USM Libraries has three different archival collections which are available for use by USM students and faculty, outside researchers, and the general public. Make an appointment to visit, or explore their digitized collections on the Digital Commons.
Special Collections collects and preserves rare materials, including books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts. The Department is made up of three collections: General Rare Books and Manuscripts, the University Archives, and the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine.
Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education
Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education preserves cartographic heritage locally and globally and makes that heritage accessible to all through educational outreach and programming.
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.
Digital Commons is USM’s Institutional Repository that bring together all of the university research by faculty, students, and departments with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.