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Local History, the Bangor Room, and Special Collections

Welcome to the Local History and Special Collections section of the Bangor Public Library. Local History items provide information on Bangor, the Penobscot valley, the state of Maine, and the entire region of New England. Our materials include genealogical resources, and historical references. Special Collections' unique materials include rare books on various topics. It also includes photographs, and archival collections that preserve Bangor's history for future generations.

We are located on the Second Floor and we are staffed Monday-Saturday. Contact us at 207-947-8336 ext 103 or localhistory@bpl.lib.me.us

What will I find in the Bangor Room?

*Bangor Daily News Index
*County Histories
*Family Records - published resources, as well as, donated research
*Genealogy Handbooks - for research by cultural groups or locations
*Information and Histories on other New England States
*Local History Resources such as Bangor City Directories
*Military Histories
*Passenger/Immigrant Ship Information
*Research Resources
*Scanned photos through the Maine Memory Network
*State and Federal Census State Resources such as the Maine Register Town Histories


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