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MF 006 Bowdoin College Folklore Papers

Number of accessions: 27
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1980
Time period covered: 20th century
Principal interviewers: various
Finding aides: none
Access restrictions: none
Description: A series of twenty-six accessions reflecting student papers done for a course in folklore offered at Bowdoin College during the fall semester, 1980.

 

1428 By Brian Keefe for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Chatham, Massachusetts. 20 pp. ms. Paper on superstitious beliefs among Cape Cod fishermen. Text: 20 pp. paper.

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

1430 Irma Raitt, interviewed by Julie Greene for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Eliot, Maine. 21 pp. ms. Raitt, a farm wife in Eliot, Maine, talks about her life. Text: 21 pp. paper.

1431 Billy Edwards, interviewed by Judy Laster for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick, Maine. 20 pp. ms. Edwards talks about the history of Brunswick during Prohibition; rum-running; police chief Edwards; and how he dealt with the problem. Text: 20 pp. paper.

1432 By Debora Mish for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Bridgewater, Maine. 16 pp. ms. Paper titled “Millwork and the Folk Tradition.” Text: 16 pp. paper.

1433 By Judith Ocker for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick and Topsham, Maine. 30 pp. ms. Paper titled “Folk Cookery in the Brunswick-Topsham Area.” Text: 30 pp. paper.

1434 By Mary Rees for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Bath and Brunswick, Maine. 24 pp. ms. Paper titled “Bath Iron Works: An Oral History.” Text: 24 pp. paper.

1435 Harold Ulrickson, interviewed by Sheba Veghte for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Freeport, Maine. 18 pp. ms. Ulrickson, from Freeport, Maine, talks about being a lobsterman. Text: 18 pp. paper.

1436 Mrs. Christian Brown, interviewed by Lisa Rosen for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Freeport, Maine. 13 pp. ms. Brown, age 80, talks about being a quiltmaker, having made over a hundred quilts. Text: 13 pp. paper.

1437 Eleanor Wormwood, interviewed by Lucinda Martin for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Kennebunkport, Maine. 26 pp. ms. Wormwood talks about how he uses herbs and berries to make folk medicines. Text: 26 pp. paper.

1438 By Andrew Segal for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick, Maine. 29 pp. ms. Paper deals with a collection of ghost stories. Text: 29 pp. paper.

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

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

1441 Eugene Alexander, interviewed by Suzanne Kort AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Orr’s Island, Maine. 29 pp. ms. Alexander, a boatbuilder, fisherman, lobsterman, talks about his life. Text: 29 pp. paper.

1442 Normand Parent, interviewed by John Theberge for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Maine. 15 pp. ms. Parent talks about his lumbering experiences in northern Maine. Text: 15 pp. paper.

1443 Sterling Mills, interviewed by Daniel Shannon for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Bryant Pond, Maine. 16 pp. ms. Mills talks about life in a family logging camp. Text: 16 pp. paper.

1444 Douglas Ingersoll for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Harpswell, Maine. 20 pp. ms. Paper deals with territoriality and rivalry among lobstermen in Harpswell. RESTRICTED. Text: 20 pp. paper.

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

1446 Jean Poulin, interviewed by Scott Wright for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick, Maine. 20 pp. ms. Poulin talk about woods worker and carpenter. Text: 20 pp. paper.

1447 Edmund “Rip” Black, interviewed by Jim Pasman for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Bailey’s Island, Maine. 27 pp. ms. Black talks about being a lobsterman. Text: 27 pp. paper.

1448 Keith George, Mr. Potholm, and Irve Richardson, interviewed by Michael Sheehan for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick, Maine. 23 pp. ms. George, Potholm, Richardson talk about hunting in Maine. Text: 23 pp. paper.

1449 By Amy Homans for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Augusta, Brunswick, and Bangor, Maine. 40 pp. ms. Paper titled “Cookery as a Folk Tradition in a Maine Family.” Text: 40 pp. paper.

1450 Captain Charlton C. Smith interviewed by Susan Caras for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Marblehead, MA. 20 pp. ms. Paper titled “Sea Stories: A Focus on Captain Charles H. Snellen of Marblehead, Mass.” Text: 20 pp. paper.

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

1452 Virl Reid for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Peak’s Island and Portland, Maine. 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.” Text: 22 pp. paper.

1453 By Carolyn Richins for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Warwick, Rhode Island. 19 pp. ms. Paper on “Rum-running in Warwick, RI.” Text: 19 pp. paper.

1454 Mr. Harry Baldwin & Mrs. Harry Baldwin, Raymond Charron, and Emory Booker, interviewed by Jane Patrick for AY 13 (Bowdoin College), fall 1980, Brunswick, Maine. 29 pp. ms. The Baldwins, Charron, and Booker talk about life in a Maine mill town. Text: 29 pp. paper.


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