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Wofford G. Gardner Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0196

Scope and Contents

The papers contain a history of debating at the University of Maine from 1931-1979. Included are newspaper clippings, debate schedules, and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1931-1979


Restrictions on Access

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

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Biographical Note

Wofford G. Gardner was born March 29, 1914, in Bangor, Maine. He graduated from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, with a B.A. degree and from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., with an M.A. and Ph.D. He joined the faculty of the University of Maine in 1946 and was chairman of the Department of Speech from 1948-1975. During those years he was director of Debate and Forensics for 25 years. He directed the UMO High School Debate Workshop and Debate Tournament for 25 years. He was parliamentarian for many organizations in the area. He died in Orono on Aug. 30, 1997.


1 linear foot (1 box)

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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