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1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project

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Identifier: MF101
Scope and Contents Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great January 1998 ice storm.

Bangor Waterfront Revitalization Collection

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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.

Brooklin Boat Building Collection

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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.

Climate Change Institute 40th Anniversary Oral History Project

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Identifier: MF192
Scope and Contents Interviews done in 2013-2015 by Maine Folklife Center's Director Pauleena MacDougall and graduate research assistant Adam Cilli for the 40th anniversary of the UMaine Climate Change Institute. The interviews focus on the history of the Climate Change Institute, climate change in general, and the interviewees' specialties.

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.

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

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.

Immigrants and Identity

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Identifier: MF162
Scope and Contents Maine Folklife Center and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine proposed to study and present the ways that immigrants in central and eastern Maine connect themselves with their ethnicity.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardners Association (MOFGA)

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Identifier: MF121
Scope and Contents This collection contains interviews with people associated with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Themes include the process of beginning to farm organically, the early development of MOFGA and its growth; the Common Ground Fair and its expansion; marketing organic food; farming strategies; raising livestock; and MOFGA’s interactions with conventional farmers and the wider community.

Musical Instrument Making

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Identifier: MF158
Scope and Contents Interviewees talk about violin, guitar, drum, harp, and cello making, as well as playing instruments and music shops.

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.

Rum Running/ Bootlegging Collection

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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...

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront

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Identifier: MF136
Scope and Contents Accessions related to the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront 2005 - 2016 (after it ceased to be the National Folk Festival). After 2016 the Folklife Area was cut due to budget considerations.

UMaine 150th Anniversary Collection

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Identifier: MF194
Scope and Contents Interviews conducted for UMaine’s 150th anniversary celebrations.