Fogler Library Special Collections
Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department was established in 1970 as a repository for Maine-related material. Virtually all available printed bibliographical, historical, and descriptive works on the state as well as literary titles by Maine authors are housed in this department.
Books, pamphlets, state documents, and other forms of printed material provide extensive coverage of Maine’s cities, towns, counties, people and institutions. These printed resources are complemented by a substantial body of original source material. While the collections are largely Maine-related, some material pertaining to broader subject areas, such as maritime history, are also found in the department. The page on Our Collections provides more detailed descriptions and tips for searching for material, and highlights several Special Collections Staff Favorites.
Visiting Special Collections
- Monday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tuesday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.*
- Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday, by appointment.**
*Special Collections closes at 4 p.m. when classes are not in session.
**Saturday appointments must be scheduled by the end of the business day on Wednesday. Phone 207.581.1686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Saturday appointment
Please also note: Special Collections is CLOSED on University Holidays when classes are not in session. For Fall semester, 2021, these dates are:
- Labor Day, Monday, September 6
- Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, October 11
- Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11
- Thanksgiving and Day after Thanksgiving, Thursday-Friday, November 25-26
Special Collections Highlights
Document Selected for Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit
Women in Maine Project Now Available Online
Online Access to Past University Publications
1970 Blood Drive Audio
Special Collections Materials Highlighted in MHC’s Hidden History of UMaine
Maine Women’s History Collection Now Available