Special Collections

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine

VISION STATEMENT

To preserve and celebrate the history of Maine’s diversity.

MISSION STATEMENT

The University of Southern Maine’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine collects material documenting the ongoing histories of diverse communities. Current collections represent the African American, Jewish, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ communities. The Center promotes diversity and civil rights through research, education, and outreach.

SUPPORT THE SAMPSON CENTER

Collections

African American Collection 

Judaica Collection

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ Collection

Sampson Center General Collection

INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE SAMPSON COLLECTIONS

Explore manuscript and print material by and about the African American, Jewish, and LGBTQ+ communities in Maine, as well as material on diversity across Maine in the Sampson Collection, mapped to Maine. 

Information about the Sampson Center

Governance Document

History

Programs and Publications

For a brochure with information about the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, please contact Susie R. Bock by calling (207)780-4269, or emailing susie.bock@maine.edu