The Westbrook College History Collection documents and preserves the history of Westbrook Seminary (1831-1925), Westbrook Seminary & Junior College (1925-1933), Westbrook Junior College (1933-1970), Westbrook College (1970-1996), and the Portland Campus of the University of New England. Published and non-published sources, records, documents, personal papers, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, images and artifacts provide permanent and enduring commentary on the founding, development, organization, management and achievements of the institutions that have called the campus "home."
Sources within the collection date as far back as 1842, and support historical research, knowledge and scholarship in secondary and higher education, and in 19th and 20th century social and cultural history. Collection research aids include a Guide to the College History Room; a listing of headmasters, principals and presidents of the institutions with approximate tenure dates; a brief history of Westbrook College; and an overview of the Westbrook College grounds and architecture.
The collection is one of five special collections maintained by UNE's Library Services and is housed within the Abplanalp Library on the Portland Campus. The Reference Services staff provides research support and access to the collection, and welcomes inquiries and visits.
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