Classes Welcome in Special Collections

Students have a chance to explore manuscripts and rare books when visiting Special Collections

Each semester, several classes visit Special Collection for an introduction to the department and a chance to explore what’s available.  It is often built into the course that students will return on their own for further, in-depth research.  While classes in history are our most frequent visitors, courses in political science, literature, women’s studies, higher education, information literacy, Franco American Studies, and the Honors College have all found connections between their curriculum and our materials.  Clubs, community groups, and secondary school groups are also welcome.

For more information and to schedule a visit to Fogler Library’s Special Collections & Archives, contact Desirée Butterfield-Nagy at 207.581.1798 or

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