Acadian Heritage Society Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (150 min.) : sd., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1979
Summary
Collection contains unedited footage including interviews with Acadians, focusing on their daily lives, customs, food, music and dance. The interviewer, Dr. Edward Martin, centers discussion around Christmas celebrations, Acadian history and life in Rumford. Footage includes documentation of the Acadian Society's cooking poutine, a traditional food, for the annual Fiddle Festival.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Acadian Heritage Society, based in Rumford, seeks to preserve Acadian culture in the Rumford-Mexico, Maine, area. Acadians are people of French descent who settled the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Dr. Edward Martin was founding president of the Society. His wife, Marie Therese Martin, was president in 1979 and wrote a book, "My Grandmother's Face, Le Visage de Ma Grandmere," about Acadian food and traditions. WorldCat
Original footage is 1/2 inch open reel videotape.
People and Organizations
Dr. Edward Martin
Place(s)
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1) [unedited footage of Acadian interviews, cookery, and festival]
Unedited footage including interviews with Acadians, focusing on their daily lives, customs, food, music and dance. Original footage is 1/2-inch open reel videotape. From donor's notes:...more
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