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Collections - MF 101 1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project

Number of Interviews:
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1998
Time period covered: January, 1998
Principal interviewers: Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Pauleena MacDougall, Elizabeth Hedler, and Mary Ellen Barnes
Finding Aides: transcripts
Access Restrictions: none

Description: A series of short (10-30 minute) interviews with Maine residents about their experiences of the “Ice Storm of ‘98,” which caused statewide power failures in January, 1998. These interviews were conducted at the 1998 Maine Festival held at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, ME August 7, 8, and 9, 1998; and at the Common Ground Fair held at Unity, Maine, September 25, 26, & 27, 1998.

2534 Maine Folklife Center. Summer 1998. Maine: Brunswick. Tape: 6 cassettes (6 hrs). Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great 1998 ice storm collected from festival goers who visited the Maine Folklife Center tent at the 1998 Maine Festival held at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, ME August 7,8,9, 1998. Interviewers were MFC staff including Sandy Ives, Pauleena MacDougall, Elizabeth Hedler, and Mary Ellen Barnes. 1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project. C1623 – C1628

2543 Maine Folklife Center. September, 1998. Maine: Unity. Tape: 5 cassettes (5 hours). Personal stories, narratives, and anecdotes about the great 1998 ice storm collected from over thirty-five festival goers at the Common Ground Fair held at Unity, Maine, September 25, 26, & 27, 1998. Interviewers were members of MFC staff including Sandy Ives and Pauleena MacDougall. 1998 Ice Storm Oral History Project. C1634 – C1638

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