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Nursing Collection

Identifier: MF147
Scope and Contents A series of interviews recorded by students in the nursing program at UMaine for classes taught by Elizabeth Clark on the history of nursing.
Dates: 2005; 2007

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

One Year Later: The Closing of Penobscot Poultry and the Transition of a Veteran Employee

Identifier: MF045
Scope and Contents A series of interviews with Linda J. Lord in which she talks about the work she did for 20 years at Penobscot Poultry, her feelings about being unemployed after Penobscot closed and general conversations about her life in Maine.
Dates: 1988-1989

Oral History of the University of Southern Maine's School of Social Work/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection

Identifier: MF208
Scope and Contents A collection of interviews from 2016 and 2017 related to the origin and history of the School of Social Work at the University of Southern Maine (USM). Interviews conducted by Dr. Barry H. Rodrigue and Sandra Wachholz. Materials: 22 cassette tapes, 16 release forms/biographical data forms/audio and video recording logs, 2 binders with institutional history, 41 pp. collection index (digitized).
Dates: 2016 and 2017

“Our Life, Our Work” Western Maine Older Citizens Council/Marcella Sorg and Stefan Duplessis

Identifier: MF029
Scope and Contents This project involved a series of bilingual interviews utilizing family albums to stimulate discussion about Franco-American culture, particularly as it pertained to work. That is, it concerned the following: how work reflected cultural values; work ethic; work/occupation patterns; how work was integrated with family life (or interfered with it); the history of work patterns in the Lewiston area, and about Franco-American culture and family life in general. We interviewed elderly persons...
Dates: 1977-1982

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

Popular Music of Newfoundland Project recording dubs/Michael Taft & Shelley Posen

Identifier: MF050
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an interview with Jimmy Linegar who primarily discusses music and his life.
Dates: 1972

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

Quipus/Erica Risberg

Identifier: MF177
Scope and Contents Interviews about the Quipus society, 1912-1938.
Dates: 2001-2002

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

Refugee Arts Group/Southeast Asian Collection (Boston)

Identifier: MF051
Scope and Contents A large collection of various materials reflecting the work of Refugee Arts Group, an organization working with newly arrived immigrants from Southeast Asia in Massachusetts during the 1980s.
Dates: Majority of material found within late 1980s

Reminiscences on South Solon/Kendall Adams

Identifier: MF214
Scope and Contents This collection contains typed (and copies of typed) material by Mr. Kendall F. Adams about growing up in South Solon Maine, including his experience at Normal School during the Great Depression, visiting his grandmother, and holidays. It also includes correspondence and copies of articles.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1997-1999

“Remnants of Our Lives: Maine Women and Traditional Textile Arts” Project & Exhibit

Identifier: MF052
Scope and Contents "Remnants of Our Lives: Maine Women and Traditional Textile Arts" was an exhibition, sponsored and curated by the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History in collaboration with the Hudson Museum, the University of Maine's anthropology museum within the Maine Center for the Arts. The exhibition celebrated the skills, talent, and creativity of fifteen Maine women, representing the state's diversity of folklife communities, through a selection of textile objects, narrative texts based...
Dates: 1991-1992

Rick Seyford Collection

Identifier: MF100
Scope and Contents Items donated by Frederick Seyford, two radio programs: "Music from the South: Tradition and Innovation" and "Ballads, Blues and Breakdowns."
Dates: 1970; 1999

Ricker College Student Folklore Papers

Identifier: MF053
Scope and Contents Papers written by students enrolled in a folklore class at Ricker College (Houlton, Maine) taught by Gifford Stevens. Topics include jokes, home remedies, proverbs, ghost stories, games, folktales, superstitions, graffiti, and children's folklore.
Dates: 1971-1975

Rob Golding Radio Program/Pamela Dean Collection

Identifier: MF213
Scope and Contents Research and correspondence related to Rob Golding, a renowned Maine storyteller. Intended for a radio program, though it is not know if it was every made. Assembled by Pamela Dean during her time at the Maine Folklife Center. Dean did present a paper “Performing Maine: Three Generations of Storytellers (Rob Golding, Marshall Dodge, and Tim Sample)” at the Oral History Association in 2004 and at the Orono Public Library and the Eastport Historical Society.
Dates: 2002-2005

Robert Black Recordings of Folksinger George Edwards

Identifier: MF098
Scope and Contents Songs and ballads sung by George Edwards, a well known traditional singer of ballads and folkongs from the Catskill Mountain region of New York.
Dates: 1938-1944

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

Rumford Bicentennial Oral History Project

Identifier: MF218
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 83 cassette tapes and a custodial agreement related to the Rumford Bicentennial Oral History Project.
Dates: 2000

S. Halstead Morrison Papers

Identifier: MF091
Scope and Contents A collection of short stories and other writings by Simeon Halstead Morrison (d. ca 1955) of Worcester, MA.
Dates: Event: Majority of material found within early to mid 1900s

Seniors to Seniors

Identifier: MF200
Scope and Contents Maine seniors dictate short memoir stories to local high school seniors. The high school seniors used the cassette tapes recorded by the senior citizens (SC) to create memoirs for each SC, working with the SC to do so. Conducted in Kennebunkport, Maine in conjunction with Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library.
Dates: 2015

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

Skinner Settlement Project

Identifier: MF056
Scope and Contents A series of interviews about farm life in Maine at the turn of the twentieth century, conducted by students in Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork in the fall of 1974. The interviewees discuss life at the Skinner Settlement in East Corinth, Maine; including house layouts, furnishings; farm buildings; machinery; clothing; and social customs.
Dates: 1974

Slide Series Collection

Identifier: MF212
Scope and Contents A series of slides related to Maine, USA primarily as well a Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, Canada. The contents cover landscapes, architecture, folk art, and local occupations. It seems likely that many of these, especially Box 1, were used in lectures.
Dates: 1950s-1980s

Marion Whitney Smith Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0870-sc
Abstract The papers of a Maine author. Included are photocopies of her stories and poems written when she was a student at the Prince School in Boston, newspaper clippings of reviews of her books, issues of The Millinocket Journal (1953, 1956, 1962 and 1963) containing articles by her and reviews of her books, the summer 1953 issue of The pine cone: a panorama of Maine with a review of her book Katahdin fantasies, 3 photographs of her, newspaper clippings of stories about her, and issues of the Katahdin...
Dates: 1953-1975

Somalis in Lewiston, Maine Collection

Identifier: MF163
Scope and Contents This collection includes interviews with Somali women living in Lewiston, Maine in 2003. Included is a narrative of how Hannibal and Schindler set up the interviews with Fatuma Hussein, Azeb Hassan, Hawa Kahin, Kiih Issa, and Ayan Ismail.
Dates: 2003-2004

South Bristol Oral History Project

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