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Depressions -- 1929 -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Adelbert "Del" Clewley, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks

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Abstract 1034 Adelbert “Del” Clewley, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks, April 10, 1976, Eddington, Maine. Also present: Mrs. Clewley, his wife. Clewley talks about being from Eddington; using a pung as transport; going to school in Eddington Village; hunting for deer and the two deer maximum; how his family stored food through the winter; hauling ice from Eddington Pond; the first car in the area; the local mills; the baseball team; dances held around the area; skating and sledding; taxes;...
Dates: 1976

Albert Michaud and Rita England Michaud, interviewed by Carol Nichols

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: A 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine generated a series of 35 interviews focusing on the culture and history of the French Canadian immigrant community located on French Island, Old Town, Maine. The project also resulted in a book of photographs, interview excerpts, and articles, Nos Histoires de I’lle: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (1999) ...
Dates: 1992-1993

Albert Michaud and Rita England Michaud, interviewed by Carol Nichols

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Abstract 2771 Albert Michaud and Rita England Michaud, interviewed by Carol Nichols, July 27, 1993, at their home in Old Town, Maine. For the "Islands and Bridges" project. The Michauds discuss early memories of French Island; children's entertainment and games; why French Island was once called Skin Island; city dump; Shuffle Inn; softball; boxers; schools; meals; gardens; Mardi Gras and Lent; community and neighboring; Great Depression; 1936 flood; bootlegging; hunting, raising, selling, and eating...
Dates: 1959-2008

Albert Morin and Bernice Morin, interviewed by Amy Bouchard Morin

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: A 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine generated a series of 35 interviews focusing on the culture and history of the French Canadian immigrant community located on French Island, Old Town, Maine. The project also resulted in a book of photographs, interview excerpts, and articles, Nos Histoires de I’lle: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (1999) ...
Dates: 1992-1993

Alexander T. Rouleau and Lucille (Dumont) Rouleau, interviewed by Mark Silber and Raymond Pelletier

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Abstract 1684 Alexander T. Rouleau and Lucille (Dumont) Rouleau, interviewed by Mark Silber and Raymond Pelletier, February 18, 1981, Lewiston, Maine. The Rouleaus talk about their lives as Franco-Americans, his various jobs; living during the Great Depression, his work as a school bus driver in the 1960s and 70s; religions as all the same; and her childhood on a family farm in Winslow, Maine. Text: 18 pp. transcript. Recording: T 1805 CD 2523 1-3/4 hours.
Dates: 1977-1982

Alice Coffin, interviewed by Harriet Tilley

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Abstract 0880 Alice Coffin, interviewed by Harriet Tilley, October 29, 1974, Bangor, Maine. Coffin discusses her life in northern Maine; her father’s canoe-making; working at Passadumkeag Kindling Wood Factory circa 1900; Passadumkeag in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the Grange as a social center; traditional medicine; doctors and home visits; celebration of various holidays; when she heard President McKinley was assassinated; the Great Depression as easier for those who had farms;...
Dates: 1974-1980

Anna Sevigny, interviewed by Julia Hunter

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Abstract 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 cloth-making; food preparation; winemaking; entertainment; pets and livestock owned; travel and transportation over time;...
Dates: 1977

Ansel Stevens, interviewed by Pamela Webber

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Abstract 1322 Ansel Stevens, interviewed by Pamela Webber, April 12, 1980, Wells, Maine. Stevens discusses his childhood in Wells during the 1930s and 40s; working as a firefighter for the Navy and then Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; his preference for his wife not to work outside the home; the Great Depression on his family’s farm; and the introduction of new saws to the Maine woods. Text: 26 pp. transcript. Recording: T 1441 1 hour. mfc_na1322_t1441_01, mfc_na1322_t1441_02
Dates: 1974-1980

Benoit Bouchard, Bernard “Bing” Bouchard, Albert “Bert” Morin, Walter Nadeau, and Beatrice Morin, interviewed by Amy Bouchard Morin

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: A 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine generated a series of 35 interviews focusing on the culture and history of the French Canadian immigrant community located on French Island, Old Town, Maine. The project also resulted in a book of photographs, interview excerpts, and articles, Nos Histoires de I’lle: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (1999) ...
Dates: 1992-1993

Bernice Morin, Betty Labretton, Flora Bosse, and Pauline Baillargeon, interviewed by Carol Nichols and Adeline “Connie” St. Louis

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: A 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine generated a series of 35 interviews focusing on the culture and history of the French Canadian immigrant community located on French Island, Old Town, Maine. The project also resulted in a book of photographs, interview excerpts, and articles, Nos Histoires de I’lle: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (1999) ...
Dates: 1992-1993

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Acadia National Park

 Collection
Identifier: MF120
Scope and Contents This collection includes a series of interviews conducted by MFC staff with men who were enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, who and served at one of the three camps run by ANP: the Eagle Lake or Bar Harbor camp, the Long Pond or Southwest Harbor camp; and the Ellsworth camp. Also included in the collection are interviews with women who married men from the camps and other local residents who remember the camps. Included are 226 photographs (P08475-P08701). In...
Dates: summer of 2000 and 2001

Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner

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Abstract NA1364 Donald Clendenning and Eddie Lambert, interviewed by William Warner, July 28-29,1980, Orrington and Greenville, Maine. Clendenning discusses David Priest and their friendship (Priest was interviewed extensively by Warner, see NA 1288); experiences hunting, fishing, and trapping with Priest; Priest’s commitment to his job as a game warden; his approach to apprehending suspects; and Priest’s personal characteristics and skills. Lambert discusses his relationship with Priest, one of a...
Dates: 1959-2008

Dr. Joyce White, interviewed by Marietta Flagg

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Abstract 1195 Dr. Joyce White, interviewed by Marietta Flagg, April 14 – May 13, 1978, Newport, Maine. White discusses her childhood in the area of Canaan, Maine, in the 1930s and 40s; the sense of disaster during the Great Depression; responsibilities, recreation, and education; sexual mores of the late 1940s/early 1950s; rationing and recycling during WWII, including picking milkweed pods; her personal growth when she returned to college in 1967; regrets over her attempts to raise perfect children;...
Dates: 1974-1980

Editorial Cartoons About the Great Depression

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1609
Scope and Contents Editorial cartoons from various newspapers in the United States compiled by an unidentified collector. A few cartoons are from Maine newspapers but most are from the New York Herald Tribune, Washington News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, etc.
Dates: 1933-1934

Elmer M. Campbell, interviewed by Emily Fitts

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Abstract 1098 Elmer Campbell interviewed by Emily Fitts, November 6 – November 26, 1976, South Portland, Maine. Campell discusses the 1930s and 40s; his father and the construction of his childhood home; his collection of first flight airmail envelopes and stamps; early radio and listening to fights; his Army Air Force career; training men for the D-Day invasion; operation of gliders; shortage of clothes for the soldiers; Portland during the Great Depression; history of the Campbell family in Maine; and...
Dates: 1974-1980

Frances Robinson Mitchell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MF099
Scope and Contents Items donated by Frances Robinson Mitchell, including an essay for her children about her grandfather, her time in the Marine Corps in WWII, and woods work.
Dates: 1996 - 1998

Genoria Pelchat, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue

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Abstract 1625 Genoria Pelchat, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue, October 22, 1982, Lewiston, Maine. Pelchat talks about her childhood in early twentieth-century St. Joseph de Beauce, Canada; immigrating to Auburn, Maine in 1919; working at shoe shops 1920 to 1940; learning to speak English; food lines and shopping during the Depression; 1937 shoe shop strike; and working for elections. In the enclosed memoir, Pelchat wrote of early life at a Sisters of Charity orphanage; years of abuse by her father and...
Dates: 1977-1982

Genoria Pelchat, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue

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Abstract 1625 Genoria Pelchat, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue, October 22, 1982, Lewiston, Maine. Pelchat talks about her childhood in early twentieth-century St. Joseph de Beauce, Canada; immigrating to Auburn, Maine in 1919; working at shoe shops 1920 to 1940; learning to speak English; food lines and shopping during the Depression; 1937 shoe shop strike; and working for elections. In the enclosed memoir, Pelchat wrote of early life at a Sisters of Charity orphanage; years of abuse by her father and...
Dates: 1981-1990

J. Herbert Comins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks

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Abstract 1038 J. Herbert Comins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks, April 25, 1976, Eddington, Maine. Comins talks about living in the same house he was born in; being a tree farmer; owning a dairy farm; his family history; serving three terms in the State Legislature; attending the school in East Eddington; driving the school team while in high school; how much of the food he ate was raised by his family; Thursday, market day; hunting; how they kept the meat; The Young Ladies Sociable; putting...
Dates: 1976

Julia Alice Smith, interviewed by Alice Mummé

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Abstract 3284 Julia Alice Smith, interviewed by Alice Mummé, October 10, 1996 and October 29, 1996, Orono, Maine. In the first interview, Smith talks about growing up in Parsonfield, ME, in the 1920s and 1930s; rural life and technology; dairy farming; corn farming; apple varieties and orchards; food preservation; veal farming; country music and performing; farm chores for children; 4-H and the Grange; 4-H Congress Chicago, IL in 1937; college at the UMaine; social activities and clubs; feather beds;...
Dates: 1959-2008

Juliette Filteau, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue

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Abstract 1623 Juliette Filteau, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue, October 8, 1982, in Lewiston, Maine. Filteau discusses growing up near Quebec in the 1910s; moving from Canada to Lewiston circa 1921; childhood experiences with nuns; living and working during the Great Depression; Franco-American food; operating a restaurant which sold alcohol; the advent of WWII; and her thoughts on cultural identity in Lewiston. Exhibit poster included. Text: 40pp catalog plus poster. Recording: T 1728 2 hours.
Dates: 1977-1982

Juliette Filteau, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue

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Abstract 1623 Juliette Filteau, interviewed by Margaret Lanoue, October 8, 1982, in Lewiston, Maine. Filteau discusses growing up near Quebec in the 1910s; moving from Canada to Lewiston circa 1921; childhood experiences with nuns; living and working during the Great Depression; Franco-American food; operating a restaurant which sold alcohol; the advent of WWII; and her thoughts on cultural identity in Lewiston. Exhibit poster included. Text: 40pp catalog plus poster. Recording: T 1728 2 hours.
Dates: 1981-1990

Lois Derosiers, interviewed by Sheila Comerford

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Abstract 1087 Lois Derosiers, interviewed by Sheila Comerford, October 29 - 31, 1976, Orono, Maine. Derosiers talks about her life and events of the mid twentieth century and trends of the 1970s; her childhood in the Bangor area and entertainment she enjoyed; growing up during the Great Depression; importance of rules and discipline during her childhood; impact of WWII on everyday life; her views on women’s liberation and equality; increasing violence and crime; and the abdication of King Edward VIII of...
Dates: 1974-1980

Lucienne Cloutier, interviewed by Carol Nichols and Adeline “Connie” St. Louis

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: A 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine generated a series of 35 interviews focusing on the culture and history of the French Canadian immigrant community located on French Island, Old Town, Maine. The project also resulted in a book of photographs, interview excerpts, and articles, Nos Histoires de I’lle: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (1999) ...
Dates: 1992-1993

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

Margaret Hatch, interviewed by Donna E. Gray

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Abstract 1092 Margaret Hatch, interviewed by Donna E. Gray, November 18 – 29, 1976, Orono, Maine. Hatch discusses her views on the women’s liberation movement; the Great Depression and its impact on her childhood; WWII; her reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor; and wartime activities. Text: 11 pp. incomplete transcript, with 5 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1113 – T 1114 1 hour. mfc_na1092_t1113_01, mfc_na1092_t1114_01
Dates: 1974-1980

Marion Guay and Gloria Thornton, interviewed by Albert Michaud

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: A 1992 community based oral history project co-sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine generated a series of 35 interviews focusing on the culture and history of the French Canadian immigrant community located on French Island, Old Town, Maine. The project also resulted in a book of photographs, interview excerpts, and articles, Nos Histoires de I’lle: History and memories of French Island, Old Town, Maine (1999) ...
Dates: 1992-1993

Maxwell E. Gray, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1926 Maxwell E. Gray, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 19, 1986, Machias, Maine. Gray discusses working in the woods and river-driving along the Machias; moving logs on a frozen lake; cutting logs as best or only work during the Great Depression; earning extra money through poaching; walking to the start of the drive; camping in bush wickets; capstan rafts; temporary rafts; moving logs down Machias Lakes; water as a power source; and dangerous spots of water. Plus 4 pp. story about...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Maxwell E. Gray, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

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Abstract 1926 Maxwell E. Gray, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 19, 1986, Machias, Maine. Gray discusses working in the woods and river-driving along the Machias; moving logs on a frozen lake; cutting logs as best or only work during the Great Depression; earning extra money through poaching; walking to the start of the drive; camping in bush wickets; capstan rafts; temporary rafts; moving logs down Machias Lakes; water as a power source; and dangerous spots of water. Plus 4 pp. story about...
Dates: 1959-2008

Millard Palmer, interviewed by Harriet Tilley

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Abstract 0881 Millard Palmer, interviewed by Harriet Tilley, March 15, 1974, Bangor, Maine. Palmer talks about life through the twentieth century; his childhood in the early 1900s; early airplane stunt shows; work putting in telephone lines, mainly for Western Union, 1923-1930, and layoffs due to the Great Depression; Depression experience better on farms than in cities; work in the dairy industry; his positive view of women in politics; recollections of Margaret Chase Smith, with whom he went to...
Dates: 1974-1980