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Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture

MAINE COLLECTIONS
IN THE ARCHIVE OF FOLK CULTURE

Compiled by: Jeremy Foutz, Emily Hilliard, and Caitlin Miller
Series Editor: Ann Hoog

Revised: September 2011


For additional information about Archive of Folk Culture collections, contact the Folklife Reading Room. To request copies, see our webpages regarding audio materials and photographic materials. Please refer to the AFC and/or AFS numbers when requesting information. All indications of time duration listed in this finding aid are estimates.

AFC 1941/023: Alan Lomax Collection of Carrie Grover Recordings
Seventeen 12-inch discs of ballads sung by Carrie Grover of Gorham, Maine. Recorded in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress, by Alan Lomax, April 18-19, 1941. The collection includes a 3-page song list. (3 hours and 20 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 304-305). (AFS 4452-4468) [catalog record]

AFC 1941/033: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collection of Carrie Grover Recordings
Nine 12-inch discs of songs sung by Carrie Grover of Gorham, Maine. Recorded in Teaneck, New Jersey, by Sidney Robertson (Cowell), May 1941. The collection includes a 2-page song list. (1 hour and 30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 323-324A). (AFS 4690-4698) [catalog record]

AFC 1942/002: Eloise Hubbard Linscott Collection
Eleven wax cylinders, 441 discs, 37 tapes, over 100 mostly black-and-white photographs, and approximately 11 linear feet of manuscript materials documenting singing games, ballads, sea songs, American Indian songs, lumberjack songs and other music of New England. Recorded by Eloise Hubbard Linscott, 1929-1978. A collection guide is available. [catalog record]

AFS 6050: One disc containing 7 fiddle tunes played by Roger Robinson of Bowdoinham, Maine. Recorded ca. November 7, 1941. (8 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387A)

AFS 6051-6053A: Three discs containing 14 tunes played on the fiddle by Nathansel (Ansel) Young and the bones by Harold Larrabee, both of Rockland, Maine. Recorded November 8, 1941. (18 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387A)

AFS 6053B-6055: Three discs containing 19 fiddle tunes played by Frank Cates of Rockland, Maine. Recorded November 8, 1941. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387A)

AFS 6058A: One disc containing three songs played on the fiddle by Herbert D. (Bert) Farnham of Swanville, Maine. Recorded November 9, 1941 (3 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387B)

AFS 6059-6060A: Two discs containing 7 songs sung by Asa and Alvin Brown of Carthage, Maine, and others. Recorded November 12, 1941. (7 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387B)

AFS 6061-6063: Three discs containing 19 songs and a story about the violin performed by Gene Staples and Wynifred Staples Smith of Dixfield, Maine. Recorded November 12, 1941. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387B)

AFS 6064A: One disc containing three songs sung by Hiram Virgin of Mexico, Maine. Recorded November 13, 1941. (2 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387B)

AFS 6067B; 6069: Two discs containing 11 songs and tunes sung and played by H. Rae (Mrs. Herbert D.) Farnham, Herbert D. (Bert) Farnham of Swanville, Maine, and Charles (Uncle Charlie) Ronco of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Recorded November 9, 1941. (3 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387B)

AFS 6070-6071A; 6072A: Three discs containing 7 songs (some in French) sung by Charles (Uncle Charlie) Ronco of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Recorded November 11, 1941. (15 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387B)

AFS 6071B: One disc containing 1 song sung by John Hutchinson of Berry's Mills, Maine. Recorded November 12, 1941. (4 minutes; tape copy on LWO 4872 reel 387B)

AFC 1942/002:SR006, SR122B, SR396: Three discs containing 11 fiddle tunes played by Roger and Roland Robinson of Bowdoinham, Maine. Recorded November 7, 1941. (15 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR032-SR0331, SR126, SR164, SR175-SR182, SR186, SR280, SR282-SR283, SR324, SR327-SR328: Nineteen discs containing songs and fiddle tunes sung and played by Carrie B. Grover of Gorham, Maine. Recorded October 29, 1943. (1 hour and 5 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR034A, SR321B: Two discs containing 6 songs sung by Gene Staples and Wynifred Staples Smith of Dixfield, Maine. Recorded November 12, 1941. (4 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR049-SR050, SR149-SR150, SR435: Five discs containing songs in English and French sung by Charles (Uncle Charlie) Ronco of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Recorded November 11, 1941. (30 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR064A, SR454: Two discs containing "Oxen Song" (fragment) and one cylinder of 8 songs performed by Sam Young, Sr. and Fred Pullen of North Anson, Maine. Recorded 1943. (12 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR075, SR081, SR370-SR371, SR378: Five discs containing fiddle tunes played by Eugene Andrews of Norway, Maine. Recorded September 26, 1947. (25 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR125: One disc containing 2 songs sung by John Hutchinson of Berry's Mills, Maine. Recorded November 12, 1941. (3 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR126A: One disc containing three songs sung by Harry Welch of West Scarborough, Maine. Recorded November 4, 1941. (2 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR126B: One disc containing two songs sung by Eileen Finnemore of Portland, Maine. Recorded November 4, 1941. (2 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR130: One disc containing one tune and two songs performed on autoharp (mountain piano) by William A. Adams of Raymond, Maine. Recorded 1941. (5 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR159-SR162: Four discs containing Passamaquoddy songs, performed by Lizzie Laconte, Alex Bailey and others of Pleasant Point, Maine. Recorded September 26, 1947. (20 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR163, SR325: Two discs containing Passamaquoddy songs and spoken word, performed by Sammy and Sebat Tomah, William Neptune, and Joseph Neptune of Peter Dana Point, Maine. Recorded September 9 and 23, 1947. (3 hours and 40 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR210, SR300, SR314: Three discs containing songs and fiddle tunes sung and played by Herbert D. (Bert) and H. Rae (Mrs. Herbert D.) Farnham of Swanville, Maine, November 9, 1941 and Asa Brown of Carthage, Maine. Recorded November 12, 1941. (15 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR225-SR226, SR299: Three discs containing 20 fiddle tunes played by Frank Cates of Rockland, Maine. Recorded November 8, 1941. (15 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR308A: One disc containing 3 songs sung by Hiram Virgin of Mexico, Maine. Recorded November 13, 1941. (2 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR314: One disc containing 1 fiddle tune played by Herbert D. (Bert) Farnham of Swanville, Maine, November 9, 1941 and one song sung by Asa Brown of Carthage, Maine. Recorded November 12, 1941. (4 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR314B: One disc containing 5 fiddle tunes played by Herbert D. (Bert) Farnham of Swanville, Maine. Recorded November 9, 1941. (3minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR315: One disc containing 7 fiddle tunes played by Gene Staples of Dixfield, Maine. Recorded April 7, 1944. (10 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR321A: One disc containing 2songs sung by Alvin Brown of Carthage, Maine. Recorded November 12, 1941. (2 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR373B, SR398: Two discs containing 5 songs with yodeling and one spoken word section, sung and spoken by Betty Gaye Farnham of Swanville, Maine. Recorded probably November 9, 1941. (10 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR378: One disc containing four fiddle tunes played by Eugene Andrews of Norway, Maine. Recorded September 26, 1941. (6 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR396: One disc containing 5 fiddle tunes played by Roger Robinson of Bowdoinham, Maine. Recorded November 7, 1941. (6 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR398: One disc containing 4 songs, first two with yodeling, sung by Betty Gaye Farnham of Swanville, Maine. Recorded November 9, 1941. (5 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR411: One disc containing 8 Passamaquoddy songs of spoken word sections, performed by Sammy and Semat Tomah of Peter Dana Point, Maine. Recorded September 9, 1947. (6 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR435: One tape containing songs in French and English (dubbed from discs) sung by Charles (Uncle Charlie) Ronco of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. Recorded November 11, 1941. (15 minutes)

AFC 1942/002:SR454: One cylinder containing 8 songs (last three are lumberjack songs) sung by Fred Pullen and Sam Young of North Anson, Maine. Recorded October 1938. (11 minutes)

AFS 8927-8928: Helen Hartness Flanders / Radio Program of New England Folk Songs
Two 16-inch discs of radio program of New England folk songs broadcast on Station WQQW (Waterbury, Connecticut). Recorded by Helen Hartness Flanders on an unknown date. (19 minutes; LWO 5111 reels 165B-166A)

AFC 1948/001: New England Balladry, a lecture by Mrs. Helen Hartness Flanders
Five 16-inch discs of an illustrated talk by Helen Hartness Flanders on New England Balladry from Maine and Vermont featuring the singing of Charles Finnemore of Aroostook County, Maine. Recorded at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., February 27, 1948. The collection includes a 2-page program of Flanders’ presentation, a 2-page description of the presentation written by Glenn Dillard Gunn, and 2 articles from the 1948 Library of Congress Information Bulletin. (1 hour and 15 minutes; LWO 5111 reels 9127A-1931) (AFS 9127-9131) [catalog record]

AFC 1948/096: Horace P. Beck Duplication Project
Three 6-inch and ten 10-inch discs of folk songs performed with guitar by Dale Potter and Silas Pendleton. Recorded in Kingman, Maine, and Newport, Rhode Island, by Horace P. Beck and Wendell Hadlock, 1947. The collection includes a 2-page song list. [catalog record]

AFS 9053-9055: Three discs containing 5 songs performed with guitar by Dale Potter. Recorded by Horace P. Beck, probably in Maine, October 7, 1947. (19 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reel 179A)

AFS 9061-9065: Five discs containing 8 songs performed with guitar by Dale Potter. Recorded in Kingman, Maine, by Wendell Hadlock and Horace P. Beck, probably 1947. (30 minutes; tape copy on LWO 5111 reels 179B-180A)

AFC 1950/017: National Folk Festival, 1938
One 12-inch and 39 16-inch discs of instrumentals, songs, dance music, and folk dancing (Morris dance, sword dance, square dance, and social dances) performed by Scottish, American Indian, Spanish American, Anglo-American, African American, and Pennsylvania Dutch performers. Includes folk songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, coal miner's songs and music from Pennsylvania; cowboy songs; sea songs; Chinese music; Turkish music; Slavonic tamburitza music; Bach chorales; orchestral music; interviews; and lectures performed during the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C. from May 6-8, 1938. Also includes a radio air check on United States foreign policy and defense; and several other radio programs not recorded at the National Folk Festival, including a WPA-sponsored program featuring the Prince George High School orchestra. The collection includes 3/4 linear inch of song lists, newspaper articles, and programs. Sarah Gertrude Knott makes some introductions. Recorded primarily at the National Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., by the U.S. Recording Company, May 6-8, 1938. [catalog record]

AFS 9855A5, A6, A7: One disc containing speech and 3 songs performed by Eugene (Happy Gene) Hale Staples of Maine (Champion Fiddler of Maine) on the fiddle and Sybil Waterhouse of Maine on the piano. (3 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 269)

AFS 9855A8: One disc containing speech and "The Sons of Liberty" sung by [Mrs. Wyivlred Smith or Sybil Waterhouse] of Maine. (2 minutes; LWO 5111 reel 269)

AFC 1951/013: Horace Beck Collection of Folk Songs from Maine
One 10-inch tape of field recordings of traditional songs, ballads, sea songs, tunes played on harmonica, conversations, and a poem performed by Dale Potter of Kingman, Maine, and Capt. Archibald Spurling of Cranberry Island, Maine, and other singers. Recorded by Horace P. Beck on unknown dates. The collection includes a two-page log. (AFS 10,082) (2 hours;LWO 1668) [catalog record]

AFC 1951/057: William L. Alderson Collection of Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs from Oregon
Two 16-inch discs of field recordings and studio recordings of fiddle tunes and songs recorded in Portland, Oregon, by William L. Alderson, 1946-1948. The collection includes a list of titles and correspondence of William L. Alderson with various heads of the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress including Alan Lomax, Duncan Emrich, and Rae Korson, from 1942-1952. [catalog record]

AFS 10,367B1-6: One disc containing 6 songs sung with guitar by Reed College student Warren E. Roberts originally of Norway, Maine. Recorded spring 1948. (13 minutes; copy on LWO 5111 reel 300B)

AFC 1972/003: Jesse Walter Fewkes Passamaquoddy Cylinder Collection
Thirty-one four-inch cylinders of Passamaquoddy songs and spoken word and subsequent demonstrations of the apparatus to a Passamaquoddy visitor. Recorded by Jesse Walter Fewkes in Calais, Maine, March 1890, and probably in the Boston area about a year later. The 1890 recordings of Noel Josephs and Peter Selmore are the earliest known field-recorded cylinders of American Indian song and narrative. Fewkes published a report on the materials in "A Contribution to Passamaquoddy Folk-lore" in the Journal of American Folk-lore 3, no. 11 (1890): 257-80. The cylinders were received by exchange from the Peabody Museum in 1970. (AFS 14,737-1,739)

AFC 1972/024: Edward D. Ives / Northeast Folklore Archive Duplication Project
Fifty-one 10-inch tapes of folksongs, folklore, and oral history recorded 1956-1970 in Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island by Edward D."Sandy" Ives. The collection includes 1/2-inch of logs and a folklore collecting manual for the University of Maine. [catalog record]

AFS 14,779: One tape containing interviews with Ralph Cushman of Ellsworth, Maine, Lewis K. Miller of Argyle, Maine, Peter MacDonald of Rumford, Maine, and Lawrence Carroll of Norway, Maine. Recorded 1956-1958. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 1)

AFS 14,780: One tape containing recitations, singing, and discussions by Thomas MacLeod of Baring, Maine. Recorded June 5, 1957. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 2)

AFS 14,781: One tape containing recitations, singing and discussions of life as a woodsman with Irving G. Frost and his brother, Clare, of Bar Harbor, Maine. Recorded February 9, 1957. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 3)

AFS 14,782: One tape containing song recitations and discussions of local characters and the sawmills around Veazie, Bangor, and Brewer with Alton McPhetres of Veazie, Maine. Recorded July 16, 1958. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 4)

AFS 14,783: One tape containing an interview with Dennis Taylor of Dallas Plantation, Maine, about Joe Scott and the background of his songs and of interview with Hall Grant of Rangeley, Maine, about Joe Scott. Recorded March 30-31, 1959. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 5)

AFS 14,784-14,785: Two tapes containing an interview with Fleetwood Pride of Abbot, Maine, about his days as a lumberman, river driving and woods work, a murder and his childhood. Recorded July 23 and 30, 1959. (4 hours; LWO 6749 reels 6-7)

AFS 14,790B-14,791: Two tapes containing tunes by Edward Macdonald of Hampden, Maine. Recorded April 2, 1962, October 1, 1962, April 15, 1963. (3 hours; LWO 6749 reels 12B-13)

AFS 14,795A: One tape containing song recitations and discussions of singing in woods and learning songs with Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Mexico, Maine. Recorded July 10, 1984. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 17A)

AFS 14,795B: One tape containing songs, tall tales, stories and superstitions of John A. Knight of Portland, Maine. Recorded October 30, 1964. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 17B)

AFS 14,798: Three tapes containing interviews and songs by, and information about, Joe Scott by James Rush, Sr. and Martin Harkins of Houlton, Maine, and Harold Rush of Monticello, Maine. Recorded August 24, 1964. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 20)

AFS 14,805A: One tape containing songs sung and a poem recited by Mabel Worcester of Hanover, Maine. Recorded September 12, 1965. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 27A)

AFS 14,806A: One tape containing interviews about Joe Scott with George Storer of Rumford, Maine, Florence Knapp, and James Scott of Mexico, Maine. Recorded September 13 and 28, 1965. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 28A)

AFS 14,807A: One tape containing songs, poems and conversation with Omer McKenna of Rumford, Maine. Recorded September 28, 1965. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 29A)

AFS 14,807B: One tape containing interviews about Joe Scott with Vance Oakes of Rangeley, Maine, and Edward Ives' recorded comments on interviews with Ray Oakes, Harry Huntoon, John Ross, Frank Porter, and Linwood Ellis, all of Rangeley, Maine. Recorded October 1, 1965. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 29B)

AFS 14,808: One tape containing interviews about Joe Scott with Francis Peavey and Caleb Scribner of Patten, Maine, and Edward Ives' recorded notes on interviews about Joe Scott with Lester Webster and Clarence Webb of Patten, Maine. Recorded October 7-8, 1965. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 30)

AFS 14,809B-14,810B: Four tapes containing interviews with comments by Roger Grant of Brewer, Maine, and songs and discussion of the songs of James O’Hara with Bill Cramps of Oakland, Maine. Recorded February 17 and March 16, 1966. (3 hours; LWO 6749 reel 32)

AFS 14,810B-14,812A: Four tapes containing interviews with Bill Cramp of Oakland, Maine. Recorded March 16, 22, and 27, 1966. (4 hours; LWO 6749 reels 32B-34A)

AFS 14,812B-14,813A: One tape containing an interview with Mr. and Mrs. David T. Severy of Gray, Maine, and Edward Ives' dictation of the court record of Lizzie Morse's divorce (sister of Mrs. Severy) from Sam Leonard. Recorded July 21, August 24, and September 16, 1966. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reels 34B-35A)

AFS 14, 814: Two tapes containing songs and conversation with Ernest B. Lord of Wells, Maine. Recorded August 24-25, 1966. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 36)

AFS 14, 815A: One tape containing the conclusion of Ernest B. Lord's interview and songs, recitations and discussions by Edward Gavel of Sanford, Maine. Recorded August 25, 1966. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 37A)

AFS 14,815B-14,816A: Two tapes containing songs and conversation with Ernest B. Lord of Wells, Maine. Recorded September 16, 1966. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reels 37B-38A)

AFS 14,817: One tape containing discussions with Ned Stewart and George Storer of Rumford, Maine. Recorded July 28, 1967. (2 hours; LWO 6749 reel 39)

AFS 14,825A: One tape containing songs about life in Ellsworth, gospel songs, and songs on current events by David Ingraham, then of Ellsworth, Maine. Recorded January 2, 1970. (1 hour; LWO 6749 reel 47)

AFS 15,111-15,225: Cary Library / Aroostook County, Maine, Oral History Project, Part I
One hundred and fifteen audiocassettes of oral history interviews concerning Acadian religion, professions, agriculture, and other subjects. Recorded in Aroostook County, Maine, by the staff of the Cary Library, Houlton, Maine, 1971-72. The collection includes a 1/2-inch of indexes. (115 hours; LWO 7036) [see also AFS 15,601-604; 17,007-17,012]

AFS 15,601-604: Cary Library / Aroostook County, Maine, Oral History Project, Part II
Four audiocassettes of oral history interviews concerning the history, agriculture, traditions, foodways, popular culture, and other aspects of life in Aroostook County, Maine. Recorded in Aroostook County by the staff of the Cary Library, Houlton, Maine, April 1, 1973. The collection includes 3 pages of a subject index. (3 hours; LWO 7348) [see also AFS 15,111-15,225; 17,007-17,012]

AFS 17,007-17,012: Cary Library / Madawaska, Maine, Oral History Project
Three audiocassettes of oral history interviews concerning the history, agriculture, traditions, popular culture, and other aspects of life in Aroostook County, Maine. Recorded in Aroostook County by staff of the Cary Library, Houlton, Maine, 1972-73. The collection includes a 1-page subject index. (3 hours; LWO 7973) [see also AFS 15,601-604]

AFC 1975/026: Art Rosenbaum Duplication Project
Twenty-seven 10-inch tapes of blues, country music, fiddle tunes, gospel songs, and Scottish ballads performed by a variety of artists. Recorded in Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New York, Scotland, and various other locations by Pat Dunford and Art Rosenbaum, 1958-67. The collection includes a half-inch of logs and song lists. [see also AFS 18,806] [catalog record]

AFS 17,548B 16-20: One tape containing 4 songs performed by Pike Billings of Bowdoinham, Maine. Recorded by Pat Dunford and Art Rosenbaum, April 18, 1964. (6 minutes and 30 seconds; LWO 8487 reel 8B)

AFC 1977/019: Trailside Country School interviews from Maine and Pennsylvania
Six 10-inch tapes of interviews with Lyman Guptill of Trescott, Maine, and Phares Hurst, a Mennonite farmer of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Recorded by Diana Cohen and students of the Trailside Country School in connection with a Bicentennial publication of the Reading is Fundamental program entitled, I Wish I Could Give My Son a Wild Raccoon. (LWO 9427). (includes AFS 18,971-18,976) [catalog record]

AFC 1977/032: Jeff Todd Titon Duplication Project
Three 10-inch tapes of Anglo-American Baptist religious services recorded in Bucksport, Maine, and African American Baptist services recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota; songs sung with piano by blues musician Lazy Bill Lucas recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and an interview with blues musician Son House of Rochester, New York, recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recorded by Jeff Todd Titon, 1968-75. The collection includes a 2-page log, a 10-page transcript of Reverend George Trawick's "I Am the True Vine" sermon, and an 8-page article by Jeff Titon reporting on his "living blues" interview with Son House. [catalog record]

AFS 19,156: One tape containing religious services led by Reverend Henry Snyder. Recorded at Calvary Baptist Church, Bucksport, Maine, August 10, 1975. (1 hour and 25 minutes; LWO 9650)

AFC 1978/006: William Barnes Interview Collection
Sixty-six-page transcript of an interview with William Barnes concerning traditional wooden boatbuilding. Compiled in Harpswell, Maine, by Abbott Sprague, November 10, 1977-January 3, 1978, with assistance from the American Folklife Center and Bowdoin College. The collection includes 16 black-and-white photographs of boats in various stages of construction and four blueprints of the schooner Mariah. [catalog record]

AFC 1979/029: Amby Archer oral history interview, 1978 October 3
Three 5-inch tapes of an oral history interview with Ambry Archer of Lubec, Maine. Recorded by students of the Audubon Expedition Institute, National Audubon Society, October 3, 1978. The collection includes a 1-page description of Ambry Archer's background and a transcript of the interview. (1 hour and 30 minutes; LWO 12,886) (AFS 19,365-19,367) [catalog record]

AFS 19,517-19,525: Dartmouth College / Celebration Northeast 1977
Nine 10-inch tapes of Celebration Northeast, a 2-day festival of traditional music, dance, and song from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Canada. Recorded by the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22-23, 1977. The collection includes a sound concordance and an advertisement for the Celebration Northeast festival. (9 hours; LWO 12,982)

AFS 20,239-20,255: Phillips Barry Collection
Seventeen 10-inch tapes, copied from 183 cylinders, of New England ballads and folksongs. Recorded by Phillips Barry in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Donated by the Harvard College Library as part of the Phillips Barry Collection, 1930-1936. The collection includes a 40 pages of logs. [Due to discrepancies in the various logs some information may be inaccurate.]

AFS 20,239-40: Two tapes containing "Prisoner's Song," "The Deserter," and "Red Rover" performed by Mrs. S. R. Black of Tenant's Harbor, Maine, September 18, June 2, 1932, and an unknown date. (8 minutes; RWA 3316 reels 50-12 and 13, and 51-1)

AFS 20,240-41: Two tapes containing "Bonnie Wee Widow" and "Robin Tamson's Smiddy" performed by George Smith of Tenants Harbor, Maine. (4 minutes; RWA 2201-2 reel items 51-8 and 52-8)

AFS 20,240: One tape containing "Lake Chemo" performed by Evie Chick of Clifton, Maine, June 13, 1932. (2 minutes; RWA 3316 reel 51-3)

AFS 20,240: One tape containing "John O'German" performed by Mrs. Emery Howard of South Penobscot, Maine, June 1932. (3 minutes; RWA 3316 reel 51-18)

AFS 20,240-41; 20,253: Three tapes containing "Peter Embly," "Banks of Gaspeream," "John A. Monroe," "Golden Vanity," "Gloomy Winter[?]," "Dark-Eyed Sailor," "Soldier's Wooing," and "Burns and His Highland Mary" performed by Mrs. Guy Hathaway of Mattawamkeag, Maine, June 14, 25, and 26, 1932. (14 minutes; RWA 3301-02 reel items 51-6, 7, 12; 52-6, 11; and 64-3).

AFS 20,243: One tape containing "Bold Northwestern Man" performed by F.E. Kneeland of Searsport, Maine, June 11, 1943. (1 minute; RWA 3316 reel 54-4)

AFS 20,243; 20,247: One tape containing "Lord Banner," "Tom Cray," and "Cruel Ship's Carpenter" performed by F.E. Buzzell of Freedom, Maine. (18 minutes; RWA 3304; 3308 reel items 54-4, 9; 58-5)

AFS 20,243; 20,254: Two tapes containing "Little Musgrove," "Lady Barnard," "Sir Andrew Barton,""Love Song in meter of Brave Wolfe," and "Jennie of the Moor" performed by Mrs. S.M. Harding of Hampden Highlands, Maine. (8 minutes; RWA 3304; 3315 reel items 54-5 and 65-8)

AFS 20,243: One tape containing "Lady Barnard," "Little Musgrove," "Polly Oliver," "Old Oak Tree," "Fair Betsey," and "Mary and Willie" performed by Mrs. J.S. Russell of Bangor, Maine. (3 minutes; RWA 3304 reel items 54-8)

AFS 20,244-20,245; 20,249; 20,252; 20,255: Five tapes containing "Lord Arnold," "Firnandel My Son," "Young Charlotte," "Amanda," "Flyering Cloud," "Pat O'Brien," "Gerry's Rock," "The Indian Lament," "Worn Out Sailor," "Roving Bachelor," "Little Nell of Narragansett Bay," "Miami Lass (Little Mohea)," "Old Oak Tree," "Mirimichi Fire," "Woodsman's Alphabet," "It's of a (Fair Young) Creature," "Wild Colonial Boy," "Nancy," "Janie of the Moor," "The Rosy Banks," "Lord Randal," "Morrissey and the Russian," "Sea Serpent," "The Soldier's Letter," "Sweet Trinity" or ("Golden Vanity"), "Jack Haggerty," "Lost Jimmie Whelan," "Little Ea Pleine," "Dying Ranger," and "Jam on Gerry's Rock" performed by F.L. Tracy of Brewer, Maine, July 11, 1932; June 10-11, 1934. (27 minutes; RWA 3300; 3305-06; 3310; 3313; 3316 reel items 50-9[?], 55-1, 56-7, 60-2, 64-4, and 66-1)

AFS 20,244: One tape containing "The Golden Ball" and "Barbara Allen" performed by Mrs. J.N. Fredin of Brownville, Maine. (4 minutes; RWA 3305 reelitem 55-2)

AFS 20,244: One tape containing "Jolly Old Roger" performed by Mrs. S.M. Lewis of Brownsville, Maine. (1 minute; RWA 3305 reel 55-2)

AFS 20,245; 20,249; 20,251; 20,253: Four tapes containing "Joys of Mary," "Twelve Apostles," "Greenland Whale Fishery," "Young Charlotte, "Off the Magdelin Isles," "Golden Vanity," "Burning of Henry K. Robinson's Camp," and "Rocky Pond Dam" performed by L.M. Patterson of Newport, Maine, June 23, 1936. (22 minutes; RWA 3306; 3310; 3312 reel items 56-4, 60-8, 62-1, and 64-1)

AFS 20,246: One tape containing "Bonnie Annie," "Golden Ball," "Cuckoo," and "Lord Randal" performed by Ross Davis of Brewer, Maine. (4 minutes; RWA 3307 reel item 57-2)

AFS 20,246-47; 20,250: Three tapes containing "Fuller and Warren," two unidentified stage songs, "Mother's Advice," "I’m the Boy That's Done Wrong," "Irish Volunteer," "My Hom, My Irish Home," "James MacDonald, "Daniel Sullivan," and "Jim Fiske" performed by James Buckley of West Enfield, Maine. (21 minutes; RWA 3307-08; 3311 reel items 57-5, 6; 58-2, and 61-3)

AFS 20,247; 20,251: Two tapes containing "As We Drew Near Old England," "I Remember," "Peter Emberly," "Banks of the Tennessee," "Lovely Jimmie," "Hills of Glenshee," "The Noble Skewball," "Grand Conversation of Napoleon," "John Ross," "and "Patrick Sheehan" performed by P. Dunn of Brewer, Maine. (23 minutes; RWA 3308; 3312 reel items 58-1,9 and 62-2)

AFS 20,247: One tape containing "Will Reilly the Fisherman," "FrenchSong," "I Rode in Bridal Robes," and "I Left Bally-arret a Long Way Behind Me" performed by Rose Davis [possibly Ross Davis] of Brewer, Maine. (4 minutes; RWA 3308 reel item 58-8)

AFS 20,249: One tape containing "Brave Gallant," "Bonny Light Horseman," "Billy Sousou," "Bony on St. Helena," and "Jacobite Song" performed by Warren B. Dagget of Milo, Maine. (9 minutes; RWA 3310 reel items 60-4)

AFS 20,249-50; 20,252; 20,254: Four tapes containing "French Song," "Prison Song," "Woodsman's Alphabet," unidentified song, and "I’m a Poor Soldier Boy" performed by S.L. Louis of Old Town and Brownsville, Maine, June 29, 1935 and other unknown dates. (10 minutes; RWA 3310-11; 3313; 3315 reel items 60-7, 61-1, 63-7, and 65-6

AFS 20,243; 20,246-47; 20,250-20,252: Six tapes containing "Little Musgrove," "Lady Barnard," "Samuel Allen," "Fuller and Warren," "King Louis and King George," "Little Mohea," "Lord Randal," "Lady Isabel," "Lord Thomas and Fair Annet," "Fair Betsey," "Elf-Knight," and "Fair Betsey" performed by Herbert Merry of Thorndike, Maine, September 12-13, 1934 and on other unknown dates. (37 minutes; RWA 3304; 3307-08; 3312-13 reel items 54-6, 57-3, 58-7, 61-5, 62-3, 63-1)

AFS 20,243; 20,251-20,252: Four tapes containing "Little Musgrove," "Lady Barnard," "Jean-Baptise, pourquoi, pourquoi," "The Miller's Will," "The Little Pig," "The Suicidal Trees," "Samuel Allen," "Tom Cray," "Boston Burglar," "Tom Moore," "Old Elm Tree," "Fair Annie," "The Boomerang," "The Woodsman's Alphabet," "In the Brig: Air ‘Rake from Kildane," and "Colony Times" performed by Clifford Henry of North Bucksport, Maine. (26 minutes; RWA 3304; 3312-13 reel items 54-7, 62-5, 6; and 63-6)

AFS 20,252: One tape containing "Farmer's Son and Shanty Boy," "Boys of the Island," "Lost Jimmie Whelon," and "Little Barber" performed by Otis J. Bowen of Newport, Maine. (15 minutes; RWA 3313-14 reel items 63-4 and 64-2)

AFS 20,253: One tape containing "Gerry's Rock [or "Young Monroe]" performed by Winfield Scott of Enfield, Maine, June 22, 1936 [?]. (5 minutes; RWA 3314 reel item 64-5)

AFS 20,253: One tape containing two unidentified songs performed Linnie W. Kayes of Brownsville Junction, Maine, on an unknown date. (1 minute; RWA 3314 reel item 64-8)

AFS 20,253: One tape containing "Dirk Turpin," "Hampshire Bite," "Jimmy the Miller," "Will the Weaver," "Sail Away," and two instrumentals performed by Mrs. Hattie H. Soper of Orland, Maine [or New Hampshire]. (4 minutes; RWA 3314 reel item 64-8).

AFS 20,253: One tape containing "Farmer's Son," "Jack Haggerty," "Backwoodsman," "Ghost of Willie-O," and "Bad Girls Lament" performed by Franz Blanchard of Brewer, Maine [?]. (7 minutes; RWA 3314 reel item 64-6)

AFS 20,253: One tape containing "Boys of the Island" performed by Otis J. Brown of Newport, Maine. (RWA 3316 reel 64-2)

AFS 20,254: One tape containing "Swedish Airs" performed by Mrs. C. Rogers of Bucksport, Maine. (6 minutes; RWA 3315; reel 65-3)

AFS 20,254: One tape containing "Our Goodman," "Little Mohea," "King Louis and King George," performed by Perley [?] Quigg of Island Falls, Maine. (3 minutes; RWA 3315; reel item 65-7)

AFS 21,271-21,282: Federal Cylinder Project / Helen Hartness Flanders
Two hundred fifty-four cylinders of songs and instrumental music of New England. Recorded at an unknown place by Helen Hartness Flanders on an unknown date. Some recordings likely made in Maine. (23 hours; LWO 12,254 reels 1-12)

AFS 21,988-22,050: Middlebury College Helen Hartness Flanders Collection, Part II
Sixty-three 10-inch tapes of Anglo-American songs (primarily ballads) and interviews with various informants. Recorded in New England, especially Vermont, and Canada, by Helen Hartness Flanders and Marguerite Olney, ca. 1939-1948. Copied from approximately 1275 discs loaned by Middlebury College.

AFS 21,988: One tape containing "Chin-a-Ling" performed by Mrs. James H. Beardsley, formerly of Ellsworth, Maine. Recorded in Springfield, Vermont, January 7, 1940. (1 minute; LWO 12,301 disc 1)

AFS 22,013: One tape containing "Farmer from Skowheegan" [Maine] performed by Charles Harkness. Recorded in Harkness, New York, on June 24, 1942. (5 minutes and 30 seconds; LWO 12,301 disc 522)

AFS 22,013; 22,017: Two tapes containing "Adieu to Old Ireland," "Will the Weaver," "Long Way to Harland Ferry," "Little Oak Lane," "Jam on Gerry's Rock," "Jenny Picking Berries" performed by Sarah Lane of Harland, Maine. Recorded in Harland, Maine, May 11, 1942 and September 2, 1942. (14 minutes and 30 seconds; LWO 12,301 discs 500, 600-01)

AFS 22,013: One tape containing "Tradegy of Marian Parker," "Brooklyn Theater Fire," "Soldier’s Letter," "Dying Soldier," "Jam on Gerry’s Rock," "The Charge at Gettysburg," "Fair Florella," "The Outcast," "Fair Fannie Moore," and "Loss of the Albion" performed by Lyddie Tennant of East Orland, Maine. Recorded in East Orland, Maine, May 12, 1942. (35 minutes and 30 seconds; LWO 12,301 discs 501-06)

AFS 22,029: One tape containing "Shanty Boys," "Dirty Old Cook and Lousy Cookee" "Come All You Good People," "Rose on No Man’s Land," "Ben Dean," "Old Shingled Mill," "Boys of the Island," and "Rosy Banks of Green" performed by William Leclair of South Brewer, Maine. Recorded in South Brewer, Maine, September 29, 1945. (18 minutes; LWO 12,301 discs 864-67).

AFS 22,039: One tape containing "Battleship of the Maine" performed by Jenness Oliver. Recorded in York, Maine, September 23, 1948. (2 minutes; LWO 12,301 disc 1107A)

AFC 1980/008: "An Investigation of Adolescent Females in America's Sub-Cultures" by Margo Davis
One hundred twenty-three-page manuscript entitled "An Investigation of Adolescent Females in America's Sub-Cultures." Includes interviews with young women aged 13-27, from Mormon, Mennonnite, Papago, Hopi, Hutterite, farming, and fishing communities. Interviews were conducted in Downeast Maine; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Boulder, Utah; Tucson and areas in northern Arizona;and Norfolk Connecticut, by Margo Davis, Oct. 1979-June 1980. Davis was traveling with the Audubon Expedition Institute for Environmental Education.

AFC 1984/011: American Dialect Society Collection
Approximately nine-hundred 12-inch discs of dialect samples recorded principally in New England, South Carolina, and Virginia by E. Marguerite Chapallaz, Miles Hanley, Guy S. Lowman Jr., Lorenzo Turner, and others, 1931-37. Recorded in part for the Linguistic Atlas of New England. Received on exchange from the American Dialect Society. The collection includes thirteen and 3/4-linear feet of correspondence, database printouts, disc jackets, notes, phonetic transcriptions, and 70 pages of performer lists and subject cards. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFS 24,553: One disc containing an interview with Wilbur Froback of Rockland, Maine. Recorded in Providence, Rhode Island, by Miles L. Hanley, November 8, 1933. (11 minutes; RWC 5745)

AFS 25,120-25,122; 25,175-25,179: Eight discs containing an interview with Andrew Winn of York (Cape Neddick), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman Jr., June 28 and July 2, 1934. (1 hour; RWC 5776; 5779)

AFS 25,181: One disc containing an interview with Sam Troop of Pittston, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 3, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5779)

AFS 25,183-25,185: Three discs containing an interview with Mr. Blanchard of Yarmouth (Yarmouthville), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 3, 1934. (30 minutes; RWC 5779)

AFS 25,187; 25,190B: Two discs containing an interview with Mr. M.[?] Millgate of Biddeford (Biddeford Pool), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 3, 1934. (14 minutes; RWC 5780)

AFS 25,189-25,190A: Two discs containing an interview with Mr. Eastman of Portland, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 3, 1934. (16 minutes; RWC 5780)

AFS 25,191; 25,193: Two discs containing an interview with Mr. Sennett of Harpswell (Bailey Island), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 3, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5780)

AFS 25,196: One discs containing an interview with Mrs. Carter and J. M. Carter of Brooklin, Maine. Recorded by E. Marguerite Chappalaz and Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 4, 1934. (12 minutes; RWC 5780)

AFS 25,197-25,198: Two discs containing an interview with Arthur Page of Belfast, Maine (Page was born in Frankfort, Maine, but lives in Belfast, Maine). Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, July 4, 1934. (22 minutes; 5780)

AFS 25,199; 25,201: Two discs containing an interview with Mrs. Maddocks and Miss Ella Maddocks of Owls Head, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 4, 1934. (21 minutes; RWC 5780; 5781)

AFS 25,203: One disc containing an interview with Will Hinckley of Bluehill (Blue Hill), Maine. Recorded by E. Marguerite Chappalaz and Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 5, 1934. (10 minutes; RWC 5781)

AFS 25,205; 25,208: Two discs containing an interview with Mrs. Mary Snow Williams of Bluehill (Blue Hill), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 5, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5781)

AFS 25,210: One disc containing an interview with Capt. Hodgdon of Seal Cove, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 5, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5781)

AFS 25,212: One disc containing an interview with Isabelle Fennelly of Northeast Harbor, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 5, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5781)

AFS 25,213; 25,215; 25,217: Three discs containing an interview with Lutie Martha Guptill and Marcus Guptill of Gouldsboro, Maine. Recorded by E. Marguerite Chappalaz and Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 5, 1934. (32 minutes; RWC 5781)

AFS 25,220; 25,222: Two discs containing an interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hill of West Gouldboro (Gouldboro), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 5, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5782)

AFS 25,224; 25,226; 25,228; 25,230; 25,233; 25,235: Six discs containing an interview with Joshua Alley of Jonesport, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 6, 1934. (1 hour; RWC 5782)

AFS 25,237: One disc containing an interview with Mrs. M. R. Alley of Jonesport, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 6, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5782)

AFS 25,238-25,239: Two discs containing interview with Howard Watts of Roque Bluffs, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 6, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5782-5783)

AFS 25,240: One disc containing an interview with Angie Foster Robinson and her sister of Machiasport, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 6, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5783)

AFS 25,241; 25,243: Two discs containing an interview with Harriet C. C. Baker of Lubec (North Lubec), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 6, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5783)

AFS 25,245; 25,247; 25,249: Three discs containing Passamaquoddy stories told in English and an interview with Joseph Neptune of Pleasant Point, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 7, 1934. (30 minutes; RWC 5783)

AFS 25,251-25,252: Two discs containing an interview with Frank (Francis Pie) Lane of Calais (Red Beach), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 7, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5783)

AFS 25,255: One disc containing an interview with Ben Gardner of Calais (Bog Brook neighborhood), Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 7, 1934. (12 minutes; RWC 5783)

AFS 25,256: One disc containing an interview with Mary Young Curren of Calais, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 7, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5784)

AFS 25,284; 25,286: Two discs containing an interview with Martha Lunday Fitzherbert of Fort Fairfield, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 9, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5785)

AFS 25,288-25,291: Four discs containing an interview with Frank Dorsey of Fort Fairfield, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 9, 1934. (30 minutes; RWC 5785-5786)

AFS 25,292; 25,294: Two discs containing an interview (last two tapes in French) with Mr. T. S. Pinkham of Fort Kent, Maine. Recorded by Guys S. Lowman, Jr. and E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 10, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5786)

AFS 25,296; 25,298: Two discs containing an interview with Elmore House of Lincoln, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Loman, Jr., July 10, 1934. (22 minutes; RWC 5768)

AFS 25,300: One disc containing an interview with Charles Orcutt of Ashland, Maine. Recorded by Guy S. Lowman, Jr., July 10, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5786)

AFS 25,301: One disc containing an interview with Ada Taggett of Houlton, Maine. Recorded by E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 10, 1934. (12 minutes; RWC 5786)

AFS 25,302: One disc containing an interview, in French, with Mrs. Henri Naddeau of Fort Kent, Maine. Recorded by E. Marguerite Chappalaz, July 10, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5786)

AFS 25,305; 25,307; 25,309; 25,311: Four discs containing an interview with John Henry Sanborn of Acton Corner (Town of Acton, York Co.), Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 19, 1934. (40 minutes; RWC 5786-5787)

AFS 25,313-25,316: Four discs containing an interview with George M. Brown and his grandsons and three songs sung by Brown of Standish (Town of Standish, Cumberland Co.), Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 20, 1934. (45 minutes; RWC 5787)

AFS 25,317; 25,319; 25,321; 25,323; 25,325; 25,327: Six discs containing an interview with William H. Meserve of Limington (Steep Falls, Town of Standish), Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 20, 1934. (1 hour; RWC 5787-5788)

AFS 25,339-25,340; 25,342-25,343: Four discs containing an interview with Mrs. F. Eckstrom [probably Fannie Hardy Eckstrom] of Brewer, Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 25, 1934. (45 minutes; RWC 5788-5789)

AFS 25,344: One disc containing an interview with Ralph Quinby of Norridgewock, Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 26, 1934. (11 minutes; RWC 5789)

AFS 25,345; 25,347; 25,349; 25,351: Four discs containing an interview with Everett C. Atkinson of Norridgewock, Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 26, 1934. (35 minutes; RWC 5789)

AFS 25,352-25,354: Three discs containing an interview with Julia B. Kincaid of Skowhegan, Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 26, 1934. (30 minutes; RWC 5789)

AFS 25,355; 25,357; 25,359; 25,361: Four discs containing an interview with Otis J. Bowen of Newport, Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 26, 1934. (45 minutes; RWC 5789-5790)

AFS 25,363; 25,365; 25,367: Three discs containing an interview with Mr. Libbey of Newport, Maine, with participation from Otis J. Bowen. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 26, 1934. (27 minutes; RWC 5790)

AFS 25,369; 25,371: Two discs containing an interview with Benjamin Franklin Weathern and his daughter, Edna Jennie Weathern, of Farmington (West Farmington), Maine. Recorded by Miles L. Hanley, July 27, 1934. (45 minutes; RWC 5791)

AFS 25,588: One disc containing an interview with Margaret T. Chase of Orono, Maine. Recorded at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, June 26, 1934. (12 minutes; RWE 2987)

AFS 25,679-25,727: Forty-nine discs containing an interview with Joshua Alley of Jonesport, Maine. Recorded by E. Marguerite Chappalaz, December 13-19, 1934. (6 hours and 40 minutes; RWE 2993-2996)

AFS 26,007B: One disc containing samples of American speech and interviews with unknown participants of Ellsworth, Maine. Recorded on an unknown date. (3 minutes; RWE 3458)

AFC 1984/012: Raven McDavid / Regional Dialect Collection
One hundred sixty tapes of interviews, lectures and conferences by Raven McDavid. Recorded for the Regional Dialects Collection, 1954-1981. The collection includes a log. Includes recordings from Maine.

AFC 1984/037: University of Illinois Press / Joe Scott Collection
One audiocassette of songs by lumbermen and others from Maine, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Recorded by Edward D. Ives, 1956-1971. The collection includes 5 pages of song lists and notes with songs written by or attributed to Joe Scott. Published in connection with Ives’ book entitled Joe Scott: The Woodsman-Songmaker (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1978). (1 hour; RYA 2518) (includes AFS 22,162)

AFC 1990/020: Selections from the 1988 Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention
One audiocassette recorded at the 1988 Galax Fiddlers' Convention, Galax, Virginia, featuring Ralph L. McGee of Pilot, North Carolina, on fiddle; Will Keys of Jonesboro, Tennessee, on banjo; Don DePoy of Hampden, Maine, on guitar; and an unknown player on bass. The collection includes two color photoprints of Carl DePoy bowing with a "wishbone." [catalog record]

AFC 1991/029: Maine Acadian Cultural Survey
Seven 7-inch tapes, 32 audiocassettes, 6 videocassettes, 80 black-and-white photographs, 2381 color slides, 4 linear inches of manuscript materials, 42 computer discs, and 6 inches of ephemera documenting the history and culture of Acadia. This documentation was used for the development of the Acadian Cultural Center in Madawaska, Maine, and includes literature, folk songs, step dance, storytelling, customs and other cultural traditions. Documented in the Upper Saint John River Valley by Ray Brassieur, Camila Bryce-Laporte, Guy F. Dubay, Stephanie A. Hall, Alan Jabbour, Howard W. Marshall, Lisa Ornstein, David A. Taylor, and David A. Whitman, June-August, 1991. Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center, the North Atlantic Regional Office of the National Park Service, and the Acadian Cultural Center. The collection includes a 96-page conceptual framework and environment assessment of The Maine Acadian Culture Preservation Act, a 199-page report for the Maine Acadian Cultural Survey, a 92-page booklet entitled "Acadian Culture in Maine," and a 200-page report submitted to the North Atlantic Regional Office of the National Park Service by the American Folklife Center, January 1992. [catalog record] [finding aid]

AFC 2000/001: Local Legacies Collection
Four hundred and five linear feet (approximately 90,000 manuscript pages, 500 sound recordings, 13,000 graphic materials, 350 electronic media, and 75 artifacts) of documentaion of local festivals, fairs, parades and other community-based events from each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and trusts. The Local Legacies Collection was donated through the efforts of individuals, organizations, and institutions asked to participate by members of Congress. This project was part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial celebration in the year 2000. An online presentation of this collection, entitled Community Roots, is available on the Web. [catalog record] [online presentation] [Maine Local Legacies]

AFC 2001/015: September 11, 2001, Documentary Project Collection
The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States through sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, and a few artifacts. Some items were submitted as group projects of schools, libraries, and museums from 30 states in the U.S., and from American military service personnel and their families in Naples, Italy. [catalog record] [finding aid] [online presentation]

AFC 2001/015:SR 188-201: Thirteen audiocassettes and 1 compact disc containing "man-on-the-street" interviews with various people in Portland, Maine. Recorded by students from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Fall 2001. The compact disc includes a compilation of these interviews by Rob Rosenthal.

AFC 2001/015:SR 202: One audiocassette containing 10 interviews conducted by and with students from Sumner High School, East Sullivan, Maine. Recorded September 18-27, 2001. (30 minutes)

AFC 2001/015:MV 04-05: Two videocassettes entitled Attack on America containing interviews recorded by students of Caribou Regional Applied Technology Center, Caribou, Maine. Interviews were conducted in Caribou, Madawaska, and Presque Isle, Maine, September 12 - November 17, 2001.

AFC 2002/001: Doreen Conboy / Irene Brookings Collection
One compact disc of 32 recordings of songs, stories, and anecdotes of 77-year old Irene Brookings, a farm woman of Maine. Recorded by Doreen Conboy, probably in Alna, Maine, 2001. The collection includes a letter from Doreen Conboy describing the CD and Irene Brooking's background and a song list. [catalog record]

AFC 2003/015: The New England Fifes and Drums Music Collection
Eight compact discs of recordings and 5 books of sheet music documenting the New England fife and drum community, with performances by the Middlesex County Volunteers, John Ciaglia, John Benoit, Xenia Funfschilling, and Scott Mitchell. Donated by Nancy A. Pearce and recorded, 1992-2003. The collection includes copies of the CD covers of six recordings by the Middlesex County Volunteers and a newsletter, The Volunteer Post, created by the Middlesex County Volunteers.

AFC 2004/027: Don Roy Trio and Florence Martin Concert Collection
Homegrown 2004 concert on Neptune Plaza. Collection consists of sound recording, videorecording, and photographs of a concert featuring two groups of performers playing and singing the traditional French music of Acadia. The Don Roy Trio performed traditional French Canadian fiddle tunes learned from Don Roy's family, and Cindy Roy demonstrated step dancing. Florence Rose Martin and her daughter Darlene performed French songs from the Acadian tradition of the St. John River Valley of New Brunswick and Maine collected over the years by their family in handwritten notebooks. In addition to the concert photographs there are three color snapshots of Florence and Darlene. [catalog record]

AFC 2009/018: Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin Concert Collection
Collection of sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy tribe in Maine, who present songs, stories, hymns, and a discussion of the culture and language of the Passamaquoddy and related Abenaki tribes, on September 16, 2009, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs of the event by Megan Halsband. [catalog record] [event flyer and webcast]

Manuscript Collection

"Folk Tunes from the Phillips Barry Collection," transcribed from dictaphone recordings by S.P. Bayard for Harvard College Library, June 1942. 70 pgs.

 

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