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John W. Hakola Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0216

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains papers gathered by Professor Hakola in his work in the History Department at the University of Maine. It also contains material reflecting his interest in the environment and natural resources of Maine.

The collection opens with files from the History Department, 1956-1977. Included are minutes of meetings from departmental committees on which Hakola served, departmental memos, reports, correspondence, etc. Of particular interest are files from 1957-1958 when the department was establishing it Ph.D. program.

The collection also contains photocopies of various scrapbooks of Percival P. Baxter, governor of Maine, 1921-1925, and donor of the land for Baxter State Park; these were presumably used by Hakola in his book about the park. The clippings also document Baxter's interest in waterpower.

The collection ends with a group of newsletters from environmental, conservation and recreation organizations

A separation record listing publications removed from the collection can be found at the end of this finding aid.

Dates

  • 1956-1981
  • Majority of material found within 1967-1977

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Biographical Note

John Hakola was born in 1928 in Sand Coulee, Montana. He received his B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Montana and his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University. He joined the faculty of the University of Maine in 1959, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in American and European economic history, the history of the west and the history of Maine. He was a participant in the University's honors program and an advisor to the student senate, as well as serving on various committees within the History Department. Ill health led to his retirement in 1981.

Hakola was the author of "Legacy of a Lifetime: the Story of Baxter State Park," published in 1981. An avid hiker and rock climber, he edited various editions of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Mountain Guide. He was also on the editorial board of the Maine Historical Society Quarterly.

John Hakola died in 1995.

Extent

3 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This small collection contains papers gathered by Professor Hakola in his work in the History Department at the University of Maine. It also contains material reflecting his interest in the environment and natural resources of Maine.

Conservation Note

The collection has been re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Hakola papers were deposited in the Special Collections Department, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine by Professor Hakola.

Title
Guide to the John W. Hakola Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
December 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686