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ANT 325 Halloween Holiday Traditions Collection

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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

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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

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

Normand Dubé Education Papers

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Identifier: SpC MS 0148
Abstract The papers of an educator, poet, and major figure in the Franco-American revival of the 1970s.
Dates: 1951-1988

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

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 styles...
Dates: 1957-1975

Native American Folklore

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Identifier: MF141
Scope and Contents This collection consists of research papers written for ANT 490 and ANT 426 Native American Folklore, both of these courses are taught by Pauleena MacDougall at the University of Maine in Orono during the fall of 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2010. Topics covered in the papers included: Wabanaki spirit guides, basket making, creation myths involving Gluskap, Passamaquoddy stories for children, Wabanaki medicinal plants and traditional healers, and Passamaquoddy Wampum Records.
Dates: 2000-2010

Northeast Town History Papers Collection

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Identifier: MF062
Scope and Contents A collection of 100 student papers done as coursework for anthropology classes at the University of Maine at Orono between ca. 1976-1978. Each paper treats a specific town or community and deals with the history and lore concerning that place. Most towns are in Maine but a few are in New Hampshire and Newfoundland. Some papers contain maps, photos, and other supplementary items.
Dates: 1976-1978

Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Fife (Hilda) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-018
Scope and Contents The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by University of Maine Professor Hilda Fife, but there are also some photographic material and a wooden map of Henry David Thoreau's travels in Maine. The record series Academic Papers contains copies of both Fife’s masters and doctoral thesis, articles by Thesis, course outlines, a display kit, and biographies. The record series Reference Material contains copies various publications and books,...
Dates: 1933-1972; Majority of material found within 1958-1968

Student Organizations. Student Mathematics Club (University of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0009-005
Scope and Contents The records mainly contain textual information created by the University of Maine Student Mathematics Club and honors fraternity Pi Mu Epsilon, but there is also a photograph from both the Mathematics Club's fiftieth anniversary celebration and installation of Pi Mu Epsilon. The records include: meeting minutes, lists of members, member cards, details of member dues, copies of constitutions and charter, press releases regarding meetings and events, and details of the initiation of members and...
Dates: 1916-2001; Majority of material found within 1955-1970

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 the...
Dates: 1975, 1977, 1978

Veazie History and Architecture Project

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Identifier: MF064
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...
Dates: 1977-1978