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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 […]

Preserving Women’s Voices

UNE History Professor Dr. Elizabeth DeWolfe recently published an article in Maine Women Magazine highlighting the Maine Women Writers Collection, founders Grace A. Dow and Dorothy M. Healy and their vision to collect and preserve the often overlooked and undervalued literary works of women. Read her article at mainewomensmagazine.com.

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 […]

Welcoming New Curator

We welcome Sarah as the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection. Sarah served as the Senior Curator of Collections and Research at the Denison University Museum in Ohio for the past ten years. She received her M.L.I.S from Kent State University and her History of Art M.A. from Bristol University. Though trained in a broad […]

Away from the Archives

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.

Research Visits Suspended for Fall 2020

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 […]

Peary diary now available

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 […]

On-site Research Suspended

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 […]

Our Quarantine Reading List

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 […]

Research Support Grants Awarded

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, […]