Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Aroostook Oral History Project
Scope and Contents Aroostook Oral History Project, 1971-1972, which resulted in a collection of 119 cassettes (now digitized), totaling 73 hours, with interviews of more than 150 people covering a wide range of topics; i.e., early county history, early farming and machinery, the Aroostook War, railroading, lumbering, potato farming, maple sugar making, folksongs, folklore, folk medicine, politics, town meetings, cross-border migration, smuggling, Indians, sporting camps, schools and schooling, tall tales,...
Maine/Maritimes Folklore Collection/CP 180
Scope and Contents This collection consists of student papers. The early items are largely miscellaneous gatherings of individual items: jokes, tall tales, ghost stories, traditional medicine, popular beliefs and superstitions, legends, local character yarns, etc. and only occasionally include tape recordings. Later accessions reflect the trend in the field of folklore to emphasize context over items gathered for their own sake. Thus they are more apt to consist of life histories with an emphasis on life...
Norman Cazden Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection reflects Norman Cazden's career as both collector and composer.
Peter Paul / Nicholas Smith Collection
Biographical Note During the mid-20th century, Malecite ethnographer, Dr. Peter Lewis Paul (1902-1989) worked with Dr. Nicholas N. Smith (1926-2022), a white man and ethnographer, to preserve the language, tradition, and "tribal lore" of the Wabanaki community in and around the Woodstock Reserve, New Brunswick, Canada. In 1963, the two men canoed from Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada, to Indian Island, Maine by rediscovering and documenting the Old Meductic Trail. Paul was born on the Woodstock Reserve and was...
Ricker College Student Folklore Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers written by students enrolled in a folklore class at Ricker College (Houlton, Maine) taught by Gifford Stevens. Topics include jokes, home remedies, proverbs, ghost stories, games, folktales, superstitions, graffiti, and children's folklore.
Nicholas N. Smith Papers
Identifier: SpC MS 1788
Papers and publications relating to Native Americans in the Northeast.
Traditional Music of Maine Project Collection
Scope and Contents The collection includes 37 cassette recordings of interviews (now digitized) with 44 individuals in addition to performances. Traditional Music of Maine celebrates the musical legacies of a variety of Maine folk communities by exploring their cultural and historical significance through oral history interviews with musicians and other community members. The tapes introduce the general public to the remarkable diversity and vitality of Maine's musical traditions. Program...