Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Sheppard (Edmund M.) Records
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.
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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.
Language of Materials
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:
- Old Box #2378 (Box #1)
- Old Box #2379 (Box #2)
Accruals from Edmund Sheppard are not anticipated because Sheppard died in 2016.
Formerly SpC MS 0462.
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 -- Faculty (Organization)
- University Of Maine. Professor Sheppard (Edmund M.) Records
- Matthew Revitt
- September 28, 2018
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