Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 12-07-2021

* Fogler Library Pet Grams * Document Selected for Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit

In this issue:

  • Fogler Library Pet Grams
  • Document Selected for Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit
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Fogler Library Pet Grams

The end of the semester is stressful. Do you know someone at UMaine who could use a pick-me-up during finals? Send some support and encouragement to your friend, your colleague, or yourself by sending a Finals Week Pet Gram from Fogler Library!Each pet gram will feature a fun photograph of a pet associated with Fogler Library Staff or our Student Ambassadors. You can also include a personalized message to go along with the pet gram or ask us to share some words of encouragement. Fill out this form by Monday, Dec. 13th to spread some adorable Finals Week encouragement!

Document Selected for Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit

Maine Maritime Museum has included a document from Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department in their exhibit Cotton Town: Maine’s Economic Connections to Slavery, which runs from December 16, 2021 – May 8, 2022.In Fall 2021, Maine Maritime Museum collaborated with the Bowdoin College Africana Studies Department to explore the complexities of Maine’s maritime connections to the Atlantic slave trade. The exhibit, curated by Bowdoin students, features never-before-exhibited documents and artifacts. The item selected from Fogler Library’s collections is a bill of lading for a shipment of slaves from Baltimore to New Orleans aboard the ship John C. Calhoun in 1850.  Items in the museum’s holdings provide additional detail about the same voyage. Although the original document is on loan during the exhibit, a digital copy is available in DigitalCommons@UMaine.

For more information about the exhibit and accompanying events, a project made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, visit the Maine Maritime Museum webpage.

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