The History Trust resource center offers helpful tips, and links to expert advice, for working together to manage and share historical collections.


Collaborating is key to the success of The History Trust. Here are ways we can learn from each other and work effectively to preserve and share our collections.

  • Collaboration and Communities of Practice
  • Nonprofit Governance and Management
  • Code of Ethics for Archives and Museums

Manage Collections

We are museums and archives that have joined together to safeguard historical collections of our coastal Maine region. Here are links to expert resources about collections care and management, and “Stewardship Notes” created by The History Trust.

  • Stewardship Notes
  • Collections Management Links
  • Collections Care & Handling Links
  • Collections Disaster Assistance Links

Share History

We reach out to share our historical resources–and the stories behind them–with each other and with the communities we serve. Here are ways to engage residents, students and teachers, visitors, community historians, and academic researchers.

  • History Outreach Tips
  • Building Digital Capacity
  • Resources from National Archives
  • Copyright, Fair Use, & Public Domain

Learn Digital Archive

These aids are quick “Here’s How” tips to help anyone use the Digital Archive and more technical “Archivist Notes” for History Trust members that enter and manage data, plus detailed documentation of Digital Archive’s features. Digital Archivists are members’ staff and volunteers who maintain a Digital Archive collection.

  • “Here’s How” to Use Digital Archive
  • Digital Archivist Notes
  • Quiz Yourself
  • Software Documentation

Photo: Troutman, Ben, “Student browsing in the Thorndike Library stacks,” College of the Atlantic, …view item.