Fogler Friends Newsletter – February 16, 2024

In This Issue:

  •   Tea at the Salon with the Dean
  •    Behind the Scenes: Special Collections and Projects
  •    New Archival Finding Aid Released
  •    Fogler’s Love Letter Time Capsule featured in the PPH
  •    Hot off the UMaine Press: Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015

Tea at the Salon with the Dean

On March 11, 2024, from 12:30-1:30pm, Fogler Library will host a hybrid Tea at the Salon with the Dean of Libraries. The Tea will feature a presentation by Business and Economics Librarian John Hutchinson, who also serves as the Representative of Maine’s only Patent and Trademark Resource Center, based in Fogler Library. Hutchinson will showcase the PTRC and share information on an upcoming patent searching workshop, which will be held as part of Maine Impact Week.

RSVP here by Friday, February 23, 2024.

Behind the Scenes: Special Collections & Projects

Our Behind the Scenes series is meant to demystify the workings of a modern academic library. In this segment, Department Head Greg Curtis gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Fogler’s Special Collections and Projects Department. Video editing was done by Library Specialist Paul Smitherman.

New Archival Finding Aid Released

An archival finding aid for the records of the University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education held by Fogler Library has recently been added to the online archival content management tool ArchivesSpace. The record group contains over 60 boxes related to the programming of the Bureau; the labor movement in Maine, regionally, and nationally; and social justice issues.

Fogler’s Love Letter Time Capsule Featured in the Portland Press Herald

Portland Press Herald published “Love letters that led to a Maine couple’s marriage give a glimpse of life during World War II,” on Valentine’s Day 2024. The article featured letters from Fogler’s Special Collections. It references Frances Hartgen, Fogler’s first Head of Special Collections, who put out a call for a love letter collection, and cites current Head Greg Curtis.

Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015 

The University of Maine Press has recently published the new, highly anticipated, history of the University.  Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015, which is now available in Special Collections, discusses the past fifty years of history and development of the University.  Filled with photographs and illustrations, many recognizable individuals contributed chapters to the book, including UMaine Press Publications Specialist Betsy Rose and Fogler Archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy.  It is available for review during regular Special Collections hours, or for purchase via the University of Maine Press website.

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