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Collection Details


Collection Name: Deering Lumber Company 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 016
URL: http://www.umaine.edu/folklife/mf016.htm
Dates Spanned: 1980-1980
Description: The collection consists of fourteen interviews with employees of the Deering Lumber Company in Biddeford, Maine, by Michael Chaney in the summer of 1980. This project led to the publication of White Pine on the Saco: An Oral History of River Driving in Southern Maine (Northeast Folklore XXIX: 1990). Interviewees discussed local history; Indian lore of the Saco River Valley; 1947 fire; river drives on the Saco River; working as a scaler; river drives on the Saco River; Frank Brown, who was a boss for the Deering Lumber Company; working as yard and mill foreman; working as a trucker; working as a sawyer and mill foreman; working in the sawmill; and working as a salesman for the company from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 14
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Environment
ASP Subjects: Biddeford, ME; Forests and forestry; History; Local history; Lumber camps; Lumber trade; Maine; Oral history; United States
Other Subjects: Deering Lumber Company; Organization
Collection Code: OHC0000278