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Interview with Arthur Speid, part A

Item is the first part of a recorded conversation with Arthur T. Speid with Dr. J.D. Jefferies, Arnold Banfill, and Arthur Motyer, recorded 19 February 1966 in Lennoxville. The interview focuses on Arthur Speid's experiences as a student at Bishop's College School and Bishop's University in the 1890s. Among the subjects covered are the campus buildings, food strikes, the golf course (links), athletics, drama, school subjects, women at Bishop's, and various professors, principals, and headmasters including Henry de Beltgens Gibbins, Thomas B. Waitt, James P. Whitney, Francis J.B. Allnatt, Richard A. Parrock, Gilbert B. Jones, Arthur H. McGreer, and Robert N. Hudspeth. It also includes more general discussion of Lennoxville.

Interview with Arthur Speid, part B

Item is the second part of a recorded conversation with Arthur T. Speid with Dr. J.D. Jefferies, Arnold Banfill, and Arthur Motyer, recorded 19 February 1966 in Lennoxville. The interview focuses on Arthur Speid's experiences as a student at Bishop's College School and Bishop's University in the 1890s. Among the subjects covered are the campus buildings, food strikes, the golf course (links), athletics, drama, school subjects, women at Bishop's, and various professors, principals, and headmasters including Henry de Beltgens Gibbins, Thomas B. Waitt, James P. Whitney, Francis J.B. Allnatt, Richard A. Parrock, Gilbert B. Jones, Arthur H. McGreer, and Robert N. Hudspeth. It also includes more general discussion of Lennoxville.

Interview with Teddy Green

Item is an interview of Edward "Teddy" Green about his experience working at the Eustis copper mines by W. Gillies Ross in October 1965. Included in the interview are the subjects of mining accidents, working conditions, mining methods, use of communication in the mines, entertainment and leisure, WWI and marriage, and Black people from North Carolina working in the mines.

Green, Edward Colston (1895-1972)

Interview with C. William Crease

The item is an audio recording of an interview of C. William Crease by W. Gillies Ross on 6 November 1965 about Mr. Crease's time as a miner at the Eustis copper mine. Among the topics covered were the number of employees, mining accidents, working conditions, mining technologies, sports teams, the harvest trains, pollution, the changing landscape around the mining villages, Capelton mine, Albert Mines, and Eustis mine.

Crease, Christopher William (ca. 1888-1967)

Sam Hopper and the Hoedowners show

Item is a recording of one of Sam Hopper and the Hoedowners performances, likely from around 1960, which includes square dances, waltzes, and jiggs, and two-steps, among others. The following songs are included:

  • Irish Washer Women
  • He Will Have To Go - Kevin Harding
  • Peek-A-Boo Waltz - Ronnie Haselton
  • A Year Of Jubilee - Jimmy Piper (caller)
  • With This Ring I Thee Wed - Jimmy Piper
  • Harvest Hornpipe
  • Downhomers Breakdown - Albert Nutbrown & The Western Swingers (next 6)
  • Second Fiddle - Isabell Nutbrown
  • Happy Acre Two-Step
  • Here's To The Ladies - Harold Smith (caller)
  • Fish City - Elaine Morse & Isabell Nutbrown
  • London Dairy Hornpipe
  • San Diego - Kevin Harding
  • Country Waltz
  • Uncle Jim - Bill Donaldson (caller)
  • I've Got Stripes - Larry Harding
  • Paddy Whack
  • Earl Mittens Special
  • City Lights - Kevin Harding
  • Red Wing
  • Suzies Jigg - Bill Donaldson (caller)
  • Dumb Blonde - Larry Dougherty
  • St. Ann's Reel
  • Sam's Place - Elaine Morse & Eva Mae Sarrisan
  • Union Jack - Arthur Lowery (fife)
  • Cannon Ball - Jimmy Piper (caller)
  • All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers - Dave Bessant
  • Old Time Breakdown - Eddie Custeau (violin)
  • Once A Day - Judy & Isabell Nutbrown
  • Wild Wood Flower
  • My Love Is But A Lassie Yet - Stuart Deacon (caller)
  • Do What You Do , Do Well - Francis Sayers
  • Cecil McKetchens Breakdown

Sam Hopper and the Hoedowners show

Item is a recording of one of Sam Hopper and the Hoedowners performances, likely from around 1960 at Christmastime, which includes square dances, waltzes, and jiggs, and two-steps, among others. The following songs are included:

  • Five Mile Chase
  • You Are My Sunshine - Kevin Harding
  • The Wreck Of The Old 97 - Bill Donaldson
  • I Can't Stop Loving You - Elaine & Harvey Morse
  • Winnipeg Reel
  • Christmas Jigg
  • Blue Christmas - Stuart Deacon
  • Jingle Bells
  • Gatesman Reel - Stuart Deacon (caller)
  • Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer - Jimmy Piper
  • Blue Violet Hornpipe
  • Act Naturally - Stuart Deacon
  • Year End Two-Step
  • Northern Lights - Stuart Deacon (caller)
  • Almost Persuaded - Jimmy Piper
  • Frank Ryans Hornpipe
  • Mountain Dew - Stuart Deacon & Jimmy Piper
  • There Is A Tavern In Our Town
  • Year Of Jubilee - Stuart Deacon (caller)
  • Mona Lisa - Terry Howell
  • Mc Donalds Reel
  • Hudson Bay Breakdown - Albert Nutbrown & The Western Swingers (next 6)
  • Cotton Jennie - Isabell Nutbrown
  • Shannon Waltz
  • Wabash Cannon Ball
  • Love Is Going To Live Here Again - Elaine & Elymer Morse
  • Military Shautise
    Cowboy Reel - Bruce Patton (caller)
    Wabash Cannon Ball - Larry Dougherty

Podcast on H.S. Taylor's steam buggy

The file contains primary and secondary source information on Henry Seth Taylor and his invention of the steam buggy in Stanstead in the 1860s, collected and created by Randy Piercey for the production of a podcast. It consists of research, interviews, photographs, and supporting recordings as well as a completed version of the podcast.