Welcome to Maine Contemporary Archives

Maine Contemporary Archives is a statewide collaboration to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials related to Maine community members' experiences of current events. We invite you to share your story with a participating library or organization, so that your thoughts and experiences can be included! The writing, photos, artwork, audio recordings, and videos that you contribute today will become the historical record of tomorrow.

On this site you can browse projects, view exhibits, and explore a map of sample items from our collections. Parents and educators, check out these lesson plans and activities to engage your students in documenting their experiences for the future. Libraries and organizations, we invite you to join our collaboration. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Stories from Maine Community Members