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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Schoenberger (Walter Smith) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-006

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information in records reflecting Schoenberger’s activities as a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Maine as well as activities in the political arena. There is also an unlabeled photograph and illustrated brochures.

The Political Science Department material include copies of Department meeting material, course proposals and details of curriculum changes, lists of students and their majors, Department publicity material, reference material, information regarding staffing changes, Department assignments, loads, and course scheduling, enrollment data, and various reports and papers regarding the Department

Both the Political Science Department material and miscellaneous personal/university papers include details of various committees which Schoenberger was a member of including the Council of Colleges.

There are also folders on Schoenberger’s tenure on specific University of Maine committees, including the: Departmental Ph. D. Committee, Salary Committee, Faculty Liaison Council, and Associated Faculties of UMaine. Also, material from Schoenberger’s involvement in outside organizations including the: American Association of University Professors, Council of Colleges, New England Political Science Association, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Maine Teachers Association, and Maine Democratic Party.


  • Creation: 1957-1990


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

Walter S. "Bud" Schoenberger was born in 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and died in Orono, Maine in 1998. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was a professor of political science, specializing in international relations at the University of Maine in Orono. He authored the book "Decision of destiny, a political analysis of the decision to use the atomic bomb". Schoenberger was also very active in protecting the employment rights of faculty. In 1963, Schoenberger receieved the Distinguished Maine Professor award. He retired from the University of Maine in 1989 as professor emeritus having taught for 34 years. Schoenberger was also deeply involved in all levels of Maine politics including in the Democratic Party and at the regional and national level.


2 boxes

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Physically the boxes are arranged by subject with the Political Science Department material and miscellaneous personal/university papers subdivided by year. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.


Material not considered appropriate for permanent retention in Fogler Library’s Special Collections was destroyed, including greenbar reports of University of Maine Department of Political Science book orders and book budgets.


Accruals of Schoenberger’s records are not anticipated because he died in 1998.


Formerly SpC MS 0452.

University Of Maine. Professor Schoenberger (Walter Smith) Records
Matthew Revitt
September 11, 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