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Collections - MF 064 Veazie History and Architecture Project

Number of Interviews: 35
Dates When Interviews Were Conducted: 1974-1978
Time Period Covered: late nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Principal Interviewer: various
Finding Aides: brief indexes
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 Sandy Ives in 1977 and 1978, AY 125. The collection also includes architectural survey forms, photos, and floor plans of pre-1940 houses in Veazie.

842 AY 125 Classes, 1977-1978. Fall 1977, 1978. Maine: Veazie & Burlington. 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.

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 University 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 Brown, Bruce. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 9 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with William Jordan about life in Veazie during the early 1900’s, town history, businesses, people, events, etc. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1172 – T1173

1121 Brotz, Dona. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 13 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Grace Marden about Veazie history, houses, transportation, churches, the mill, houses of ill repute; photos, P1710 – P1728. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1174 – T1175

1122 Brown, Bruce. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 41 pp. Tape: 4 hrs. w/ brief cats. Series of interviews with Addie Weed about Veazie history, people, entertainment, houses. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1176 – T1178

1123 Chaney, Michael. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 28 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Frank Todd about Veazie history, his home, social activities, Fort Hill, French and Indian settlement, theatrical groups, Bijou Cottage; genealogy of Hathorn family, pew certificate, photos, P2249 – P2250, P2254 – P2259, P2279 – P2297. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1179 – T1180

1124 Brotz, Dona. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 8 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Isabelle King about Veazie history, her early life there, Aunt Hat, schools, churches, boarding houses; map and photos, P1909 – P1911, P1914 – P1921. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1181 – T1182

1125 Pierter, Ann. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 29 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Mrs. Stewart Hodgman 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”; photos, P2289 – P2297. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1183 – T1184

1126 Hansen, Jill. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 7 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Mrs. Avon Lancaster, 65, about her childhood in Bangor, moving to Veazie 37 years ago, recollections of Veazie from 1939 to date. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1185

1129 Chaney, Michael. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 21 pp. Tape: 3 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Drinkwater about Veazie history, Aunt Hat, Herbie Reed, hijacking, prohibition, Bangor Hydro; photos, P1883 – P1903, P1879. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1189 – T1190

1132 Ruston, Arthur, (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 17 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with John B. Skinner about Veazie history, older houses, notable people, sections of town, family, genealogy, his life as a photographer. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1195

1133 Brown, Bruce. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 4 pp. ms. Brief journal of unrecorded interview with Ralph Parks about the house he lives in Veazie. Veazie History and Architecture Project.

1135 Brown, Bruce. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Ruby Meehan about Veazie history and her life in Veazie. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1197

1137 Hansen, Jill. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Orono. 25 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with O’Dillion Turner, 82, about Veazie history and folklore, people, places, Dingbat Prouty, Aunt Hat, ferry to Eddington, marriage, customs, treatment of Canadians; map. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1199

1138 Chaney, Michael. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 12 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with John Davis about Davis property holdings, dairy farm, farming, Aunt Hat, Dingbat Prouty, Depression; map. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1200

1139 Hansen, Jill. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 15 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Grace Mack about Veazie history, “Main-roaders,” villagers, lifestyles, home, holidays, family. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1201

1140 Pierter, Ann. (AY 125) Fall 1977. 19 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Charles “Dunk” Jordan 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. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1202 – T1203

1142 Hansen, Jill. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 9 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Irving Lancaster about Veazie history, Depression, Prohibition, Lancaster’s Market, river drives, life on the Penobscot River. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1205

1144 Ruston, Arthur. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Irene Guay about Veazie history, Dunghy Lane section, childhood memories. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1207

1145 Ruston, Arthur. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Francis Webster about Veazie History, dairy farming, working in Bucksport mill. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1208

1146 Brotz, Dona. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Blanch Smith about Veazie history, her family, houses in town; photos, P2275 – P2278, P2338 – P2339. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1209

1147 Murkland, Patricia. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Orono. 18 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interview with Lyndon Sidelinker about his life in Veazie up to 1937. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1210

1149 Murkland, Patricia. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 14 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Jennie Flanders and Elliot Sidelinker (her brother) about growing up in Veazie in a family of 14 children, Veazie history. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1212

1175 Murkland, Patricia. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Jessie Fraser about her childhood in Veazie and her home. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1237

1192 Glassie, Henry. Spring 1978. Maine: Orono (NAFOH). 8 pp. Tape: 3 hrs. w/ brief cat. Recording of seminar by Henry Glassie held February 24, 1978 in connection with the AY 125 class on Veazie History and Architecture. T1253

1197 Ruston, Arthur. (AY 125) Fall 1977. Maine: Veazie. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Irene Guay about Veazie history, childhood memories. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1257

1207 Winsor, Sarah. (AY 125) Fall 1978. Maine: Veazie. 13 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Kenneth Hayes about his house in Veazie. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1265

1208 Cross, Marilyn. (AY 125) Fall 1978. Maine: Veazie. 8 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. S. Byrd Pomeroy about their house in Veazie. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1266

1209 Weisberger, Randi. (AY 125) Fall 1978. Maine: Veazie. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with William Aldrich about his house and the history of Veazie. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1267

1211 Walsh, Sherry. (AY 125) Fall 1978. Maine: Veazie. 11 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Clyde and Ekaterine Crowe and Frances Denaco about the Crowe’s house, the Veazie Elms Tourist Lodge, and Veazie history. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1268

1212 Richard, Stephen. (AY 125) Fall 1978. Maine: Veazie. 13 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Blanche Smith about her house and Veazie history. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1269

1255 Milam, Anna. (Ay 125) Fall 1978. Maine: Veazie. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Donna and Spencer King about their house in Veazie and Veazie history. Veazie History and Architecture Project. T1317


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