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Barbara Dunn Hitchner Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0248

Scope and Contents

Materials in the collection generally include newspaper clippings, original records and copies of original records, and notes from various sources. Genealogies also include Barbara Dunn Hitchner correspondence.


  • Creation: 1790-1977


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

Barbara Dunn Hitchner was born 4 March 1898 in Orono, Maine and was a graduate of the University of Maine, Class of 1920. She was the daughter of Chief Justice Charles J. Dunn and Isabel Ring Dunn and was married to E. Reeve Hitchner, a professor of bacteriology who headed the Department of Bacteriology and for whom Hitchner Hall is named. She was dedicated to her research of the history of Maine and the genealogy of many of the early families of the Penobscot Valley. She died 27 November 1993.


20 linear feet (20 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into series:

  • SpC MS 0248.001, Workbooks and References
  • SpC MS 0248.002, Historical Background/Personal
  • SpC MS 0248.003, Geneology
  • SpC MS 0248.004, Orono
  • SpC MS 0248.005, Clubs/Transportation
  • SpC MS 0248.006, Lumber/Railroad
  • SpC MS 0248.007, Miscellaneous Materials
  • SpC MS 0248.008, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire / Indians
  • SpC MS 0248.009, Church/Early History

Immediate Source of Acquisition

We wish to thank Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Jacobsen for their efforts in channeling the Barbara Dunn Hitchner Papers to the Special Collections Department, and for providing the means to make them ready for the use of those doing research.

Processing Information

We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Mary Louise Hough who organized the papers and prepared the Inventory for their use.

Guide to the Barbara Dunn Hitchner 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