Maine Writers Correspondence

The Maine Writers Correspondence Collection (MWC) contains letters and other information exchanged between Maine writers and the Maine State Library. It will eventually include material from 1,200 writers who corresponded with the Maine State Library in the mid -20th century. For more information about this material please email the Maine State Library Reference Desk or call (207) 287-5600.

IDSV Doctoral Dissertations

The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts provides doctoral studies in philosophy, aesthetics, and art theory to visual artists, and to architects, curators, and scholars who approach their work as a creative practice. The Institute is incorporated in Portland, ME. The Maine State Library provides services to students in the program. For more information contact IDSV.

Book Collection

The Book Collection houses digitized books and manuscripts from the Maine State Library and other partner institutions in Maine. These items primarily cover Maine history and genealogy. For more information about the book collection please email the Maine State Library Reference Desk or call (207) 287-5600.


Browse the Special Collections Collections:

Academic Research and Dissertations

Deasy/Lynham Collection

Everett F. Greaton Documents


Governor Percival Proctor Baxter Documents

Maine Library Association

Maine Writers Correspondence

Map Collections at the Maine Cultural Building

Marsden Hartley Images

Men of the Hour

Moses Greenleaf, Cartographer

Myron Avery Collection

Northeast Boundary Dispute

Special Collection Books

Special Collection Images