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Maine School Administrative District Records Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 1433

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from various school administrative districts in Maine and includes annual reports, budgets and informational booklets. Much of the material dates from 1959 and the early 1960s when districts were being formed in many communities.


  • 1959-1994

Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

In 1957 Maine enacted the School Administrative District Law, also known as the Sinclair Law, to encourage formation of school administrative units, each to be made up of several communities.The purpose of the law was to help small towns provide better education, increase the quality of instruction and the breadth of school programs, and reduce per student costs in each district.


8 boxes

Language of Materials


Guide to the Maine School Administrative District Records Collection
Box And Folder List Available
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