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Collections - MF 084 Linda Gilbert Davenport Collection

Number of Interviews: 2
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1976
Time period covered:
Principal interviewers: Linda Gilbert
Finding Aides: brief indexes
Access Restrictions: yes

Description: This collection consists of two brief tape-recorded interviews conducted by Davenport apparently for her master’s thesis on Penobscot Indian Music. In all, Davenport interviewed thirty-two informants but most were not recorded. For more information see “Music Among the Contemporary Penobscot Indians,” (MA Thesis, University of Illinois, 1977), available in the MFC library.

1055 Gilbert, Linda. Summer 1976. Maine: Orono. 9 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Teresa Sappier, Penobscot Indian, singing Penobscot Indian songs learned from her mother and describing corresponding dances. T1064 – T1065

1062 Gilbert, Linda. Summer 1976. Maine: Indian Island (Old Town). 7 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Interview with Ronald Francis (Indian name is Senabeh), who sings Penobscot Indian songs and explains the legends behind them. (Songs may be Maliseet or Passamaquoddy). RESTRICTED. T1072

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