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Collections - MF 126 Florence Ireland Collection

Number of Interviews: 10
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1970 – 1973
Time period covered: twentieth century
Principal interviewers: Florence Ireland
Finding Aides: brief indexes and transcripts
Access Restrictions: none

Description: A collection of ten interviews conducted by Florence Ireland between 1970 and 1973 on a variety of topics including family history, farming, folksongs, woods work, International Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies), and the H. P. Clearwater Medicine Co. Interviews conducted by Ireland for courses are found in the Maine and the Maritimes Folklore Collection; also see the Foxfire Bicentennial Project Collection. Ireland worked for the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History.

627 Ireland, Florence. August 1970. Conn.: Meriden. 25 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Adam Owsianik, the donor’s Polish grandfather, who tells stories and sings short songs he composed. Also includes 247 pp. of typed notebooks in Polish which include proverbs, toasts, cures, riddles, and his autobiography. T347

706 Ireland, Florence. July 1972. Maine: Machias. 20 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Harold Stuart about working in the woods around 1900-1910 in the Ellsworth and Machias area. T432

707 Ireland, Florence. July 1972. Maine: Machias. 20 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ trans. Interview with William Hudson about his experiences in the lumberwoods. T433

738 Ireland, Florence. August 1970. Maine: Bangor. 17 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. & trans. Interview with Grover Swett about the early Industrial Workers of the World and woods work in Maine. T555

739 Ireland, Florence. Nov. 1970. Maine: Stillwater. 3 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ brief cat. Bill Fuller singing original songs, also reciting original poetry, and playing original compositions on accordion. T555

740 Ireland, Florence. Summer 1971. New Brunswick: Newcastle. 5 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ brief cat. Mrs. Maisy Mitchell singing Arabic and French folksongs. T556

741 Ireland, Florence. Dec. 1970. New Brunswick: St. Andrew’s. 3 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ brief cat. Peter Shepheard, collector and singer, singing and playing guitar and accordion. T556

744 Ireland, Florence. July 1971. New Brunswick: Sevogle, Glenwood. 3 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Interviews with Wilmot MacDonald and Frank and Ray Estey; also Frank and Ray Estey singing. T563

755 Ireland, Florence. 1973. Maine: Ellsworth. 18 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Eulalie McKeaggan about the H. P. Clearwater Medicine Co; photo, P432 / T597

756 Ireland, Florence & Robert. 1973. Maine: Hallowell. 26 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ trans. Interview with Carroll Stephens about the H. P. Clearwater Medicine Co. T598


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