The Jesup Memorial Library’s Maine Vertical File Index is a compilation of a variety of materials and topics about Maine. The focus is primarily local; however, subjects include information about people, places, and events throughout Maine. Many of these items are one-of-a-kind or no longer available through a publisher.
The Vertical File Pages are fully functional, but it is a work in progress and some pages are not completely finished. We hope you will enjoy browsing these pages. These items are not available for general circulation; however, if you have an interest in viewing any of these items, feel free to contact Library Director, Ruth Eveland (207-288-4245) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
is a statewide digital museum that provides access to over 13,000 historical items from over 180 museums, historical societies, libraries, and other organizations from every corner of Maine. Step inside and see rare photographs, documents, artifacts and online exhibits including the Jesup Memorial Library’s collection of antique postcards.
The Maine State Archives maintains approximately 95 million pages of official State records considered to be permanently valuable.
Search to see if records are available in the Maine State Archives or are currently held by other state agencies. Records held by the Archives may be ordered online.
provides online access to thousands of selected, digitized materials in all formats —- full text, image, sound and video. This searchable database indexes the full text of 250 finding aids in Maine.
A “finding aid” presents a detailed description of an individual collection and provides an inventory of primary sources (manuscripts, papers, pictures, etc.) in a collection.
a pilot project to develop an online service offering streaming video programs and clips, and other primary and secondary digital resources, via broadband and wireless connections.
Browse, search, stream, download educational video about Maine.
The Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Main’s place in a changing world.
Developed and managed by Maine Historical Society VMI currently contains historical items, including digital reproductions of photographs, paintings, maps, manuscripts, ephemera, newspaper articles, artifacts, and museum objects. Roughly 50% of the items are from the Maine Historical Society, representing less than 1% of MHS collections. The other 50% are from our contributing partners, who are located in all 16 counties of Maine. They are made up of historical societies, public and private libraries, archives, and museums.