Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History - Collections
Our accessions are all given unique ID numbers that start with NA (Northeast Archives). Accessions that are related are then put into collections. These collections are also given unique numbers, but these start with MF (Maine Folklife). Below you will find the collections followed by short descriptions. If you click on the collection names you will go to a more detailed description of that collection as well as abstracts for the individual accessions within them. Note: Many accessions are relevant to multiple collections so they have been cross-listed.
Interviews done by Joan Brooks and Jack Beard for a course taught by Sandy Ives about the history of the Airline Road (Rt. 9 from Bangor to Calais) and the Airline community ca.1900.
A series of interviews with Anna Sevigny about her life history.
The collection consists of interviews on various aspects of boom construction and operation and the daily lives of the workers on the Argyle Boom.
The project was conducted under the auspices of the Cary Library in Houlton, Maine, which resulted of interviews with more than 150 people covering a wide range of topics.
Student papers done for a course in folklore offered at Bowdoin College during 1980 related to the folklore and folklife of Maine communities.
Series of interviews by historian Barry Rodrigue on immigration into Maine from Quebec along the route known as the Canada Road, which includes Route 201.
This collection reflects the collecting and composing career of Norman Cazden, a composer, musicologist, and faculty member of UMaine interested in traditional American folk music.
This collection was originally just NA 2487 (Cavallini Rum Running Collection), but was expanded to include other accessions that dealt with rum-running, bootlegging, and illegal alcohol during Prohibition.
The collection consists of three interviews about the history of Cowing’s Tavern in Lisbon Falls, Maine.
This collection includes interviews and photographs compiled by Gordon Bowie relating to band music in Maine.
This collection brings together interviews that focus on lumbering, woods work, and river drives that are not associated with specific projects.
A series of 20 accessions featuring interviews done by Stephen Cole and Linda Gifford (1982-1983) documenting cranberry growing in southeastern Massachusetts.
A series of student interviews done for Edward D. “Sandy” Ives’s class focused on the Curran Family Homestead, a living history museum in Orrington, Maine.
The collection consists of fourteen interviews with employees of the Deering Lumber Company in Biddeford, Maine, by Michael Chaney in the summer of 1980.
Accession consists of 116 video tapes produced by Depoy, founder of F.O.L.K., Inc. (Focus On Local Knowledge). Tapes contain raw footage and edited masters for a series of TV programs titled “Mainely Bluegrass” broadcast on Maine Public Television in 1996.
Papers from Eh 34 Ballad and Folksong, Fo 134 Folksong in America, Ay 123 Folksong, and ANT 423 Folksong.
A nationwide project coordinated by E. Wigginton, founder of Foxfire, of interviews with the elderly about their lives and their hopes and fears for the future of the nation.