Special Collections Highlights

A book published in 1530 on display in Special Collections

Rare Books Available in Special Collections

More than 400 records for rare books have recently been added to the library’s catalog, representing several books published in the 1500s and 1600s. This includes a particularly well preserved copy of Conciliorum Quatuor Generalium Niceni, Constantinopolitani (Four General Councils of Nice, Constantinople) published in 1530, featuring a stamped vellum binding and metal fasteners. A […]

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Two women in World War II military uniform, circa 1944.

Women in the Military Oral History Collection Available Online

Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections has published oral history recordings from MF144, the “Women in the Military” collection of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History. The full collection features recorded interviews with nearly 70 female military veterans serving between World War II and the Gulf War. Forty-nine of these interviews were published […]

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Posters and objects from university collections on display tables

University Archive Display at UMaine Sports Hall of Fame

Fogler’s Special Collections helped celebrate this year’s UMaine Sports Hall of Fame ceremony with memorabilia from the University Archive on display for each of the award recipients. For more information, contact Matthew at 207.581.2665 or matthew.revitt@maine.edu.  His online Guide to the University Archive also provides more information about the current collection, how to use the archive, and the […]

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Wilde Stein anniversary flyer

Wilde Stein Club 50th Anniversary

Fogler Library archivists and librarians partnered with colleagues from the University of Southern Maine, club founders, and other community members to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ+ student club, Wilde-Stein. An exhibit on the founding of the club, Those who will know Pride; The Start of the UMaine’s Wilde Stein Club, was unveiled in […]

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Display Welcomes Classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973

Fogler Library’s Special Collections helped welcome back the UMaine classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, and 1973, with an exhibit of items from the University Archive in the Buchanan Alumni House. The exhibit was part of the Senior Alumni Reunion on campus September 28-30, 2023. Also on display was a video of UMaine Black Bear’s […]

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Cover of a book titled Katahdin: Wigwam's Tales by Molly Spotted Elk

Overlooked No More: Molly Nelson

Fogler Library’s Digital Commons Curator assisted The New York Times in preparing the piece Overlooked No More: Molly Nelson, Steward of Penobscot Culture.  The article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. For those who would like to view the full […]

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Five people in front of a tent at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine

MOFGA Oral History Collection Available Online

It’s now possible to access online the transcripts, audio files and photographs for this collection of more than 50 interviews conducted from 2000 to 2004 with people associated with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. There are also several photographs and video footage of the […]

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Items about Rudy Vallée on display in the UMaine Franco American Centre.

Rudy Vallée materials support Franco American Centre event

Special Collections recently had an exhibit at the Franco-American Centre on campus honoring Rudy Vallée, who popularized the Maine Stein Song. Hubert Prior Vallée grew up in Westbrook, Maine and attended the University of Maine as a member of the Class of 1925, before enjoying an illustrious career in show business. The Centre’s “rassemblement” or […]

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Floyd Gibbons listening at a radio terminal in Mali in 1923.

Gibbons featured at Century of Broadcasting Conference

As noted in UMaine News, Michael Socolow, associate professor at the Department of Communications and Journalism, presented on April 29 at the 2023 Radio Preservation Task Force conference in Washington, D.C.  He spent several days in Special Collections accessing the Floyd Gibbons Papers while preparing for the talk. Socolow, who was a member of the […]

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Students gathered around tables in Special Collections reviewing materials.

All Maine Women Visit

Each year Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department hosts numerous class and student group researchers. Our most recent visit was from the All Maine Women honors society who make an annual trip to us to look at records from their group’s 100 years of history. The online All Maine Women records finding aid provides detailed information […]

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