Surry Folklife Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (964 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1987 - 1996
Collection contains interviews with various residents of the Surry and Blue Hill, Maine, areas, including retired quarryman Dewie Davis, historian Esther Wood, Donald Lord, Francis and John Mann, Robert Slaven, Harvey Saunders, Dana Candage, Walter Kane, Alida Camp, Laredo Carter and members of the McGraw family and Curran family. Collection also contains factual works. "Crotch Island" (1989) is footage from working granite quarry, showing workers and equipment. [Surry Folklife Festival] (1989) is an amateur production about festival activities including weaving, quilting, spinning and carving; Karen Frangoulis plays guitar and sings with other women, and Helen McGraw and Jill Beckwith lead a meeting on family and community history.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Hugh Curran, a Surry, Maine, resident, was one of the organizers of an annual folklife festival held in the town.
Items in this collection: 28
Showing 1 - 10 of 28:
1) Dewie Davis
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/7/95: Interview with [retired granite quarryman] Dewie Davis, now resident of nursing home in Surry. Poor audio in beginning. He talks about his work in early...more
2) Crotch Island
On-site examination of granite quarrying industry including interviews with workers, and scenes of heavy equipment at work. NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/7/95: Opens with panoramic views, n...more
3) Esther Wood, McGraws and Harvey Saunders
Interviews with Surry and Blue Hill area residents: historian Esther Wood, Harvey Saunders, and members of the McGraw family (Joel, John and Eleanor McGraw). NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/2...more
4) Quarries, Esther Wood and Robert Slaven
Includes interviews with Surry area residents: historian Esther Wood, and Robert Slaven.more
5) Esther Wood and the McGraws
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/7/95: First interview on tape is with Esther Wood (17 min.) Next interview is with a man about stone quarries, speaks of town in late 1800s flourishing with 30...more
6) Shore - Surry Bay
No description availablemore
7) Currans in Orrington
NOTE: This footage on 'Shore - Surry Bay' tape (cat. no. 5346-01). Interview with Curran family members in Orrington.more
8) Donald Lord and Mabel Kane Worcester
Interviews with Surry and Blue Hill area residents: Donald Lord, and Mabel Kane Worcester.more
9) Talk with Mabel Kane Worcester
Interview with Surry area resident Mabel Kane Worcester. NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/2/95: Interview with Mabel Kane Worcester--out of focus on CUs. She says original spelling of Kane was...more
10) East Blue Hill -- Cove and Quarry
No description availablemore
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