Special Collections Highlights

Documents, steins, and album covers related to the career of singer Rudy Vallee

Stein Song Display Includes 1930s Video

Happy finals week! For those looking for some extra Black Bear spirit to get them through finals week we recommend visiting a Special Collections exhibit on the Stein Song on the first floor of Fogler on the Center Hallway on Level 1. The exhibit features a video of students singing the Stein Song from circa […]

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Four members of Beryl Warner Williams' family visiting Special Collections

Beryl Warner Williams Family Visit

Ahead of the rededication of Beryl Warner Williams Hall, Special Collections was honored to welcome members of Beryl’s family to look at records we have on her time at UMaine as an undergraduate (Class of 1935), graduate (1940), and from when she received an honorary degree in 1972. Our colleagues at Bangor Public Library also […]

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Arthur Hauck speaking while another man closes a time capsule to place in the library cornerstone

Welcome Maine National History Day Competitors

Fogler Library Special Collections is excited to be a stop the Scavenger Hunt for the Maine National History Day competition, an event for students in grades 6-12 co-organized by the Margaret Chase Smith Library and the University of Maine Department of History. For the first time in four years, the state contest will be meeting […]

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Festival participants displaying clothing of Peru. China, Sweden, Hungary, and Pakistan at the Folk and Traditional Arts Stage at the American Folk Festival in Bangor in 2005.

Immigrants and Identity Collection Now Available Online

The Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection MF162, Immigrants and Identity, is now available online. In 2005, the Maine Folklife Center and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine studied and presented ways that immigrants in central and eastern Maine connected themselves with their ethnicity. These fifteen interviews were conducted from February […]

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Boxes of Ken Olson Papers on shelves in Special Collections

Special Collections Receives the W. Kent Olson Conservation Papers

The University of Maine has announced that conservationist and author Ken Olson has donated his professional papers to Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department, complementing materials held at the state’s largest library relating to the environment, resource conservation and policy in Maine and elsewhere. W. Kent Olson retired in 2006 from a three-decade conservation career that […]

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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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