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Portland Public Library



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The Peaks Island Branch Library Archives comprise the 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. The Peaks Island community- part of the city of Portland, Maine- developed a distinct identity and culture. These aspects and emphases are documented in the Archives’ collection of Periodicals.

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Peaks Island, Me., Archives, Portland Public Library

Peaks Island Archives Finding Aid



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