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1980 Indian Land Claims Settlement Act/David Slagger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF153
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of twelve interviews that concern the 1980 Indian Land Claims Settlement Act. Conducted by David Slagger, the interviews explore various tribal, state, federal, legal, and historical perspectives on the legislation, as well as opinions on the long term cultural and economic effects.

Dates: 2008-2011

1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: MF101
Scope and Contents

Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great January 1998 ice storm.

Dates: 1998

Airline Road & Airline Community Project

 Collection
Identifier: MF001
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of six interviews done by Joan Brooks and Jack Beard focused on the history of the Airline Road (Rt. 9 from Bangor to Calais, ME) and the Airline community ca. 1900.

Dates: 1976

Alaska/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF191
Scope and Contents

Series of interviews by historian Barry H. Rodrigue on life in Alaska.

Dates: 1994-1995

Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF115
Scope and Contents This collection contains 38 cassette recordings of interviews with residents of the towns of Alexander and Crawford, Maine, conducted under the auspices of the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society between the years of 1980-1991. Topics range from aspects of the history and lifeways of the area; to Townsend House; the School in the Woods; mills; stage routes; blueberries; Princeton; Pembroke; woods work; lakes; Alexander Frost; ghosts; and many other topics pertaining to Alexander and...
Dates: 1980-1991

Alfred Vigue Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF196
Scope and Contents

A photo collection of the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Acadia National Park from 1934-1935.

Dates: Event: 1934-1935

Student Organizations. University of Maine All Maine Women Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0009-004
Abstract

The records include a history of the organization, membership information, correspondence, financial records, and information about special projects and events.

Dates: 1925-2018

American Thread Company/Russell Carey

 Collection
Identifier: MF055
Scope and Contents A collection of fourteen series deposited by University of Maine graduate student, Russell Carey between March, 1992 and November, 1993. The collection features videotaped and or audio interviews with workers at the American Thread Company’s wooden spool mill in Milo, Maine, and contributed to research for Carey’s Master’s thesis entitled 3,750,000,000 Perfect Wooden Spools (University of Maine, 1994) (See NA 2329). The collective oral history of the mill’s workers documents conditions,...
Dates: 1992-1993

"Anna May: Eighty-Two Years in New England” Julie Hunter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF002
Scope and Contents Anna Sevigny, interviewed by Julia Hunter, 1977, Hanover, New Hampshire. Series of interviews with about her life history. Topics covered include Irish immigrant ancestry; education levels; misunderstandings of different cultures; living conditions as a new arrival to the United States; disposition of parents. Also included is information about North Hartland, VT - description of social life and mills in the region as well as tenants; learning women's roles; chores; marriage; sewing and...
Dates: 1977

ANT 325 Halloween Holiday Traditions Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF022
Scope and Contents Material collected for ANT 325 (Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork), fall 1985. Class materials collected pertaining to Halloween traditions in Maine. Eight-two individual accessions including tapes and transcripts and note cards containing citations of Halloween references in late 19th and early 20th century Maine newspapers. Interviewee ages range from 8 to 88 years old. Topics discussed include costumes; trick or treating; school and parties; Halloween treats; Finnish Easter; pranks;...
Dates: 1985

ANT 326 and 431 Folklore, the Environment, and Public Policy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF165
Scope and Contents

This collection contains student papers from ANT 326 and 431 Folklore, the Environment, and Public Policy Collection. Topics of some of the papers include traditional medicine, basket making, environmental sustainability, energy resources, etc.

Dates: 2010-2011; 2018

Argyle Boom Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF003
Scope and Contents The Argyle Boom Collection consists of approximately seventy-five hours of tape recorded interviews (now digitized). The interviews deal with Argyle Boom, which was one of several locations at which logs that had been cut upriver and floated or “driven” down the Penobscot River were sorted before being sent on to the lumber mills in Old Town, Orono, Veazie, Bangor, and Brewer, Maine, from approximately 1900 to 1930. The material includes interviews with people who had worked on the boom and...
Dates: 1973-1975

Aroostook Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: MF004
Scope and Contents Aroostook Oral History Project, 1971-1972, which resulted in a collection of 119 cassettes (now digitized), totaling 73 hours, with interviews of more than 150 people covering a wide range of topics; i.e., early county history, early farming and machinery, the Aroostook War, railroading, lumbering, potato farming, maple sugar making, folksongs, folklore, folk medicine, politics, town meetings, cross-border migration, smuggling, Indians, sporting camps, schools and schooling, tall tales,...
Dates: 1971-1972

Aslambek Apaev, Chechnyan asylum seeker/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF206
Scope and Contents Materials donated by Barry H. Rodrigue (primarily of USM) of personal experience interviews he conducted (with Irina Petranek and Natasha X, two Russian translators) with Aslambek Apaev. Apaev had sought asylum and was staying with Rodrigue when the interviews were conducted. Apaev was a Chechyan and in 1988-1989 he had been a fighter and in 1994 he was a human rights worker. He was wanted by the Russian KGB. Since returning home, Apaev has led a low-profile life focused on family. Also...
Dates: 2009-2010

Atusville

 Collection
Identifier: MF215
Scope and Contents

Interview notes and cemetery information about Atusville, an African-American community in Maine.

Dates: Majority of material found within 2001-2002

AY 123/AY 325 Country Music in Maine Series

 Collection
Identifier: MF094
Scope and Contents

A series of interviews about country music in Maine recorded for a class (AY 123, AY 325) taught at the University of Maine by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1975. Most focus on country music in the 1930s in the Bangor, Maine, area. Topics covered include bands and performances and country music on the radio.

Dates: 1975

AY 125/Burwash and Lakenwild Project

 Collection
Identifier: MF134
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a series of interviews done by Margaret Owings conducted in 1981 for Ay 125 Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork taught by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives at the University of Maine. The interviews focus on Burwash and Lakenwild, lakeside developments and recreational areas on Big Lake in Washington County. The Burwash project is one of the main subjects (Burwash is a lakeside development located near Machias, Maine).

Dates: 1981

AY125/ANT325/ANT425/AY197/198 Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork

 Collection
Identifier: MF130
Scope and Contents

Student papers on a wide variety of folklore and oral history topics, most focused on Maine traditions.

Dates: 1970-2014

Lyman M. Baker Civil War Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0693-sc
Abstract

An account of war experiences by a soldier in the Civil War. The beginning of the account was handwritten by his daughter, while that of his capture and prison experiences was in his own handwriting.

Dates: 1914-1975

Bangor Waterfront Revitalization Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF156
Collection Note

This collection consists of two interviews conducted by Pauleena MacDougall in November and December 2008 about the development of the Bangor waterfront. John M. Rohman was the CEO of WBRC, a firm of architects and engineers. Rodney McKay was Director of Community and Economic Development for the city of Bangor. Included in the collection is a copy of the Bangor Waterfront Master Plan and a Powerpoint presentation about Maine’s creative economy.

Dates: 2008

Beal Family Genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0868-sc
Abstract

Genealogy of the Beal family.

Dates: [undated]

Edward Robie Berry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0049
Scope and Contents

Papers include letters, family history, photographs, patent clippings, personal finances, 5 books, a Grasselli Medal for applied chemistry, 1 postccard scrapbook of Maud Henneberry.

Dates: undated

Beth Harpaz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF205
Scope and Contents

Research materials from a family research project Harpaz did in the early 2000s. The project resulted in the publication of the book “Finding Annie Farrell: A Family Memoir” (2004), by Journalist Harpaz, then (2002) of Brooklyn New York. Part of the focus is on musical Farrell brothers, Augusta-area radio performers.

Dates: 1948-2003

Class and gender roles in company towns in Maine and Kentucky/Betty Parker Duff

 Collection
Identifier: MF170
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a series of interviews conducted by Betty Duff in connection with her PhD dissertation for the history department at the University of Maine. They were recorded in Millinocket, Maine and Benham, Kentucky, and focused on life in a company-owned or dominated towns.

Dates: 1999-2002

Borders and Borderlands

 Collection
Identifier: MF197
Scope and Contents

Interviews of inhabitants of the Maine-New Brunswick borderlands. The interviews were conducted by members of the NEH Summer Teacher Institute, Borders and Borderlands: the Acadian Experience in Maine. The recordings are housed here with NAFOH and the Acadian Archives.

Dates: August 2014

Neil Brackley Diary and History

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0869-sc
Abstract

The volume contains basic information about the early settlers in Elliottsville Plantation, Piscataquis County, Maine; a section with accounts of the Brackley farm from January to April 1902; and a diary kept between September 22, 1930 and December 31, 1931. The volume is in at least two different handwritings.

Dates: 1900-1931

George Bragdon Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0873-sc
Abstract

Diaries of a Civil War soldier. Included are the original diaries, a handwritten copy of one of the diaries, and photocopies of the diaries. Also included are genealogies of the Bragdon family by George F. Dow and Celia McCobb Bragdon written in 1972.

Dates: 1862-1972; Majority of material found within ( 1862-1863)

Brooklin Boat Building Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF157
Scope and Contents

Interviews about boat building in Brooklin, Maine conducted by Maine Folklife Center's Pauleena MacDougal. Interviewees are George Allen, Frank Day Jr., Eric Dow, Wade Dow, Gilford W. Full, Havilah “Haddie” Hawkins, Brian Larkin, Brion Rieff, James F. “Jimmy” Steele, J. Steven White.

Also included: 35 photographs (P09157 - P09175, P09271 - P09286): Brooklin, Hawkins, Sails and Peapods, Brooklin School, Joel White.

Dates: 2003-2004

University of Maine Building Histories

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1705-sc
Abstract

Index cards about various buildings on the campus of the University of Maine giving information about their history, for whom they were named, etc.

Dates: 20th century

John Perez Burnham Collections

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0915-sc
Abstract

A collection of material relating to the publisher Thomas Bird Mosher, a collection of material relating to the Elijah Lorenzo Green family, and a collection of material relating to the Best/Burnham families.

Dates: 1875-2000