Special Collections Highlights

York Manufacturing Company Strike Papers Now Available

In 1841, nearly 500 female factory workers walked out of Saco’s York Manufacturing Company and paraded up Main Street, chanting and singing. They gathered in a local church, formed a committee, and sent the factory owner a document articulating their complaints about wages, housing, and paternalistic rules. After a few days of fruitless negotiations with the […]

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Katahdin Woods & Waters Resources on Display

Several Fogler Library resources provide information on Maine’s newest federal conservation area, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, established August 24, 2016.  These items are currently on display near the north entrance of Fogler Library’s first floor. While several of these resources trace the controversy surrounding the establishment and management of the monument, others emphasize […]

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New Self-Scanning Station Available

Special Collections now has a station where patrons can scan photographs, pages from books, and documents and save them to email, USB, or cloud storage.  Settings offer the option to scan in color, grayscale, or black and white, and save as searchable PDF files or jpeg files.  This ScannX book scanner automatically crops images, easily […]

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Homecoming Exhibits Feature University Archive Materials

In celebration of Homecoming Weekend, Fogler Library has three new exhibits showcasing unique items from our University Archive. On the first floor, by the Oakes Room (north entrance to the Library), is an exhibit with items related to those classes holding reunions this year. For any Black Bear football fans, on the Center Hallway on […]

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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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