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MF 019 Foxfire Bicentennial Project

Number of accessions: 4
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1975 and 1982
Time period covered: 20th century
Principal interviewers: Florence Ireland
Finding aides: catalogs
Access restrictions: NA 1642
Description: 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.


1052 Mary Turner, interviewed by Florence Ireland, Mary Ann Shopshire, and Melody Richardson, summer 1975, West Peru, Maine. 3 pp. Tape: 1 hr. No cat, or trans. Turner, 72, talks about her life and experiences as a self-sufficient farm wife. Text: no catalog or transcript. Recording: T 1058 – T 1060 1 hour.

1053 Mr. and Mrs. Wilder Kimball and Evaline Kimball, interviewed by Florence Ireland and William Gates. Summer 1975, Rumford Point, Maine. 7 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. The Kimballs talk about farming; oxen; hunting and trapping. Text: brief catalog. Recordings: T 1061 – T 1062, CD 0850 – CD 0851 2 hours. Photographs: P 0969 – P 0976, P 0980 – P 0982.

1054 Florence Baker, interviewed by Colleen Colby and Florence Ireland, summer 1975, Fryeburg, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Baker, 90, talks about early life; work; farming; making maple syrup. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1063 1 hour.

1642 Mary “Grammie” Turner, interviewed by Florence Ireland, spring 1982, West Peru, Maine. 4 pp. Tape: Video, 1/2 hr. No cat. Made for showing on Channel 10 (WCBB) in 1976. RESTRICTED. Recordings: V 0043 (Beta) 30 min.

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