Cally Gurley

Cally Gurley has a background in Art History and Applied Art and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. Prior to coming to UNE she worked in the Bowdoin College Archives and Special Collections Department as the Processing Archivist cataloging and creating web access to the Senate collection of Senator George J. Mitchell. At UNE she has worked as the Curator of UNE's Maine Women Writers Collection from 1999-2010. Currently she works as the Special Collections Librarian.  Special Collections includes historic collections on both UNE campuses:






Boston University


Simmons College


Maine College of Art


Facilitating primary source research by undergraduate graduate post-graduate researchers in UNE collections



Special Collections(artifacts/historical archival materials)


Research Interests

Information Science

Selected Publications


New England Archivists Newsletter "Analysis of a Special Collection: The Maine Women Writers Collectionat the University of New England"




Other Scholarly Activity

  • 1999 New England Archivists Fall Meeting. 'Politics in a Box: Political Archives in New England'
  • 2003 New England Archivists Fall Meeting. 'Two Years Before the Mast: how we processed a 1000 box congressional collection and published an electronic finding aid - in two years”
  • 2003 Maine Women’s Forum Meeting.  "For the Future:  Women’s Archival Collections"
  • 2006 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference. "Web-based Primary Sources:  Standards and Accessibility" 

cally gurley

Cally Gurley



Special Collections Librarian