Maine Women Writers Collection

The Maine Women Writers Collection (MWWC) is a permanently endowed special collection of published and unpublished literary, cultural, and social history sources by and about Maine women. Among its goals are to honor and celebrate the work of new, established, and historical women writers, as well as to foster archives-based scholarly work in women’s and gender studies. The collection includes rare and contemporary volumes, manuscript material, memorabilia, artifacts and artwork documenting Maine women's engagement with regional and national concerns, from the nineteenth century to the present.

Only a small portion of the collection's materials have been digitized. Search the collection as a whole here.


Browse the Maine Women Writers Collection:

Dorothea Lynde Dix Pamphlets

Eva A. Twist and Bertha M. Connor Diaries


Josephine Diebitsch Peary Images

Maine Women Writers Collection Conferences

Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat Papers

Marie Ahnighito Peary Papers

Sandra Featherman Papers

Sarah Orne Jewett Collection