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Special Collections

The Special Collections Department was established in 1970 as a repository for Maine related material. Virtually all available printed bibliographical, historical, and descriptive works on the state as well as literary titles by Maine authors are housed in this department.
Montage of images from various collections

Books, pamphlets, state documents, and other forms of printed material provide extensive coverage of Maine's cities, towns, counties, and her people and institutions. These printed resources are complemented by a substantial body of original source materials. While the collections are largely Maine-related, some material pertaining to broader subject areas, such as maritime history, are also found in the department.

Please look over our policies before coming to use the collection.  Most of our boxed manuscript collections, newspapers, and ledgers are housed in the Library Annex. We require one week's notice in order to make those materials available.

Note: The Special Collections Department will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, for Thanksgiving.

Special Collections will reopen Saturday, November 28, at 10:00 a.m.

A member of the Special Collections staff is available to assist researchers during all open hours Directions and parking information are available from the University of Maine web site.

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To Contact Special Collections Staff: (207) 581-1686 | | Revised: 11/23/2015
5729 Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5729
Phone: 207-581-1661 | Fax: 207-581-1653
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The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469