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The Aroostook Oral History Project, 1971-1972, which resulted in a collection of 119 cassettes (now digitized), totaling 73 hours. Interviews of more than 150 people were conducted by Helen K. Atchison covering a wide range of topics including early county history, early farming and machinery, the Aroostook War, railroading, lumbering, potato farming, maple sugar making, folk songs, folklore, folk medicine, politics, town meetings, cross-border migration, smuggling, Indians, sporting camps, schools and schooling, tall tales, superstitions, and many other aspects of the county's cultural heritage. Twenty tapes recorded in French and two tapes recorded in Swedish have not been abstracted and have only brief descriptions of contents. This collection was placed into the public domain by the Cary Library (Houlton, Maine).
Agriculture, Community life, Immigration and society, Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Folklore | Oral History
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Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "MF004 Aroostook Oral History Project" (2020). Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids. Number 4.