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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.  A list of collections now available online […]

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New Ivy Day Webpage

Special thanks to our intern, Rachael Murphy, who created this webpage of information about Ivy Day, a 19th Century campus tradition. Several marble plaques featuring ivy leaves can still be found on campus buildings today. These pages explain why.

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Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 5-1-2019

In this issue: Access to Academic Search Complete Ending on June 30th, 2019 Research Impact Challenge: Professional Development at Your Fingertips RefWorks Going Away on June 30th, 2019 1. Access to Academic Search Complete Ending on June 30th, 2019 Last summer, the Maine State Library began a contract with a new vendor, Gale, to provide […]

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Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 4-24-2019

In this issue: RefWorks Going Away on June 30th, 2019 The Scholar’s Trademark: build a brand that gets you hired, promoted, and tenured Research Impact Challenge: Professional Development at Your Fingertips 1. RefWorks Going Away on June 30th, 2019 RefWorks citation manager will be phased out at UMaine and will no longer be available after […]

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