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Collection Details


Collection Name: Cranberry Culture in Massachusetts Interviews
Repository Name: University of Maine. Maine Folklife Center. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Orono, Maine, United States
Local Identifier: MF 013
URL: http://www.umaine.edu/folklife/mf013.htm
Dates Spanned: 1982-1983
Description: A series of 20 accessions featuring interviews done by Stephen Cole and Linda Gifford (1982-1983) documenting cranberry growing in southeastern Massachusetts. Interviewees talk about A. D. Makepeace Co.; picking cranberries in the 1940s and 50s; making cranberry scoops & boxes; building sand jalopies; repairing picking machines; overseeing screenhouses and canning plants; changes in technology and marketing; the Fuller-Hammond Co.; competition between cranberry marketing cooperatives; early years of the cranberry industry; Cape Cod life in the nineteenth century; supplying shooks, barrels and boxes to growers; Cranberry Red, a 1938 novel about Cape Verdean bog laborers; the Cranberry Experiment Station in Wareham, Mass; Ocean Spray Cranberry Co.; Bailey Company; John J. Beaton Distributing Agency; and the traditional harvest of cranberries carried out on Gay Head by the Wampanoags.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 20
Broad Subjects: Intellectual life; Agriculture
ASP Subjects: Agriculture; Cranberries; Cranberry industry; Culture; History; Massachusetts; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: Cranberry growing
Collection Code: OHC0000277