Special Collections Highlights

Acadia National Park display

Thinking of a summer dash to Acadia National Park? Greg Curtis and Chris Beckett have gathered resources to help you make the most of your visit, learn about scientific aspects, or delve into the history of the park. These items will be on display in the library first floor corridor now through August. For more […]

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University Archives collaborates with Hotel Ursa

University Archivist Matthew Revitt selected artifacts from the University Archive for display in the new Hotel Ursa that highlight the history of University of Maine and specifically scientific research that went on in Holmes and Coburn Halls. Items loaned to the hotel include yearbooks, sports memorabilia, pennants, and books by UMaine community members. Items in the […]

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Displays feature international programs

Currently on display on the first floor of the Library are two exhibits on international students prepared by Special Collections. The first exhibit by the North Entrance circulation desk highlights the history of UMaine’s International Programs on campus and features artifacts and documents from the University Archive. An additional case (in the first floor reading […]

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Celebrating 117 years as a Federal Depository Library

On March 1st, Fogler Library celebrated 117 years of participation in providing free access to government information through the Federal Depository Library Program and the Government Publishing Office. Fogler is one of 1,000 libraries around the country that participates and one of 46 regionals supporting other libraries with needed resources. For more information, contact the […]

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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 […]

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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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