What are USM’s special collections? Where are USM’s special collections?
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2023     Views: 44

Special Collections is located on the 6th floor of the Glickman Library in Portland.

  • Special Collections, part of the University Libraries, collects and preserves rare materials, including books, manuscripts, photographs, and artifacts. It includes the University archives, and the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity (African-American, Judaica, and LGBT collections).

Franco-American Collection is located on the 1st floor on the Lewiston Auburn Campus. It is down the hall from the Library.

  • USM’s Franco-American Collection preserves and promotes the culture and heritage of Maine’s Franco-American population.

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML) is located inside the Glickman Library building in Portland.

  • With nearly half a million cartographic items, the collections housed within OML are global in scope and date back to 1475. Currently there are over 75,000 items from our collections available to view freely online for educational and research purposes, and for the pleasure of viewing historic materials.  

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