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Collections - MF 023 Hancock County Elders Project

Number of Interviews: 10
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1983
Time period covered: twentieth century
Principal interviewers: Roberta Chester
Finding Aides: transcripts
Access Restrictions: none

Description: A series of interviews by Roberta Chester sponsored by the Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. Interviewees discuss family and community life and activities in a variety of Maine communities in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Towns discussed include North Orland, Blue Hill, Hancock, Osborn, Deer Isle, and Cranberry Island.

1699 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: North Orland. 32 pp. Tape: 1 1/4 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Doris Johnson about family and community life in North Orland, Maine, in early 1900’s and now. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1820

1700 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Blue Hill. 30 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Dorothy and Harry Duffy about family and community life in North Blue Hill, Maine, in early 1900’s and now. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1821

1701 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Hancock. 31 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Edith Towle about community life in the town of Hancock; social and family activities she remembered as a child. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1822

1702 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Blue Hill. 40 pp. Tape: 1 3/4 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Lilla Bowden about close family and community life growing up in Blue Hill, Maine at the turn of the century. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1823

1703 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Osborn. 41 pp. Tape: 1 1/4 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Emery Jordan about family and community life growing up in Osborn, Maine in the early 1900’s. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1824

1704 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Deer Isle. 32 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Beatrice Knowlton about family and community life growing up in Deer Isle, Maine in the early 1900’s. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1826

1705 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Hancock. 20 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Ethel Johnson about family and community life growing up in Hancock, Maine. Compares life there now and in the early 1900’s. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1827

1706 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Cranberry Island. 42 pp. Tape: 1 1/4 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Marion Spurling about attitudes toward the elderly; community and family life growing up on Cranberry Island in the early part of the century. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1828

1708 Chester, Roberta. Fall 1983. Maine: Deer Isle. 13 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Iva Morey about family and community life growing up in Deer Isle, Maine in the early 1900’s. Hancock County Elders Project, Hancock County Cooperative Extension Service. T1830


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