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Collections - MF 062 Northeast Town History Papers Collection

Number of Interviews: 100
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1976-1978
Time period covered:
Principal interviewers: various
Finding Aides: index of the papers
Access Restrictions: none

Description: 2576 A collection of 100 student papers done as coursework for anthropology classes at the University of Maine at Orono between ca. 1976-1978. Each paper treats a specific town or community and deals with the history and lore concerning that place. Most towns are in Maine but a few are in New Hampshire and Newfoundland. Some papers contain maps, photos, and other supplementary items. Communities written about include: Argyle, Bangor, Belfast, Bemis, Boothbay Harbor, Bowdoinham, Brewer, Bridgton, Bucksport, Calais, Camden, Cape Elizabeth, Cape Neddick, Castine, Cumberland, Dexter, Dixmont, Dover-Foxcroft, Eastport, Falmoth, Forest City, Fort Kent, Franklin, Greenville, Hall Quarry, Hampden, Harrison, Hermon, Holden, Howland, Isle Au Haut, Islesboro, Jonesboro, Kenduskeag, Lakewood, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Milbridge, Milford, Millinocket, Milo, Newcastle, New Sweden, Northeast Harbor, Norway, Old Town, Orland, Orrington, Orrs and Bailey Islands, Passadumkeag, Port Clyde, Presque Isle, Prospect, Rockport, Rumford, Saco, Sanford, Searsport, Sebec, Sidney, Standish, Sumner, Surry, Swan’s Island, Thomaston, Thorndike, Topsfield, Turner, Van Buren, Veazie, Vinalhaven, Waldoboro, Waterford, Waterville, Wiscasset, Wytopitlock, and York, Maine; Newcastle, New Hampshire; Cat Harbor, Small Point, and St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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