Maine Humanities Council Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (730 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.; video (770 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1977 - 1995
Collection contains documentaries and other factual works that explore diverse aspects of Maine's history and peoples including "The Land of Norumbega" about early maps of the region, "Master Smart Woman" portraying the life of author Sarah Orne Jewett, and "Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People" based on circumpolar archaeology. "From Stump to Ship: A 1930 Logging Film" comprises both a sample reel of this film and press coverage. Factual works of a public affairs nature include a 1987 AIDS conference in Augusta, and "Speak Out" by WCBB in Lewiston concerning social topics such as living wills, parental rights and prayer in public schools. Collection also contains educational/cultural works, including: "An Oral Historian's Work" with Dr. Edward Ives, "Illness and the Literary Experience," and "Theater Thoughts" from the Portland Stage Company. "Reflets et Lumiere," produced in 1981-1982 by Maine Public Broadcasting, is a series on French-American art and culture. "Modern Times in Maine and America" is a look at social and technological change in Maine and the U.S. during the period 1890-1930. See also MPBN Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Maine Humanities Council is a private, nonprofit foundation, affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council awards grants, consults on the design of public programs, distributes educational resources, and initiates public projects. Most titles in the collection were produced with the support of the Maine Humanities Council.
People and Organizations
Dr. Edward Ives
Items in this collection: 53
Showing 1 - 10 of 53:
1) From Stump to Ship News Clips
News clips from Maine news organizations, compiled by Henry Nevison, 14 June 1985. FOR REFERENCE ONLY.more
2) Maine at Statehood
Interview with scholars from Maine Humanities Council project, 'Maine at Statehood.' FOR REFERENCE ONLY.more
3) Porte Ouverte sur Les Vieilles Societes et les Nouveaux Groupements/The Old Societies and the New Groups...Survivance to Maintenance
Reflets et Lumiere II, dated 2/22/82: Visits with traditional groups in the Augusta and Lewiston areas to discuss why they were created in the 1900s and if their goals have changed for...more
4) Porte Ouverte sur le Bilinguisme/Bilingualism...Facts and Fiction
Dated 12/28/81. Facts and fictions of being bilingual in a monolingual atmosphere, An interview with Antonine Maillet, Acadian author and recipient of top honors for her many novels abo...more
5) Porte Ouverte sur la CommunautÈ/The Community...Old Town, Maine, Yesterday and Today
Dated 10/26/81. Eugene Paradis recalls his earlier years in Old Town, Maine, when life was simper and run by bells, whistles and horns. Visits with other Old Town residents who speak of...more
6) Porte Ouverte sur l'Assimilation/Assimilation...Loss of Culture
Dated 11/23/81. Interviews with Franco-Americans, young and old, about growing up in an authoritarian, closed and rigid society. Among matters discussed: the effects of being surrounded...more
7) Porte Ouverte sur les Arts/The Arts...The Rich Mosaic
Dated 1/25/82. Visits with artists and performers from around Maine and New England including Julien Olivier, storyteller, Gilbert Roy, artist, Buck McHenry, wood sculptor, Josee Vachon...more
8) Porte Ouverte sur l'Emigration/Immigration...The Journey
Dated 9/28/95. Immigration movement of French-Canadians to New England at the turn of the century. Two puppets comment on the program after it is over. FOR REFERENCE ONLY.more
9) Porte Ouverte sur la Politique/Politics...Illusion and Reality
Dated 3/22/82. Several Maine politicians discuss what it means to them to be Franco-American and the political realities for Franco-Americans in Maine today. Professor James Gallagher,...more
10) Chez Nous: The St. John Valley
Dated 11/29/85. Video Workshop demo tape, Maine State Museum. FOR REFERENCE ONLY.more
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