley lines; and tell...
Dates: 1984

Eastern Fine Pulp and Paper Company

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Identifier: MF155
Scope and Contents Pauleena MacDougall, then Associate Director of the Maine Folklife Center, and Amy Stevens, then graduate student in history, conducted a series of oral history interviews and collecting photographs and documents relating to the history and culture of Eastern Fine Paper in Brewer, Maine. The mill closed in January, 2003 after operating as a paper and/or lumber mill for more than a century.
Dates: December 2004-August 2007

Eastport History/Hugh French Collection

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Identifier: MF046
Scope and Contents This collection includes twenty-eight interviews with thirteen Eastport residents, plus manuscript material collected as part of French’s research. In addition to the general history of Eastport, major topics discussed include the sardine industry and community holiday celebrations.
Dates: 1979-1980

Fannie Hardy Eckstorm Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0158
Overview The collection contains correspondence, writings, speeches and research files of Fannie Hardy Eckstorm. Eckstorm's journals, notebooks and research material on ballads, Indian languages and legends and Indian place names in Maine are also included.
Dates: 1865-1946

Edward D. Ives Papers

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Identifier: MF027
Scope and Contents The Maine Folklife Center founder, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, was prolific in his work. Due to the volume of material, his work has been divided between two collections, this one and MF 167 (previously all under MF 027). This collection contains the materials that were given to the center both upon Ives’s retirement and his death. MF 167 consists of fieldwork from 1955 to 1999 done by Ives and a variety of interviews which he conducted. Thus far, all of the material listed here has been...
Dates: 1999; 2006

Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Collection: Research record group 1

 Record Group
Identifier: MF167-1
Scope and Contents MF167.1 consists of the tapes and transcripts of Edward D. “Sandy” Ives’s fieldwork in Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island between 1955 and 1970. Some in English and some in French. Most of the series include recordings of songs and information on the people who made and sang them. This material was gathered in preparation for Ives’s books Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1964; reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1977);...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1955-1970

Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Collection: Research record group 2

 Record Group
Identifier: MF167-2
Scope and Contents Material collected by Maine Folklife Center (MFC) and Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (NAFOH) founder Edward D. “Sandy” Ives or about him (for the latter, also see NA1636, NA2290, NA2301, NA2312, NA2390, NA2539). This record group includes Ives’s other interviews, folklore collections, and miscellaneous accessions include several that focus on moose poacher George Magoon (George Magood and the Down East Game War: History, Folklore, and the Law. Urbana: University of...
Dates: 1971 - 1999

Edward O. Schriver Collection of University of Maine Photos

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Identifier: MF103
Scope and Contents Photos of UMaine campus activities and events.
Dates: 1940s-1950s; 1915

Emigration from the Maritimes/John Myers Collection

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Identifier: MF129
Scope and Contents Interviews about immigration from the Maritime Provinces to Maine.
Dates: 1978

Fannie Hardy Eckstorm

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Identifier: MF174
Scope and Contents A collection including interviews that focus primarily on Fannie Hardy Eckstorm. The first interviews were conducted in 1934 and as recent as 1997. There are 5 series in NAFOH that relate to Eckstorm, but 4 belong soley to this collection. The fifth is na1118 from MF167 1.2
Dates: 1934, 1977, 1995, 1997

Fisheries/Ted Ames Collection

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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

Florence Ireland Collection

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Identifier: MF126
Scope and Contents This is a collection of ten interviews conducted by Florence Ireland on a variety of topics including family history, farming, folksongs, woods work, International Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies), and the H. P. Clearwater Medicine Co.
Dates: 1970-1973

FO 2/AY 21/ANT 221 Introduction to Folklore

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Identifier: MF169
Scope and Contents Papers written by students in Introduction to Folklore at the University of Maine (Fo 2, Ay 21, ANT 221- the IDs changed over time).
Dates: 1986-2002

F.O.L.K. (Focus On Local Knowledge) Collection

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Identifier: MF017
Scope and Contents Produced by Don DePoy, 1994-1996, Sydney and Crawford, Maine. Footage features music groups taped at the Breakneck Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Crawford, Maine (1994) and the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival in Sydney, Maine (1995). Artists include Evergreen, the Stevens Family, Sassygrass, Bluegrass Supply Company, the Gibson Brothers, the Sandy River Ramblers, Smokey Greene, Eddie Poirier and the Bluegrass Four, Simon St. Pierre, Kenny Baker and Josh Graves, the Lewis Family, Shady...
Dates: 1994-1996

Folk Traditions Festival Collection

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Identifier: MF109
Scope and Contents The event was ponsored by the Maine Folklife Center, the first annual Folk Traditions Festival was held November 6-7, 1998 at the University of Maine in Orono. The festival featured musicians and dancers from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Some examples of the music performed were Cape Breton fiddle music and song selections in English and Gaelic are played with talking interspersed throughout.
Dates: 1998

Folksong Student Papers

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Identifier: MF018
Scope and Contents This collection contains a series of student projects on folksongs in America.
Dates: 1960s-2001

Folksongs in February Collection

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Identifier: MF111
Scope and Contents The recordings were of a folk music concert program called “Folksongs in February” which was held at the University of Maine in February, 1977.
Dates: 1977

Foxfire Bicentennial Project

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Identifier: MF019
Scope and Contents A nationwide project coordinated by E. Wigginton, founder of Foxfire, of interviews with the elderly about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future of the nation.
Dates: 1975 and 1982

Frances Robinson Mitchell Collection

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Identifier: MF099
Scope and Contents Items donated by Frances Robinson Mitchell, including an essay for her children about her grandfather, her time in the Marine Corps in WWII, and woods work.
Dates: 1996 - 1998

Frank Spizuoco Dexter Town History Collection

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Identifier: MF097
Scope and Contents Interviews conducted by Frank Spizuoco from 1963 to 1970 of two residents of Dexter, Maine. Albert “Bert” Call, a retired Dexter photographer, talks about local history and about his working life before and after moving to Dexter, Maine in 1886, and Erma Bentley, a long-time resident of Dexter, records her memories about early Dexter residents and town history.
Dates: 1963-1970

Frederick Pratson Collection

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Identifier: MF042
Scope and Contents Independent collection of folklore material contributed to the Maine Folklife Center by Frederick Pratson. Contains interviews in connection with donor’s “Oral and Visual History and Talent Development Program Among Indians and Inshore Fishing People of the State of Maine, The Canadian Maritime Provinces, and Quebec,” done under the sponsorship of the New England-Atlantic Provinces- Quebec Center at the University of Maine (Orono), 1972. The interviewees were a group of Nova Scotia fishermen, a...
Dates: 1972

Frye Mountain Interviews/Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen

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Identifier: MF117
Scope and Contents Interviews done by Jeff “Smokey” McKeen concerning the farming community of Frye Mountain in Waldo County and its acquisition by the federal government in the 1930s. Interviews cover the problems like having to selling land to the government, bad roads for automobiles, and other issues.
Dates: 1991