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Robert H. White Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 1747

Scope and Contents

Robert H. White Collection contains notes, interview tapes and a microcassette recorder pertaining to Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, and Maliseet language and cultural materials. Also includes notes from White's book: Tribal Assets.


  • Creation: 1987-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Kept in Fogler Libary's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. For digitized items free from access restrictions, please contact the Special Collections Department.

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 Robert H. White Collection 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.


1.50 linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robert White, June 2005.

Processing Information

Audio tapes were digitized by Raymond H. Fogler Library staff member Larry Corbett.


Guide to the Robert H. White Collection
Box And Folder List Available
Sarah Gordon
July 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