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Blueberry industry

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

AY125/ANT325/ANT425/AY197/198 Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork

Identifier: MF130
Scope and Contents

Student papers on a wide variety of folklore and oral history topics, most focused on Maine traditions.

Dates: 1970-2014

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

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

Richard Gaddis, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

Abstract 1907 Richard Gaddis, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, March 10, 1986, in East Machias, Maine. Gaddis discusses working along the Machias River, particularly with his family lumbering and blueberry business; log driving; explanation of photographs and documents; wages in the 1930s; use of housing on horses; logging season dictated by need for frozen lakes and ground; construction of woods camps; use of both horses and tractors; sizes of wood desired; company supplying horses and tools;...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986

Victor Archer, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

Abstract 1928 Victor Archer, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, May 21, 1986, Machias, Maine. Archer speaks about woods work and river driving along the Machias River; where he drove; moving logs down Fifth Lake; capstan rafts; log jams; driving Fifth Lake Stream; progression of the drive downstream; the unprofitable state of the blueberry business in 1986; spending winters in the woods with his family as a boy; pay rates; Wilbur Day and his autobiography; and John Bacon. Text: 31 pp....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1986