Records Of President Lloyd Hartman Elliot [Term 1958-1965], 1951-1974, bulk: 1958-1965
Scope and Contents
These records document Lloyd Hartman Elliot’s tenure as president of the University of Maine. The series includes correspondence between Elliot and various University of Maine staff, faculty, and trustees on issues related to the University in particular Howard A. Keyo, Director of Public Information and Central Services, Dean William L. Irvine at the University of Maine Portland, and Winthrop C. Libby, Dean of the College of Agriculture.
Also, various subject files relating to the University of Maine’s involvement with the Office of Institutional Research, capital improvements at the University, merger of the University of Maine Portland, President Kennedy’s visit to the University of Maine, the University’s Pulp and Paper Program, University of Maine Centennial, Fraternities, and Space Technology.
Also, biographical details of Elliot’s career, including his: inauguration, achievements at the university, departure, and eventual appointment as President of George Washington University. Details of the administration of the University during Elliot’s tenure including: memorandums and letters from Elliot to the University of Maine Board of Trustees, and the University’s TIAA-CREF retirement plan.
Box 2 includes note stating that the photographs have been transferred to University Photo Archives.
- Majority of material found within 1958-1965
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.
Biographical / Historical
Lloyd Hartman Elliott was born in 1918 and was University of Maine president from 1958 to 1965; he was known for his commitment to expanding student capacity on campus and obtaining enhanced funding from the Maine Legislature for faculty and staff. Six new classroom buildings, six dormitories, two dining halls and the Hauck Auditorium were completed during his presidency; closed-circuit television was deployed to expand statewide access to classes; and an outdated apartment complex was razed and replaced by modern housing units at University Park. The University of Maine Portland merged with the University of Maine during Elliot’s tenure. Elliott was instrumental in bringing President John F. Kennedy to the university in October 1963 — 33 days before his assassination in Dallas — to receive an honorary degree. A native of West Virginia, Elliott earned his undergraduate degree from Glendale State College, a master’s from the University of West Virginia and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Colorado and had worked at Cornell University. Elliott became president of George Washington University in 1965.
Language of Materials
The folders are generally arranged by subject. The exception is the correspondence files in boxes 3 and 4 which are primarily arranged chronologically by year of creation and secondly alphabetically by last name of the correspondent.