Special Collections Highlights

Special Collections Materials Highlighted in MHC’s Hidden History of UMaine

Archivists in Special Collections have been collaborating with the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center to support the research of MHC’s humanities specialist Karen Sieber and history students Luke Miller and Elizabeth Dalton as they create a new online tour of Hidden History at UMaine. The tour aims to highlight key people, moments and places […]

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Maine Women’s History Collection Now Available

Fogler Library is pleased to announce the Maine Women’s History Collection, an online collection that chronicles the activism and public discourse of women’s organizations in Maine from the late 1800s to the present. The collection documents the efforts of women’s organizations to address a variety of social and political issues including women’s suffrage, the Equal […]

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Special Collections in Maine Contemporary Archives Exhibit

Materials from the UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive are included in a new collaborative online exhibit, It’s Been a Year: Selections from Community Covid-Era Collections. Many archivists and librarians have been collecting primary source materials related to their communities’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, these cultural heritage professionals formed the Maine Contemporary Archives Collaborative, a […]

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Internship Project Adds Audio Files To Maine Women’s History Collection

Digital Curation graduate student Anna Aridome focused on a series of interviews conducted by Jenny Meagher in 1992 about women activists in South Berwick, Maine for the Salt Center for Documentary Studies. This new section of DigitalCommons@UMaine is available in the Interviews section of the Maine Women’s History Collection. Rough audio transcripts of these oral […]

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More than 5,000 Scans for Researchers in 2020

In addition to ongoing digitization projects, staff members of the Special Collections Department scanned 5,017 pages at the request of researchers during the 2020 calendar year.  We would like to share a huge thanks to all of our dedicated researchers who continue to express interest in our collections and for their patience as we develop […]

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Community Archives Ask, “What’s Your COVID-19 Halloween Story?”

Several photographs from the Halloween Holiday Traditions Collection are featured in a new, short video created by the Maine Community Archives Collaborative, “What’s Your COVID-19 Halloween Story?”  Libraries, archives, and museums across Maine have shared some fun materials related to Halloween, and they want to hear from you about your Halloween experience this year during […]

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Department Video Created for Homecoming 2020

Originally published as part of the 2020 UMaine Virtual Homecoming, this video with University Archivist Matthew Revitt highlights the types of materials available through the University Archive at Fogler Library. The video includes general overviews as well as specific examples of materials related to the University of Maine’s history that are preserved by Fogler Library […]

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Archival Outlook Article on UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive

The September/October issue of the Society of American Archivists’ national magazine, Archival Outlook, includes an article by University Archivist, Matthew Revitt, titled “Creating an Archives of Our Time: Documenting the University of Maine During COVID-19.” The full issue is available online. To access the UMaine COVID-19 archive, visit https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/c19/ . For more information on this […]

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Maine Alumni Magazine Now Online

Maine Alumni Magazine (and its preceding titles Maine Alumnus and Maine) is now fully available online. This digital collection, a collaborative effort of Fogler Library’s Circulation Department, Dean’s Office, and the Special Collections Department, provides access from 1919 to 2015. Combined with the most recent issues provided by the University of Maine Alumni Association, it’s […]

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New Virtual Tour of Special Collections Available

Our new virtual tour of Fogler Library Special Collections allows viewers to learn more about the department, explore our reading room, see behind-the-scenes into staff-only shelving areas, get a glimpse of the Library Storage building, and quickly access our digital collections.  We hope this will allow for easy, 24/7 access to an introduction to our […]

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