Maine Community History Archives

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Advantage Preservation has partnered with libraries and historical societies in several Maine towns to digitize newspapers and other resources held in their archives. These community history archives may be searched using this interface, either individually or all at once.

Aroostook County

  • Caribou Public Library (Caribou) - Aroostook Republican (1887-1894)
  • Fort Fairfield Public Library (Fort Fairfield) - Loyal Sunrise (1863-1866), Fort Fairfield Aurora (1875-1876), Presque Isle Sunrise (1876), Aroostook Valley Sunrise (1876-1877), Northern Leader (1892-1901), Beacon (1892-1895), Leader and Farm Journal (1901-1902), Fort Fairfield Review (1902-2004), Tattler (1938-1940), Fort Fairfield Journal (2004-2012), and town reports (1865-1873)
  • Houlton High School Yearbooks (Houlton) - North Star (1915-2011), Houlton High School (1932-2013), and Our Story (2012)
  • Walter TA Hansen Memorial Library (Mars Hill) - Mars Hill News (1908-1951), Mars Hill Enterprise (1916), and Our Community Letter (1943-1946)
  • Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library (Presque Isle) - North Star (1872-1887), The North Star (1887-1890), The Aroostook Herald (1884-1889), The Star-Herald (1890-1910), The Independent (1903-1906), The Star-Herald (1890-1910), Star Herald (1911-1931), Presque Isle Star-Herald (1922-1935), Presque Isle Star Herald (1936-1950), The Loyal Sunrise (1863-1867), The Sunrise (1867-1871), Presque Isle Sunrise (1871-1876), Aroostook Pioneer (1857-1860)

Cumberland County

  • Bridgton Public Library (Bridgton) - Bridgton Weekly News (1870-1871) and Bridgton News (1871-2018)
  • Scarborough Public Library (Scarborough) - Scarborough News Review (1978-1979), Sun Times (1989-1993), Scarborough Leader (1995-2019), Current (2001-2016), Forecaster (2002-2003), Southern Forecaster (2003-2018), The Southern Forecaster (2019-2019), South Portland Cape Elizabeth Sentry Scarborough Leader (2014-2014)

Kennebec County

  • Gardiner Public Library (Gardiner) - Christian Intelligencer and Eastern Chronicle (1827-1834), Cold Water Fountain (1844-1845), Cold Water Fountain and Gardiner News Letter (1847-1848), Fountain and Journal (1850-1853), Northern Home Journal (1854-1858), Gardiner Home Journal (1858-1892), Kennebec Reporter (1866-1891), Daily Reporter Journal (1893-1913), Reporter Journal (1893-1913), Gardiner Independent (1900-1902), Gardiner Journal (1918-1930)

Knox County

Lincoln County

  • Skidompha Library (Damariscotta) - Lincoln County cemetery records, diaries, family histories, and newspaper articles
  • Lincoln County News (Newcastle) - Lincoln County News (1874-2008), Sheepscot Echo (1891-1918), Village Herald (1876-1877), Herald and Record (1877-1878), Lincoln Democrat (1851-1853), Democrat and Free Press (1860-1860), Damariscotta Holiday Review (1883-1883), Independent Reporter (1950-1950), Boothbay Register (1954-1954), Waldoboro Press (1939-1968)

Penobscot County

  • Old Town Public Library (Old Town) - The Old Town Enterprise (1888-1934), Sachem (1894-2015), Old Town Enterprise (1901-1929), Penobscot Times (1934-2018), Old Town-Orono Times (1979-1992), and Old Town annual reports (1866-1991). Also directories, censuses, and vital records.

Piscataquis County

  • Thompson Free Library (Dover-Foxcroft) - Piscataquis Herald (1838-1842), Democratic Republican (1839-1840), Piscataquis Farmer (1842-1847), Piscataquis Observer (1847-2016)

Somerset County

  • Pittsfield Public Library (Pittsfield) - Pittsfield Advertiser (1882-1982), Valley Times and the Pittsfield Advertiser (1967-1972), Valley Times (1972-1987), Town Meeting Records (1819-1892), Selectmen's Reports (1908-1908)

Waldo County

  • Belfast Free Library (Belfast) - Republican Journal (1829-1868), The Waldo Independent (1985-2008)
  • Alice L. Pendleton Library (Islesboro) - Islesboro Observer (1949-1979), Morning Sun (1980-1980), Islesboro Up Date (1985-1987), Islesboro Island News (1987-2018)

York County

  • McArthur Public Library (Biddeford) - Concord Gazette (1812-1812), New England Galaxy (1821-1821), Maine Palladium (1823-1829), Maine Democrat (1831-1867), York County Herald (1839-1839), Union (1845-1853), Tri Weekly Herald (1848-1848), Union and Eastern Journal (1857-1857), Daily Morning Herald (1861-1861), Union and Journal (1861-1882), Daily Times (1873-1877), Daily Evening Star (1877-1877), Evening Post (1878-1878), Daily Evening Times (1878-1892), Biddeford Advance (1879-1880), Peoples Defender (1880-1880), Watsons Illuminator (1880-1903), Biddeford Observer (1881-1881), Biddeford Weekly Times (1881-1883), Biddeford Journal (1882-1884), Biddeford Daily Journal (1884-1934), Old Flag (1885-1885), Sentinel (1885-1885), Maine Sentinel (1887-1887), Daily Breeze (1890-1890), Daily Standard (1890-1893), Weekly Standard (1891-1895), Biddeford Weekly Journal (1891-1930), Biddeford Daily Standard (1894-1894), Expose (1894-1894), Weekly Record (1895-1923), La Justice (1896-1907), Saco Tribune (1899-1899), Nightly Comet (1902-1902), Watchword (1904-1911), La Justice De Biddeford (1907-1950), Journal Tribune (1985-1985), Biddeford-Saco Courier (1989-1989)
  • Springvale Public Library & Goodall Memorial Library (Sanford) - Sanford Weekly Tribune (1895-1899), Sanford Tribune (1899-1971), Springvale Advocate (1905-1921), Sanford Tribune And Advocate (1923-1950)