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How to Contribute: Collecting Organizations

For organizations with historical collections—historical societies, museums, archives, libraries, town governments, hospitals, churches, and others—the building block of participation is the collection. The first step is to become a Maine Memory Network Contributing Partner (CP). Maine Historical Society (MHS) staff will help identify items in the collection to share, and provide the training and support needed to get those items online.

Benefits of Participation

Sharing collections and information about your town's history through Maine Memory Network (MMN) will give your organization the opportunity to:

How to Participate

The first step is to become a Contributing Partner. Fill out the CP application, sign and return the Contributing Partners' Agreement (PDF), and we'll create a (free) account for your organization on MMN that will enable you to upload, catalog, manage, and share materials online.

Contributors share their history in the following ways:

Our standards, process, and online tools are all designed to ensure that collections and information about Maine history are easy to find and of the highest possible quality.

Getting Started

If you aren't quite ready to become a CP, undertake some initial project planning. The project planning process will help your team clarify its goals, identify the project type best suited to your interests, and develop a plan for moving forward.