Special Collections Highlights

Browse Special Collections in DigitalCommons@UMaine

A specific portion of DigitalCommons@UMaine includes digital versions of materials in Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department. This page, Browse Special Collections, is a jumping off point for viewing materials on the History of Maine Fisheries, Maine Bicentennial, Maine Environmental Collection, Maine Government Documents and Town Reports, a wide range of items on Maine History, Maine […]

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Maine History Journal Online

Our colleagues at the Maine Historical Society and the Department of History at the University of Maine have been working to make their scholarly journal, Maine History, available to everyone online.  A subscription to Maine History is one of the benefits of membership in MHS, and members have had access to digital articles for some […]

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Maine Women During the Depression and World War II Collection Now Online

The Maine Women During the Depression and World War II Collection is now available online. This collection, part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History (NAFOH), began with the research of Rita Breton as part of her graduate work in history at the University of Maine.  Breton conducted approximately twenty interviews with Maine […]

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UMaine History Resources Available Online

While not nearly everything in the University Archive is online, during this period when so many are working from a distance, we wanted to mention that many items related to the University’s history are available digitally. These include historic photographs, catalogs, Maine Campus newspaper, Prism yearbooks, Maine Alumni Magazine, and many other UMaine related publications […]

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Maine Statehood Conference Videos Online

All of the sessions from last summer’s Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference were captured on video and are available for viewing at https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/me200/program/. Whether you weren’t able to make it to Orono last summer, or would like to see them again, this is a great opportunity to access scholarly, in-depth content on Maine’s statehood. For […]

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Special Collections Featured in MAINE Alumni Magazine

Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department is highlighted in the Winter 2020 issue of MAINE Alumni Magazine in an article by Brad Beauregard, “All Things Maine: Fogler Library’s Special Collections is a treasure trove for both serious scholars and the casually curious.”  Special thanks to the University of Maine Alumni Association and to the researchers who […]

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History Professors Interviewed by News Center Maine in Special Collections

UMaine History Professors Liam Riordan and Mary Freeman were interviewed in Special Collections by Don Carrigan of News Center Maine as part of a special series, Maine Turns 200.  Items from Special Collections and several other archives from around the state were featured in Carrigan’s segment, “In January 1820, Maine petitioned Congress for statehood.”  Carrigan, […]

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Classes Welcome in Special Collections

Each semester, several classes visit Special Collection for an introduction to the department and a chance to explore what’s available.  It is often built into the course that students will return on their own for further, in-depth research.  While classes in history are our most frequent visitors, courses in political science, literature, women’s studies, higher […]

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Nearly 700 Boxes Accessed This Year

So far during 2019, researchers have accessed 689 boxes of manuscript material in the Special Collections & Archives Department of Fogler Library.  The highest use month was February, when 36 different researchers accessed 146 boxes during that month alone.  Projects that lead researchers into the archives include work on class projects, theses, books (both fiction […]

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Remnants of Our Lives Collection Available Online

The entire Remnants of Our Lives collection is now available online, with links to materials gathered in 47 interviews — a total of 1,020 digital items — including audio, transcripts, and photographs. “Remnants of Our Lives: Maine Women and Traditional Textile Arts” was an exhibition, sponsored and curated by the Northeast Archives of Folklore and […]

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