Special Collections seeks records from administrative and academic departments and student organizations that document the history of the University of Maine. Special Collections are able to accept material in both physical and digital formats.
University of Maine departments and groups (including student) should contact Special Collections Librarian Matthew Revitt (207 581-1634 or email@example.com) regarding the transfer of records to special collections. Matthew will arrange a time to meet with you and survey the records. Once agreement has been reached on transferring the records you will be asked to complete the below form and the material will then be picked up by one of our team of student workers.
The University Archives also welcomes material from alumni, former staff and faculty. You should contact Special Collection Librarian Matthew Revitt (207 581-1634 or firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding donating records to special collections.
Records transferred to Special Collections will be processed by the University Archivist. Processing includes the arrangement, description, and housing of archival materials for storage and use by patrons.
Much of the physical processing is done by our team of student workers and volunteers who we rely on in Special Collections, thank you guys!
Examples of archival records we would like to have transferred to us:
Special Collections is also the repository for faculty emeritus files. However, before you send the files please remove "tick box" student class evaluations and travel claims. And ensure the files only includes items relating to the granting of emeritus status, along with a curriculum vitae and biography (if available), details of promotions, essay style evaluations, and papers authored by the faculty member.
Examples of records we do not want transferred to us:
All the above records will include sensitive content that it would not be appropriate to add to our collection and make available to researchers.