|Scope & Content
Collected single issues and bound volumes of newspapers, spanning over 200 years of mostly local news and representing almost 60 individual titles. Most of the papers come from Biddeford and Saco, however the collection also includes papers from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and St. Paul, MN (bound in, probably by accident, with some other papers). There are also a large number of special commemorative papers for large fires, hurricanes, blizzards as well as local and state anniversaries. There is a full run of local papers for entirety of the Civil War, and the holdings of multiple local papers from about 1890-1930 is also particularly strong. The bulk of the papers are English, however "La Justice de Biddeford" is entirely in French, a reflection of the large Franco-American/Quebecois community in the area.