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Collections - MF 067 “Wildfire Loose” Oral History Project

Number of Interviews: 37
Dates When Interviews Were Conducted: 1977-1980
Time Period Covered: 1947
Principal Interviewers: Joyce Butler
Finding Aides: transcripts
Access Restrictions: none

Description: The “Wildfire Loose” Collection consists of a series of interviews conducted by Joyce Butler in preparation for her book of the same title about the fires in Maine in October 1947. See Joyce Butler, Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned (Various Publishers, 1978, 1987, 1997).

1219 Butler, Joyce. February 1977. Maine: Camden. 31 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with J. Malcolm Barter. T1286

1220 Butler, Joyce. July 1977. Maine: Kennebunk. 19 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Earl Bibber. T1287

1221 Butler, Joyce. July 1977. Maine: Kennebunk. 15 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with G. Robert Butler. T1287

1222 Butler, Joyce. March, 1977. Maine: Brownfield. 44 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Esther W. Boynton. T1288 – T1289

1223 Butler, Joyce. January 1977. Maine: Cape Porpoise. 21 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Carolyn Craig. T1289

1224 Butler, Joyce. May 1977. Maine: Kennebunkport. 29 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Thelma Burrows. T1290

1225 Butler, Joyce. December 1977. Maine: Alfred. 34 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Lloyd Davis. T1291

1226 Butler, Joyce. November 1977. Maine: Parsonsfield. 21 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Kenneth Day. T1292

1227 Butler, Joyce. July, 1977. Maine: Saco. 27 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Lawrence T. Dolby, State Fire Inspector. T1293 – T1294

1228 Butler, Joyce. September 1977. Maine: Kennebunkport. 13 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Frank Hanlan. T1294

1229 Butler, Joyce. June 1977. Maine: South Waterboro. 44 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Champ and Elizabeth Gould. T1295

1230 Butler, Joyce. December 1977. New York: Ithaca. 24 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with John Kelley. T1296

1231 Butler, Joyce. August 1977. Maine: Kennebunk. 18 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Mabel Emery. T1297

1232 Butler, Joyce. November 1977. Maine: Waterboro. 13 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Esther Smith. T1297

1233 Butler, Joyce. April 1977. Maine: Bar Harbor. 12 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Josephine Higgins. T1298

1234 Butler, Joyce. December 1977. Maine: Somesville. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Letter from Mrs. S. V. Morris that appeared in the Bar Harbor Times dated October 30, 1947. T1298

1235 Butler, Joyce. December 1977. Maine: Saco. 7 pp.Tape: 1/2 hr. with cat. Interview with Charles Smith. T1298

1236 Butler, Joyce. June 1977. Maine: Newfield. 51 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Dr. Arthur Moulton. T1299 – T1300

1237 Butler, Joyce. March 1977. Maine: Augusta. 55 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ trans. Interview with Austin Wilkins, Maine Forestry Department Commissioner. T1301 – T1302

1238 Butler, Joyce. August 1977. Maine: Kennebunk. 23 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Louise and Raymond Russell. T1302

1239 Butler, Joyce. July 1977. Maine: Dayton. 31 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Coyle Meserve. T1303

1240 Butler, Joyce. July 1977. Maine: Kennebunkport. 23 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Desmond O’Hara and “Dick” Schmaltz. T1304

1241 Butler, Joyce. February 1977. Maine: Saco. 20 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Bessie Ricker. T1305

1242 Butler, Joyce. August 1977. Maine: Alfred. 20 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Betty and Stanley Littlefield. T1306

1243 Butler, Joyce. July 1977. Maine: Saco. 25 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Arthur Roberts. T1307

1244 Butler, Joyce. April 1977. Maine: Mt. Desert Island. 28 pp. Tape: 1 hr w/ trans. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Allen Salisbury. T1308

1245 Butler, Joyce. January 1977. Maine: Goose Rocks Beach. 27 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Dorothea Smith. T1309

1246 Butler, Joyce. September 1977. Maine: Kennebunkport. 17 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Althea Beard. T1310

1247 Butler, Joyce. September 1977. Maine: Cape Porpoise. 17 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Arnold Stinson. T1310

1248 Butler, Joyce. February 1977. Maine: Clarks Mills. 27 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Mr. & Mrs. Warren Walker. T1311

1249 Butler, Joyce. April 1977. Maine: Bar Harbor. 28 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Charlotte Stuart. T1312

1250 Butler, Joyce. May 1977. Maine: Bar Mills. 30 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Violette and Linwood Wallace. T1313

1251 Butler, Joyce. June 1977. Maine: West Newfield. 20 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Clayton Weymouth. T1314

1252 Butler, Joyce. April 1977. Maine: Kennebunkport. 25 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Martin V. B. Wildes. T1315

1253 Butler, Joyce. April 1977. Maine: Mt. Desert Island, Salisbury Cove. 20 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Bernard Hawkes. T1316

1254 Butler, Joyce. January 1979. Maine: Bar Harbor. 25 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Two letters written by Dorothy Stanley on October 26, 1947 and by Mrs. Frank Rowell. T1316

1422 Butler, Joyce. Fall 1980. Maine: Kennebunk. 21 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Jane Cormier Obermeyer. T1550


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