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Number of Interviews: 6
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1976
Time period covered: ca. 1890-1940
Principal interviewers: Joan Brooks; Jack Beard
Finding Aides: brief indexes and full transcripts
Access Restrictions: none

Description: The collection consists of six interviews done by Joan Brooks and Jack Beard for an oral history fieldwork course taught by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives at the University of Maine in 1976. The interviews focus on the history of the Airline Road (Rt. 9 from Bangor to Calais, ME) and the Airline community ca. 1900.

1034 Beard, Jack & Joan Brooks. (AY 122) Spring 1976. Maine: Eddington. 79 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Del Clewley, 76, about the Airline community at the turn of the century. P678-P682 / T1047

1035 Beard, Jack & Joan Brooks. (AY 122) Spring 1976. Maine: Eddington. 33 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Mrs. Rosco (Verna) Higgins, 73, about life along the Airline Road at the turn of the century. T1048

1036 Beard, Jack & Joan Brooks. (AY 122) Spring 1976. Maine: Eddington. 40 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Gracie Strang about the Airline community at the turn of the century. T1049

1037 Beard, Jack & Joan Brooks. (AY 122) Spring 1976. Maine: Eddington. 48 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Clarence Grover about the Airline community at the turn of the century. T1050

1038 Beard, Jack & Joan Brooks. (AY 122) Spring 1976. Maine: Eddington. 47 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with J. Herbert Comins about life at the turn of the century in the Airline community. Was a dairy farmer, now a tree farmer, member of State Legislature, and long-time town official. T1051

1039 Brooks, Joan. (AY 122) Spring 1976. Maine: Eddington. 38 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. & partial trans. Interview with George Knox about Eddington and the Airline Community at the turn of the century; woods work; stories about Cal Graves and George Knox, the witch (no relation); songs from lumbercamps. T1052


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