Maine State Library staff get first peek at “new” microfilm that will be used for digitization. Several boxes of newly duplicated microfilm recently arrived at the Maine State Library in preparation for the next phase of our newspaper digitization project. The work is the result of a continuation of funding through the National Digital Newspaper
The Land Office Plan Books, in the holdings of the Maine State Archives, are a significant collection of surveys of the State and are frequently requested by researchers. The maps are from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Maine showing the division of lands among settlers and establishment of boundary lines between Massachusetts, Maine and Canada.
The May 2018 issue of Downeast Magazine included a feature on a growing collection of historical content that we’ve been working on in collaboration with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The project includes nearly 1,100 reports and publications from the agency’s past that have been imaged on Maine State Library scanners and
Amelia: or the Influence of Virtue: An Old Man’s Story is the third novel written by Sally Sayward Barrell Keating Wood, the first authoress of Maine. It was printed at the Oracle Press, by William Treadwell & Co., Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1802. In The Maine Book, Henry E. Dunnack describes Amelia as, “…a story told