Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Pease (William H. and Jane H.) Records
Scope and Contents
The records contain textual material created and curated by University of Maine history professors William and Jane Pease.
The record series Administrative Records & Correspondence contains material regarding various University of Maine and regional committees and task forces that William and Jane served on, particularly those related to the University of Maine History Department and Graduate School. There are also meeting material, memorandums and course information for the history department and correspondence for both Jane and William on a range of subjects. Also, a copy of the paper "Fathers and Sons Revisited" by William Pease.
The record series Bound With Them In Chains Papers includes manuscripts, notes, and revisions for William and Jane’s book "Bound With Them In Chains".
The record series William Pease Lecture Notes & Examination Papers includes lecture notes and examination papers for various history classes taught by William Pease during his tenure as a professor of history at the University of Maine. There is a note on the file folders indicating which years Pease taught the specific courses and that the “papers are not necessary complete”.
The record series Jane Pease Syllabus and Lecture Notes includes syllabus and lecture notes for various history classes taught by Janes Pease during her tenure as a professor of history at the University of Maine. There is a note on the file folders indicating which years Pease taught the specific courses and that the “papers are not necessary complete”. Not all the content in Box 10 was clearly labelled as Jane’s lecture files, but the processing archivist felt that based on their original organization they were more likely to be hers than William’s.
- Creation: 1957-2003
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1957-1987
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.
William Pease was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Pease was a professor of history at the University of Maine, 1966-1987 focussing on U.S. history. He graduated in 1947 from Williams College, received his MA in 1948 from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a PhD in 1955 from the University of Rochester. Among the many books he wrote with his wife Jane H. Pease was the 1972 title Bound with Them in Chains. In 1977, William and Jane were awarded the University of Maine's Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award. Pease died on June 20, 2013.
Jane Pease was a professor of history at the University of Maine, 1969-1987 and in 1975 also taught the first Women’s Studies course at the University. Among the many books she wrote with her husband William H. Pease was the 1972 title Bound with Them in Chains. In 1977, Jane and William were awarded the University of Maine's Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award.
Pease graduated in 1951 from Smith College; received her MA in 1957 from the University of Rochester; her MS from Western Reserve University, 1958; and her PhD from University of Rochester, 1969.
1 box (Half size box.)
Language of Materials
The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Administrative Records & Correspondence, Bound With Them In Chains Papers, William Pease Lecturer Notes & Examination Papers, and 4. Jane Pease Syllabus & Lecture Notes.
Physically the boxes are arranged by subject with the Administrative Records & Correspondence in Boxes 1-3 arranged in alphabetical order by subject and where necessary secondary arranged by year in chronological order.
File names and dates were added where needed and material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.
Box numbers have changed"
- Old Box #655 (New Box #1)
- Old Box #656 (New Box #2)
- Old Box #657 (New Box #3)
- Old Box #291 (New Box #4)
- Old Box #292 (New Box #5)
- Old Box #1715 (New Box #6)
- Old Box #1716 (New Box #7)
- Old Box #657a (New Box #8)
- Old Box #657b (New Box #9)
- Old Box #657c (New Box #10)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by William H. and Jane H. Pease in December 1972 and 1987. Box 7 Folder 14 was gifted in 2004 as accession #2004-0603 E.
Accruals of records from William and Janes Pease are not anticipated.
The Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston also holds records of Jane and William Pease from their tenure as associate professors at the College of Charleston where they wrote numerous books and articles on abolition, slavery, the history of Charleston, and many other topics.
Publications About Described Materials
Formerly SpC MS 0394.
Processed by Matthew Revitt, September 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. Pease (William H. and Jane H.) Records
- Matthew Revitt
- September 24, 2018
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