News media highlights love letters

Members of the Division of Marketing and Communications have highlighted several of our department’s collections in their post, World War II-era love letters unsealed after 50 years.

This story was then covered by the Portland Press Herald in an article titled, “Love letters that led to a Maine couple’s marriage give glimpse of life during World War II,” February 14, 2024, page 1.

Alyssa Thurlow of WABI-TV-5 interviewed the Head of Special Collections & Projects, Greg Curtis,  and posted a story on March 7, 2024, “Maine couple’s World War II-era love letters unsealed at last.”

More information about the collections mentioned in the articles can be found in the library’s ArchivesSpace database —

Harry and Zilphia Lund Letters

James A. Blanchard II Correspondence

Paul J. and Norma E. Stockwell Letters

The book written by Frances Hartgen, A Maine passage : two memoirs, published in 2006, is available through the library’s catalog.

For more information, contact Fogler Library’s Special Collections and Projects Department by phone at 1.207.581.1686 or email