In partnership with the Maine Memory Network Maine Memory Network

Project Partners

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

In April 2020, Maine Historical Society received a $341,935 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant (HCRR) from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The HCRR grants advance "scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities by helping libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country steward important collections" and strengthen "efforts to extend the reach of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible." Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project is also committed to adhering to the NEH's Code of Ethics Related to Native Americans.

The Zooniverse

The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Zooniverse's goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.

Inspired by a project between Zooniverse and Boston Public Library, MHS partnered with Zooniverse to create full-text transcriptions of manuscript material dating between 1625-1893. Since partnering with Zooniverse in 2020, nearly 2,000 volunteers from across the globe have contributed to our project! As of the Fall of 2022, our crowd-source partners have fully transcribed over 8,000 pages, with another 7,000 in the works. Learn more about how you can help by visting Click here for more information or to get involved.