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Collections - MF 030 Lincoln County Project Collection / Leighton Photo Collection

Number of Interviews: 10
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1978
Time period covered: early-to-mid twentieth century
Principal interviewers: Michael Chaney
Finding Aides: brief indexes and transcripts
Access Restrictions: special for photos

Description: Images from the E. Joseph Leighton photograph collection owned by the Lincoln County Cultural and Historical Association were exhibited at the University of Maine’s Memorial Union, May 10-30, 1979. The exhibit was curated by Michael Chaney with a youth grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Text panels to accompany the photographs were derived from oral history interviews conducted by Chaney with residents of Lincoln County, Maine, in 1978. The Lincoln County Project Collection includes the tape recorded interviews, copy prints of photos from the Joseph Leighton Collection, and paper documents pertaining to the exhibit and the tapes. Topics discussed in the interviews include: Sheepscot area history; E. Joseph Leighton; portable sawmill operations; Sheepscot-Newcastle area; Alna and Wiscasset area history; apple orchard business in the early 1900s; Dr. A. M. Card; Turner Center Creamery; and Pendleton’s Market. Copy prints of images from the E. Joseph (“Joe”) Leighton Photograph Collection are found in the Northeast Archives as P1922 – P2238. [Permission to use these photos must be obtained from the Lincoln County Cultural and Historical Association.]

1150 Chaney, Michael. Spring 1978. Maine: Newcastle, Sheepscot Village. 146 pp. Tape: 4 hrs. w/ cat. Interview with Charlotte Donnel about Sheepscot area history; E. Joseph Leighton and Leighton photographs; map and 317 photos, See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1213 – T1215

1151 Chaney, Michael. Spring 1978. Maine: North Newcastle. 121 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Ruth Bryant, Raymond Emerson, and Charles Reay about various portable sawmill operations in the Sheepscot-Newcastle area and Joe Leighton. Discussion of Leighton photographs and identification of people in them. (See Leighton Collection). Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1216 – T1217

1178 Chaney, Michael. Spring 1978. Maine: Wiscasset. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Elinor Lewis at the Lincoln County Courthouse about Joe Leighton and his wife. See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1240

1179 Chaney, Michael. Spring 1978. Maine: Wiscasset. 9 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Helen Erskine about Joe Leighton; Alna and Wiscasset area history. See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1241

1180 Chaney, Michael. Spring 1978. Maine: Topsham. 91 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ cat. Interview with Allen K. Jewett, former Head Tide area resident, about his apple orchard business in the early 1900’s; copy of “Alna: Paradise on the Sheepscot,” Down East, Sept. 1977, 68-75. Lincoln County Project. T1242 – T1243

1200 Chaney, Michael. Summer 1978. Maine: Alna. 22 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ cat. & trans. Interview with Nina Cheney, 80, about Alna area history, farming, and Dr. A. M. Card. See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1259

1201 Chaney, Michael. Summer 1978. Maine: Wiscasset. 7 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Catherine Colby and Martha Vaughan about the E. Joseph Leighton photograph collection owned by the Lincoln County Cultural and Historical Assn. See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1260

1204 Chaney, Michael. Summer 1978. Maine: Wiscasset. 44 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Harold Shea, Sr. about the Turner Center Creamery. See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1262

1205 Chaney, Michael. Summer 1978. Maine: Wiscasset. 9 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Recollections of two unrecorded interviews, one with Maurice and Brian Pendleton about Pendleton’s Market, and another with Mary Marston about Wiscasset; information from Steven McAllister about the Stanley H. Miner, a four-masted vessel built in Newcastle, Maine in 1902. See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238 / T1263

1210 Chaney, Michael. Fall 1978. Maine: Lincoln County. 28 pp. ms. Copy of text which accompanies the E. Joseph Leighton Photograph exhibit, on display at Memorial Union, UM, May 10-30, 1979. Exhibit done by Chaney with a Youth-grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. See Leighton Collection. Lincoln County Project. P1922 – P2238


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