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Robert M. Chute Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0098

Scope and Contents

The papers of a Bates College professor, a biologist, and a poet. Included are correspondence, manuscripts of writing and poems. Materials concern biology, ecology, poetry, and class work.


  • Creation: 1970s-2012


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 library.

Biographical Note

Robert M. Chute was born February 13, 1926 in Naples, Maine. His father ran a summer hotel in Naples. After graduating from high school, Chute attended the University of Maine at Orono, majoring in Zoology. He later attended the John Hopkin's School of Hygiene and Public Health. He taught in California, Vermont, and Pennsylvania before coming to Bates College, taking the position of head of the Biology department in 1962. He retired in 1992 (from; accessed 4/17/2018).

Chute is a co-founder of the Maine State Biologists Association and the Natural Resources Council of Maine. With his wife Virginia, he edited and published "The Small Pond," a small press literary magazine.


13 boxes

10 folio folders

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robert Chute in 1977, 1984, 1985, and 1989. Further additions are anticipated.

General Note

See main URSUS catalog for published materials.

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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