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MF 058 “Suthin” Project

Number of accessions: 12
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1976
Time period covered: late 19th and 20th centuries
Principal interviewers: Joan Brooks, Dona Brotz, Stephen Ballew, and Edward D. “Sandy” Ives
Finding aides: indexes/transcripts
Access restrictions: none
Description: Ten interviews totaling 23 hours conducted for a course at University of Maine taught by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1976 about a pulpwood operation at Little Musquash Lake run by Grover Morrison. This project included the publication of Northeast Folklore: Suthin, XVIII. These interviews were the basis of “Suthin”: It’s the Opposite of Nothin’: An Oral History of Grover Morrison’s Wood’s Operation at Little Musquash Lake, 1945-1947 (Northeast Folklore XVIII: 1977). Collection includes the text of the poem, “Suthin’”; other poems; information about daily work in the woods and with the portable sawmill; life in the woods camp; and notes, letters, sketches, and journals from the class’s field trip to Little Musquash Lake.

 
1048 Dickey, Herbert. Maine: Lincoln. 8 pp. “Suthin”, a long poem about a pulpwood operation in Washington County. See NF XVIII: Suthin.

1071 Brooks, Joan. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Lincoln. 51 pp. Tape: 8 hrs. w/ brief cats. Series of interviews with Grover Morrison about poem “Suthin” and related woods operation at Little Musquash Lake, 1945-46; photos, P928— P935, P2340—P2343. See NF XVIII: Suthin. Also poem “Mattagammon,” and information on that woods operation. T1083 — T1088

1072 Brotz, Dona. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Old Town. 88 pp. Tape: 6 hrs. w/ brief cats. Series of interviews with James P. McKinnon about poem he wrote, “Suthin,” and related woods operation at Little Musquash Lake; photos, P879, P928-P935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. Also other writings by McKinnon and drawings of a portable saw mill.
T1089 — T1092

1073 Ballew, Stephen. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Princeton. 18 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Earl Gould and Harold Williams about woods operation at Little Musquash Lake and poem, “Suthin”; map and photos, P928-P935. See XVIII, Suthin. T1093 — T1094

1074 Ives, Edward D. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Passadumkeag. 14 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Leo Merrill about woods operation at Little Musquash Lake and poem, “Suthin”; photos, P928-P935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. T1095

1075 Brotz, Dona. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Brewer. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Goldie Averill, wife of Tinker Averill, who was cook at woods operation at Little Musquash Lake; discusses work and the poem, Suthin”; diagram and photos, P928-P935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. T1096

1078 Brooks, Joan. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Danforth. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Don Parker, teamster, about woods operation at Little Musquash Lake; being champion potato picker in 1931 and 1932; photos, P928-P935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. T1101

1079 Brotz, Dona. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Lee. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Ivan Daigle about woods operation at Little Musquash Lake and poem, “Suthin”; diagram and photos, P928-P935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. T1102

1080 Ballew, Stephen. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Princeton. 7 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Lawrence Sawtelle about woods operation at Little Musquash Lake. P928-P935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. T1103

1081 Ballew, Stephen. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Prince-ton. 7 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with George “Junior” Monk about woods operation at Little Musquash Lake. P928-P935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. T1104

1082 Ballew, Stephen. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Baring. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Orvill Moore about woods operation at Little Musquash Lake; diagram and photos, P928-935. See NF XVIII: Suthin. T1105

1529 AY 125 Class. 1976. (AY 125) Fall 1976. Maine: Little Musquash Lake, T37 MD. 22 pp. ms. Notes, letters, sketches and journals from field trip to Little Musquash Lake. See NF XVIII: Suthin.


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