Special Collections Highlights

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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Communities of Memory in Old Town Collection Now Online

The Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection, Islands and Bridges: Communities of Memory in Old Town, Maine / French Island, is now available online through our ArchivesSpace database.  It is also possible to download a list of all the interviews as a  PDF finding aid for the collection through DigitalCommons@UMaine.  Links from either […]

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Special Collections Open by Appointment to UMS Community

New plexiglass is in place, furniture has been rearranged, and a new online appointment system is ready so that Special Collections is now open to members of the University of Maine System.  At this time, access to the building is limited to: Faculty, staff, and students of the University of Maine System; Staff from the […]

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Session on Preserving Maine’s COVID-19 Memories

Matthew Revitt, Fogler Library’s Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian, was one of the presenters at a recent session, “All in This Together: Preserving Maine’s COVID-19 Memories,” an event organized by the Maine Community Archives Collaborative. A link to the meeting recording is available at https://mainestatelibrary.omeka.net/.

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Lobstermen Interviews Featured on Coastal Conversations

Three oral history interviews from the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection were recently featured on Coastal Conversations, a public affairs radio program on WERU Community Radio produced with support from Maine Sea Grant and hosted by Natalie Springuel.  The series explores current issues facing Maine’s coastal communities through conversations with people who […]

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NAACP & Civil Rights in Maine Oral History Project Now Available

Interviews with 13 individuals gathered 1990-1991 on the topic of the NAACP and Civil Rights in Maine are now accessible online.  The collection is available in the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History section of our ArchivesSpace database, and links have been added to the library’s URSUS Catalog.  Each interview includes a complete transcript […]

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Matthew Revitt Asked to Speak on UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive

Special Collections and Maine Shared Collections Librarian, Matthew Revitt, was asked to participate in a national panel on Collecting Stories from the Pandemic: Strategies for Libraries.  The CONTENTdm Community Insights session was held on May 19, with more than 300 in attendance.  Video of the session is available on the OCLC Video Channel in Vimeo. […]

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CCC in Acadia National Park Collection Now Online

Researchers can now access the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Acadia National Park collection online.  This Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection includes a series of interviews conducted by Maine Folklife Center staff with men who were enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and served at one of the three […]

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WLBZ Radio Collection Features Streaming Audio, New Content

The WLBZ Radio Station collection now incorporates a new streaming audio feature available in DigitalCommons@UMaine. Users no longer need to download the audio file, but can instead click within each record to listen to the audio. Since the end of March, fifty new recordings have been posted, with a combined running time of nearly 13 […]

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entre nosotros journal

The Missing Volumes

When Dr. Mark Del Mastro was drafting a book on the 100-year history of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, one of his primary sources was the journal of the honor society, Entre Nosotros. During his research, Dr. Del Mastro, the Associate Provost for Curriculum and Academic Administration at the College of […]

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