Portland (Me.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
NA3152 Dorothy A. Pickhardt Talbot, interviewed by Lucia P. Smith, June 26, 1986, Falmouth Foreside, Maine. Talbot, born December 20, 1897, in New York, talks about moving to Portland in 1922; developing Bright’s disease with her first pregnancy and problems with two others; mansion called Morse’s Folly; remarks how housing and transport have changed in her lifetime; describes heirlooms. Text: information sheet; 3 pp. selective transcription. Recording: C 1023 45 minutes.
NA3146 Francis Charlotte (Wilson) Peabody, interviewed by Helen W. Munro, October 17, 1984, Portland, Maine. Peabody, born April 18, 1903, in Washington, D.C., recalls childhood; Episcopal Church; remembers epidemic; northern Pueblo Indians; Girl Scouts; Rockefeller Foundation; 1973 restoration of Portland home; SPNEA. Text: information sheet; 7 pp. index. Recording: C 1010 90 minutes.
NA3144 Hilda Libby Ives Palmer, interviewed by Didi Stockly, March 22, 1984, Cumberland Center, Maine. Palmer, born May 29th, 1909, recalls growing up in Portland, Community Chest (United Fund); Carrol Street School; Butler School; Waynflete Academy and Dobbs and Wheelock; Sebago; Portland vaudeville. Text:15 pp. index, partial transcript, partial written notes. Recording: C 1011 90 minutes.
NA3153 Jennie E. (Means) Thompson, interviewed by Carol C. Norris Foord, March 8, 1984, South Portland, Maine. Thompson, born in 1892 in Nebraska, talks about being sent to Maine at 7-8; brought up by grandparents; attending Dana Hall Preparatory School in Wellesley, Massachusetts; attending Waynflete School; Flu Epidemic of 1918. Handwritten partial notes. Text: information sheet; 16 pp. index with selective transcription and notes. Recording: C 1009 90 minutes.
NA3141 Katherine Norris, interviewed by Carol C. Norris Foord, April 9, 1984, Portland, Maine. Norris, born June 7, 1901, and who moved to Portland when she was 9, talks about growing up in Portland; MIT; Sunshine Club; Campfire Girls; Vassar; recalls 1918 flu epidemic; catwalk on the Quebec Bridge; the St. Lawrence River. Text: 17 pp. index, partial transcript. Recording: C 1006, C 1007 90 minutes.
NA3145 Marion Brown Payson, interviewed by Alice Mary Pierce, January 23, 1992, Cumberland Foreside, Maine. Payson, born in Portland in 1896, talks about the Westover School and Waynflete Academy; Congregationalist Church; describes neighborhood; Red Cross in Halifax; Nova Scotia; starting a canteen at Delano Park; working in a sick house during the 1918 Flu Epidemic; Bangor Theological Seminary. Text: 25 pp. transcript. Recording: C 1019 45 minutes (incomplete).