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Gregory Buesing Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1793

Scope and Contents

Papers, 1950-1982, collected by Gregory Buesing. Contains documents and clippings, as well as newsletters, newspapers, application documents, and conference proceedings pertaining to the Native American tribes of Maine.


  • Creation: 1950-1982


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher.

The University of Maine has already entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the Penobscot Nation to manage donations of original documents about Penobscot culture and history (MOU), but has not yet reached similar agreements with Maine's other three Wabanaki tirbes, including the Passamaquoddy Tribe (Indian Township and Pleasant Point), the Houlton Band of Maliseets, and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs. It is the intent that Special Collections will hold and mangage the Gregory Buesing Papers in the spirit of the MOU with respect to all four of the Wabanaki tribes in the State of Maine, both recognizing the importance of indigenous input and decisions about their language, history, culture, and tribal government documents and extending these cooperative working relationships and understandings based on mutual trust and respect.

Biographical Note

Born in 1947, Gregory Buesing has worked professionally in public service, non-profit management, fundraising, advocacy, and law. In 1967 he began as an advocate for Native American communities primarily in the Northeastern United States, holding positions in tribal and community organizations in Maine, and at the Federal Regional Council in Boston. He practiced law in Boston for a decade, first clerking for the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 1983-4, and then representing public, non-profit, commercial, and individual clients.

Buesing holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, an MBA from the University of Maine at Orono, and a JD from Northeastern University School of Law, and is a former member of the Massachusetts and California bars. (excerpted from; accessed 4/4/2022).


4 linear feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Gregory Buesing, August 20, 2021.

Processing Information

The collection was organized by the donor and that order was kept. Material was transferred to appropriate archival folders and boxes and entered into ArchivesSpace.

Guide to the Gregory Buesing Papers
Box And Folder List Available
Katherine Crosby
February 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States