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MF 064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Number of accessions: 31
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1977 – 1978
Time period covered: 19th and 20th centuries
Principal interviewers: various
Finding aides: catalog
Access restrictions: none
Description: This collection consists of a series of interviews about the local history, geography, and domestic architecture of Veazie, Maine. Many of these were the result of a fieldwork course taught by University of Maine professor Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1977 and 1978. The collection also includes architectural survey forms, photos, and floor plans of pre-1940 houses in Veazie. In addition, there are twenty-nine interviews conducted by students in the classes. Three earlier interviews with Addie Weed about Veazie history have been assigned to the collection as has one accession (NA 1107) of letters on the same topic.

 
0842 AY 125 students, fall 1977 – 1978, Veazie and Burlington, Maine. Survey of domestic architecture carried out by field work students. Includes: survey forms with full descriptions and photographs of all houses built before 1920, many with floor plans. Photos: P 1400 – P 1709, P 2345 – 2408, P 2418 – P 3370 (1327 photographs).

969 Ives, Edward D. Summer 1975. Maine: Veazie. 79 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat & trans. Interview with Addie Weed, age 92, about life history and history of her home and property in Veazie. T968 — T969

997 George, Colleen. (IDL 105) Fall 1974. Maine: Veazie. 28 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Addie Weed about her work at the Univ. of Maine: Orono, beginning in 1908, travel experiences from 1910—1950’s, family background. T1009

1000 Beebe, Jeff W. Fall 1975. Maine: Veazie. 6 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Addie Weed for Beebe’s Maine Campus article about her and her reminiscences of Rudy Vallee. T1012

1107 Sullivan, Edward. 1975 — 1977. Maine: Veazie. 19 pp. Letters from Edward Sullivan to E. D. Ives about life in Veazie and stories he had written about the area; photo of Lawrence (Larry) Conners, log driver and lumberman, P936.

1120 William Jordan, interviewed by Bruce “Chip” Brown for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Jordan talks about life in Veazie during the early 1900s, town history, businesses, people, events, etc. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1172 – T 1173 1 hour.

1121 Grace Marden, interviewed by Dona Brotz for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 13 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Marden talks about Veazie history, houses, transportation, churches, the mill, houses of ill repute. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1174 – T 1175 3 hours. Photos: P 1710 – P 1728.

1122 Addie Weed, interviewed by Bruce Brown for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 41 pp. Tape: 4 hrs. w/ brief cats. Series of interviews with Weed about Veazie history; people, entertainment, houses. Text: brief catalogs. Recording: T 1176 – T 1178.

1123 Frank Todd, interviewed by Michael Chaney for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 28 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Todd talks about Veazie history; his home; social activities; Fort Hill; French and Indian settlement; theatrical groups; Bijou Cottage; genealogy of Hathorn family; pew certificate. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1179 – T 1180 3 hours. Photos: P 2249 – P 2250, P 2254 – P 2259, P 2279 – P 2297.

1124 Isabelle King, interviewed by Dona Brotz, for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. King talks about Veazie history; her early life in Veazie; Aunt Hat; schools; churches; boarding houses. Includes map. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1181 – T 1182 1 1/2 hours. Photos: P 1909 – P 1911, P 1914 – P 1921.

1125 Mrs. Stewart Hodgman, interviewed by Ann Pierter for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 29 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Hodgman talks about Veazie history; General Veazie, sawmill operations, ice business, canoe factory, cigar operation, childhood pranks; family history; old town families; Aunt Hat; town characters. Copy of “History of Veazie Congregational Church.” Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1183 – T 1184 1 1/2 hours. Photos: P 2289 – P 2297.

1126 Mrs. Avon Lancaster, interviewed by Jill Hansen for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 7 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Lancaster, 65, talks about her childhood in Bangor; moving to Veazie 37 years ago; recollections of Veazie from 1939 to date. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1185 1 1/2 hours.

1129 Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Drinkwater, interviewed by Michael Chaney for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 21 pp. Tape: 3 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. The Drinkwaters talk about Veazie history; Aunt Hat; Herbie Reed; hijacking; prohibition; Bangor Hydro. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1189 – T 1190 3 1/2 hours. Photos: P 1879, P 1883 – P 1903.

1132 John B. Skinner, interviewed by Arthur Ruston for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 17 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Skinner talks about Veazie history, older houses, notable people, sections of town; family; genealogy; life as a photographer. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1195 2 hours.

1133 Ralph Parks, interviewed by Bruce Brown for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 4 pp. ms. Brief journal of unrecorded interview. Parks talks about the house he lives in in Veazie. Text: 4 pp. brief journal.

1135 Ruby Meehan, interviewed by Bruce Brown for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Meehan talks about Veazie history and her life in Veazie. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1197 1 hour.

1137 O’Dillion Turner, interviewed by Jill Hansen for AY 125, fall 1977, Orono, Maine. 25 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Turner, 82, talks about Veazie history and folklore, people, places; Dingbat Prouty; Aunt Hat; ferry to Eddington; marriage, customs; treatment of Canadians. Map. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1199 2 hours.

1138 John Davis, interviewed by Michael Chaney for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Davis talks about Davis property holdings; dairy farm; farming; Aunt Hat; Dingbat Prouty; Depression. Map. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1200 1 1/2 hours.

1139 Grace Mack, interviewed by Jill Hansen for AY 125, November 15 and December 9, 1977, Veazie, Maine. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Mack, born in Calais, Maine in 1898, talks about the distinction of being a “Maineroader” verses a village dweller; daily lifestyles; her home, which was built around 1800; methods of discipline and how they’ve changed; how her family spends the Christmas holiday; memories of early Veazie. Text: 10 pp. catalog. Recordings: T 1201, CD 2095 1 hour.

1140 Charles “Dunk” Jordan, interviewed by Ann Pierter for AY 125, fall 1977. 19 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Jordan talks about Veazie history; Aunt Hat; schools; community sliding and skating; town divisions; work and travel in Merchant Marine; Indians; gardens; home brew; Prohibition; Pig’s Ear; Doutyvilles. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1202 – T 1203 3 hours.

1142 Irving Lancaster, interviewed by Jill Hansen for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ brief cat. Lancaster talks about Veazie history; Depression; Prohibition; Lancaster’s Market; river drives; life on the Penobscot River. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1205 3/4 hour.

1144 Irene Guay, interviewed by Arthur Ruston for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Guay talks about Veazie history; Dunghy Lane section; childhood memories. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1207 1 hour.

1145 Francis Webster, interviewed by Arthur Ruston for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Webster talks about Veazie History; dairy farming; working in Bucksport mill. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1208 1/2 hour.

1146 Blanch Smith, interviewed by Dona Brotz for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Smith talks about Veazie history; her family; houses in Veazie. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1209 1 hour. Photos: P 2275 – P 2278, P 2338 – P 2339.

1147 Lyndon Sidelinker, interviewed by Patricia Murkland for AY 125, fall 1977, Orono, Maine. 18 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Sidelinker talks about his life in Veazie up to 1937. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1210 1 1/2 hours.

1149 Jennie Flanders & Elliot Sidelinker, interviewed by Patricia Murkland for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 14 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Flanders and Sidelinker (her brother) about growing up in Veazie in a family of 14 children; Veazie history. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1212 1 hour.

1175 Jessie Fraser, interviewed by Patricia Murkland AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Fraser talks about her childhood in Veazie and her home. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1237 1 hour.

1192 Henry Glassie, February 24, 1978, Orono, Maine (NAFOH). 8 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Recording of seminar by Glassie in connection with the AY 125 class on Veazie History and Architecture. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1253 3 hours.

1197 Irene Guay, interviewed by Arthur Ruston for AY 125, fall 1977, Veazie, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Guay talks about Veazie history; childhood memories. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1257 1 hour.

1207 Kenneth Hayes, interviewed by Sarah Winsor for AY 125, fall 1978, Veazie, Maine. 13 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Hayes talks about his house in Veazie. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1265 1/2 hour.

1208 Mr. & Mrs. S. Byrd Pomeroy, interviewed by Marilyn Cross for AY 125, fall 1978, Veazie, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. The Pomeroys talk about their house in Veazie. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1266 1 hour.

1209 William Aldrich, interviewed by Randi Weisberger for AY 125, fall 1978, Veazie, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Aldrich talks about his house and the history of Veazie. Veazie History and Architecture Project. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1267 1 hour.

1211 Clyde and Ekaterine Crowe and Frances Denaco, interviewed by Sherry Walsh for AY 125, fall 1978, Veazie, Maine. 11 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with the Crowes and Denaco about the Crowe’s house; the Veazie Elms Tourist Lodge; and Veazie history. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1268 1 hour.

1212 Blanche Smith, interviewed by Stephen Richard for AY 125, fall 1978, Veazie, Maine. 13 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Smith talks about her house and Veazie history. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1269 1/2 hour.

1255 Donna King and Spencer King, interviewed by Anna Milam for Ay 125, fall 1978, Veazie, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. The Kings about their house in Veazie and Veazie history. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1317 1 hour.


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