Special Collections

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine

The University of Southern Maine’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine collects material documenting the ongoing histories of diverse communities. Current collections represent the African American, Jewish, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The Center promotes diversity and civil rights through research, education, and outreach.


African American Collection of Maine

Judaica Collection

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection

Sampson Center General Collection

Sampson Center Awards

Catalyst for Change Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Information about the Sampson Center

Board Directory

Governance Document


Programs and Publications

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