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 Maine State Library Special Collections:

1819 Election Tabulations

1917 Women's Suffrage Petitions

Academic Research and Dissertations

Bulfinch Plans for Maine State House

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Deeds of Land in the Sheepscot and Wiscasset Area, Sold by the Sagamore Indians to George Davie in 1663, 1666, 1668

Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.

Everett F. Greaton Documents


Governor Percival Proctor Baxter Documents

John K Jones Collection of Maine Library Images

Maine Archaeological Society Bulletin

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Books

Maine Charitable Mechanics Association

Maine Coast Heritage Trust Publications

Maine General Federation of Women's Clubs

Maine Library Association

Maine Newspaper Project

Maine Sportsman Magazine

Maine State Federation of Labor

Maine Telecommunications Forum

Maine Writers Correspondence

Map Collections at the Maine Cultural Building

Marsden Hartley Images

Masonic Token

Men of the Hour

Moses Greenleaf, Cartographer

Moses Greenleaf Maps

Moses Greenleaf Papers

Myron Avery Collection

Natural Resources Council of Maine Reports

Nature Conservancy

Northeast Boundary Dispute

Orville C. Davis World War I Letters Home

Over There, Down Home: Remembering WW1

Pine Tree Magazine

Railroad Collections

Special Collection Books

Special Collection Images

Sun-Up Magazine

The Shoreliner

U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Maine

William King, Maine's First Governor

World War I Postcards from Germany