28 Items in This Collection
1) Currans in Orrington
NOTE: This footage on 'Shore - Surry Bay' tape (cat. no. 5346-01). Interview with Curran family members in Orrington.   more
2) Eliot Sweet and Allie Ryan
[2 copies?] Interview with Eliot Sweet. Interview with Allie Ryan.   more
3) Shore - Surry Bay
No description available   more
4) 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
5) Donald Lord and Mabel Kane Worcester
Interviews with Surry and Blue Hill area residents: Donald Lord, and Mabel Kane Worcester.   more
6) [three Esther Wood interviews]
Hugh Curran interviews Esther Wood, Blue Hill historian and educator, who talks about the past. Titles of the three tapes are: Esther Wood Interview on Aging: discusses 'old age' (70 mi...   more
7) Esther Wood at SCIA
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001. Esther Wood at Surry Community Improvement Association, 4/5/1993. Talk to seniors.   more
8) Alida Camp Interview, June 15, 1996
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001.   more
9) Esther Wood Interview, Jan. 20, 1996
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001.   more
10) [Wetlands]
Dated 6 October 1990. Taped interview with local resident Laredo Carter about the Surry wetlands, how the area how changed, wetlands issues. Interviewer is Susan Shetterly. Videographer...   more
11) Esther Wood Interview, March 2, 1996
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001. Labels on tape: 'Six houses around friend's corner / Esther and houses'   more
12) Esther Wood, Mabel Kane Worcester and Harvey Saunders
NHF cataloguer's notes, 2/2/95: opening shows old buildings, cows, old farmhouse--no sound or narration, quality not good. Interview with man in bed [Harvey Saunders] and with a woman s...   more
13) 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
14) 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
15) Quarries, Esther Wood and Robert Slaven
Includes interviews with Surry area residents: historian Esther Wood, and Robert Slaven.   more
16) Alida Camp Interview, March 9, 1996
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001.   more
17) 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
18) My Days at George Stevens Academy
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001. Interview by Hugh Curran for Surry Historical Society   more
19) East Blue Hill -- Cove and Quarry
No description available   more
20) Interview with Francis and John Mann
Interview with Surry and Blue Hill area residents, Francis and John Mann, brothers who recollect their growing-up years.   more
21) Esther Wood Interview, April 17, 1996
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001.   more
22) [two Esther Wood interviews]
Two interviews shot on VHS with Esther Wood of East Blue Hill by Hugh Curran. Dated 25 Jan 1992 and 8 Feb 1992.   more
23) Walter Kane Interview, Feb. 24, 1996
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001. Label: 'Walter Kane, Surry Interview / Talks with Walter Kane: Childhood, Youth, Education, Farming, Fish...   more
24) [five Esther Wood interviews]
Tape 1: Esther Wood, Surry Folklife Festival 1989/1990. Tape 2: Esther Wood Interview, 24 February 1992: at the end is a segment, 'A Day at the Animal Farm, ' about 5 min. (83 min.). Ta...   more
25) 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
26) Dana Candage Interview, Jan. 27, 1996
Based upon notes, Acc. 1797 came in 1997 (?). Was not accessioned until 1/2001. 1997 note describes Candage as 'neighbor'   more
27) [Surry Folklife Festival]
Surry Folklife Festival activities, held in a school. Women at weaving demonstration which includes spinning wheel, floor loom, quilts. Surry Playhouse playbill display. Postcard displa...   more
28) Donald Lord
Interview with Surry and Blue Hill area resident, Donald Lord.   more
Surry Folklife Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (964 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1987 – 1996
Summary
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.
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