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Special Collections | Manuscript Collections

Log Hauler The Special Collections manuscript collection currently houses 315 collections which occupy more than 3,000 linear feet of shelf space. These manuscripts cover a wide range of subjects reflecting historical events, business, education, the arts, and science. While many of these are Maine-related and as such are of interest to scholars of the region, others have important value to scholars and researchers nationally and internationally. Important among the manuscript collections are papers of:
  • Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President of the United States 1861-1865
  • Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, Native American and folklore authority and author
  • Floyd Phillips Gibbons, author, journalist and radio personality
  • John Edward Godfrey, prominent 19th Century Maine historian
  • William D. Hathaway, Maine U.S. Representative (1965-1973) and Senator (1973-1979)
  • C. C. Little, founder of Jackson Laboratory
  • James Shepherd Pike, journalist and U.S. Minister to the Netherlands
  • The Stetson Family, a prominent Bangor Family
  • The Benton Hatch collection of manuscripts including The Papers of Samuel and Joseph Foxcroft and early Fryeburg manuscripts.

The Special Collections Guide to Manuscript Collections is an annotated list of the manuscript collections available in the Special Collections Department. It is arranged alphabetically by collection title.

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The Archives Database includes many of the Special Collections manuscript collections


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