Author: Peggy O'Kane

National Digital Newspaper Project Update

The Maine State Library continues to make progress on the National Digital Newspaper Project. We will be adding 100,000 newspaper pages published in Maine between 1850 and 1922 to Chronicling America (ChronAm). ChronAm is a Library of Congress database funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The first batch of Maine newspapers is expected

A Different Perspective on World War I

Sometime in the early 1940s a pair of scrapbooks were anonymously donated to the Maine State Library. They contained postcards published in Germany during World War I or as it was known then the European War, 1914-1918. There are close to 500 individual postcards in the collection: some are reproductions of photo-graphs: others water colored