The University of New England's Special Collections collect, preserve, and make accessible rare and contemporary books, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and other artifacts that illuminate the history and culture of UNE, its local community, and the State of Maine. We engage students in hands-on learning, advance scholarship within and outside of the University, and offer unique perspectives on the society and cultures of our region. We welcome researchers to explore our resources.
We invite collaboration with faculty to enhance student learning by using primary sources in your classes. We are available during syllabus design to brainstorm ways that our collections can illuminate the content you are teaching. We are happy to do the research necessary to make teaching with primary sources a valuable experience for you and your students.