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Bates Mill -- Maine -- Lewiston

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cecile Dionne, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Steffan Duplessis

 Series
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

Cecile Lebel, interviewed by Mark Silber and Raymond Pelletier

 Series
Abstract 1692 Cecile Lebel, interviewed by Mark Silber and Raymond Pelletier, February 18, 1981, Lewiston, Maine. Lebel shares, with occasional comments from her mother, a tape of sing-along in French; her career as a seamstress and designer of bridal gowns; job seeking and working during the Great Depression; work ethic taught by her grandmother and mother; the sacrifices and benefits of designing dresses; her love of the French language; and large family weddings. Text: 19 pp. transcript, French...
Dates: 1977-1982

Irenée Bolduc and Simone Bolduc, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Raymond Pelletier

 Series
Abstract 1688 Irenée Bolduc and Simone Bolduc, interviewed by Marcella Sorg and Raymond Pelletier, January 29, 1981, Lewiston, Maine. The Bolducs discuss their lives as Franco-Americans; his family’s move to Auburn in 1919; playing cards; raising chickens for eggs; retirement and the importance of staying active; and Irenée sings “Somewhere My Love” in French and plays the harmonica. Text: 13 pp. transcript English sections only (handwritten). Recording: T 1809 1-1/4 hours, partially in French.
Dates: 1977-1982