Special Collections Highlights

Internship Project Adds Audio Files To Maine Women’s History Collection

Digital Curation graduate student Anna Aridome focused on a series of interviews conducted by Jenny Meagher in 1992 about women activists in South Berwick, Maine for the Salt Center for Documentary Studies. This new section of DigitalCommons@UMaine is available in the Interviews section of the Maine Women’s History Collection. Rough audio transcripts of these oral […]

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More than 5,000 Scans for Researchers in 2020

In addition to ongoing digitization projects, staff members of the Special Collections Department scanned 5,017 pages at the request of researchers during the 2020 calendar year.  We would like to share a huge thanks to all of our dedicated researchers who continue to express interest in our collections and for their patience as we develop […]

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Community Archives Ask, “What’s Your COVID-19 Halloween Story?”

Several photographs from the Halloween Holiday Traditions Collection are featured in a new, short video created by the Maine Community Archives Collaborative, “What’s Your COVID-19 Halloween Story?”  Libraries, archives, and museums across Maine have shared some fun materials related to Halloween, and they want to hear from you about your Halloween experience this year during […]

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Department Video Created for Homecoming 2020

Originally published as part of the 2020 UMaine Virtual Homecoming, this video with University Archivist Matthew Revitt highlights the types of materials available through the University Archive at Fogler Library. The video includes general overviews as well as specific examples of materials related to the University of Maine’s history that are preserved by Fogler Library […]

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Archival Outlook Article on UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive

The September/October issue of the Society of American Archivists’ national magazine, Archival Outlook, includes an article by University Archivist, Matthew Revitt, titled “Creating an Archives of Our Time: Documenting the University of Maine During COVID-19.” The full issue is available online. To access the UMaine COVID-19 archive, visit https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/c19/ . For more information on this […]

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Maine Alumni Magazine Now Online

Maine Alumni Magazine (and its preceding titles Maine Alumnus and Maine) is now fully available online. This digital collection, a collaborative effort of Fogler Library’s Circulation Department, Dean’s Office, and the Special Collections Department, provides access from 1919 to 2015. Combined with the most recent issues provided by the University of Maine Alumni Association, it’s […]

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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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