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Folklore

The Maine Folklife Center collected interviews (recorded on paper and audio and moving image media) from the 1960’s until early in the 21st Century.  Founded by University of Maine professor Edward “Sandy” Ives and located at the university, the Center had its support severely limited in recent years.

The collection and access to it was at risk until the Library of Congress in 2011 agreed to take it.  The Library will commit $650,000 to digitize the content, preserve the original material, and provide access online.  See the announcement in the Bangor Daily News.

Additional resources

Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy. Papers 1730-1947. (Cataloger Note: A collection of letters, ballads, texts, clippings, and notes on ballads and folksongs collected in the Maine-New Brunswick area. Most of the material prior to 1830’s is from printed sources.)  [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections]

Pork & Beans: A Collection of Regional Maine Folklore. (Carrabec High School’s Gifted and Talented class) North Anson, Me. 199-?. [University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections] Includes references to Anson and Embden.

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