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Ghost stories

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Amy Ranger, interviewed by Terrance McKay

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Abstract 1897 Amy Ranger, interviewed by Terrance McKay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 17 pp. Tape: 40 min. approx. w/ cat. Ranger, age 21, talks about her memories of the Halloweens she spent in Millinocket, Maine. Text: 14 pp. catalog. Recording: C 0230 (Side A) 40 min. approx.
Dates: 1985

Charles Gillis, Mrs. Malcom (Elizabeth R.) Barto, Georgia Stacey, Walter Driscoll, and Rena Farnsworth, interviewed by Mary Gillis

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Abstract 0160 Charles Gillis, Mrs. Malcom (Elizabeth R.) Barto, Georgia Stacey, Walter Driscoll, and Rena Farnsworth, interviewed by Mary Gillis for CP 180, fall 1964, North Windham, East Lowell, and Lambert Lake, Maine. Paper deals with hunting stories; buried alive; anecdotes; ghosts; haunted houses; buried treasure; local stories; place names; forerunner. Text: 42 pp. paper
Dates: 1959-2008

Don Wilson, John Hiescock, Walter Seaha, Jim Davenporte, interviewed by Jerome Gamache

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Abstract 0154 Don Wilson, John Hiescock, Walter Seaha, Jim Davenporte, interviewed by Jerome Gamache for CP 180, Orono, Maine, April 1964. Accession includes handwritten summaries of jokes and anecdotes and an accompanying tape reel. Wilson, Hiescock, Seaha, Davenporte talks about sex jokes and lore; unusual people and events; tall tales about hunting; mention of divining rod; blood-stoppers; home remedies; a hermit; conversation about spirits; dream predictions; a ghost story; weather lore; place name...
Dates: 1959-2008

Faunce Bryant and Clarence Berry, interviewed by Muriel Watts

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Abstract 0418 Faunce Bryant and Clarence Berry, interviewed by Muriel Watts for CP 180, fall 1963, Crawford, Eastport, and Perry, Maine; Oak Bay, New Brunswick. Paper deals with George Magoon stories; Wilbur Day, poacher; bear stories; forerunner; haunted house; devil stories; ghost stories: headless ghost; jokes: latest Quoddy story; songs. Text: 49 pp. paper.
Dates: 1959-2008

Herb Morse, Vernon Lovejoy, Horace Davenport, Marian Davenport, and Danny Newcomb, interviewed by Anita Hassell

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Abstract 0205 Herb Morse, Vernon Lovejoy, Horace Davenport, Marian Davenport, and Danny Newcomb, interviewed by Anita Hassell for CP 180, spring 1967, Wayne and Winthrop, Maine. Morse, Lovejoy, the Davenports, and Newcomb talks about background and changes in Wayne; water witching; second sight; legend of “Why There Aren’t Any Trout in Poccasset Lake”; place name lore for Bellfonda Rock, Maranacook Lake, Annabesacook Lake, Alder Hill, and Mooselookmeguntic Lake); stories about Indians; legends about...
Dates: 1959-2008

Mrs. James (Estelle) Shea, interviewed by David Currier

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Abstract 0552 Mrs. James Shea, interviewed by David Currier, March 14, 1970, Bangor, Maine. Shea talks about going to her father’s lumber camp in Oxbow, Maine, as a little girl; riding in a pung to the camp; the wangan; ghost stories told by men in the camp; buying and selling spruce gum; the cook and cookee in the camp; lumbercamp songs; meeting up with her father’s river drive; superstitions; strange phenomena; and the poem or song, “The Preacher and the Bear.” Text: 15 pp. transcript. Recording: T...
Dates: 1969-1990

Student paper, by Andrew Segal

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Abstract 1438 By Andrew Segal for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick, Maine. 29 pp. ms. Paper deals with a collection of ghost stories. Text: 29 pp. paper.
Dates: 1980

Various, interviewed by Barbara Nutting

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Abstract 0304 Various, interviewed by Barbara Nutting for CP 180, spring 1960. Paper deals with tale from Finland; remedies; Indian legends; pioneer story; poaching stories; haunted house story; story of a Boston police strike. Informants include Cora Tracy, of Naples, Maine; Myron Sanders, Jr., Casco, Maine; Lillian Peterson, Webbs Mills, Maine; T. E. Nutting, Otisfield, Maine; Barbara Nutting, East Otisfield, Maine; Mrs. Fred McKenney, Kezar Falls, Maine; Elwyn McConnell, South Portland, Maine;...
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Elsie Appleby

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Abstract NA0004 Various, interviewed by Elsie Appleby for CP 180, spring 1962, Island Falls, Mt. Chase, Houlton, Warren, Patten, Ashland, Maine. Informants include Cyril Drew, Harry Kennedy, Linwood Willette, Ray Emerson, Tom Donham, Clara Hathaway, Gladys Estes, Nadine Robinson, Mrs. George Torne, Mildred Schurman, Robert Pendleton, Josephine Williams, and Harry Sands. Paper records stories about folk heroes: Levi May, Emi Lee; skip-rope verses; tall tales; jokes; ghost stories; woods stories; poaching...
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Ethelyn Christie

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Abstract 0054 Various, interviewed by Ethelyn Christie for CP 180, spring 1962, East Corinth and Mt. Desert, Maine; Traftons Island and Blackville, New Brunswick. Paper deals with devil stories; ghost stories; witch stories; Alec Tario stories; Pres Chadbourne stories; "Doc" Henry Tufts stories; beliefs; poachers; tales; skip rope rhymes; superstitions. Text: 70 pp. manuscript
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Gifford Stevens

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Abstract 0390 Various, interviewed by Gifford Stevens for CP 180, fall 1966, Oakfield, Maine; Hartford, Connecticut. Informants include: Leland Brown and Marion (Larlee) Brown, Audrey Benn, Mrs. Gen Drew, Ruth Masters, Blanche Judson, Jennifer and Graham Lundie, Bob Sawyer, Don Soler, and Alden G. Stevens. Paper deals with ghost stories: carpenter’s light, fairies braid horse’s mane, phantom hitchhiker; devil stories; gorby bird; place names; local stories; anecdotes; tall tales; mystery; hunting...
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Iona Coffin

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Abstract 0062 Various, interviewed by Iona Coffin for CP 180, fall 1963, Lubec, Steuben, Unionville, and Milbridge, Maine. Tall tales; legends; jokes; song; Will Stanley stories; Barney Beal; forerunners; bear stories; hunting stories; treasure; ghost; phantom ship; haunted house; devil; poem; small pox remedy; cante fable; place name. Text: 76 pp. manuscript
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Jean Graves

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Abstract 0161 Various, interviewed by Jean Graves for CP 180, fall 1964, Portland area, Maine. Informants include Mr. Brady of Chicago, Illinois; Alice Goodspeed and Raymond Goodspeed of Hermon Pond; and the following residents of Portland, Maine: Louis Lambert, David Babin, Sylvia Coombs, John S. Keenan, Robert and Jean Graves, Victor Landburg, Richard Langois, Florence Link, Linda Lock, Lurana Marzilli, Verna Mitchel Mary Ann Caiola, Ann Marie Geary, Shawn Harrower, Deborah Soule, Susan Young, Scot...
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Jennie Gray

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Abstract 0151 Various, interviewed by Jennie Gray for CP 180, fall 1963, Columbia Falls, Deblois, and Harrington, Maine. Informants include Clyde Merritt, Clyde Gray, Adelia Merritt, Newell Torrey, Harry Stevens, Frances Wakefield, Mrs. Robert Gray, and Robert Gray. Paper deals with place names; anecdotes of Fred Davies; headless ghost; devil; folk songs; Rayme Dyer, strong man; wart cure; healer; blood-stopper; forerunner; Jake the Jew story; jokes; Wilbur Day, poacher. Text: 92 pp. paper
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by JoAnn Bowden

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Abstract 0021 Various, interviewed by JoAnn Bowden for CP 180, fall 1962, West Enfield, Enfield and environs, and Penobscot Bay, Maine. Informants include Violet L. Graham, Sally Ballard, Annie Anderson, Edmund Nadeau, Mrs. Roscoe (Marion) Kimball, Evelynne (Shaw) Drusendahl, Raymond Bowden, Ray Bowden, Odille Pelletier, John O'Donnell, Josephine Jestings, Christine Miller, Ella Gatcombe, John Gatcombe, Vicki Weatherbee, and F.C. Gatcombe. Paper deals with haunted house stories; ghost stories; devil...
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Joyce Bailey

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Abstract 0026 Various, interviewed by Joyce Bailey for CP 180, fall 1963, Milbridge, Sorrento, and Jonesport, Maine. Informants include Henry Sawyer, Larry Lewis, Jack and Jane Sumner, Franklin and Elizabeth Beal, Joe Stevens, Frank Small, Donald Bailey, Teresa Bailey, Ellen Strout, Martha Claflin, and Joyce Bailey. Paper deals with haunted house story; treasure; Benedict Arnold; ghost tale; foreigner tale; place names; local characters; Barney Beal; devil; witch; anecdotes; water witching; hunting...
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Joyce Conlogue

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Abstract 0057 Various, interviewed by Joyce Conlogue for CP 180, spring 1962, Danforth, Prentiss, and Weston, Maine. Paper deals with songs; ghost and devil stories; big wind storm story; hunting and fishing stories; folk heroes: Bill Estabrooke, Bill McKay; jokes and anecdotes; Märchen; poems; Indian story; charming. Text: 62 pp. manuscript. RESTRICTED.
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Mabel Small

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Abstract 0364 Various, interviewed by Mabel Small for CP 180, fall 1963, Machias, East Machias, Starboard Creek, and Buck’s Harbor, Maine. Informants include Vassar Quimby, Carroll Armstrong, John Hayward, Florence Libby, Theresa Dunbar, and Capt. Nelson Proctor. Paper deals with ghost; forerunner; table tipping; devil; jokes; anecdotes: Pat & Mike; Wilbur Day and George Magoon, poachers; tall tale; stories of Capt. Nelson Proctor; songs; poem. Text: 70 pp. paper
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Madeline Reed

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Abstract NA0339 Various, interviewed by Madeline Reed for CP 180, spring 1962. Paper deals with legends; tall tales; anecdotes; jokes; poaching stories; forerunners; ghost and devil stories; folk songs and poems; Indian stories; George Knox stories. Text: 96 pp. paper. RESTRICTED
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Marjorie Ham

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Abstract 0176 Various, interviewed by Marjorie Ham for CP 180, spring 1960, Thirty-Mile River area, Monmouth, Maine. Paper deals with Swedish and Polish stories; ghost stories; witch stories; legends; buried treasure; hunting stories. Text: 34 pp. paper
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Nora Roach

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Abstract 0341 Various, interviewed by Nora Roach for CP 180, spring 1962, Smyrna Mills, Maine. Informants include: Herbert A. Roach, Smyrna, Maine; Gertrude Sholler of Merrill; Hallie Hersey, Smyrna; Mrs. McPhee of Patten; and George Larlee, Oakfield. Paper deals with ghost stories; devil stories; anecdotes and jokes; tall tales; folk heroes; hunting stories; songs; devil’s half acre. Text: 42 pp. paper
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Roger Mitchell and Joyce Mitchell

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Abstract 0280 Various, interviewed by Roger Mitchell and Joyce Mitchell for CP 180, spring 1962, Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgwater, Monticello, Houlton, Amity, Smyrna Mills, Merrill, Dyer Brook, and Hermon, Maine. Informants include Ted Boyce of Monticello; George "Nal" Bradbury of Bridgewater; Herman Brewer, Bridgewater; Kenneth Bully, Bridgewater; Steve Crane, Houlton; Garth Friels, Monticello; Delmont and Vera Getchell, Hermon; Howard Lewis, Bridgewater; Albert McKinney, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Don...
Dates: 1959-2008

Various, interviewed by Sandra Hinkley

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Abstract 0186 Various, interviewed by Sandra Hinkley for CP 180, summer 1964, Fairfield, Litchfield, Oakland, Waterville, Maine. Informants include Ervin E. Hinkley, Evelyn Murrey Hinkley, Ervin Eugene Hinkley, Jr., Sandra Hinkley, Erma Dancer, Margaret Smith, and Doris Foulkes Browne. Paper deals with songs; anecdotes; ghosts; legends; hunting stories; jokes. Text: 57 pp. paper
Dates: 1959-2008

Various residents of the towns of Alexander and Crawford, Maine, deposited by John Dudley

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Abstract 2606 Various residents of the towns of Alexander and Crawford, Maine, deposited by John Dudley, 1980-1991, Alexander and Crawford, Maine. Interviews with residents of the towns of Alexander and Crawford, Maine, conducted under the auspices of the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society between 1980-1991. Topics range widely but cover aspects of the history and lifeways of the area; Townsend House; School in the Woods; mills; stage routes; blueberries; Princeton (community); Pembroke (community);...
Dates: 1959-2008