Special Collections Highlights

Sewall aerial photo film canisters

James W. Sewall Co. Aerial Images

Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine received a donation of over 3,000 rolls of film containing about 1 million aerial images from the James W. Sewall Co. in Old Town, Maine. The collection contains original aerial photography of Maine and New England captured by Sewall over the span of 65 years. The […]

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University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive Project

Raymond H. Fogler’s Special Collections Department has established the University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive Project. The goal of this project is to create a community archive that will preserve the story of this unprecedented time in our community. To create this archive, Fogler Library hopes members of the UMaine community will document their experiences […]

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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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