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Special Collections | State of Maine Collection

State of Maine map This collection includes bibliographic, historical, and descriptive works on Maine as well as literary titles by Maine authors. A small number of early Maine imprints (pre-1820) can be found there. The collection consists of approximately 22,608 volumes on Maine history and literature. In addition the collection includes:
  • Vertical File Collection - approximately 5,000 pamphlets, booklets, brochures, unpublished works, and other ephemeral materials;
  • Maine Juvenile Materials - books for children by Maine authors;
  • Maine Imprints - books printed in Maine brought together to show the history of printing in the state;
  • Business Reports - annual reports of public companies in Maine;
  • Town Reports - annual reports of Maine towns and cities;
  • Newspapers - an extensive microfilm collection (5,500 reels);
  • Periodicals - Maine imprint and subjects;
  • Maps - over 3,000;
  • School district reports - annual publications;
  • Bert Call Northern Maine Woods Photographs - collection of outdoor scenes taken from 1915-1939;
  • Maine Historical Photographs Collection - a 20 album compendium of photos from collections all over the state.

Most of the materials in this collection can be found in URSUS


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