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Brooks W. Hamilton Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0218

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


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.

Biographical Note

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
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