Special Collections Highlights

UMaine News 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. More information about the collections mentioned in the article can be found in the library’s ArchivesSpace database — Harry and Zilphia Lund Letters James A. Blanchard II Correspondence […]

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Display on Somali Experience

A new display in the library’s first floor corridor highlights several resources available in the Special Collections and Projects Department on the Somali experience in Lewiston, Maine.  Inspired in part by Black History Month, items will be on display for the month of February, 2024. Resources on display:  An analysis of the employment patterns of […]

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A decorative image with the text Love Data Week, February 12-16, 2024

Love Data Week includes presentation on Sewall Collection

UMaine’s Advanced Research, Computing, Security and Information Management (ARCSIM) is hosting a series of workshops and events in recognition of Love Data Week in-person at Fogler Library February 12-16, 2024. As part of the week-long program, Library Specialist Paul Smitherman will conduct an introductory hybrid session on “The Sewall Company Aerial Photographs Collection at UMaine […]

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Sidney Bahrt Ornithology Photographs on Display

Selections from the Sid Bahrt Maine Ornithologist Collection are on display in the corridor of Fogler Library’s first floor.  Bahrt was an ornithologist and avid photographer living in the Washington County town of Pembroke. Originally an advertising executive from Manhattan, Bahrt sold his marketing company in the late 1960s and moved to Maine to pursue […]

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Panels on voting rights on display in Fogler Library

Who Can Vote? Display

Fogler Library has been selected to host the traveling exhibit Who Can Vote? : A Brief History of Voting Rights in the United States, a display developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History with the support of the Annenburg Public Policy Center. The topic of this traveling display has been popular and the […]

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Edwin Martin Photograph Display

Now on display in the Oakes Room, a selection of photographs by Edwin Martin, a Bangor photographer and former University of Maine faculty member. The photos are from a series titled North by Down East: People of Maine, and document Maine people through a series of 136 portraits, taken 2001 through 2013, engaged in work […]

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A book published in 1530 on display in Special Collections

Rare Books Available in Special Collections

More than 400 records for rare books have recently been added to the library’s catalog, representing several books published in the 1500s and 1600s. This includes a particularly well preserved copy of Conciliorum Quatuor Generalium Niceni, Constantinopolitani (Four General Councils of Nice, Constantinople) published in 1530, featuring a stamped vellum binding and metal fasteners. A […]

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Two women in World War II military uniform, circa 1944.

Women in the Military Oral History Collection Available Online

Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections has published oral history recordings from MF144, the “Women in the Military” collection of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History. The full collection features recorded interviews with nearly 70 female military veterans serving between World War II and the Gulf War. Forty-nine of these interviews were published […]

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Posters and objects from university collections on display tables

University Archive Display at UMaine Sports Hall of Fame

Fogler’s Special Collections helped celebrate this year’s UMaine Sports Hall of Fame ceremony with memorabilia from the University Archive on display for each of the award recipients. For more information, contact Matthew at 207.581.2665 or matthew.revitt@maine.edu.  His online Guide to the University Archive also provides more information about the current collection, how to use the archive, and the […]

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Wilde Stein anniversary flyer

Wilde Stein Club 50th Anniversary

Fogler Library archivists and librarians partnered with colleagues from the University of Southern Maine, club founders, and other community members to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ+ student club, Wilde-Stein. An exhibit on the founding of the club, Those who will know Pride; The Start of the UMaine’s Wilde Stein Club, was unveiled in […]

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