The mission of the Northeast Harbor Library Archives is to preserve and make available historical and cultural information relating to the towns of Mount Desert and Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert Island, and the State of Maine.
Reference services are available during library hours, provided by the director or the library’s archivist. For more information or to schedule a visit, call 207 276 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library’s archive committee is in the process of updating our archives policies. We will post our new policies in the summer of 2013. In the meantime, please contact Brook Minner, library director, with any questions regarding archives policies.
The library was awarded the Historical Records Collection Program grant to purchase water alarms and climate monitoring system for the archives room! The water alarms will alert us to any water leaks or floods; the climate monitoring will assist us in understanding and controlling the temperature and humidity of the archive room.
We’ve been awarded a Davis Family Foundation Grant for the preservation of our architectural drawing collection!
Currently the collection is stored rolled (seen left), which is not the best way to preserve such delicate materials. We are going to flatten, folder, and rehouse the drawings in flat file drawers. The grant money will be used to purchase 3 flat file drawers, folders, and other tools need to complete this project.
This project will make the drawings better accessible and proper storage will lead to extended life of the papers!
Knowles Company Collection awaiting processing…
So far, correspondence between Belle Smallidge and clients from 1901 and 1902 have been cataloged and stored. The papers are far too brittle for regular use, so they will remain in their protective boxes. Photocopies of the 1901 letters have been placed in binders and will be available for in-library perusing!
Collection Sneak Peak