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The first ever issue of Northeast Folklore was published in the spring of 1958 under the editorship of Edward D. Ives (known as Sandy) and Bacil F. Kirtley through the Department of English at the University of Maine. The four editions that year were later bound into a single volume.

Table of Contents

Number 1 (Spring):

Mishaps of a Maine Lobsterman

Maine Winter Menus: A Study in Ingenuity

“Young Jimmy Foulger:” A Hitherto Unrecorded Ballad in the Northeast

John Ellis – Hunter, Guide, Legend

Number 2 (Summer):

Bibliography of New England-Maritimes Folklore

Selected Bibliography of New England-Maritimes Folklore Collections and Studies Prior to 1950

Number 3 (Fall):

Folklore from Aroostook County, Maine, and Neighboring Canada

The Creation of Folk Songs

Number 4 (Winter):

Yankee Doodle: An Early Version

Two Stories from the Maine Lumberwoods

The First Miramichi Folksong Festival

Folklore from Aroostook County, Maine, and Neighboring Canada

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The Northeast Folklore Society, Department of English, University of Maine




Northeast Folklore, Maine Folklife Center, lobsterman, Ballad, Young Jimmy Foulger, John Ellis, Maine Winter Menus, bibliography, New England, Maritimes, folklore, Aroostook County, Folk Songs, Yankee Doodle, Lumberwoods, stories, Miramichi Folksong Festival


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