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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Sheppard (Edmund M.) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-013

Scope and Contents

Mostly contains textual information created and curated by University of Maine professor of electrical engineering Edmund MacMillan "Ned" Sheppard.

The record series Board of Trustee and Budget Records contains information Sheppard curated during his tenure as the faculty representative to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees including meeting packages, reports, Sheppard’s notes, and copies of budget reports and presentations including for specific departments affected by cuts.

The record series Telecommunications & Information Technology Records contains meeting material, items regarding the history of the University of Maine’s Electrical & Computer Engineering, and a copy of the paper “Instructional Communication Satellite System for the U.S.” which Sheppard authored during his residency at the RAC Astro- Electronic Division at Princeton, New Jersey. Also, includes various correspondence, memorandums, reference material, committee reports, planning and meeting material related to the Telecommunications & Information Department.


  • Creation: 1965-1997


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

Edmund MacMillan "Ned" Sheppard was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1933. He earned his B.S.E.E. in 1956 at the University of Miami, S.M.E.E. in 1958 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in 1962 at Purdue University. He taught at M.I.T. and Purdue before becoming a professor at the University of Maine teaching electrical engineering in 1962. In 1967, Sheppard as part of a Ford Foundation residency took a sabbatical at the RAC Astro- Electronic Division at Princeton, New Jersey. While at the University of Maine Sheppard also served as the faculty representative to the University of Maine Board of Trustees. In 1997, Sheppard retired from the University of Maine.

Edmund Sheppard died in 2016 at the age of 82.


2 boxes

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The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Board of Trustee and Budget Records and 2. Telecommunications & Information Technology Records.

Physically the boxes are arranged by subject. The Board of Trustee records are secondary arranged by year in chronological order. File names and dates were added. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #2378 (Box #1)
  2. Old Box #2379 (Box #2)


Accruals from Edmund Sheppard are not anticipated because Sheppard died in 2016.

Related Materials

There are copies of the Board of Trustee meeting minutes in the record group Board Of Trustee Records, UA RG 0002.002.

Board of Trustee records are also stored at the University of Maine System Office. Including: binders containing meeting minutes and attached reports (June 1908 - October 1975, binders of Board of Trustees meeting materials (board books) (December 1975 - January 2015), and Committee meeting material (board books) with meeting minutes (January 2003 - January 2015). There are also binders containing intermingled copies of the Board of Trustees and Committee meeting minutes (only) from 1960 to present. Information contained in these records can be requested, but confidential information will be redacted. From January 2015 onwards the System Office transitioned to electronic Board and committee meeting materials. These materials are posted on the Board of Trustees website ( For reference purposes both current and superseded Board of Trustee policy and procedures are stored at the University of Maine System Office. Current policy and procedures are avaliable online ( For reference purposes the University of Maine System Office also has records on both current and former trustees.


Formerly SpC MS 0462.

Processing Information

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. The boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Professor Sheppard (Edmund M.) Records
Matthew Revitt
September 28, 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