The student newspaper collection contains copies of newspapers dating back to 1931. This collection includes not only The Free Press (starting with vol. 1, issue 1 in 1971), but also numerous small titles some of which only lasted one year or one issue. For a full list of the University Archives' holdings, please visit the Collections Page

The newspapers come from USM and its preceding academic institutions: Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham State College, Gorham State College of The University of Maine, Portland University, Portland Junior College, University of Maine in Portland, and University of Maine Portland-Gorham.

Please cite as: University Archives, University of Southern Maine Libraries.

If you are interested in obtaining copies of any of the items in the collection please view our Reproduction Policy and contact the department.

If the material is to be used in a public forum, please fill out the Permission to Use Form and send it to the department.

For any other questions, please contact the Special Collections Department at:


Browse the Student Newspapers Collections:

Antler, The, 1950

Chips and Chatter, 1950-1951

Dumpus, 1970

Extra by the Stag, 1955

Focus on UMP, 1965

Free Press, The, 1971-

Hilltop Daily, The, 1947

Independence Plus, 1954-1955

Independent, The, 1949-1950

Newsance, 1957-1958

Non-Viking, The, 1971

Observer, The, 1959-1972

Oracle, The, 1931-1941

Orphan, The, 1957

Pinnacle, 1953-1955

PJC Comments, 1937

PJC "Newsance", 1948-1957

Portland Campus, The, 1957-1958

Portland Junior College News, 1937-1954

Rag, The, 1955-1956

Red Hot News, 1957

Runes, The, 1967

Scuttle-Butt, The, 1955

Sentinel, 1960-1961

Stein, The, 1967-1970

Student Voice, The, 1971

The 69er

The Gorham Panorama

The Newspaper (1969)

UMP Campus, 1959-1967

UMPG The Viking, 1969-1970

UMPus, 1963-1967

Underground Railroad, 1992

Viking, The, 1970-1972