Fogler Library publishes NAACP Civil Rights in Maine Oral History Project online 

The Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine published an online version of a collection of interviews with 13 people about the NAACP and civil rights in Maine gathered between 1990 and 1991.  

The collection, called the NAACP & Civil Rights in Maine Project, is available in the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History section of the library’s ArchivesSpace database. The links also have been added to the URSUS Catalog.

Each interview includes a complete transcript and audio files. Charles Lumpkins, an assistant teaching professor of labor and employment relations at Penn State University, gathered the interviews. He also delved into civil rights issues in Maine in his 1992 thesis Civil Rights Activism in Maine from the 1940s to 1971: Black Mainers, Black and White Activists, and the Resistance Against Racism and in his report “Civil-Rights in Maine, 1945–1971,” which was published in Maine History in 1997.

For more information or assistance accessing these materials, contact Special Collections at the library at 207.581.1686 or They can also be found using the library’s Guide to the NAFOH Collection.