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Thomas Elwin Lynch Personal and Business Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0307

Scope and Contents

The personal and business papers of an engineer. The papers include primarily personal correspondence and business correspondence during his years with Clevite Corp. and Gould Inc.


  • Creation: 1940-1998


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

Thomas Elwin Lynch was born in Mexico, Maine in 1914. He attemded South Portland High School and was graduated from the University of Maine in 1938 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. He attended Case Institute of Technology where he took courses in physics and Massaschusetts Institute of Technology for courses in business. He joined the Brush Development Company, a Clevite-Gould predecessor company, as an engineer in 1939. From 1943 until 1952 he headed the company's electronics engineering department. He served as vice president and director of Ordnance Products Division from 1952-1957. He was named general manager of the Ordnance Division in 1957 and elected a vice president of Clevite Corporation in 1972, and in January 1974 became Vice President-Senior Technical Advisor, Gould Inc. He was an honorary member of the University of Maine President's Council of University Development. In 1977 he financed and helped design a classical music listening room in the Fogler Library. The room was named for him.


12 linear feet (12 boxes)

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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