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Material collected for ANT 325 (Oral History and Folklore: Fieldwork), fall 1985. Class materials collected pertaining to Halloween traditions in Maine. Eight-two individual accessions including tapes and transcripts and note cards containing citations of Halloween references in late 19th and early 20th century Maine newspapers. Interviewee ages range from 8 to 88 years old. Topics discussed include costumes; trick or treating; school and parties; Halloween treats; Finnish Easter; pranks; pumpkins/ jack o’ lanterns; Miscellaneous manuscript materials generated by the Halloween Project include letter describing Halloween in Scotland, interview questions, newspaper clippings and various items having to do with Halloween.

NA1831 Isaac Kimball and Sam Kimball interviewed by Deo McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 13 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ cat. I. Kimball, age 8, and S. Kimball, age 6, about Halloween: costumes, trick or treating; school parties; popcorn balls; make-up; and Halloween treats.

NA1832 Pat St. Louis, interviewed by Linda Zuch for ANT 325, fall 1985, Bangor, Maine. 25 pp. Tape: 40 min. approx. w/ cat. St. Louis, age 37, talks about her recollections of Halloween growing up in Millinocket, Maine; her children’s Halloween experiences; her own adult experiences.

NA1833 Kathy Noble, interviewed by Georgia W. Prickitt for ANT 325, fall 1985, Cambridge, Maine. 17 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Noble, age 14, talks about how she celebrates Halloween. Newspaper clippings are included.

NA1834 Patsy Gourley, interviewed by Georgia W. Prickitt for ANT 325, fall 1985, Cambridge, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 20 min. approx. w/ cat. Gourley, age 32, talks about her childhood Halloween experiences and how her children celebrate it today.

NA1835 Brave Williams, interviewed by Georgia W. Prickitt, ANT 325, fall 1985, Cambridge, Maine. 6 pp. Tape: 1/4 hr. w/ cat. Williams talks about how he celebrates Halloween.

NA1836 Darrah Kimball (Wagner), interviewed by Deo McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Kimball talks about her experiences of Halloween as a child and as a parent: costumes; popcorn balls; trick or treating; parties; pranks; and pumpkins/jack o’ lanterns.

NA1837 David Carlson, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 15 pp. Tape: 50 min. w/ cat. Carlson, age 16, talks about Halloween memories and experiences.

NA1838 Audrey Davis, interviewed by Georgia W. Prickitt for ANT 325, fall 1985, Cambridge, Maine. 19 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Davis talks about her memories of Halloween. Includes drawing of a hay fork.

NA1839 Wayne Cook interviewed by Georgia W. Prickitt for ANT 325, Fall 1985, Parkman, Maine. 11 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Cook talks about his memories of Halloween.

NA1840 Mary Noonan, Georgia W. Prickitt for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 13 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. w/ cat. Noonan talks about how she and her family celebrated Halloween.

NA1841 Calla Pease and Gladys Packard, interviewed by Georgia W. Prickitt for ANT 325, fall 1985, Cambridge, Maine. 11 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. approx. w/ cat. Pease and Packard talk about their memories of Halloween in the 1940s.

NA1842 Muriel Brockway, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 20 min. approx. w/ cat. Brockway, age 76, talks about her memories of Halloween when her children were small in the 1940s.

NA1843 Daniel Burson, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 10 min. approx. w/ cat. Burson, age 5, talks about how he spends Halloween. Includes Daniel’s drawing of a jack o’ lantern.

NA1844 Edith Hersey, interviewed by Deo. McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 15 pp. Tape: 50 min. approx. w/ cat. Hersey, born in 1915, talks about her Halloween experiences as a child and as a parent: dressing up and visiting the family; snitching vegetables for the poor; going out with her female friends; recollections of the Fourth of July in Orono, ME.

NA1845 Mike Trafton, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, East Corinth, Maine. 27 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Trafton, age 22, talks about his perceptions of Halloween: what he remembers as a child growing up; pranks; costumes; what went on at private Halloween parties; school parties; a progression of how Halloween changed as he grew up in East Corinth.

NA1846 William Prosser interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn for ANT 325, Fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 15 min. approx. w/ cat. Prosser, assistant director of police services at UMaine, talks about Halloween from the perspective of a law enforcement official.

NA1847 Clementina Smith interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn for ANT 325, Fall 1985, Hollis Center, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Smith, age 86, talks about her experiences with Halloween as a young girl, as a school teacher and as a wife and mother. Includes drawing of a pumpkin.

NA1848 Mark Zollitsch, interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 15 min. w/ cat. Zollitsch, an 18 year old student at UMaine, talks about his experiences and observations of Halloween as a boy and in recent years.

NA1849 Leslie Durgan, interviewed by Linda Zuch for ANT 325, fall 1985, Maine, Orono. 19 pp. Tape: 30 min. approx. w/ cat. Durgan, a 21 year old senior at UMaine, talks about her current as well as early memories of Halloween. Includes drawings of pumpkins.

NA1850 Helen Belyea, interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 11 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. approx. w/ cat. Belyea, age 55 from Old Town, talks about her experiences and observations of Halloween as a child and as a parent.

NA1851 Christine Blackmer, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, Lucerne Village, Maine. 29 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Blackmer, age 74, talks about celebrating Halloween as a child in Massachusetts and how her children observed Halloween in Maine.

NA1852 Jeremy Dresser, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, Bucksport, Maine. 19 pp. Tape: 3/4 hr. approx. w/ cat. Dresser, age 13, talks about celebrating Halloween and what he does when he goes out trick-or-treating: how his family observes Halloween; and changes he has noticed since his early childhood. Includes drawing of a pumpkin.

NA1853 Gary Snow, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, East Corinth, Maine. 29 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Snow, a Lieut. and Commanding Officer for the Drug Enforcement Division of the Maine State Police, talks about how he celebrated Halloween as a child growing up in Maine; how his job affects his impressions of Halloween festivities; and how these impressions have changed over the years.

NA1854 Crystal Dresser, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, Bucksport, Maine. 33 pp. Tape: 1 hour with catalog. Dresser talks about how she celebrated Halloween as a child and how her family observes Halloween now.

NA1855 Rita Stanhope, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, East Corinth, Maine. 7 pp. Tape: 10 min. w/ cat. Stanhope talks about trick-or-treating customs when her children were young and how she and her family celebrated Halloween when she was a child.

NA1856 Jamie Pullen, interviewed by Annalee K. Libby for ANT 325, fall 1985, Monson, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Pullen talks about what he likes about Halloween.

NA1857 Maila Korsman, interviewed by Annalee K. Libby for ANT 325, fall 1985, Monson, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Korsman talks about her memories of Halloween. Includes an article about Finnish Easter, which is celebrated in much the same way as Halloween. Also includes a photocopy of a picture of Finnish men dressed as witches.

NA1858 Berwin Storer, interviewed by Annalee K. Libby for ANT 325, fall 1985, Monson, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 20 min. approx. w/ cat. Storer talks about his Halloween experiences.

NA1859 Shirleen Stone, interviewed by Annalee K. Libby for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 20 min. approx. w/ cat. Stone talks about her Halloween experiences.

NA1860 John Glover, interviewed by Annalee K. Libby for ANT 325, fall 1985, Monson, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 30 min. approx. w/ cat. Glover talks about his memories of Halloween as a child and later as a parent.

NA1861 Tim Korsman and Tom Hall, interviewed by Annalee K. Libby for ANT 325, fall 1985, Monson, Maine. 11 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. approx. w/ cat. Korsman and Hall talks about their experiences of Halloweens past.

NA1862 Leo Emerson, interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. approx. w/ cat. Emerson, age 60, talks about his experiences with Halloween as a child growing up in Hampden, Maine and later as a father.

NA1863 Diane Northam, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono Maine. 14 pp. Tape: 1/2 hour approx. w/ cat. Northam, age 21, talks about her memories and experiences of Halloween in Maine. Includes Diane’s drawing of a jack-o-lantern.

NA1864 Joshua Burson, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 15 min. w/ cat. Burson, age 7, talks about how he spends Halloween. Includes Joshua’s drawing of a jack-o-lantern. RESTRICTED.

NA1865 Stacy Miller and Evelyn Miller, interviewed by Anna L. Woloson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 16 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. The Millers, both born in 1908, talk about the significance of Halloween and the celebrations they remember.

NA1866 Betsy Marsano, interviewed by Anna L. Woloson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 20 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Marsano, born in 1950, talks about the significance of Halloween and how she has celebrated it over the years. Includes drawing of a pumpkin.

NA1867 Heidi Stacey and Theresa Tenney, interviewed by Anna L. Woloson ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 15 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Interview with Stacey, born in 1964, and Tenney, born in 1960, in which they discuss the importance of Halloween when they were children and how they celebrate now.

NA1868 Ben Moore, interviewed by Anna L. Woloson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. approx. w/ cat. Moore talks about the significance of Halloween in his childhood growing up in Maine.

NA1869 Mike Libby, interviewed by Annalee K. Libby for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Libby talks about his experiences with Halloween.

NA1870 Brownie Schrumpf, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. approx. w/ cat. Schrumpf, age 82, talks about Halloween in Maine.

NA1871 Walt Poole, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, Dedham, Maine. 17 pp. Tape: 25 min. w/ cat. Poole of Dedham, 60 years old, talks about how he celebrated Halloween as a child growing up in Downeast Maine during the Depression years and after; the pranks played by him and his friends.

NA1872 Theresa Laliberte and Mary Stevens, interviewed by Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, Dedham, Maine. 28 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Laliberte and Stevens, teachers at the Dedham School, talks about the celebration of Halloween as children, parents and teachers.

NA1873 Dana Noble, interviewed by Georgia W. Prickitt for ANT 325, fall 1985, Cambridge, Maine. 11 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Noble, age 46, in which he describes his memories of Halloween.

NA1874 Julia Wickett interviewed by Gregory Chanis for ANT 325, Fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 15 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Wickett, age 87, talks about Halloween in Old Town, ME.

NA1875 Barbara Shane interviewed by Gregory Chanis for ANT 325, Fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 14 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Shane talks about how she celebrated Halloween in Portland, ME.

NA1876 Sargeant Paul Paradis, interviewed by Deo McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 20 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Paradis, of the Old Town Police Dept. (born in 1953 and on the force for 10 years), talks about Halloween; stories from his youth in Virginia, California and New Jersey. Includes card titled “Tips for a Safe Halloween.”

NA1877 John A. Robichaud, interviewed by Anna L. Woloson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 6 pp. Tape: Inaudible. Donor has provided brief catalog of her recollections of the interview. Robichaud, Fire Inspector with the Orono Fire Dept., discusses his memories of Halloween.

NA1878 David Richardson, interviewed by Deo McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 27 pp. Tape: 80 min. approx. w/ cat. Richardson, born in 1947, talks about his memories of Halloween as a child and as a parent.

NA1879 Police Chief David K. Dekanich, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, Orono, Maine. 7 pp. Telephone interview summarized by Ansay. Orono Chief Dekanich, age 39, talks about Halloween.

NA1880 Bill Matthews, interviewed by A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Bangor, Maine. 15 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Matthews, born in 1940, discusses his memories of Halloween in Maine.

NA1881 Arnold “Bing” Gross, interviewed by Patricia Hutchins for ANT 325, fall 1985, Penobscot, Maine. 26 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Gross, born in 1930, talks about his Halloween experiences as a child and his school days.

NA1882 Sherman Hutchins II, interviewed by Patricia Hutchins for ANT 325, fall 1985, Penobscot, Maine. 23 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. Hutchins II, age 17, talks about his experiences on Halloween night.

NA1883 Alma Perkins and Donna Perkins, interviewed by Patricia Hutchins for ANT 325, fall 1985, Penobscot, Maine. 17 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. P. Perkins, born in 1905, talks about her Halloween experiences. Her daughter, D. Perkins, also participates.

NA1884 By Valerie Felt McClead for ANT 325, fall 1985, Bangor, Maine. 48 pp. Miscellaneous material generated by the Halloween Project. Includes letter describing Halloween in Scotland, interview questions, newspaper clippings and various items having to do with Halloween.

NA1885 Gretchen Faulkner, interviewed by Linda Zuch for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 30 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Faulkner talks about past and present Halloweens.

NA1886 Carol Laughlin, interviewed by Linda Zuch for ANT 325, fall 1985, Hampden, Maine. 40 pp. Tape: 45 min. w/cat. Laughlin talks about her memories of Halloweens past and present.

NA1887 Scott Phelps, interviewed by Linda Zuch for ANT 325, fall 1985, Hampden, Maine. 31 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Phelps, age 16, talks about his recollections of Halloweens past and present. RESTRICTED.

NA1888 Carolyn Perry, interviewed by Terrance McKay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Hampden, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Perry, age 53, talks about her Halloween experiences in Monroe, Maine. Text: 5 pp. catalog. Recording: T 1917 20 min.

NA1889 Scott Wade, interviewed by Terrance McKay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 15 min. approx. w/ cat. Wade, age 19, discusses his Halloween experiences in Bangor and Millinocket, Maine. Text: 6 pp. catalog. Recording: C 0228 (Side A) 15 min. approx.

NA1890 Kathleen Brangwynne, interviewed by Linda Zuch for ANT 325, fall 1985, Hampden, Maine. 27 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Brangwynne, born in 1897, discusses Halloweens past and present in New Brunswick and Maine; her early teaching experiences; and her work at BMHI.

NA1891 Tricia Richardson, interviewed by David Richardson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Carmel, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 45 min. approx. w/ cat. Richardson, age 17, talks about her Halloween memories: costumes; trick-or-treating; visiting a haunted house; and some unusual personal experiences which have occurred on Halloween.

NA1892 Gary Brown, interviewed by David Richardson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Carmel, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Brown discusses Halloween from the early 1950s through the mid-1960s as he was growing up in Carmel, Maine.

NA1893 Hermon Elementary School children, interviewed by David Richardson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Carmel, Maine. 18 pp. Tape: 1 hr. approx. w/ cat. Group interview with thirteen and fourteen year olds at the school. The students discuss costumes; pranks; the fun of Halloween.

NA1894 Bertha Richardson, interviewed by David Richardson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Carmel, Maine. 6 pp. Tape: 25 min. approx. w/ cat. Richardson, age 85, talks about her Halloween experiences as a child, as an adult, and mother of eight children.

NA1895 Sandra Mitchell, interviewed by David Richardson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Carmel, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 25 min. approx. w/ cat. Mitchell, age 30, recalls her experiences of Halloween as a child and later as a mother and a home owner in Carmel, Maine.

NA1896 David Stinchfield and Victoria Stinchfield, interviewed by David Richardson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Carmel, Maine. 22 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. The Stinchfields (husband and wife) regarding their Halloween experiences as youths and as parents; their memories of Old Town, Maine, and Brattleboro, Vermont; reflect upon changes in the Halloween tradition.

NA1897 Amy Ranger, interviewed by Terrance McKay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 17 pp. Tape: 40 min. approx. w/ cat. Ranger, age 21, talks about her memories of the Halloweens she spent in Millinocket, Maine.

NA1898 Rejane Butler, interviewed by Terrance McKay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 20 min. approx. w/ cat. Butler, age 20, talks about her memories of Halloweens spent in Los Angeles, CA and Laconia, NH.

NA1899 Charles King, interviewed by Deo McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 16 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ cat. King, born in 1927, talks about Halloween pranks; parties; costumes; ghost stories; the history of Burnham Drug Store in Old Town; Fourth of July celebrations; his relationships to people in different areas of town during his childhood.

NA1900 Royce Perkins, interviewed by Patricia Hutchins, ANT 325, fall 1985, Penobscot, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. approx. w/ cat. Perkins, who was born in 1936, talks about his Halloween experiences as a child and later as a father.

NA1901 Helen Johnson, interviewed by Patricia Hutchins for ANT 325, October 28, 1985, Penobscot, Maine. 17 pp. Tape: 40 min. approx. w/ cat. Johnson, born in 1905, describes her Halloween experiences when she was a child growing up in Yonkers, New York; the holiday from the perspectives of mother, teacher, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

NA1902 Virginia Blanchard, interviewed by Anna L. Woloson for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 14 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Blanchard, age 18, discusses how she and her family have celebrated Halloween.

NA1903 Richard Stitham, interviewed by Terrance McKay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Bangor, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 15 min. w/cat. Stitham talks about his Halloweens spent in Presque Isle, Maine and his experiences later as a father in Bangor, Maine.

NA1914 By Deo McKaig for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 49 pp. A collection of a variety of materials relating to Halloween. Includes two short papers on Halloween, one Halloween scrapbook, one article from “Psychology Today” about poisoned candy.

NA1915 Mary Bodge, interviewed by Linda Zuch for ANT 325, fall 1985, Hampden, Maine. 26 pp. Tape: 1/2 hr. w/ cat. Bodge, a resident of Hampden for 52 years, describes her memories of Halloween.

NA1916 Clayton Burgess, interviewed by Gregory Chanis for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 10 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Burgess, age 57, recalls how he spent Halloween as a child.

NA1917 James Sproul, interviewed by Gregory Chanis for ANT 325, fall 1985, Old Town, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 15 min. w/ cat. Sproul talks about Halloween in Maine. Includes two hand drawings of pumpkins.

NA1919 James Dorsky, interviewed by Jeffrey DeHart for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 8 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Dorsky talks about how he spent Halloween in Falmouth, Maine when he was a child.

NA1920 Richard Saunders, interviewed by Jeffrey DeHart for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 9 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Saunders talks about how he celebrated Halloween while he was growing up in Massachusetts.

NA1921 Robert Metcalf, Jeffrey DeHart for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 7 pp. Tape: 20 min. approx. w/ cat. Metcalf describes how he celebrated Halloween growing up in Orono, Maine.

NA1922 Bill Mitchell, interviewed by Jeffrey DeHart for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. 12 pp. Tape: 20 min. w/ cat. Mitchell describes how he celebrated Halloween growing up in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

NA1932 By A. Manette Ansay for ANT 325, fall 1985, Orono, Maine. Photographs and related material, including newspaper clippings, greeting card and announcements, collected as part of the Halloween Project.

Publication Date

2020

Keywords

Social Life and Customs

Disciplines

Folklore | Oral History

Size of Collection

82 items

Dates of Collection

1985

Manuscript Number

MF022

MF022 ANT 325 Halloween Holiday Traditions Collection

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