To preserve and celebrate the history of Maine’s diversity.
The University of Southern Maine’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine collects and makes accessible material documenting the ongoing histories of diverse communities. Current collections represent the African American, Jewish, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ communities, and social justice for all. The Center promotes diversity and civil rights through research, education, and outreach.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org