Holdings of Maine Newspaper Master Microfilm

The Maine Newspaper Project has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a digitization project involving the imaging of master microfilm reels of historic Maine newspapers. The list below includes details of master microfilm that we know of. If you are aware of master microfilm holdings that are not on this list, please contact us to let us know.

Holdings of Maine Newspaper Master Microfilm
Title Place of Publication County Years Published Location Years Held
Adventurer New Sharon Franklin 1881 UMF 1881
Advocate of Freedom Brunswick Cumberland 1838-1841 Bowdoin 1838-1841
Age (weekly, tri­weekly 1837-) Augusta Kennebec 1832-1833, 1836-1845, 1847-1849, 1854-1856, 1861 UMF 1849 - 1852; 1856; 1859
Alfred Advocate Portland Cumberland 1915-1916 CRL 1915-1916
American Sentinel Damariscotta Sagadahoc 1854-1893 Maine fMaritime 1855-1860
Aroostook Pioneer Presque Isle Aroostook 1857-1933 UMPI 1857 - 1887
Aroostook Republican Caribou Aroostook 1880-1888 UMPI 1887 - 1929
Bangor Daily Commercial Bangor Penobscot 1872-1949 CRL 1872-1949
Bangor Daily News Bangor Penobscot 1900- CRL 1900-1970
Bar Harbor Times Bar Harbor Hancock 1887-1916 CRL 1887-1916
Bath Daily Morning Times Bath Sagadahoc 1858-1862 Maine Maritime 1857-1878
Bethel Courier Bethel Oxford 1858-1861 Bethel HS 1858-1861
Bethel News Bethel Oxford 1895-1908 Bethel HS 1895-1908
Bowdoin Orient Brunswick Cumberland 1921-1971 Bowdoin 1921-1976
Bridgton Record Bridgton Cumberland 1915-1916 CRL 1915-1916
Brunswick Record Brunswick Cumberland 1902-1967 HCL 1917
Brunswick Telegraph Brunswick Cumberland 1853-1903 Bowdoin 1853-1903
Casco Bay Breeze Casco Bay Cumberland 1901-1902, 1905-1909, 1911-1917 Maine Historical 1903-1917
Christian Intelligencer Gardiner Kennebec 1827-1934 Gardiner 1827-1934
Cold Water Fountain [Renamed Col Water Fountain and Gardiner News-Letter 1847] Gardiner Kennebec 1844-1846, 1847-1848 Gardiner 1844-1848
Daily Patriot Farmington Franklin 1853-1863 UMF 1863-1863
Daily Reporter Journal Gardiner Kennebec 1893-1913 Gardiner 1893 - 1913
Daily Sentinel and Times Bath Sagadahoc 1862-1869 HCL 1867
Deer Isle and Stonington Press Deer Isle Hancock 1898-1927 MSL 1898 - 1901
Deer Isle Gazette -Deering -Cumberland 1891-1898 MSL 1927 - 1937
Deer Isile Messenger Westbrook Cumberland 1905-? MSL 1882 - 1898
Deering News Deering Cumberland 1891-1915 Maine Historical 1891-1915
Eastern Argus Portland Cumberland 1803-1863 (with gaps) UMF 1803-1876
Eastern Freeman Ellsworth Hancock 1853-1854 CRL 1853-1854
Eastern Mail Waterville Kennebec 1847-1863 HCL 1855
Eastern Times and Northern Tribune Bath Sagadahoc 1850-1862 Maine Maritime 1857-1857
Ellsworth American Ellsworth Hancock 1855-1920 CRL 1855-1920
Enterprise-Chronicle South Berwick York 1877-1920 HCL 1873
Farmington Chronicle Farmington Franklin 1857-1919 (with gaps) UMF 1845-1918
Fountain and Journal Gardiner Kennebec 1850-1853 (with gaps) Gardiner 1850- 1853
Franklin Journal Farmington Franklin 1882-1886, 1912-1919 UMF 1882-1886. 1912+
Franklin Patriot Farmington Franklin 1858-1864 UMF 1858-1864
Franklin Register Farmington Franklin 1840-1843 UMF 1840-1843
Gardiner Home Journal Gardiner Kennebec 1858-1892 Gardiner 1858-1892
Gardiner Independent Gardiner Kennebec 18??-?? Gardiner 1900 & 1902
Gardiner Journal (weekly) Gardiner Kennebec 1918-1930 Gardiner 1918 - 1930
Glenwood Valley Times Vienna Kennebec 1855-57 UMF 1855-1857
Gospel Banner Augusta Kennebec 1842-1897 HCL 1838-1897:[Gaps]
Hallowell Gazette Hallowell Kennebec 1814-1827, 1853-1871 HCL 1821
Herald Farmington Franklin 1880-1882 UMF 1880-1882
Houlton Times/Aroostook Times Houlton Aroostook 1917-1933 (with gaps) Cary 1857-1922
Kennebec Reporter Gardiner Kennebec 1866-1892 Gardiner 1866 - 1891
Le Messager Lewiston Androscoggin 1880-1966 MSL 1880-1916
Liberty Standard Hallowell Kennebec 1841-1848 Bowdoin 1841-1849
Lincoln Telegraph Bath Sagadahoc 1836-1846 Maine Maritime 1838-1840
Little Blue times Farmington Franklin 1856 HCL 1856
Loyal Sunrise Presque Isle Aroostook 1863-1867 UMPI 1857 - 1887
Maine Farmer Augusta Kennebec 1833-1850; 1852-1900 HCL 1872
Maine State press Portland Cumberland 1862 HCL 1863- 1866:[Gaps]
Maine statesman Lewiston Androscoggin 1897-1899 HCL 1897-1899:[Gaps]
Mount Desert Herald Bar Harbor Hancock 1881-1891 CRL 1881-1891
Musical Adventurer New Sharon Franklin 1854 UMF 1854
North Star Caribou Aroostook 1872-1890 UMPI 1857 - 1887
Northern Home Journal Gardiner Kennebec 1854-1858 Gardiner 1854-1858
Northern Tribune (tri­weekly) Bath Sagadahoc 1849-? Maine Maritime 1851-1855
Ossipee Valley News Limerick York 1882 HCL 1882
Oxford County Advertiser Norway Oxford 1882-1902(gaps) Bethel HS 1827-1933
Oxford County Citizen Norway Oxford 1908-1935 Bethel HS 1908-1935
Oxford Democrat Paris Oxford 1833-1933 Bethel HS 1833-1852: 1854-1933
Oxford Register Norway Oxford 1872-1875, 1876 NYPL 1872-1875[Gaps]
Portland Advertiser Portland Cumberland 1841-1843 CRL 1831-1863
Portland Transcript Portland Cumberland 1837-1910 HCL 1884- 1897:[Gaps]
Portland Tribune Portland Cumberland 1842-1845 HCL 1841.
Portland Tribune Portland Cumberland 1842-1845 NYPL 1842-1845
Progressive Age Belfast Waldo 1854-1889 HCL 1854-1857 [Gaps]
Reporter Journal Gardiner Kennebec 1893-?? Gardiner 1893 - 1913
Rockland Gazette Rockland Knox 1851-1882 HCL 1876
Rumford Citizen Rumford Oxford 1906-1908 Bethel HS 1906-1908
Somerset Reporter Skowhegan Somerset 1885-1909 CRL 1885-1891, 1907
South Berwick Life South Berwick York 1891 HCL 1891
The Eclectic Portland Cumberland 1850-1853 HCL 1850
Union and Journal Biddeford York 1858-1882; 1864 HCL 1864
Weekly Mirror Bath Sagadahoc 1849-1855 Maine Maritime 1854-1857
Wilton Record Wilton Franklin 1881-1891 UMF 1881 - 1891
Wilton Sentinel Wilton Franklin 1896 UMF 1896
Zion’s Advocate Portland Kennebec 1828-1920 CRL 1828-1897
Zion’s Advocate Portland Kennebec 1828-1920 NYPL 1833-1908 [Gaps]

Notes:

CRL = Center for Research Libraries

HCL = Harvard College Libraries - runs very short

UMF = University of Maine Farmington