Special Collections

University Archives

The University Archives are the records produced by the University of Southern Maine. The Archives is arranged according to the hierarchal structure of the University.

  • Record Group (Colleges, Administrative Units)
  • Subgroups (Academic Departments, Offices)
  • Series (record types, genres, i.e., correspondence, reports)

To get started searching our collections, see this Guide to Finding Materials in Special Collections.

Material in the Archives

Transferring Material to the USM Archives

Portal to USM History

See the Manuscript Collection for records of USM's precursur institutions: Portland University (1921-1961), Portland Junior College (1933-1957), University of Maine in Portland (1957-1970), and Gorham Normal School, Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham State College, and University of Maine in Gorham (1878-1970).