Special Collections Highlights

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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Lobstermen Interviews Featured on Coastal Conversations

Three oral history interviews from the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection were recently featured on Coastal Conversations, a public affairs radio program on WERU Community Radio produced with support from Maine Sea Grant and hosted by Natalie Springuel.  The series explores current issues facing Maine’s coastal communities through conversations with people who […]

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NAACP & Civil Rights in Maine Oral History Project Now Available

Interviews with 13 individuals gathered 1990-1991 on the topic of the NAACP and Civil Rights in Maine are now accessible online.  The collection is available in the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History section of our ArchivesSpace database, and links have been added to the library’s URSUS Catalog.  Each interview includes a complete transcript […]

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Matthew Revitt Asked to Speak on UMaine COVID-19 Community Archive

Special Collections and Maine Shared Collections Librarian, Matthew Revitt, was asked to participate in a national panel on Collecting Stories from the Pandemic: Strategies for Libraries.  The CONTENTdm Community Insights session was held on May 19, with more than 300 in attendance.  Video of the session is available on the OCLC Video Channel in Vimeo. […]

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CCC in Acadia National Park Collection Now Online

Researchers can now access the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Acadia National Park collection online.  This Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History collection includes a series of interviews conducted by Maine Folklife Center staff with men who were enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and served at one of the three […]

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WLBZ Radio Collection Features Streaming Audio, New Content

The WLBZ Radio Station collection now incorporates a new streaming audio feature available in DigitalCommons@UMaine. Users no longer need to download the audio file, but can instead click within each record to listen to the audio. Since the end of March, fifty new recordings have been posted, with a combined running time of nearly 13 […]

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entre nosotros journal

The Missing Volumes

When Dr. Mark Del Mastro was drafting a book on the 100-year history of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, one of his primary sources was the journal of the honor society, Entre Nosotros. During his research, Dr. Del Mastro, the Associate Provost for Curriculum and Academic Administration at the College of […]

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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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