Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ferrini, Vincent

Title:

Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ferrini, Vincent

Creator:

Ferrini, Vincent 1913- Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda, Interviewer.;Gibson, Gregory, Interviewer.;Masters, David, Interviewer.

Publisher:

[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library

Date:

1978

Description:

4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 4 Part 1
OH 4 Part 2
OH 4 Part 3
OH 4 Part 4

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewers: Linda Brayton,David Masters and Gregory Gibson (2/22/1978).

CD 5 TRACKS: 1. Place and date of birth, early years -- 2. Raiano, Italy, Voyage to Raiano-- 3. Lynn years, father was shoemaker, poverty, theory on fishermen -- 4. His life's primary functions -- 5. prole poet, W.P.A. - similarities to CETA, Poet in Residence, Salem -- 6. Work with prisoners, CETA - best thing -- 7. Study of societies, Social and personal poet, Know Fish -- 8. Lynn and Gloucester, drawn to water -- 9. Ten Pound Island, Gloucester Harbor, Opal Town, divide and conquer -- 10. Global perspective -- 11. Gloucester, poor city -- 12. Political and spiritual reawakening -- 13. Women and power -- 14. Artists and government jobs -- 15. Company Town (Gorton's, etc.) -- 16. Friendship with Olson -- 17. Unschooled poetry, gift between art and work -- 18. A Coat, W.B. Yeats, Gloucester character -- 19. Interrelationship between people and character of the town, and vice versa -- 20. Family -- 21. How to change Gloucester, some interesting thoughts.;CD 6 TRACKS: 1. Writing of meeting Olson -- 2. Shaun MacNiff -- 3. Ferrini's reaction to Maximus letter, Helen Stein -- 4. Four Winds -- 5. Olson and Ferrini after letter 5 --6. It didn't affect our friendship -- 7. This Olson industry is not concerned with my work -- 8. Olson was a first class psychic pig -- 9. Olson and future, Ferrini's concerns -- 10. Quality of Ferrini's relation with Olson -- 11. Olson and city council, Olson and Gloucester -- 12. Olson's relationship with Ferrini,lacks -- 13. What Gloucester really is -- 14. Olson's spirit -- 15. He's done the work of pinpointing this city as the center of an idea -- 16. Olson -- 17. Olson's visit during the blizzard -- 18. Olson's attack of Ferrini, Olson's changing opinion -- 19. Olson's politics, power -- 20. Olson's influence.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Raiano, Italy, Know Fish, Journey to Raiano, Opal Town, Prole, Ten Pound Island, W.B. Yeats, A Coat, Charles Olson, Helen Stein,George (Butterick), In the Arriving, Cid, Corman, Jonathan Williams, Four Winds, Linda Parker Swigart (Lynn), Truman Nelson, Boer (Charles) Tofty (Craig).

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.

Subject:

Ferrini, Vincent 1913- Correspondence.;McNiff, Shaun.;Olson, Charles 1910-1970 Friends and associates.;Italian Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Poets -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Italian Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.;Gloucester (Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Ferrini, Vincent 1913- Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda, Interviewer.;Gibson, Gregory, Interviewer.;Masters, David, Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Ferrini, Vincent," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7609, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/7609 (accessed July 22, 2014).