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Introduction to the Archives

Flat files open to reveal an historic wood cut depicting the Old Port of Portland Maine

Curious what goes on in the Portland Room at the Downtown Library? This series of events will share some of the research possibilities and resources offered in and through Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives. Learn more about the Library’s web resources, including our Digital Commons, along with directories, indexes, and how they help us navigate our printed and microfilmed archival material. Explore rare books, maps, prints, and manuscripts. You’ll also be introduced to the department itself, and how the story of the Greater Portland area is documented and preserved through these archival materials.

Upcoming Events:
Mar05
Researching In and Through the Portland Room
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Downtown Library, Portland Room Audience: Adults, Seniors Please join us for a visit to get acquainted with the research possibilities and resources offered in and through Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives.
Jun11
Getting to Know the Portland Room
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library, Portland Room Audience: Adults, Seniors Please join us for a roundtable visit with some of the treasures from Portland Public Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
Sep10
Researching In and Through the Portland Room
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library, Portland Room Audience: Adults, Seniors Please join us for a visit to get acquainted with the research possibilities and resources offered in and through Portland Public Library Special Collections and Archives.