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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Nolde (John J.) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-004

Scope and Contents

The records of a well-known Asian historian and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine. They cover his years as Professor of History (1950-1986) and tenure as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1966-1973) at the University of Maine.

The record series Lecture Notes contains Professor Nolde’s notes for various history classes he taught and a copy of student evaluations (1983).

The record series Course Outlines contains course outlines for various history classes Professor Nolde taught.

The record series Committee Records contains correspondence, memorandums, reports, and meeting material regarding various committees which Professor Nolde was a member of.

The record series Department Head Record contains copies of meeting minutes and supporting material from Professor Nolde’s tenure as head of the University of Maine’s history department.

The record series Opium Wars contains a paper Professor Nolde authored on the subject of the Opium Wars in China entitled “The Anti-Foreign Riots in Canton: 1842-1849” and a manuscript translation of "The record and the heard of barbarious events," translated from the Chinese into English by William T. L. Zih (4 books and summary pamphlet).


  • Creation: 1950-1985


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

John Jacob Nolde was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1919 and died in 1988. Graduating in 1941 from Cornell University with a degree in economics, his studies were halted by World War II. A member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he was stationed in the Far East. He resumed his scholarly pursuits after the war and in 1950 received a doctorate in history from Cornell. He was a member of the faculty of the history department at the University of Maine and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He served the University of Maine from 1950 to 1984. He wrote numerous articles on The China cantos of Ezra Pound.


5 boxes

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The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Lecture Notes, 2. Course Outlines 3. Committee Records, Department Head Records, and 4. Opium Wars Papers

Physically the boxes are arranged by subject. File names and dates were added and material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #414 (New Box #1)
  2. Old Box #414 (New Box #2)
  3. Old Box #414 (New Box #3)
  4. Old Box #414 (New Box #4)
  5. Old Box #414 (New Box #5)

Related Materials

There is file on Professor Nolde in the Office of the President Records, UA RG 0003.


"The record and the heard of barbarious events," translated from the Chinese into English by William T. L. Zih


Formerly SpC MS 0366.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt and student worker Julia Haberstick, August 2018, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series and the creation of this finding aid. Material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University of Maine. Professor Nolde (John J.) Records
Matthew Revitt
September 5, 2018
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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