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Presidential Subject Records, 1865-2009, bulk: 1934-1984

Identifier: UA RG 0003.007

Scope and Contents

These records contain documents on a range of subjects that were compiled by University of Maine presidents, acting presidents, interim presidents, and their staff. The bulk of the material is from the University of Maine presidential tenures of Arthur Andrew Hauck, Lloyd Hartman Elliot, Hugh Edwin Young, Winthrop C. Libby, Howard R. Neville, and Paul H. Silverman. However, there are documents starting from the tenure of Merrit Caldwell Fernald as acting University of Maine president through to President Frederick E. Hutchinson. The records provide an overview of the many aspects of University of Maine operations that the presidents are involved in.

The records are a snapshot of a particular subject from the president’s perspective and are likely not a comprehensive record of the subject. The majority of the records contain material from multiple presidential tenures. For some subjects there are multiple folders and duplication of material.

The Subject Files contain documents related to University of Maine department operations and those of third party individuals and organizations.

The Correspondence files contain presidential correspondence and correspondence the presidents were copied on. This series features correspondence from people who may have contacted the presidents only once or twice (that is, not enough for a separate name file to be established).

The Administrative Files contain documents that relate to administrative functions such as management of the University of Maine’s facilities, finances, and personnel, includes: personnel records (including of presidents), contracts and agreements, legal actions, property management, housing, human resources, various University of Maine committee, council, board and task force meetings, grant funding, insurance, student enrollment, funding support, tuition, admissions, transfer, and issues, taxation, employee recruitment, tenure, benefits, worker’s compensation, payroll, salary, vacation, and holidays, calendars, equipment management, polices and procedures, complaints and grievances, records management, department year end reports, budget reports, space management, vehicle management, insurance, president schedules and calendars, strategic planning, establishment and reorganization of departments and campuses, and procurement.


  • 1865-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1934-1984

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and legally protected information will be redacted before release.


182 boxes

Language of Materials



Series broken down into subseries: 1. Subject Files, 2. Correspondence & 3. Administrative Files. Physically the folders are generally arranged alphabetically by file title.


Accruals for past presidents are not anticipated. However, accruals are expected for current and future presidents.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States