Researching in the
Norlands encourages academic research on the Washburn generation that helped shape Maine, the context of the time, and the influence those times had on rural Maine.
The Washburn Archive is housed in The Kerk Kelsey Research Room, a climate-controlled space in the basement of the 1873 Washburn Memorial Library on the Norlands Estate. Access is limited to those working with Norlands’ Historic Research & Curation Manager on-site.
Please start your research journey by giving us some preliminary information. Once you have filled out our Research Request, Norlands’ Historic Research & Curation Manager will work with you to achieve your research goals.