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Corthell Hall, Gorham Campus Illustrated by Libby Barrett

Special Collections

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Russell's New Map of Portland, Me. From the Latest Surveys. 1869
Russell’s New Map of Portland, Me. From the Latest Surveys. 1869

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With nearly half a million cartographic items, the collections housed within the Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education are global in scope and date back to 1475.

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Members of Club Jacques Cartier outside of their clubhouse, c. 1920s.

Franco-American Collection

This Collection preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population. Their focus is on Lewiston-Auburn and other areas of Maine, with additional regional materials providing a link to the wider contexts of French North America.

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