S1E2: My Contribution to Art and Culture

Join me as I take a deep dive into the story of two very different humorists working in the same medium.: Joe Perham and Marshall Dodge.

Sources and Transcript after the break!

Griswold, Wendy. (Spring 2002). History + Resources = A Sense of Place. Maine Policy Review

Hodgman, John. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches. 1st., New York, Viking, 2017.

Ryden, K. C. (2009). Landscape With Figures Nature and Culture in New England. Iowa: University of Iowa Press.

Ives, Edward (1984) Maine Folklore and the Folklore of Maine Some Reflections on the Maine Character and Down-East Humor, Maine Historical Society Quarterly Vol. 23, No. 3

Lewis, G. H. (1993). The Maine That Never was: The Construction of Popular Myth in Regional Culture. The Journal of American Culture, 16(2), 91-100

McReynolds, Samuel A. (1987), Rural Life in New England, The American Archivist, Vol. 50, No. 4 

Perham, Joseph A.. Reflections on Hopalong Cassidy: A Study of Clarence Mulford. Orono, Maine, University of Maine, 1966.

Phippen, Sanford (1980), Missing from the books: My Maine (check your local academic library, folks)

Routhier, Ray. “Tiny West Paris: It’s truly a gem of a place Series.” Portland Press Herald, 29 May 2005, pp. G1.

Thomas, Gerald (1989) Functions of the Newfoundland Outhouse, Western Folklore, Vol. 48, No. 3

Supplemental Sources

Flynn, Patrick. “That Wicked Good Sense of Humor Down East”, The Washington Post 31 July, 1988

Staff Report, “Penley: 80 years of clothespin manufacturing”, The Lewiston Sun Journal 30 January, 2013

Staff Report, “Penley Mill burns in West Paris, Nearby fireworks warehouse saved”, 29 January, 2013

Multiple, “Joseph A. ‘Joe’ Perham Obituary”, The Lewiston Sun Journal, 31 August, 2013

Alumni @ Large column, Colby Magazine, Multiple dates up to and including 2013.



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