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MF 056 Skinner Settlement Project

Number of accessions: 6
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1974
Time period covered: 1880s – 1920s
Principal interviewers: Ford Reiche, Jolene Walker, Ilka List, Jolene Walker, Alison Bishop, Celeste Beaulieu, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Galen Beaulieu
Finding aides: indexes and some transcripts
Access restrictions: none
Description: A series of interviews about farm life in Maine at the turn of the twentieth century, conducted by students 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.

 
0840 Grace Clark, interviewed by Ilka List, Jolene Walker, Alison Bishop, Celeste Beaulieu, and Galen Beaulieu for AY 125, October and December 1974, East Corinth, Maine. Clark talks about farm life at the turn of the century. Also included: pamphlet about the Skinner Settlement. Text: 77 pp. brief catalog and partial transcript. Recording: T 0764 – T 0771 7 hours.

0841 Leon Bussell, interviewed by Ford Reiche for AY 125, October 9, 1974, Orono, Maine. Ilka List is the depositor and was not present at the interview. Bussell talks about life on a farm at the turn of the century. Text: 26 pp. of brief catalog and partial transcript. Recording: T 0772 – T 0774 3 hours.

0843 Bertha Campell, interviewed by Celeste Beaulieu, Jolene Walker, and Alison Bishop for AY 125, October 11, 1974. Campbell talks about life at the turn of the 20th century in Corinth, Maine: house layouts; home furnishings; bedrooms; kitchen; bath taking; laundry procedures; window dressings; entertaining; Skinner Settlement; Social Hall; the store. Also included: two diagrams: 1 of the property layout and one of the house. Text: 18 pp. catalog with diagrams; 30 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0775 – T 0777 4 hours.

0844 Frank Harriman, interviewed by Ford Reiche for AY 125, Greenbush, Maine. Sandy Ives is also present at the interview. Harriman talks about being a farmer and woodsman. Text: 3 pp. catalog. Recording: T 0778 1 hour.

0845 Frank Hunnewell, interviewed by Ford Reiche for AY 125, November 17, 1974,Greenbush, Maine. Hunnewell talks about his farm and especially the buildings and machinery. Also included: two pamphlets about the Skinner Settlement; an invitation to a benefit supper for the Skinner Settlement Association. Recording: 2 pp. catalog. Recording: T 0779 1/2 hour.

0846 Bertha Price, interviewed by Jolene Walker, Alison Bishop, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, and Celeste Beaulieu for AY 125, October and December 1974, Argyle, Maine. Price talks about growing up on a farm at the turn of the 20th century; social customs; clothing; various aspects of farm life; outside of house; layout of rooms; furnishings; activities done in some rooms. Text: 19 pp. index; 29 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0780 – T 0782 / PM 0741 3 hours.


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