Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
A series of interviews about country music in Maine recorded for a class (AY 123, AY 325) taught at the University of Maine by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1975. Most focus on country music in the 1930s in the Bangor, Maine, area. Topics covered include bands and performances and country music on the radio.
2290 Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue, May 1, 1991, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Tape: 1 with no transcript. Dr. Ives, a folklore professor at the University of Maine, talks about his early musical career; his arrival at the University; folk music; and oral history. Text: no transcript. Recording: C 1075.
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.
0679 Harold Stuart, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives on July 27, 1971 in Machias, Maine. Interview with Harold Stuart about life in the lumber woods along the Union and Machias Rivers; work in lumber mills; stories about George Magoon, and Wilbur Day, poachers, and Calvin Graves. Text: 72 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0386 - T 0388 / CD 2052 - CD 2054 2 hours
J. Kenneth LaFlamme, interviewed by Ralph Cook for FO 107, October 10, 1973, Hancock, Maine. LaFlamme talks about the Argyle log-sorting boom on the Penobscot River; his work at age 12 and 13 on the boom rafting logs; PLA; bosses; pay; lice and wet clothes; cook house and bunk house; music. Accession also includes correspondence and handwritten notes from LaFlamme. The interview is part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”
1196 James Campbell, (1877-1981), interviewed by John Myers, May 11, 1978, Brewer, Maine. 7 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Campbell talks about his emigration from Prince Edward Island to Brewer in 1923; Maine and his life there and here; also sings four songs. Topics include: working in a brickyard; raising cattle; farming; working on the railroad; and lobster fishing. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1255 - T 1256, CD 0963 - CD 0965 1 1/2 hours.
This collection consists of three interviews conducted by Joseph Ogando about country music in Maine and the Maritime Provinces and the paper that was written about the interviews for an independent study course with Edward D. “Sandy” Ives at the University of Maine in 1988. Themes include early years of radio; the importance of stories in early country music; and why country music was popular in northern Maine.
This collection consists of two brief tape-recorded interviews conducted by Davenport apparently for her master’s thesis on Penobscot Indian Music. In all, Davenport interviewed thirty-two informants but most were not recorded.
Collection consists of approximately 125 songs and ballads dubbed from Louise Manny’s original field recordings (1950s-1960s) which are collectively known as known as the “Lord Beaverbrook Collection of New Brunswick Folksong.”
Academic Affairs. Dean, College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences. Maine Folklife Center (University Of Maine) Records
Series I. Box 3. Correspondence. Arranged alphabetically, G through Mc, by the first initial of the correspondent's last name. Letters, poems, song lyrics pertaining to Ives' research to Ives' biographies: Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs and Joe Scott: the Woodsman-Songmaker. Bulk of materials date throughout the 1960s. Text: typed and handwritten, 1299 pp. NA3746_MF027_Ives_Collection_Box03of20_Series_I_Correspondence_G_to_Mc
Series III. Box 10. Teaching Materials. Lecture notes and syllabi, course descriptions, clippings, and off-prints. Lyrics to folksongs used for class demonstrations. Music sheets with examples of the musical form for ballads and folksongs. Student papers. Materials date from 1960s-1970s. Text: typed and handwritten, 848 pp. NA3746_MF027_Ives_Collection_Box10of20_Series_III_Teaching_Materials
This collection consists of an interview with Jimmy Linegar who primarily discusses music and his life.