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MF 125 David Ingraham Collection

Number of accessions: 12
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1970s – 1980s
Time period covered: 20th century
Principal interviewers: David Ingraham
Finding aides: brief indexes
Access restrictions: none
Description: This collection consists of a variety of interviews and other accessions about writing songs in Maine, by David Ingraham. Ingraham was a local songwriter and singer from Ellsworth, Maine. Seven of these accessions consist of recordings of Ingraham talking about his songwriting and singing songs he composed about local people and incidents. The other 5 accessions include interviews with other songwriters and singers about the process of writing songs; interviews with local people about the incidents Ingraham described in his songs, and about traditional songs and how they related to local history in Ellsworth and Chesterville, Maine.

 

0686 David Ingraham, April 20, 1972, Bangor, UMaine, Orono, Maine. 3 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. No cat, or trans. Ingraham discusses his song-making and sings a number of songs for FO 108 class. Also included: three songs recorded at his home April 17, 1972. Recording: T 0396 1 1/2 hours.

0695 David Ingraham (artist and donor), June 1972, Veazie and Ellsworth, Maine. Ingraham singing his own songs about life in Ellsworth. Text: 1 pp. brief catalog. Recording: T 0409 – T 0410 2 hours.

1148 Philip Morse, interviewed by David Ingraham, January 1978. Maine: Chesterville. 15 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Morse tells stories of Chesterville people and events; singing songs from the early 1900s. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1211 2 hours.

1173 Leonard “Bucky” Maddocks, interviewed by David Ingraham, spring 1978, Ellsworth, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 1 hr w/ brief cat. Maddocks talks about the Openshaw song written by David Ingraham and the incident which prompted the writing of the song. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1235, CD 2541 1 hour.

1174 David Ingraham, spring 1978, Orono, Maine (NAFOH). 14 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ partial trans. Ingraham sings 10 of his original songs, including “The 200 Mile Limit,” “The Blackfly Song,” “Billy Hagen,” “Angels with Long Flowing Hair,” “Baxter Park Fire,” “The Woodcutter’s Union,” “The Mighty St. John,” “One More Winter in Maine,” “I’ll Be Thankful When Summer is Over,” and “I Had Him Almost Persuaded.” Text: partial transcript. Recording: T 1236 1 hour.

1190 David Ingraham, spring 1978, Orono, Maine (NAFOH). 22 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Ingraham sings 14 of his original songs, including “Officer Patterson,” “Little Tree,” “Can of Worms,” “The Hairpiece that Belonged to Mayor Brountas,” “Robert Newall,” “Barbara’s Gone,” “Chester Greenwood,” “Jimmy Carter Came To Town,” “Union River,” “Son, Don’t You Ever Get Married,” “The Shadow of Katahdin,” “Back in Maine Again,” “Don’t Come To Bangor,” and “Almost Persuaded.” Sheet music for some songs. Text: transcript, sheet music. Recording: T 1250 1 hour.

1277 David Ingraham, 1978, Ellsworth, Maine. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ partial cat. of songs. Original songs written by Ingraham, including “I’ve Got to Leave Old Durham Town,” “In the Garden,” “The Church Steeple,” “The Little Shack Out Back,” and “Dr. Ganong.” Copy of Bangor Daily News clipping, May 5, 1978. Text: partial catalog. Recording: T 1339.

1302 Lori Bray and David Ingraham, interviewed by David Ingraham, spring 1978, Brewer, Maine. 2 pp. Tape: 1/4 hr. w/ brief cat. Bray sings an original song she wrote, “What If Jesus Came Today;”; Ingraham sings a song about the moose and the campus cop. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1405 1/4 hour.

1303 Larry Snowden, interviewed by David Ingraham, spring 1978, Deer Isle, Maine. 5 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Snowden talks about songs he, his father, and his brother wrote; Larry sings and plays the guitar. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1406 1 hour.

1304 Dave Mallett, interviewed by David Ingraham, spring 1979, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Mallett talks about his songs, why he writes them, and what he thinks he achieves in his songs. Text: catalog. Recording: T 1407 1 hour.

1305 Phil Morse, interviewed by David Ingraham, spring 1978, Chesterville, Maine. 3 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Morse sings songs and plays the banjo. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1408 1 hour.

1344 David Ingraham, June 2, 1980, NAFOH, Orono, Maine. 3 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Ingraham sings original songs he has written: “The Moose Song,” “Schooner John Leavitt,” “Lot,” “The Little Old Red Schoolhouse on the Hill,” and “The Merry Old Minstrel of Maine.” Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1470 1/2 hour.

Ives 70.1 Interviews with David Ingraham, then of Ellsworth, Maine, Jan. 2, 1970. Songs Ingraham made up about life in Ellsworth, gospel songs, songs on current events, etc. 4 pp. (Titles of songs sung). [AFS 14,825A]. T209.


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