The Peaks Island Branch Library Archives comprise 15 linear feet of Special Collections assembled and located at the Peaks Island Branch of the Portland Public Library. The collection of ephemera, cemetery records, scrapbooks, postcards, photographic images, periodicals, maps, reports, audiovisuals, and Peaks Island printed material span the 20th century- up to the present. Bulk dates for the archive are from circa 1960 – present. Subjects include Peaks Island community and government topics, tourism, history (particularly the role of Peaks Island during World War II), development and land use, genealogy, education, theatre (including the Gem Theatre and Greenwood Garden- both popular in the 1920s and 1930s), writing, and visual art.

We are grateful for the generosity of the Peaks Island Fund and the Casco Bay Islands Alliance in making this project possible.

Peaks Island Archives Finding Aid


Browse the Peaks Island Archives Series List:

Ephemera, including Postcards, Photographs, and Cemetery Records


Local Printed Material


Reports and Planning Documents