Maine Women During the Depression and World War II Collection Now Online
The Maine Women During the Depression and World War II Collection is now available online.
This collection, part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (NAFOH), began with the research of Rita Breton as part of her graduate work in history at the University of Maine. Breton conducted approximately twenty interviews with Maine women about their lives and work during the Great Depression and WWII. In addition, in the fall of 1982, students in Edward D. Ives’ class, AY 125, were asked to locate and interview people on the same topic. The semester project yielded another forty-five interviews. Some of the interviews relate to Winkelman’s M. A. Thesis “Work is What Keeps You Going: The Life and Times of Bertha Moore Lord: An Experiment in Biography,” University of Maine, 1986.
Management of NAFOH materials was transferred to Fogler Library in 2017. Maine Women During the Depression and World War II is now one of 22 collections available online providing access to more than 4,000 digital files. Nearly all interviews are accompanied by a typed transcript or an outline of topics covered in each recording. Many also include photographs.
For more information, see our guide on the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History or contact Special Collections at 207.581.1686 or email@example.com.