Fogler Library Special Collections
Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department was established in 1970 as a repository for Maine-related material. Virtually all available printed bibliographical, historical, and descriptive works on the state as well as literary titles by Maine authors are housed in this department.
Books, pamphlets, state documents, and other forms of printed material provide extensive coverage of Maine’s cities, towns, counties, people and institutions. These printed resources are complemented by a substantial body of original source material. While the collections are largely Maine-related, some material pertaining to broader subject areas, such as maritime history, are also found in the department.
Ways to discover materials:
- URSUS Catalog
- ArchivesSpace database
- Special Collections Finding Aids in DigitalCommons
- Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids in DigitalCommons
Special Collections Highlights
McLeod’s Great Northern Paper Company History Now Online
Digitized Thesis Featured in Z107.3 Article About Town Names
New Guide to UMaine Campus and Buildings part of Olmsted 200 Celebration
Document Selected for Maine Maritime Museum Exhibit
Women in Maine Project Now Available Online
Online Access to Past University Publications
Visiting Special Collections
- Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday, by appointment.*
*Saturday appointments must be scheduled one week in advance. Phone 207.581.1686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Saturday appointment
Please also note: Special Collections is CLOSED on the following summer holidays:
- Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022
- Juneteenth, Monday, June 20, 2022
- Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022
- Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022