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Rural women -- Maine -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Coffin, interviewed by Harriet Tilley

 Series
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

Betty Brown, interviewed by Rebekah Rawding

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Abstract 1005 Betty Brown, interviewed by Rebekah Rawding, November 1, 1975, Paris Hill, Maine. Brown discusses the events and ideas of the mid-twentieth century; her childhood, including chores and religion; long-standing desire to be a nurse; her thoughts on marriage and the ideal man; rise of society’s ecological consciousness; growing popularity of health food; Nixon and the Watergate scandal; apathy towards government; music of her childhood and teenage years; “Hair” and men with long hair; draft...
Dates: 1974-1980

Diary (1948)

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1467-sc
Abstract A daily diary for 1948 of an unidentified person, probably a woman living in the Lewiston, Maine area. Entries indicate the weather of the day and outline the woman's daily chores including working with bees, gathering eggs, gardening, doing household chores, etc.
Dates: 1948

Esther Wood, interviewed by Virgill Bisset

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Abstract 1346 Esther Wood, interviewed by Virgil Bisset, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 1980, Blue Hill, Maine. 29 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ cat. Two radio interviews with Wood, Prof. Emeritus, Gorham State Teachers College, about her memories of rural life; Maine schools; spring house cleaning; spring signs; Memorial Day. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1472 - T 1473 2 hours.
Dates: 1971-2000

"Hear Maine!" audio portraits, produced by Maine Public Radio

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Abstract 2295 By Mary Lou Colbath, 1991-1992, statewide, Maine. 5 pp. Tapes: 30 w/ no transcription, catalog only. Thirty cassettes containing a collection of 49 recorded programs or vignettes which aired on Maine Public Radio during 1991-1992 as a series called “Hear Maine!” The segments were produced and aired as part of MPR’s “Maine Things Considered” program, funded by the Maine Humanities Council. The series reflects the diversity of people and culture in Maine and the issues and concerns of the...
Dates: 1971-2000

Jessie Maddan, interviewed by Madeline Gifford

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Abstract 0690 Jessie Maddan, interviewed by Madeline Gifford for FO 2, spring 1972, Cardville, Maine. Maddan, age 86, talks about her childhood in Cardville: family life, school, social activities, description of one of earliest houses; her married life; illness and death of father and husbands; operating sporting camps; trapping game. Also included: sketch of the town of Cardville. Text: 116 pp. transcript with brief catalog. Recording: T 0401 - T 0403 2 1/2 hours
Dates: 1959-2008

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

Student paper, by Julie Greene

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Abstract 1430 Irma Raitt, interviewed by Julie Greene for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Eliot, Maine. 21 pp. ms. Raitt, a farm wife in Eliot, Maine, talks about her life. Text: 21 pp. paper.
Dates: 1980

Verna (Mrs. Roscoe) Higgins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks

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Abstract 1035 Verna (Mrs. Roscoe) Higgins, interviewed by Jack Beard and Joan Brooks, April 10, 1976, Eddington, Maine. Higgins discusses entertainment in the early 1900s; the Young Ladies Sociable; the Grange Hall; attending the local school in Eddington; how her family preserved meat; women’s jobs in the early 1900s; Bangor, the region’s central marketplace; Thursday, market day; food that was made for social events; how the Depression affected the area; Grange Hall meetings; the size of most farms...
Dates: 1976