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The Maine Women Writers Collection was founded in 1959 by Grace Dow and Dorothy Healy to preserve and make available the writings of Maine women who had achieved literary recognition.

We collect the work of authors and creators who identify as female, femme, transfeminine, or non-binary, and include both published and unpublished material such as letters, photographs, diaries, memorabilia, artwork, and other forms of creative work. Our holdings focus upon the state of Maine; Dawnland, the traditional territory of Wabanaki people; and the northern New England region.

To learn more about our history: see The Maine Women Writers Collection: The First Fifty Years (video).