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Blackouts in war

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Jo Ann Nivison, interviewed by Connie Allen

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Abstract 1131 Jo Ann Nivison, interviewed by Connie Allen, November 6 – 11, 1977, Winslow, Maine. Nivison discusses her mother’s struggle to raise seven children alone in the 1930s and 40s; potato picking in northern Maine; her responsibilities as the only daughter; buying a TV in 1956; the Christmas Fair to benefit St. John’s school in the 1970s; Victory in Japan Day; the significance of the atomic bomb; WWII air raids and blackouts as exciting to a child; Kennedy’s assassination; her views on women’s...
Dates: 1974-1980

Madella “Mae” Nevells, interviewed by Marilyn Reuter

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Abstract 1019 Madella “Mae” Nevells interviewed by Marilyn Reuter, April 13, 1975, Sedgwick, Maine. Nevells discusses her life in during the late nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries; dances; medicine shows; sliding in the winter; how she came to have the telephone office in her home 1928-1954; changes in the telephone office over time; minimal changes during WWII other than blackouts; her wedding and wedding dress; and Fourth of July and Christmas celebrations when she was a child. Text: 27 pp....
Dates: 1974-1980

Mary Elizabeth Wood, interviewed by Jane S. Bechtel

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Abstract 1095 Mary Elizabeth Wood, interviewed by Jane S. Bechtel, November 7 – 14, 1976, Brewer, Maine. Wood discusses World War II; radio during the late 1930s; her family’s victory garden during WWII with particular emphasis on tomatoes; shortage of shoes during the war; blackouts; remembrance of Victory in Japan Day; and the necessity of dropping the atomic bomb. Text: 21 pp. transcript plus 8 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1118 ½ hour. mfc_na1095_t1118_01
Dates: 1974-1980

Ruth Ann (Hall) True, interviewed by Linda True

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Abstract 1097 Ruth True, interviewed by Linda True, October 31 – November 29, 1976, in Orono, Maine. True discusses World War II and its impacts on life in Orono; rationing and the difficulty of planning meals; land made available at the University of Maine for victory gardens; recycling and volunteering for the war effort; blackouts and dimouts; joining the Navy as a hospital aide; teaching blind servicemen life skills; why she chose not to join the celebrations on Victory in Japan Day; her Navy...
Dates: 1974-1980