Featured Publications

Colby Alumnus (College Archives: Colbiana Collection)

Colby's alumni publication spanning 1912-1988. The Alumnus was renamed Colby beginning with vol. 77, no. 2 (1988). This and subsequent issues can be found in the Colby Magazine collection.

"The Colby Alumnus is published for the express purpose of bringing the great body of Colby alumni into closer and more sympathetic touch with the college." -- From the first issue (November, 1911)

Franco American Music (Maine's Musical Soundscapes: Ethnography of Maine)

The students of Colby Professor Natasha Zelensky's Maine's Musical Soundscapes: The Ethnography of Maine learn ethnographic field methods and conduct interviews at sites that make up the rich tapestry of Maine’s soundscape. This collection gathers video projects about Maine's French-Canadian / Franco American community.

Honors Theses (Student Research)

The Honors Thesis is a research project for which eligible students apply during their junior year and complete in their senior year. Colby departments and programs that have an honors program establish the requirements for the project and its final format. Each student, upon completion of the thesis, is asked to archive his or her project in Digital Commons so that it may be made available to the Colby community and to the world at large.

The Waterville Mail (Waterville, Maine) (Waterville Materials)

The Waterville Mail was a weekly newspaper published in Waterville, Maine, USA between September 1863 and May 1906. The paper continues The Eastern Mail (1847-1863). Note that there are a few gaps in Colby’s holdings, most notably 15 issues between September and December, 1886 and 31 issues spanning June through December, 1892.

Vernon Lee: Letters Home (The Vernon Lee Collection at Colby College)

Comprising nearly 1,000 pieces of correspondence, this collection is prized not only by scholars of Lee/Paget, but also by those researching her many correspondents. To date, just over 75 percent of the collection has been digitized. New content will be added as it becomes available. (Note: due to technological limitations, items of unknown dates are tagged and sorted with the year "1800.")