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Learn more about the African American Collection
The African American Collection features many photos of people from all over the state of Maine, including this image from the African-American Maine Photo Album.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ Collection
The LGBTQ+ collection features hundreds of items from all over Maine - and all over the spectrum.
Explore the Judaica Collection
Maine delegates attend the International Conference of Jewish Women 1954 in London, England.
Learn more about our General Manuscript Collection
Our General Manuscript collection includes 13 WWI-era posters, like this one by the ALA from November, 1918.
Learn more about our Rare Book Collection
The Albert A. Howard Book History collection features many fascinating examples of rare and unique books spanning nearly 500 years.
Discover the University Archives
The University Archives contain the records (and some pretty fantastic artifacts) of the University of Southern Maine and its predecessors.
Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine
Support us in our mission to promote diversity and civil rights through research, education, and outreach.
Students work with primary sources in hands-on exercises in class visits.
Browse yearbooks, photographs, periodicals, manuscript finding aids and much more.
When She Had Nowhere Else to Teach, Llewena Baker Hill Taught by Example
African American Collection unveils exhibit on Maine’s Black families
Maine Public Radio features Macon Reed’s "Eulogy for the Dyke Bar" at USM
Community storytelling with Visiting Artist Macon Reed at "Eulogy For The Dyke Bar"
USM events to share voices of Maine’s LGBTQ community as historic anniversary approaches
USM Art Department and Galleries announce Fall 2018 exhibitions, lectures and events