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Hauck, Arthur A. (Arthur Andrew), 1893-1992



  • Existence: 1893-1992

Biographical Note

Took Office: July 1, 1934 Left Office: Feb 28, 1958

Arthur Hauck led the University of Maine in the aftermath of the Great Depression and the difficult years of World War II. Despite the pressures of these major world events, UMaine prospered under Hauck’s leadership. Fourteen major buildings were constructed during his tenure, including Fogler Library in 1941 and the Memorial Union in 1943.

Popular among students and faculty, he is credited with boosting campus morale with his friendly, informal personal style. Hauck established student government on campus, as well as the longstanding springtime tradition of Maine Day. Hauck Auditorium in the Memorial Union is named in his honor. Hauck earned his undergraduate degree from Reed College and a Ph.D. from Columbia, as well as numerous honorary degrees. He died in 1992 at the age of 99. (from, accessed May 2015)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Omar Nelson Bradley Letter

Identifier: SpC MS 0673-sc
Abstract Typed letter signed. Letter from Omar Bradley thanking Arthur Hauck for his congratulations on his appointment and expressing his enjoyment working with him during his last two years as Administrator of Veterans Affairs. Carbon copy of letter from Arthur A. Hauck to General Omar Bradley congratulating him on his appointment as Chief of Staff of the United States Army included.
Dates: 1947 Dec. 8.

Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Briwa (Kathryn Elizabeth) Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-050
Scope and Contents of the Records The record group contains personal correspondence, photographs, and a few Cooperative Extension publications related to Dr. Briwa’s career in the University of Maine's Cooperative Extension. The majority of the letters were written in recognition of her retirement in 1960.
Dates: 1921-1960; Majority of material found in 1960

Herbert Ross Brown Letter to Arthur Andrew Hauck

Identifier: SpC MS 0675-sc
Abstract Typed copy of letter. Letter praises Milton Ellis, who had just stepped down from his position as editor of the New England Quarterly, which Brown subsequently took.
Dates: January 5 1945

Records Of President Arthur Andrew Hauck [Term 1934-1958], 1934-1996, bulk: 1934-1958

Identifier: UA RG 0003_001_008
Scope and Contents These records document Arthur Andrew Hauck’s tenure as president of the University of Maine and his time as the Executive Director of the Washington International Center. The series includes correspondence from the Office of the President on a range of subjects (1954-1958). Also, includes biographical details of Hauck, awards and celebrations given in Hauck’s honor by the University of Maine and other academic institutions, articles, statements and addresses by and about Hauck. Also,...
Dates: 1934-1996; Majority of material found within 1934-1958

University Of Maine War Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0017-001
Abstract The record group contains correspondence between University presidents and students serving in the military in World War I and World War II. Also, contains biographical information about each student killed in World War I. And lists of students and alumni who served in World War II, along with copies of the volume "University of Maine, World War II: In Memoriam" and biographical information used to compile this volume. A card file for those who were called or recalled to service in the Korean...
Dates: 1917-1972