Brooks W. Hamilton Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers include personal information, correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper articles, course materials, information on public service activities, and materials relating to current legal issues in the field of journalism.
- Creation: 1937-1992
- Hamilton, Brooks W., 1918-1996 (Person)
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.
Brooks Hamilton was both in Boston in 1918. He was graduated from Bates College in 1941 with a B.A. in government and did graduate work at Boton University and Brown University. Before joining the University of Maine staff in 1952 he served as city editor of the Daily Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Maine. During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. At the University of Maine he chaired the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting for 18 years and served as faculty advisor to The Maine Campus, the University's student newspaper. He was instrumental in the drafting and passage of Maine's "Right to Know" law in 1959. He retired from the University in 1984, but remained as emeritus teaching part-time in journalism and the Honors program until his death in 1996.
3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Guide to the Brooks W. Hamilton Papers
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- Finding aid written in English.