Over a lifetime, most of us create a variety of records. It starts with a birth certificate and grows to include awards, financial statements, letters, photographs - anything that documents important events and relationships in one’s life. These records comprise an individual’s personal archives.
Governments, businesses, schools, and organizations of all types do the same, keeping records as evidence of their activities and accomplishments.
Archives gather, process, and store such records for research and historical preservation and use.
Archives share some similarities with libraries and museums. All three are excellent sources of information. However, there are some important differences. Libraries focus on published materials and museums house physical artifacts. Archives deal largely with unpublished original records. In many instances the Archive may be the only place to find a specific record.
If you have ever wondered what the founders of a particular organization talked about among themselves you might want to find their letters to others. An archive is the most likely place to find these and many other types of unique records.
2 New Exhibits on Maine Memory Network
KVCC Archive just completed two more exhibits for the Maine Memory Network.
"KVVTI's Gilman Street Campus, 1978-1986" and "Carlton P. Fogg, Advocate for Vocational Education" can be found ...
Posted Mar 7, 2012, 6:08 AM by KVCC Learning Commons
Updated Article Index
There are now over 1800 articles and press releases indexed in the archive.
Posted Feb 16, 2012, 9:45 AM by KVCC Learning Commons
Oral History Interview
A fourth interview for the Oral History Project was recently completed. The audiofile and transcript of the interview with Suzanne Joy will be made available as soon as possible.
Posted Aug 22, 2011, 6:52 AM by KVCC Learning Commons
The index now has over 1700 articles and press releases referenced.
Posted Aug 22, 2011, 6:48 AM by KVCC Learning Commons
Maine Memory Network Exhibit
The 30+ images from the Archives Maine School of Practical Nursing collection previously posted to the MMN have now been turned into an exhibit title "Practical Nursing in Waterville."
Posted Jul 15, 2011, 11:51 AM by KVCC Learning Commons