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Go Figures

A historian’s treasure trove, the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library collects and cares for Bates’ documentary records, book and oral history collections, and nationally significant holdings from the late U.S. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie ’36. Here’s a numerical look at the Edmund S. Muskie Papers:

Size of the Muskie Papers 2,728.5 linear feet
Boxes of files 5,381
Documents about 2 million
Photographs 7,461
Photo albums of square dancing 8
Photos of Muskie hypnotizing a lobster 2
Films and videos 253
Films of Muskie hypnotizing a lobster 1
Sound Recordings 1,775
Artifacts 535
Keys to cities 64
Statues of donkeys 17
Honorary plaques 62
National Hot Dog Month trophies 1

Source: The Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library


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