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Collections - MF 006 Bowdoin College Folklore Papers

Number of Accessions: 26
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1980
Time period covered: see individual accessions
Principal interviewers: see individual accessions
Finding Aides: brief abstracts
Access Restrictions: see individual accessions

Description: A series of twenty-six accessions consisting of student papers done for a course in folklore offered at Bowdoin College during the fall semester 1980, taught by Nora Groce. Students investigated topics related to the folklore and folklife of Maine communities, including beliefs of fishermen, cookery, farm life, Prohibition and rum-running, mill work, Bath Iron Works, lobstering, quilting, folk medicine, ghosts, lighthouse keeping, boat building, lumbering, ship building, carpentry, hunting, and storytelling.

1428 Keefe, Brian. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Mass.: Chatham. 20 pp. ms. Paper on superstitious beliefs among Cape Cod fishermen.

1429 Poliner, Elizabeth. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Brunswick. 27 pp. ms. Paper on traditional French-Canadian cookery.

1430 Greene, Julie. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Eliot. 21 pp. ms. Biography of a farm wife, Irma Raitt of Eliot, Maine.

1431 Laster, Judy. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Brunswick. 20 pp. ms. Oral history of Brunswick during Prohibition, rum-running, police chief Billy Edwards and how he dealt with the problem.

1432 Mish, Debora. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Bridgewater. 16 pp. ms. Paper on “Millwork and the Folk Tradition.”

1433 Ocker, Judith. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Brunswick, Topsham. 30 pp. ms. Paper on “Folk Cookery in the Brunswick-Topsham Area.”

1434 Rees, Mary. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Bath, Brunswick. 24 pp. ms. Paper on “Bath Iron Works: An Oral History.”

1435 Veghte, Sheba. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Freeport. 18 pp. ms. Biography of Harold Ulrickson, a lobsterman from Freeport. Maine.

1436 Rosen, Lisa. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Freeport. 13 pp. ms. Paper on quiltmaker, Mrs. Christian Brown, 80, who has made over a hundred quilts.

1437 Martin, Lucinda. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Kennebunkport. 26 pp. ms. Paper on Eleanor Wormwood who uses herbs and berries to make folk medicines.

1438 Segal, Andrew. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Brunswick. 29 pp. ms. Collection of ghost stories.

1439 Poole, Edward. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Merrymeeting Bay. 21 pp. ms. Paper on “Merrymeeting Bay: Its Folk History and Duck Hunting Tradition.”

1440 Smith, Edith. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Lubec. 48 pp. ms. Paper on the Smith family, lighthouse keepers at West Quoddy Head light for 30 years.

1441 Kort, Suzanne. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Orr’s Island. 29 pp. ms. Biography of Eugene Alexander, boatbuilder, fisherman, lobsterman.

1442 Theberge, John. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine. 15 pp. ms. Paper on the recollections of Mr. Parent’s lumbering experiences in northern Maine.

1443 Shannon, Daniel. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Bryant Pond. 16 pp. ms. Paper on life in family logging camp as told by Sterling Mills.

1444 Ingersoll, Douglas. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Harpswell. 20 pp. ms. Study on territoriality and rivalry among lobstermen in Harpswell. RESTRICTED.

1445 Franqules, Philippe. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Harpswell. 21 pp. ms. Paper on “Harpswell, Maine: Shipbuilding, Farming and Folklore.”

1446 Wright, Scott. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Brunswick. 20 pp. ms. Interview with Jean Poulin, woods worker and carpenter.

1447 Pasman, Jim. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Bailey’s Island. 27 pp. ms. Interview with Edmund “”Rip”" Black, lobsterman.

1448 Sheehan, Michael. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Brunswick. 23 pp. ms. Interviews with Keith George, Mr. Potholm, Irve Richardson about hunting in Maine.

1449 Homans, Amy. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Augusta, Brunswick, Bangor. 40 pp. ms. Paper on “Cookery as a Folk Tradition in a Maine Family.”

1450 Caras, Susan. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Mass., Marblehead. 20 pp. ms. Paper on “Sea Stories: A Focus on Captain Charles H. Snellen of Marblehead, Mass.”

1451 Redman, Charles. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: East Otisfield. 16 pp. ms. Paper on “Ellis Stone: A Story Teller.”

1452 Reid, Virl. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Peak’s Island, Portland. 22 pp. ms. Paper on “Local Tales of the Supernatural As a Reflection of the Social Structure and Attitudes of Peak’s Island, Portland, Maine.”

1453 Richins, Carolyn. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Rhode Island: Warwick. 19 pp. ms. Paper on “Rum-running in Warwick, R.I.”

1454 Patrick, Jane. (AY 13, Bowdoin College) Fall 1980. Maine: Brunswick. 29 pp. ms. Interviews with Mr. & Mrs. Harry Baldwin, Raymond Charron, and Emory Booker about life in a Maine mill town


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