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Number of Interviews: 8
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1980-1982
Time period covered: twentieth century
Principal interviewers: John Meader
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Access Restrictions: none

Description: A series of interviews conducted by John Meader with his grandfather, Dell Turner, and others about Turner. Begun as a class project in Sandy Ives’ Maine and the Maritimes Folklore class at the University of Maine and continued in his Fieldwork in Folklore and Oral History class, this series is the basis for “Dell Turner: The Stories of His Life,” (Northeast Folklore XXVII, 1988).

1327 Meader, John. (AY 122) Spring 1980. Maine: Fairfield. 171 pp. Tape: 5 hrs. w/ cats. Series of interviews with Dell Turner about his life, woods cooking, lumber camps, farming, fishing stories; 56 pp. oral autobiography of Turner; photos, P4662 – P4667 / T1448 – T1450

1397 Meader, John. (Ay 125) Fall 1980. Maine: Fairfield. 47 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ cat. Interview with Chrystal Turner about her husband, Dell; her family; spiritualist meetings; the KKK. T1534, T1696

1398 Meader, John. (AY 125) Fall 1980. Maine: Fairfield. 51 pp. Tape: 2 hrs. w/ cat. Interview with Joyce Meader about her father, Dell Turner; spiritualist meetings. T1535, T1697

1399 Meader, John. (AY 125) Fall 1980. Maine: Bangor. 27 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Mary Pearl McEachern about her brother, Dell Turner; his early years; moving to Maine from New Brunswick; home life. T1537

1543 Meader, John. (AY 198) Fall 1981. Maine: Fairfield. 30 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Michael Meader about his grandfather, Dell Turner. T1643

1544 Meader, John. (AY 198) Fall 1981. Maine: Fairfield. 31 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Glen Meader about his father-in-law, Dell Turner. T1644

1545 Meader, John. (AY 198) Fall 1981. Maine: Fairfield. 21 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Daryl Buck about Dell Turner. T1645

1565 Meader, John T. Winter 1982. Maine: Fairfield. 22 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Earl Doody about Dell Turner’s life views, and stories. T1666


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