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A Recipe for Business

During his senior year at the University of Maine, Tyler Cote took the first steps to launch his business, Lorraine’s Cakes, a gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and all organic cake company. As a gluten-free vegan, Cote had a good idea of how his product could succeed in the marketplace, but he knew that targeted research and […]

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Partnering for Knowledge

By Jen Bonnet and Liliana Herakova At the University of Maine, the introductory Public Speaking course, CMJ 103, enrolls around 500 students every semester. Most of the students are in their first year of college, and for many, this is the only communication course they will take. For that reason, the course offers a critical […]

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Remnants of Our Lives Collection Available Online

The entire Remnants of Our Lives collection is now available online, with links to materials gathered in 47 interviews — a total of 1,020 digital items — including audio, transcripts, and photographs. “Remnants of Our Lives: Maine Women and Traditional Textile Arts” was an exhibition, sponsored and curated by the Northeast Archives of Folklore and […]

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Maine Bicentennial Materials in DigitalCommons@UMaine

As Maine’s Bicentennial approaches, institutions, scholars, students and residents are once again looking to examine the events that culminated in Maine’s statehood. To support these efforts, we have gathered from our collections items that we hope will be of particular relevance and will provide a variety of perspectives on sensitive topics related to political, economic, […]

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Booker T. Washington Letter

Matthew says of his favorite, “While processing a folder that had been titled ‘general correspondence’ of former university president Abram Harris I came across this hidden gem, a 1897 letter from Booker T. Washington to Harris. It’s rewarding to feel like researchers might now be able to more easily find this particular letter which has […]

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Summer Swimmers Photograph

One of Beth’s favorites is a photograph taken by Bert Call of swimmers gathered on driftwood at St. Albans, Maine.  She explains, “Upon moving back to Maine and starting to work in the Special Collections department, I took the opportunity to browse through some of the online collections. This photo reminds me of how summer […]

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Johnny Cash and Stephen King in Maine Campus

Paul says this photo of Johnny Cash performing Johnny B. Goode with Stephen King showcases not only one of UMaine’s most famous graduates, it also emphasizes that over the years, UMaine has always hosted first rate entertainment. This photograph appeared on the front page of the November 3, 1987 issue of Maine Campus, available for […]

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Maine Campus newspaper archive now available online

More than 5,000 issues of the University of Maine’s student-run newspaper, the Maine Campus, are now available online. Patrons can search the 130-year archive and download complete issues from anywhere in the world through Digital Commons at UMaine, an online repository managed by Raymond H. Fogler Library. The online archive is the result of a […]

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Edna St. Vincent Millay Papers

Desirée loves the lighthearted, humorous tone of Edna St. Vincent Millay in her letters to a friend in Bangor, Gladys Niles.  A note in the collections indicates that the version of Millay’s poem “Renascence” found there was a special copy typed specifically for Gladys.  The note is signed “Love, Vincent.” More information about this small […]

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Online Presence Growing for Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History

More than 1,500 files are now available as digital objects through the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History section of the library’s ArchivesSpace database.  Recent additions include items on the Airline Road, Argyle Boom, and the Maine Women and Traditional Textile Arts Project Remnants of Our Lives. Links are also being added to the […]

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