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Collections - MF 056 “Skinner Settlement” Project Interviews

Number of Interviews: 6
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1974
Time period covered: 1880s-1910s
Principal interviewers: Ilka List, Ford Reiche, Celeste Beaulieu, Jolene Walker, Allison Bishop, and Edward D. Ives
Finding Aides: brief indexes
Access Restrictions: none

Description: A series of interviews about farm life in Maine at the turn of the twentieth century, conducted by students in AY 125 in the fall of 1974. The interviewees discuss life at the Skinner Settlement in East Corinth, Maine; including house layouts, furnishings; farm buildings; machinery; clothing; and social customs.

840 List, Ilka. (AY 125) Fall 1974. Maine: East Corinth. 77 pp. Tape: 7 hrs. w/ brief cat. & partial trans. Interview with Mrs. Grace Clark about farm life at the turn of the century. Skinner Settlement Project. T764 – T771

841 Reiche, Ford and Ilka List. (AY 125) Fall 1974. Maine: Orono. 26 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. & partial trans. Interview with Leon Bussell about life on a farm at the turn of the century. T772 – T774

843 Beaulieu, Celeste, Jolene Walker & Allison Bishop. (AY 125) Fall 1974. Maine: Old Town, Bangor. 52 pp. Tape: 4 hrs. w/ brief cat. & partial trans. Interview with Bertha Campbell about life at the turn of the century in Corinth, Maine: house layouts, furnishings of that period, diagrams. T775 – T777

844 Reiche, Ford. (AY 125) Fall 1974. Maine: Greenbush. 6 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Frank Harriman, farmer and woodsman. Skinner Settlement Project. T778

845 Reiche, Ford (AY 125) Fall 1974. Maine: Greenbush. 4 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Frank Hunnewell about farm buildings and machinery. Skinner Settlement Project. T779

846 Walker, Jolene, Allison Bishop, Edward D. Ives, Celeste Beaulieu. (AY 125) Fall 1974. Maine: Argyle. 54 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. & partial trans. Interview with Bertha Price about growing up on a farm at the turn of the century; social customs and clothing worn. T780 – T782


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