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Collection Details


Collection Name: Foxfire Bicentennial 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 019
URL: http://www.umaine.edu/folklife/mf019.htm
Dates Spanned: 1975-1975
Description: Four interviews conducted in Maine as part of the Foxfire Bicentennial Project. This was a nationwide project sponsored by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), and coordinated by Eliot Wigginton, of interviews with elderly people about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future of the nation, as part of the celebration of America’s Bicentennial. The project resulted in the publication of a book entitled “I Wish I Could Give My Son a Racoon,” in 1976. The three interviews conducted in Maine focused on farming experiences, hunting and trapping, and making maple syrup.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 4
Broad Subjects: Agriculture
ASP Subjects: Agriculture; Family--History; Farmers; History; Hunters; Hunting; Local history; Maine; Older people; Oral history; Trapping; United States
Other Subjects: Reading is Fundamental
Collection Code: OHC0000279