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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Literary and oral genre rooted in the compressed and cogent imaginative awareness or associations of experiences, ideas, or emotional responses and arranged under an organized criterion of meaning, conscious and unconscious expression, symbolism, formal or informal pattern, sound, and rhythm. The genre encompasses narrative, dramatic, satiric, didactic, erotic, and personal forms.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Fred Pratt, interviewed by Pamela Kinney

Abstract 0877 Fred Pratt, interviewed by Pamela Kinney, March 22, 1975, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Pratt talks about his life, with emphasis on his poetry and war experiences; a poem he composed about the pond he played around as a boy; his schooling in the early 1900s; childhood games; enlisting in the military and his service during WWI; the gas attack that eventually blinded him; teaching himself to cane chairs; his poem about WWI; his positive view of women’s suffrage; fighting to get his pension...
Dates: 1974-1980

Jim Connors, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives


2036 Jim Connors, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, summer 1988, Fort Kent, Maine. Connors, age 80, talks about his experiences as guide, woodsman and mechanic; recites some of his poetry as well as selections from Yeats, Kipling and others. Text: 54 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2036_c0515_01, mfc_na2036_c0515_02, mfc_na2036_c0516_01, mfc_na2036_c0516_02. [C 0515, C 0516] 2-3/4 hours.

Dates: 1971 - 1999

Various, interviewed by Lina Bagley


0025 Various, interviewed by Lina Bagley for CP 180, fall 1963, East Machias area, Maine. Informants include Edgar Bagley, John Bagley, Roy K. Dennison, William Prescott, and Iman Bagley. Paper deals with place names; forerunners; murder story; discovery of a corpse; tall tale; a few songs; place names; hunting and sailing stories; four long poems. Text: 50 pp. paper

Dates: 1959-2008