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The “Wildfire Loose” Collection consists of a series of 37 interviews conducted by Joyce Butler in preparation for her book of the same title about the fires in Maine in October 1947. The interviews cover geographic areas in York, Oxford, and Hancock Counties including the communities of Kennebunk, Cape Porpoise, Goose Rocks, Kennebunkport, Saco, Biddeford, East Waterboro, Brownfield, Somesville, and Bar Harbor. Donated in 1979. When possible, obituaries for informants were collected by Special Collections staff as additional documentation of informants.
Wildfires, Firefighting, Natural disasters, The Fires of 1947
Folklore | Oral History
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Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "MF067 "Wildfire Loose" Oral History Project / Joyce Butler" (2023). Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids. Number 62.