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Collections - MF 119 “Us and Them” Summer Estates Collection

Number of Interviews:  21

Dates when interviews were conducted:  1980-82

Time period covered:  ca. 1880-1980

Principal interviewer:  Pamela Dean

Finding Aides: Tape indexes or logs

Access Restrictions:  None

Description: This collection was created in 1980-84 by Pamela Dean in the course of doing research for her masters thesis in history at  the University of Maine, 1984, entitled “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  The period covered by the interviews is approximately 1880-1980. The major focus is on the relations between the summer people who owned estates in Northeast Harbor and Blue Hill, Maine, and the native Mainers who worked for them on the estates.  Dean’s grandparents and aunts and uncles had worked for summer people in various capacities and her interest in the topic began with interviews with her aunt, Ethel Anthony, conducted for Sandy Ives fieldwork course in the fall of 1980.  See also Collection MF 043 Northeast Harbor Library, which includes several interviews with summer people copied from the holdings of the Northeast Harbor Library.

1456 Dean, Pamela. (AY 125) Fall 1980. Maine: Bar Harbor. 138 pp. Tape: 5 hours w/ log Series of interviews with Ethel Anthony about her childhood on the farm; education; life on Bartlett’s Island; work in Washington, D.C. and at Jackson Lab; fire of 1947. P5013-P5016, P5018-P5023, P5027-P5028 / T1559 – T1561

1548 Dean, Pamela. (AY 198) Fall 1981. Maine: Bar Harbor. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ log  Interview with Ethel Anthony about her father who worked as caretaker for wealthy summer people on Bartlett’s Island, Maine.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984. T1650

1549 Dean, Pamela. (AY 198) Fall 1981. Maine: Bar Harbor. 23 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ log  Interview with Frank Anthony about working for wealthy summer people at Great Head on Mount Desert Island from 1910 to 1940. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984. T1651

1561 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 27 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ log  Interview with Robert Pyle about his experiences with members of the Northeast Harbor summer community.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984. T1662

1562 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Blue Hill. 36 pp. Tape: 1 1/4 hrs. w/ log Interviews with Brad Emerson about his ancestors; history of the Blue Hill summer community; his experiences working as a gardener on the estate of  Alida Camp in East Blue Hill. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984.  T1663, T1835

1563 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Bar Harbor. 66 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ log . Interview with Frederick Salisbury about his experiences working as a caretaker and superintendent for the Saterlees, Great Head, for Mabel Ingalls and Mrs. Gerrish Milliken, Northeast Harbor. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984. T1664

1564 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 34 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ log . Interview with Roy and Marion Salisbury about their experiences with the summer community at Northeast Harbor. Roy Salisbury was harbor master.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984. T1665

1707 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 29 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ log . Interview with Louise Libby discussing summers as a child on Islesford, Little Cranberry Island, Maine; relations between the summer people and the native Mainers; two stories about Nelson Rockefeller and the natives.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984. T1829

1710 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 32 pp. Tape: 1 1/3 hrs. w/ log . Interview with Frank Peabody, a long time summer resident of Northeast Harbor, about how his family came to the area; importance of boats in his youth; growing agreement between the summer and native communities on further development of the town. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984. T1831

1711 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 26 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ log . Interview with Schofield Andrews, a summer person from Northeast Harbor, about his relations with native Mainers and the changes in those relationships.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984. T1832

1712 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Blue Hill. 57 pp. Tape: 1 3/4 hrs. w/ log . Interview with William Parr, cook/butler for Alida Camp, about how he came to Maine; how he came to work for Mrs. Camp; his attitude toward his job; his duties; his ministerial work with the Jehovah Witnesses. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984.  T1833

1713 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor.  23 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ log . Interview with Haline Jones about her experience working for summer people in Northeast Harbor, including Lydia Lyman, Mr. Bullit, and Miss Kimball of the Kimball Shop. T1834

1714 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Somesville. 18 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ log  Interview with Adelaide Cousens about her experiences working for summer people as a chamber maid. She worked for the Potter Palmers and the Ludingtons in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984. T1836

1715 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Blue Hill. 36 pp. Tape: 1 1/4 hrs. w/ log . Interview with Jeff Torrey about his experiences working as caretaker for  Alida Camp at her estate Blueberry Hill; his father’s work there before his; his relations with  Camp and her family; general summer people/native Mainer relations. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984. T1837

1716 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 5 pp. Notes on unrecorded interview with Carl Hardy at the Gerrish Milliken, Jr. estate about his work for the Millikens as caretaker; the relation of the summer community to the year-round community in Northeast Harbor.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984.

1717 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Bar Harbor. 7 pp. Notes on unrecorded interviews with Frank Anthony about his work for the Saterlees at their estate on Great Head, Mount Desert Island; his relationship with the family. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984.

1718 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 7 pp. Notes on unrecorded interview with Helen Thompson and her daughter Polly McIlhenny about their experiences as long time summer residents of Northeast Harbor, and their relations with the local residents.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984.

1719 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 7 pp. Notes on unrecorded interview with Lydia Lyman about her experiences as a long time summer resident; daily summer activities as a child; her relations with both summer and native communities as a year-rounder.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984.

1720 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 5 pp. Notes on unrecorded interview with Lindsey Smallidge about the history of Northeast Harbor and contributions of the summer people to the community.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984.

1721 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Northeast Harbor. 6 pp. Notes of unrecorded telephone conversation with Mabel Ingalls, summer resident of Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, about her experience as a long time summer resident of the area; her youth on her parent’s estate at Great Head.  Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.”  University of Maine, 1984.

1771 Dean, Pamela. (AY 199) Spring 1982. Maine: Blue Hill 40 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ log . Interview with Alida Camp about her relations with the native Mainers and others in her employ at her year-round estate in Blue Hill, Maine. Relates to Dean’s M.A. Thesis “Us and Them: An Oral History of Life on the Summer Estates in Coastal Hancock County, Maine.” University of Maine, 1984.  T1870


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