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Women -- Employment -- Maine -- History -- 20th century

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Cathy Murray, interviewed by Susan Stewart

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Abstract 1006 Cathy Murray, interviewed by Susan Stewart, November 9, 1975, Augusta, Maine. Murray talks about her childhood in the 1950s and 60s with a working mother and subsequently divorced parents; her job as a speech therapist; movies of the 1970s; her views on women’s liberation and gender roles; her ideal man; recollections of Kennedy’s assassination; view of the Vietnam War; Nixon, the Watergate scandal, and political corruption. Text: 31 pp. transcript plus 4 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1018 1...
Dates: 1974-1980

Cecile Dionne, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis

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Abstract 1681 Cecile Dionne, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis, February 18, 1981, Lewiston, Maine. Dionne talks about her childhood in the 1910s and 20s on a farm in Auburn, Maine; her job drawing-in at Bates Mill; working in the shoe shops; speaking French and English; and working while raising a family. Partially in French. Text: 17 pp. transcript, French sections not transcribed. Recording: T 1802 CD 2520 1-1/2 hours.
Dates: 1977-1982

Dr. Doris Twitchell Allen, interviewed by Maryann Hartman

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Abstract 0998 Dr. Doris Twitchell Allen (1901-2002) interviewed by Maryann Hartman, August 1, 1975 at Trenton-Bayside for IDL 105 Women of Maine. Dr. Allen, a native of Old Town, Maine, was a professor emerita from the University of Cincinnati and would become a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 1979. Dr. Allen discusses her family history and how her early life influenced her later achievements, one of them being the founder of C.I.S.V., Children's International Summer Villages. Her father was a physician...
Dates: 1974-1980

Elinor M Lewis, interviewed by Michael Chaney

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Abstract 1178 Elinor Lewis, interviewed by Michael Chaney, spring 1978, Wiscasset, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Lewis talks about Joe Leighton and his wife, at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1240 1/2 hour.
Dates: 1978-1979

Elizabeth Savage, interviewed by Tami Rawcliffe

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Abstract 0874 Elizabeth Savage, interviewed by Tami Rawcliffe, November 11, 1974, Bangor, Maine. Savage talks about her work for various causes through the mid-twentieth century; her “pioneering” decision to attend Trinity College in Washington, D.C. in the early 1900s; two year engagement in order for her fiancé to establish himself; rules for going out at Trinity College; her courtship; involvement in the League of Women Voters 1930-1940; purpose and structure of the League of Women Voters; her work...
Dates: 1974-1980

Faye Jordan, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis

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Abstract 1669 Faye Jordan, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis, February 18, 1981, Auburn, Maine. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ partial trans. Jordan talks about her life as a Franco-American; celebrating Christmas in Canada with her grandparents; running away to marry a "swamp yankee;" jobs she worked; being bilingual and speaking "true French;" sewing, making clothes for her daughter; crochet work. No notes taken from side 2. Text: 7 pp. partial transcript. Recording: T 1788, CD 2089 1-1/2 hours.
Dates: 1977-1982

Florida Charest, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis

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Abstract 1678 Florida Charest, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis, January 29, 1981, Lewiston, Maine. 34 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ handwritten trans. French. Charest talks about her life as a Franco-American. Text: transcript (handwritten). Recording: T 1799 CD 2517 1 1/2 hours French.
Dates: 1977-1982

Frances Pelletier, interviewed by Beverly McLaughlin

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Abstract 0882 Frances Pelletier, interviewed by Beverly McLaughlin, October 29, 1974, Milford, Maine. Pelletier talks about her life in the greater Bangor area, particularly during the 1920s; her father’s general store; purchasing at the store mainly done on credit; doctors and maternity homes; chaperones required for dates and public concern for morality; voting mainly as her father and husband did; women with jobs and careers; the flu epidemic of 1918; her parents’ rules and discipline; spanking...
Dates: 1974-1980

Harold Andrews and Winnie Andrews, interviewed by Mary Ellen Barnes

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Abstract 2483 Harold Andrews and Winnie Andrews, interviewed by Mary Ellen Barnes, March 16, 1996, at their home in North Chatham, New Hampshire. The Andrews discuss his family’s background; logging; working at mills; dairy farming; working out; trapping; searching for minerals; growing up "near the end of the road" (southern part of Evans North); Winnie’s training and work as a nurse. Text: 50 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na2483_c1559.1_01&02, mfc_na2483_c1559.2_01 116 minutes
Dates: 1959-2008

Harry Putnam, interviewed by Tami Rawcliffe

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Abstract 0875 Harry Putnam, interviewed by Tami Rawcliffe, December 17, 1974, Hampden, Maine. There are interuption throughout the interview by John, a man living with Mr. Putnam. Putnam talks about the changing role of women in society; his education; gender roles during his childhood and young adulthood; how women of the 1970s had lowered their standards; women earlier in the century earning extra income (“pin money”) by sewing dresses for sale; his neighborhood’s negative reaction to women’s...
Dates: 1974-1980

Helen Erskine, interviewed by Michael Chaney

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Abstract 1179 Helen Erskine, interviewed by Michael Chaney, spring 1978, Wiscasset, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Erskine talks about Joe Leighton; Alna and Wiscasset area history. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1241 1 1/2 hours.
Dates: 1978-1979

Jeanne d’Arc Turgeon, interviewed by Raymond Pelletier and Mark Silber

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Abstract 1671 Jeanne d’Arc Turgeon, interviewed by Raymond Pelletier and Mark Silber, May 13, 1981, Lewiston, Maine. Turgeon talks about her life as a Franco-American; exclusive use of French in daily life as a child; working in the shoe shop and mill during the 1940s; movement of Franco-Americans out of Lewiston’s “Little Canada”; social activities; and the value of sacrifice. Partially in French. Text: 13 pp., partial transcript (excludes French portion). Recording: T 1790, CD 2091 1 hour.
Dates: 1977-1982

Ninetta Runnals, interviewed by Ellen Beach

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Abstract 0884 Ninetta Runnals, interviewed by Ellen Beach, October 30, 1974, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Runnals discusses her childhood in the late nineteenth century; the first time she voted; common childhood illnesses; her education; clothing of her childhood; social life when she was in college; her involvement with women’s groups when teaching at Colby College; and traditional jobs of women in the early 1900s. Text: 23 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0854 1 hour.
Dates: 1974-1980

Terry-Ann Lunt Aucoin, interviewed by Michele Byrnes

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Abstract 1013 Terry-Ann Lunt Aucoin, interviewed by Michele Byrnes for IDL 105, fall 1975, Bangor Community College, Maine. 38 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. and trans. Aucoin, director of the Maine Human Rights Commission, talks about her life and education; politics; Kennedy’s assassination; Kent State; Vietnam War; Nixon and Watergate; ERA; women in the job market. Text: brief catalog and transcript. Recording: T 1024 1 hour.
Dates: 1974-1980

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