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What Objects Can Teach Us

What Objects Can Teach Us

October 25, 2022

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Library Art Gallery

Explore UNE’s Special Collections and Archives The archives hold many stories. While we associate stories with writing, objects evoke narratives that are complex and layered. What happens when we look closely at archival objects for lessons about their purpose? What can we understand without written documentation? Come explore some objects held in the archives at UNE […]

Donna M. Loring Lecture

One Nation, Under Fraud: A Remonstrance

October 12, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Zoom

In April of 2022, Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Tribal Populations issued a report, One Nation, Under Fraud: A Remonstrance, outlining the history of tribal relations with the State of Maine and suggesting a framework for remedying those relations—for redressing the centuries of fraud and cultural genocide perpetrated by the state. […]

Your Archival Portrait

Your Archival Portrait

October 11, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Library Art Gallery

UNE Special Collections wants to take your picture! But we want to capture the contents of your bag or pockets. Just like every face is different, every pocket tells a story. We want to hear yours! We will take a photo of objects you carry, a photo of you, and a recording of some story attached […]

College Stories Project

College Stories Project

October 5, 2022

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Library Art Gallery

Help UNE Archivists create History! Your story is important to us! Visit our story booth in the library to record a short audio interview about your experiences of college life at UNE. Intrigued, but don’t know what you might have to say? We will have prompts to help you think about what to share! Your […]

College Stories Project

College Stories Project

October 3, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Library Art Gallery

Help UNE Archivists create History! Your story is important to us! Visit our story booth in the library to record a short audio interview about your experiences of college life at UNE. Intrigued, but don’t know what you might have to say? We will have prompts to help you think about what to share! Your […]

Found in the Archives

Found in the Archives: Stories of Buried Treasure

May 12, 2022

6:00 pm

Online

Join us for an evening of stories discovered in archives with Dawn Potter (poet), Elizabeth DeWolfe (UNE history professor), and Carol Dana (Penobscot language master). Watch via Zoom, on the web, or on Facebook live. Dawn Potter is the author of nine books, most recently the poetry collection Accidental Hymn, forthcoming this spring. She directs poetry and […]

Libraries & The Poets Who Love Them

Libraries & The Poets Who Love Them

December 1, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online

A Poetry Reading Sponsored by the Maine Women Writers Collection. Join four Poet/Librarians in celebration of the union between poetry and libraries.  Julia Bouwsma — Library Director for Webster Library Margaret Yocom — Founder of the Northern Virginia Folklife Archive Emma Gibbon — Adult Services Librarian, Topsham Public Library   Jefferson Navicky – Archivist, Maine Women Writers Collection […]

Maine Women Writers Collection celebrates 60 years

Maine Women Writers Collection celebrates 60 years

June 14, 2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MWWC Reading Room

In the same year that Mattell introduced the Barbie Doll and only 35 percent of college students were female, two Westbrook Junior College (WJC) instructors made a pioneering step in the field of women’s literary studies. Grace A. Dow, chair and professor in the Department of English at WJC, and Dorothy M. Healy, a WJC […]

Out of the fog: Retracing the Path to Greenland

Out of the fog: Retracing the Path to Greenland

October 25, 2018

7:00 pm

MWWC Reading Room

Pairing Iceblink, a project by artist Carrie Scanga, with the archival source materials from Marie Peary Stafford’s papers that inspired Scanga’s work, this exhibit explores the personal and societal projections of spiritual aspirations onto the Arctic landscape. Stafford’s return to the land of her birth as an explorer in 1932 is documented in her journals and […]

Wabanaki basketmaking

On October 1, UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection sponsored an event as part of its annual Donna M. Loring Lecture Series, titled, “Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Under Threat? Art, Culture, and the Future of Maine Indian Basketmaking.” The event presented the centuries-old artistic tradition of basketmaking among the Wabanaki peoples (the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Abenaki, Mi’kmaq and Maliseet), while […]