About Maine Sound + Story

Maine Sound and Story is a multimedia archive that helps tell the story of the state of Maine, its citizens, and ancestors. This site features oral histories from across the state, professionally produced radio stories, and curated images of the people and places that make Maine unique. Explore this site to search, learn, and share the stories and voices of Maine.

Galen Koch interviewing Ernest Kelley in Jonesport, October 2018

Archive and Curate

Search our database of oral histories to use in your research, projects, exhibits, or general use

Explore and Listen

Browse our galleries of multimedia projects, images, and exhibits from across the state, contributed by our partners.  

Design and Share

Contact us for workshops and training, so we can help you design, plan, and start your own oral history project. 


For more information on how to use the database, or to share or design your own project, contact: mainesoundandstory@gmail.com

Maine Sound & Story is a collaborative effort and relies on the support and guidance of its partners and collaborators. 

Special thanks to our partners:

Molly Graham at the Voices Oral History Archives (voices.nmfs.noaa.gov). Since 2003, the Voices Oral History Archives has been documenting the human experience as it relates to our changing environment, climate, oceans, and coasts through firsthand oral history accounts.

The Island Institute

College of the Atlantic

Maine Sea Grant