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Collections - MF 043 Northeast Harbor Library Collection

Number of Interviews: 11
Dates when interviews were conducted: circa 1970-1980
Time period covered: late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Principal interviewers: varied
Finding Aides: transcripts
Access Restrictions: yes

Description: These accessions were brought to the Northeast Archives by Pamela Dean. They are copies of tape-recorded interviews about the history of Northeast Harbor, Maine, and are from the Northeast Harbor Library’s oral history collection. They provided part of the source material for Dean’s M.A. Thesis, Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine. (University of Maine, 1984.) See also MF 119 “Us and Them” Summer Estates Collection.

1724 Northeast Harbor Library. 1973. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 5 pp. Tape: 1/4 hr. w/ edited trans. Interview with Samuel Eliot Morison about summer life on the Maine coast. T1843

1788 Northeast Harbor Library. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 5 pp. Tape: 1/4 hr. w/ cat. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tape C-9) with Natalie Pierrepont about childhood summers in Bar Harbor; buying and restoring homes in Northeast Harbor. RESTRICTED. T1875

1789 Northeast Harbor Library. 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 3 pp. Tape: 1/4 hr. w/ brief cat. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tape C-9) with Georgiana (Harper) Sibley about her childhood summers in Bar Harbor. RESTRICTED. T1876

1790 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 4 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tape C-3) with Julia Fairchild, Elizabeth Gardner, and Mary Peabody about summer social life; houses and shops in Northeast Harbor at the turn of the century. RESTRICTED. T1877

1791 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ partial cat. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tape C-10) with Virginia Fitch, about early Northeast Harbor residents; history of the summer colony; St. Mary’s Church; stories about Bishop Doane, Nathan Fennelly and Josephine Ober. RESTRICTED. T1878

1792 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 14 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ partial cat. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tape C-16) with Elizabeth Gardner, granddaughter of Bishop Doane, founding member of the Northeast Harbor summer colony, discussing her childhood summers in Northeast Harbor. RESTRICTED. T1879

1793 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 2 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. No cat, or trans. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tape C-17) with Malcolm Graves (also known as Joe Green) in 1977 about his rum-running activities during the Prohibition years on Mount Desert Island. RESTRICTED. T1880

1794 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 2 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. No cat, or trans. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tape C-11) with Mary Holmes, a long-time resident of Mount Desert Island and Northeast Harbor, about life, houses, and stores on the Island in the early 1900’s. RESTRICTED. T1881

1795 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 2 pp. Tape: 1 hr. No cat, or trans. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tapes C-4, C-5) with Robert L. Smallidge about life, housing, education, transportation, etc. on Mount Desert Island and in Northeast Harbor in the early 1900’s. RESTRICTED. T1882

1796 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 2 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. No cat, or trans. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tapes C-20 #1 & #2) with Endicott Peabody, a long-time summer resident of Mount Desert Island and Northeast Harbor, about his childhood summers on the Island and some of the natives he knew. RESTRICTED. T1883 – T1884

1797 Dean, Pamela. Spring 1984. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 2 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. No cat. or trans. Copy of Northeast Harbor Library interview (Tapes C-24 #1, #2a, #2b) with Dan McPheters about the history of Maine guides; stories of his experiences guiding “sports.” RESTRICTED. T1885 – T1881


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