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1) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 22
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST026.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Dave Ingraham concert. Eddie Doughty. Gene Bunyon.'   more
2) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 12
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 12: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Auction, human jukebox. Morris dancers.'   more
3) [Common Ground Fair, 1982] Tape 3
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Windsor. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 3: Common Ground Fair, 1982. Balloons, older people in lines.'   more
4) [Quebec Perspective] Tape 10
Camera master for Quebec Perspective. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 37: Quebec Perspective. Londa R. Couicelles.'   more
5) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 20
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST024.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Nettie Mitchell. Boat building.'   more
6) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 1
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 1: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Entrance gate, maze with children. Parade with children....   more
7) [Common Ground Fair, 1982] Tape 2
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Windsor. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 2: Common Ground Fair, 1982. Produce inside.'   more
8) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 3
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 5: Doug. Judy.'   more
9) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 21
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST025.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Sikkema, strings.'   more
10) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 21
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 29: Maine Festival, 1978. T. Rosenberg, potter. P. Martin, dulcimer.'   more
11) [Quebec Perspective] Tape 11
Camera master for Quebec Perspective. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 38: Quebec Perspective. Rural cutaways. 8/4/80 'les rangs.''   more
12) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 32
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 46: Psaltery.'   more
13) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 7
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST007.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Marshall Dodge. A. Highlander. Human jukebox, pottery, Leather and Lather.'   more
14) [Common Ground Fair, 1984] Tape 2
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Windsor. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 2: Common Ground Fair, 1984. 9/20 + 21/84.'   more
15) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 30
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST038.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Dave Mallet.'   more
16) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 18
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 18: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Interviews, food stands. Energy review. Exits. Balloon....   more
17) [Quebec Perspective] Tape 3
Camera master for Quebec Perspective. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 27: Quebec Perspective. St. Jean de Lalande Parade.'   more
18) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 8
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST008.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Canoe paddles, blacksmith, children's area. Juggling.'   more
19) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 11
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST012.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Lou Killen, Recorders, wood sculpture.'   more
20) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 14
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 18: Maine Festival, 1978. Wool spinner. Accordion, violin. Splitting ash for baskets.'   more
21) [Quebec Perspective] Tape 7
Camera master for Quebec Perspective. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 33: Quebec Perspective. Franco Fest #4. Fr. girls.'   more
22) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 31
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 45: Balalaika? Psaltery.'   more
23) [Maine Festival of the Arts] Basket Making
Original label on videotape box: 'Maine Festival of the Arts I. Basket Making.'   more
24) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 11
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 15: Maine Festival, 1978. Libby and Joe Meuse. Androscoggin Indian Education exhibit.'   more
25) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 20
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape K: Indian Raps, Lobster Rap, Basket Weaving.'   more
26) [Maine Festival, 1978] Roughcutting Tape 2
Original label on videotape box: 'Maine Festival Roughcutting 1978 Tape 2.'   more
27) [Common Ground Fair, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 5
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 5: Baloon. Cord House Interview Cutaway. Shaker Furniture.'   more
28) [Quebec Perspective] Tape 4
Camera master for Quebec Perspective. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 30: Quebec Perspective. Family Turcotte. Franco Fest #1.'   more
29) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 6
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 7: Maine Festival, 1978. Treasure hunt.'   more
30) [Common Ground Fair, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 3
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 3: Oxen. Sheepdogs.'   more
31) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 3
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 3: Interview with Steve Bell of Northern Light & Power Co., (aqua heaters and windmil...   more
32) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 9
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST010.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Audience shots. Refried thighs.'   more
33) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 17
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape G: Indian Interview.'   more
34) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 2
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 3: Burt interview cutaway.'   more
35) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 2
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST002.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Dick Curless. Jud Strunk.' // Moderate dropout, particularly at start of tape. // Begins with Dick Curless...   more
36) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 3
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 4: Maine Festival, 1978. China saw sculpture.'   more
37) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 19
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 27: Maine Festival, 1978. Moose calling. Pottery.'   more
38) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 16
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 22: Maine Festival, 1978. Potter with kids.'   more
39) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 10
Original label on videotape box: 'Morris Dancing.'   more
40) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 7
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 21: Jazz concert 7/30/77.'   more
41) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 26
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST030.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Mark Perry Trio.'   more
42) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 19
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 19. Common Ground Fair, 1979. Woodstoves, childcare. Interviews. Lap Sit. Energy revi...   more
43) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 13
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 17: Maine Festival, 1978. Folklife. Lobster trap.'   more
44) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 9
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 9: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Composting methods. Food drying by solar heat. Interview...   more
45) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 17
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 17: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Pony ride around the Fair. Seabrook [nuclear power plan...   more
46) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 5
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST005.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Tony Montanaro, Mime.'   more
47) [Agricultural Fair TV Spots]
Original label on videotape box: 'Ag Fair and CGCF Narration for TV Spots. General 84 & 85 Spot.'   more
48) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 28
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 42A: Argyles.'   more
49) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 32
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST040.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Wild Mountain Thyme.'   more
50) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 33
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST041.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Ragtime Millionaires.'   more
51) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 5
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 19: Brad Terry improv. Main Stage, Sat 1 p.m. Improv. dance and music, good. Coopers of Portland, not good.'   more
52) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 25
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 40: Kruger and Mallet.'   more
53) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 15
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape E: Bagpipes. Puppets & Poetry Readings.'   more
54) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 27
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST035.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Fiddlers Convention. 60 mins.'   more
55) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 2
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 2: Maine Festival, 1978. Owner built. Nettie Mitchell poetry (5 min.) Barbara Toothpick and Allan Horseradish (5 min.).'   more
56) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 23
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 31: Maine Festival, 1978. B.P.P.I. Ian Sunday afternoon. Cats, kites, tumbler.'   more
57) [Maine Festival, 1978] Master Edit
Original label on videotape box: 'Maine Festival 1978 Master Edit UMA-TV.'   more
58) [Common Ground Fair, 1983] Promo
Label on tape: 'Common Ground Country Fair 1983. 30 sec. Promo. Master.'   more
59) [Common Ground Fair, 1982] Tape 1
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Windsor. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 1: Common Ground Fair, 1982. Food. Kid to Common Ground Country Fair balloon. More kids...   more
60) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 11
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 11: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Barn building. Interview with passers-by.'   more
61) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 26
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 41: Mallet and Wild Mountain Thyme.'   more
62) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 30
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 44: Balalaika 1600.'   more
63) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 15
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 15: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Spiritual celebration. Tractors, antique machinery. Int...   more
64) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 4
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST004.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Tony Montanaro, Mime.'   more
65) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 19
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape J: Leather and Lather, Buckfield.'   more
66) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 4
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 4: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Man with steam engine. [Technical difficulties, battery...   more
67) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 5
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 5: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Interivew with volunteer. Interview with Brother Ted, Sh...   more
68) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 18
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 25: Maine Festival, 1978. Contradancing. Basket demonstration. Children's clay.'   more
69) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 15
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 20: Maine Festival, 1978. High shots. Walk through crowd. Leather and Lather.'   more
70) [Common Ground Fair, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 1
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 1: Wendel Berry Interview.'   more
71) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 1
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST001.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Welcome Home Marching Band.'   more
72) [Common Ground Fair, 1984] Tape 1
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Windsor. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 1: Common Ground Fair, 1984. 9/21/84.'   more
73) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 8
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 23: Jazz shots.'   more
74) [Maine Festival, 1978] Roughcutting Tape 1
Original label on videotape box: 'Maine Festival Roughcutting 1978 Tape 1.'   more
75) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 8
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 9: Maine Festival, 1978. Clown Al.'   more
76) [Common Ground Fair, 1982] Tape 4
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Windsor. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 4: Common Ground Fair, 1982. Kids and clown. Ewes and wool. Wagon to waving kids. Kids a...   more
77) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 7
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 8: Maine Festival, 1978. Folk life. Bill Henderson.'   more
78) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 10
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 11: Maine Festival, 1978. Marshall Dodge. Intro to Nettie reading her poetry and story.' // Marshall Dodge introduces Nettie Mitchell...   more
79) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 12
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape B: Owner built homes. Mime with children.'   more
80) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 18
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape I: Leather and Lather.'   more
81) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 14
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape D: Tents - kids with staff. Juggler.'   more
82) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 22
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 30: Maine Festival, 1978. C. Findlayson, toymaker.'   more
83) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 31
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST039.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Gordon Bok.'   more
84) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 6
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 21: Saw concert.'   more
85) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 28
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST036.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Fiddlers Convention. 60 mins.'   more
86) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 8
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 8: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Ponies demonstration.'   more
87) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 9
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 10: Maine Festival, 1978. Folk life. Owner built.'   more
88) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 13
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST014.77: Maine Festival, 1977 Ambience. Maine Designs, Concert.'   more
89) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 22
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 37: Wild Mountain Thyme. Wild Camera.'   more
90) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 6
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 6: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Cutaways with Brother Ted and John. Firefly and books, c...   more
91) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 12
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 16: Maine Festival, 1978. Sipsis poetry.'   more
92) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 16
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape F: Building Human Pyramid. Jugglers. Moss Tents. Morning Sky. Jazz by Fountain.'   more
93) [Maine Festival, 1977] Tape 3
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'ST003.77: Maine Festival, 1977. Jud Strunk Concert.' // Audio but no image for first few seconds.   more
94) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 14
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 14: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Spoon carvers. Natural childbirth. Glass ornaments. Con...   more
95) [Common Ground Fair, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 4
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 4: Sheep. Edible Plant Demo. Altitude Lou. Healing Herbs. Miariam Dyad.'   more
96) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 20
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 28: Maine Festival, 1978. Dowsers.'   more
97) [Common Ground Fair, 1979] Tape 13
Unedited footage of the Common Ground Fair at Litchfield. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 13: Common Ground Fair, 1979. Stone masonry demonstration. Cutaways. Children, people...   more
98) [Maine Festival, 1978] Tape 5
Unedited. // Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 6: Maine Festival, 1978. Folk life.'   more
99) [Maine Festival, Unidentified Date(s)] Tape 29
Original label on videotape box: 'Tape 43: Balalaika Orchestra.'   more
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Creator(s)
Ben Levine
Donor
Ben Levine
Primary Format and Extent
video (2,900 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1977 – 1984
Summary
Collection contains unedited footage of two Maine cultural events shot by Ben Levine, an independent producer: the Maine Festival (1977, 1978) and the Common Ground Fair (1979, 1982, 1984). The Maine Festival footage includes music, dancing, children's activities and performances by artists including Dave Mallett, Gordon Bok, Tony Montanaro, and Jud Strunk. The Common Ground Fair footage includes interviews, entertainment, food booths, demonstrations of products, livestock, children and the fair grounds. Collection also includes camera masters for "Quebec Perspective" (1980).
Biographical/Historical Notes
Ben Levine, resident of Solon, Maine, is an independent filmmaker and founder of Media Source, a videotape production company. The Maine Festival, founded by comedian Marshall Dodge, was an arts fair held in the town of Brunswick, Maine, and later in Portland, and Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. The Common Ground Fair is an annual event first held in Litchfield, Maine, then Windsor, and presently in Unity, Maine, organized by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).
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