I am completely alone in the archives these days all day long. Nothing but the whisper roar of the ventilation fan to keep me company. Sometimes as I sort and slip photos into sleeves, I find myself pausing to look at the author in the photo, and thinking it would be nice to visit her for tea. Then I’m more than a little shocked when I realize she died almost forty years ago. Such is the way of time in the archives. It moves so slowly sometimes you don’t even know it’s moving.
In compliance with the University’s return to campus plan for the fall semester, we continue to remain closed to researchers from outside of the UNE community. Our staff are back on campus part-time, and we are committed to helping you get the access you need to our collections. Please contact us with questions about our […]
Remember in early 2018 when we first started posting Marie Peary’s diary entries? That project began when we decided to find somebody in our collection who was writing diaries 100 years ago. It just happened to be that Marie was doing that, and is an excellent, detailed diarist. After a year hiatus where we focused […]
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that lies ahead, we have made the difficult decision to close our reading room to visitors this summer. While we know that this is a great disappointment to many who plan their year around research trips to archives in the summer months, we are acting for […]
We’re all mostly inside these days, with the exception of that daily walk, run or bike ride that keeps you sane and at a safe distance from others. While we lament the many hardships that this pandemic is bringing to our communities, we also invite you to settle in for some quiet, stillness and contemplation. Art has […]
We are pleased to announce this year’s Research Support Grant recipients. Congratulations to this year’s grantees! Naomi Greyser, University of Iowa, “Writing through Writer’s Block: Race, Gender and Knowledge Cultures in the American Academy”Vesna Kuiken, SUNY-Albany, “Life on the Rocks: Celia Thaxter’s Drift-Weed Aesthetics”Shealeen Meaney, Russell Sage College, “American Women Writers in South Asia”Christopher Phillips, […]
Maine Women Writers’ Collection director Jennifer Tuttle and Curator Cathleen Miller have published an article in the Journal of Medical Humanities. Growing out of a presentation at the Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities symposium at the University of Kent in 2016, Jennifer S. Tuttle and Cathleen Miller explore the use of Martha A. Hall’s […]
Are you an artist (in any medium) or writer who would like to explore archival materials as source text for your own creative project? We offer one grant annually for artists and writers to use the archives. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. We host one artist or writer to engage in research in […]