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.

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Browse the Student Newspapers Collections:

Antler, The

Backtalk, 1970

Bear Paw, The

Chips and Chatter


Extra by the Stag

Focus on UMP

Free Press, The

Hilltop Daily, The

Independence Plus

Independent, The


Non-Viking, The

Observer, The

Oracle, The

Orphan, The


PJC Comments

PJC "Newsance"

Portland Campus, The

Portland Junior College News

Rag, The

Red Hot News

Runes, The

Scuttle-Butt, The


Stein, The

Stein-Viking, The, 1970

Student Voice, The

The 69er

The Gorham Panorama

The Newspaper

UMP Campus

UMPG The Viking


Underground Railroad

Unidentified Student Newspaper

Viking, The