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Maine Women During the Depression and World War II

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Identifier: MF040
Scope and Contents This collection began with the research done by Rita Breton as part of her graduate work in history at the University of Maine. Breton conducted approximately twenty interviews with Maine women about their lives and work during the Great Depression and WWII. In addition, in the fall of 1982, students in Edward D. "Sandy" Ives’ class AY 125 were asked to locate and interview people on the topic of women's lives during the Depression and World War II. The semester project yielded forty-five...
Dates: 1981-1990

Maine/Maritimes Folklore Collection/CP 180

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Identifier: MF076
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...
Dates: 1957-1975

Molly Spotted Elk Collection

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Identifier: MF079
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

Traditional Music of Maine Project Collection

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Identifier: MF039
Scope and Contents The collection includes 37 cassette recordings of interviews (now digitized) with 44 individuals in addition to performances. Traditional Music of Maine celebrates the musical legacies of a variety of Maine folk communities by exploring their cultural and historical significance through oral history interviews with musicians and other community members. The tapes introduce the general public to the remarkable diversity and vitality of Maine's musical traditions. Program...
Dates: 1987-1991

UM-Augusta Communication Course Interviews

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Identifier: MF063
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a series of interviews done for a University of Maine at Augusta course in Speaker-Audience Communications, Fall 1977. Topics covered include: the Farnsworth Museum; the Robert Abbe Museum; Lucy Farnsworth; Rockland, Maine, in the early 1900s; Northport in the War of 1812; Waldoboro News Stand; Knox Arboretum in Warren, Maine; lace mills and the lace business in St. George, Maine; lime kilns; Clark Island Quarry and quarry stone cutting; farm life in Vassalboro in...
Dates: 1975, 1977, 1978