Special Collections Highlights

A collage of images of student protest

UMaine Student Activism Materials Included in National Digital Collection

Digitized primary sources documenting student activism at the University of Maine are now available in the Reveal Digital’s Student Activism collection. The collection hosted by JSTOR aims to provide access to unique, yet essential, primary sources documenting the deep and broad history of student organizing in the United States. UMaine is among the first institutions […]

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McLeod’s Great Northern Paper Company History Now Online

A condensed version of John McLeod’s history of Great Northern Paper Company was published in 1981 as The Northern: The Way I Remember, but McLeod worked on a much longer manuscript for more than 15 years. The full work is more than 2,700 pages long and was included in his research papers donated to Fogler […]

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Digitized Thesis Featured in Z107.3 Article About Town Names

Z107.3 featured information from the University of Maine Digital Commons in a story about the origin of Penobscot County town names. Digital Commons contains a document written by William F. Fox in 1956 called An Investigation of the Origin of Place Names of Towns in Penobscot County, Maine. The thesis was recently scanned as part of […]

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New Guide to UMaine Campus and Buildings part of Olmsted 200 Celebration

Few names in the field of landscape architecture are as well-known as that of Frederick Law Olmsted. He and his firm were involved in nearly 6,000 projects over a period of 100 years and include designs for New York’s Central Park, Boston’s Emerald Necklace, the grounds of the United States Capitol, and many land grant […]

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Document Selected for Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit

Maine Maritime Museum has included a document from Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department in their exhibit Cotton Town: Maine’s Economic Connections to Slavery, which runs December 16, 2021 – May 8, 2022. In Fall 2021, Maine Maritime Museum collaborated with the Bowdoin College Africana Studies Department to explore the complexities of Maine’s maritime connections to […]

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Women in Maine Project Now Available Online

Documents and audio files are now available online for the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Collection MF 068, Women in Maine Project. The collection consists of a series of interviews conducted from 1974 to 1980 by students for a course — IDL 105, Women in Maine: An Autobiographical Approach — taught by Maryann […]

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Online Access to Past University Publications

Past issues of several UMaine Division of Marketing and Communications publications are now available through DigitalCommons@UMaine. Online access is now available for the publications Maine Perspective (1989-2001), UMaine Today (2001-present) and the university’s press releases (1998-present).  Articles provide extensive coverage of major UMaine events, milestones, research projects, and community partnerships of the last thirty years. […]

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1970 Blood Drive Audio

Based on the number of inquiries we receive, one of the most memorable campus events of 1970 was a blood drive organized by students as a Vietnam era demonstration. Students saw this as a way to protest the war while making a positive contribution at the same time. A recent donor has shared with our […]

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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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