A tip for doing research is to read books and other secondary sources first.  Looking at the bibliography of secondary sources will lead you to more books and primary source documents specific to your topic.

Research Resources for your project.

The Margaret Chase Smith Library

The Margaret Chase Smith Library houses the political papers, documents, honors, photographs, and memorabilia from the career of former United States Senator Margaret Chase Smith.

The Maine Memory Network

The Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 260 organizations from across Maine.  Search for or browse these items, explore online exhibits, or create your own collection of images from the database.

Library of Congress

The official library of the United States Congress collects various media types relating to topics in the United States and around the world as well as the copyright agency for the United States.

National Archives

Research documents related to the history of the United States. The National Archives keeps records covering a wide range of national historical topics.

Local History Resources

Do not forget about your school’s library, your local town library, your local historical society, your relatives, and your teachers.  They are great resources for your project.

For more information please contact Maine NHD State Coordinator:

John Taylor Phone: 207-474-7133 Email: