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

MF 030 Lincoln County Project/ Leighton Photo Collection

Number of accessions: 10
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1978, 1979
Time period covered: 19th and 20th centuries
Principal interviewers: Michael Chaney
Finding aides: some catalogs/transcripts
Access restrictions: NA 1150
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. 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 Charlotte Donnel, interviewed by Michael Chaney, spring 1978. Newcastle and Sheepscot Village, Maine. 146 pp. Tape: 4 hrs. w/ cat. Donnel talks about Sheepscot area history. Map and 317 photos (E. Joseph Leighton and Leighton photographs). Text: catalog. Recording: T 1213 – T 1215 4 hours. Photos: P 1922 – P 2238.

1151 Ruth Bryant, Raymond Emerson, Charles Reay, interviewed by Michael Chaney, spring 1978, North Newcastle, Maine. 121 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ trans. Bryant, Emerson, and Reay talk about various portable sawmill operations in the Sheepscot-Newcastle area and Joe Leighton. Discussion of Leighton photographs and identification of people in them. Text: transcript. Recording: T 1216 – T 1217 2 hours.

1178 Elinor Lewis, interviewed by Michael Chaney, spring 1978, Wiscasset, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Lewis talks about Joe Leighton and his wife, at the Lincoln County Courthouse. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1240 1/2 hour.

1179 Helen Erskine, interviewed by Michael Chaney, spring 1978, Wiscasset, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Erskine talks about Joe Leighton; Alna and Wiscasset area history. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1241 1 1/2 hours.

1180 Allen K. Jewett, interviewed by Michael Chaney, spring 1978, Topsham, Maine. 91 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ cat. Jewett, former Head Tide area resident, talks about his apple orchard business in the early 1900s. Copy of “Alna: Paradise on the Sheepscot,” Down East, Sept. 1977, 68-75. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1242 – T 1243 2 hours.

1200 Nina Cheney, interviewed by Michael Chaney, summer 1978, Alna, Maine. 22 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ cat. & trans. Cheney, 80, talks about Alna area history, farming, and Dr. A. M. Card. Text: catalog and transcript. Recording: T 1259 1 1/2 hours.

1201 Catherine Colby and Martha Vaughan, interviewed by Michael Chaney, summer 1978, Wiscasset, Maine. 7 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Colby and Vaughan talk about the E. Joseph Leighton photograph collection owned by the Lincoln County Cultural and Historical Association. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1260 1/2 hour.

1204 Harold Shea, Sr., interviewed by Michael Chaney, summer 1978, Wiscasset, Maine. 44 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Shea talks about the Turner Center Creamery. Text: brief catalog and transcript. Recording: T 1262 1 hour.

1205 Maurice Pendleton, Brian Pendleton, Mary Marston, and Steven McAllister interviewed by Michael Chaney, summer 1978, Wiscasset, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Recollections of two unrecorded interviews, one with the Pendletons about Pendleton’s Market, and another with Marston about Wiscasset; information from McAllister about the Stanley H. Miner, a four-masted vessel built in Newcastle, Maine in 1902. Text: transcript. Recording: T 1263 1/2 hour.

1210 By Michael Chaney, fall 1978, Lincoln County, Maine. 28 pp. ms. Copy of text which accompanies the E. Joseph Leighton Photograph exhibit, displayed at Memorial Union, UMaine, May 10-30, 1979. Exhibit done by Chaney with a youth-grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Text: 28 pp. paper.

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