WPA Life Histories from Maine

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These titles are mostly first-person accounts of life in Maine collected during the Great Depression. The WPA project category is LIVING LORE IN NEW ENGLAND.

Subjects include: FOLKLORE, including superstitions, ghost stories, tall tales, children's games, folksongs; RELIGION, including Catholicism; INDUSTRIES AND OCCUPATIONS, including logging, sawmills, papermills, textile mills; SPORTS AND RECREATION, including football, cinema; FRENCH CANADIANS, including French language, dialect and bilingualism; and AMERICAN INDIANS, including crafts (baskets, dolls), canoe-building and food.

Interviews were conducted by project worker Robert F. Grady.

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