Special Collections Highlights

Document Selected for Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit

Maine Maritime Museum has included a document from Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department in their exhibit Cotton Town: Maine’s Economic Connections to Slavery, which runs December 16, 2021 – May 8, 2022. In Fall 2021, Maine Maritime Museum collaborated with the Bowdoin College Africana Studies Department to explore the complexities of Maine’s maritime connections to […]

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Women in Maine Project Now Available Online

Documents and audio files are now available online for the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Collection MF 068, Women in Maine Project. The collection consists of a series of interviews conducted from 1974 to 1980 by students for a course — IDL 105, Women in Maine: An Autobiographical Approach — taught by Maryann […]

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Online Access to Past University Publications

Past issues of several UMaine Division of Marketing and Communications publications are now available through DigitalCommons@UMaine. Online access is now available for the publications Maine Perspective (1989-2001), UMaine Today (2001-present) and the university’s press releases (1998-present).  Articles provide extensive coverage of major UMaine events, milestones, research projects, and community partnerships of the last thirty years. […]

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1970 Blood Drive Audio

Based on the number of inquiries we receive, one of the most memorable campus events of 1970 was a blood drive organized by students as a Vietnam era demonstration. Students saw this as a way to protest the war while making a positive contribution at the same time. A recent donor has shared with our […]

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Special Collections Materials Highlighted in MHC’s Hidden History of UMaine

Archivists in Special Collections have been collaborating with the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center to support the research of MHC’s humanities specialist Karen Sieber and history students Luke Miller and Elizabeth Dalton as they create a new online tour of Hidden History at UMaine. The tour aims to highlight key people, moments and places […]

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Maine Women’s History Collection Now Available

Fogler Library is pleased to announce the Maine Women’s History Collection, an online collection that chronicles the activism and public discourse of women’s organizations in Maine from the late 1800s to the present. The collection documents the efforts of women’s organizations to address a variety of social and political issues including women’s suffrage, the Equal […]

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Special Collections in Maine Contemporary Archives Exhibit

Materials from the UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive are included in a new collaborative online exhibit, It’s Been a Year: Selections from Community Covid-Era Collections. Many archivists and librarians have been collecting primary source materials related to their communities’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, these cultural heritage professionals formed the Maine Contemporary Archives Collaborative, a […]

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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 Maine women activists in South Berwick 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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