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Search results: Found 21 collection(s).
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1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project Orono, Maine, United States. A series of short (10-30 minute) interviews with Maine residents about their experiences of the “Ice Storm of ‘98,” which caused statewide power failures in January, 1998. These interviews were conducted at the 1998 Maine Festival held at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, ME August 7, 8, and 9, 1998; and at the Common Ground Fair held at Unity, Maine, September 25, 26, & 27, 1998. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Oral History Collection Orono, Maine, United States. Oral history interviews with those associated with the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society in Maine. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Aroostook Oral History Project Orono, Maine, United States. Oral history interviews regarding the history of Aroostook, ME. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Cranberry Culture in Massachusetts Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Deering Lumber Company Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Foxfire Bicentennial Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Gale Huntington/Tom Tilton Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. Tom Tilton, interviewed by Gale Huntington in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, in 1979 about his life, coasting, fishing, and Martha’s Vineyard. See Tom Tilton: Coaster and Fisherman (Northeast Folklore XXIII: 1982). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Honest Woodsmen Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. Collection consists mainly of a series of interviews with David Priest, retired game warden, about his experiences as a warden, trapper, and guide. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Life of the Maine Lobsterman Project Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. This collection consists of interviews with lobstermen by David Taylor and others conducted during the summer of 1974 for the University of Maine course FO 197. The interviewees discuss lobstering on the Maine coast; the life of a lobster fisherman; clamming; trawling; shad fishing; early history of lobster fishing; lobstering equipment and costs; territoriality; lobstering laws; types of boats; Friendship sloops; and the Maine Lobstermen’s Association. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Maine Leaders Oral History  Orono, Maine, United States. Interviews with former Senator Margaret Chase Smith and James Russell Wiggins (Editor of the Ellsworth American). Smith discusses various aspects of her personal and political life, including childhood memories of growing up in Skowhegan; her political career in the House of Representatives and the Senate; reflections on American politics, public service and America's future. Wiggins talks about historic figures he has known, his years with the Washington Post, his tenure as Ambassador to the U.N. under President Johnson, his experiences as editor and publisher of the Ellsworth American. The interviews were supported with funds from the University of Maine President’s Office-- $2,000 for Chase Smith and $1,750 for the Wiggins interview. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Me and Fannie Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. Ralph Thornton, interviewed in Topsfield, Maine, in 1972, by Wayne Bean, about his life history, local history of Topsfield, woods work and river drives. He tells stories and sings songs. This series of interviews resulted in the publication of Me and Fannie (Northeast Folklore XIV, 1973). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Northeast Harbor Library Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. These accessions were brought to the Northeast Archives by Pamela Dean. They are copies of tape-recorded interviews about the history of Northeast Harbor, Maine, and are from the Northeast Harbor Library's oral history collection. They provided part of the source material for Dean’s M.A. Thesis, Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine. (University of Maine, 1984.) [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Oxford Hills Oral History Project Tapes Orono, Maine, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Penobscot Bay Fisheries and Industries Project Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. A series of thirteen interviews (1973-1974) done by David Taylor under contract for the Penobscot Marine Museum, on the fisheries and related industries of Penobscot Bay, the Penobscot River, and the surrounding area. Topics discussed include salmon, smelt, and lobster fishing; captaining a lobster smack; the catching and marketing of eels; ship and boat building; and Friendship sloops. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Penobscot Bay Islands Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. A series of interviews with residents of the Penobscot Bay Islands. Interviewees discuss local history; economic aspects of island life; food supplies; summer people; fishing; farming; sail, steam, and motor boats; health care; and schools. Specific islands discussed include: Hog Island, Pond Island, Western Island, Pickering’s Island; Eagle Island, Opechee Island, Bear Island, and Butter Island. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Russell Carey/American Thread Company Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. A collection of fourteen accessions deposited by University of Maine graduate student, Russell Carey, featuring interviews with workers at the American Thread Company’s wooden spool mill in Milo, Maine. The collection also includes a copy of Carey’s Master’s thesis entitled "3,750,000,000 Perfect Wooden Spools" (University of Maine, 1994) and a paper describing his methods of collecting and recording information for this thesis. The collective oral history of the mill’s workers documents conditions, issues, history, occupational lore, and people’s feelings about the spool mill from the 1930s through the 1970s. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

South Bristol Oral History Collection Orono, Maine, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

University of Maine - Augusta Communication Course Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. The collection consists of a series of interviews done for a University of Maine at Augusta course in Speaker-Audience Communications, Fall 1977. Topics covered include: the Farnsworth Museum; the Robert Abbe Museum; Lucy Farnsworth; Rockland, Maine, in the early 1900s; Northport in the War of 1812; Waldoboro News Stand; Knox Arboretum in Warren, Maine; lace mills and the lace business in St. George, Maine; lime kilns; Clark Island Quarry and quarry stone cutting; farm life in Vassalboro in the 1930s and 1940s; the Children’s Aid Society; Sweetser Children’s Home in Saco, Maine; Fleming’s Upholstery Shop in Rockland; Stockton Springs; work as a town clerk; Rockland, Thomaston, and Camden Street Railway; teaching in Warren and Northport; Butler’s Boatyard; Snow’s Shipyard; Graffam Island; lobstering; Belfast, Maine; recreational activities in Thomaston, Maine, in the 1930s; sawmills; school systems; transportation of blueberries to market; and the Christmas tree business. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project Orono, Maine, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

When I Grew Up Interviews Orono, Maine, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Wildfire Loose Oral History Project Orono, Maine, United States. The “Wildfire Loose” Collection consists of a series of interviews conducted by Joyce Butler in preparation for her book of the same title about the fires in Maine in October 1947. See Joyce Butler, Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned (Various Publishers, 1978, 1987, 1997). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]