Students/Alumni Records (University Of Maine). Silver (Arthur E.) Class Of 1902 Records
Scope and Contents
The record group contains mostly textual information and photographs created and curated by University of Maine alum Arthur E. Silver regarding the University of Maine Class of 1902 which Silver was a member of. Includes copy of student handbook, various items regarding Class of 1902 events and reunions including programs, publications correspondence, photographs, and clippings.
Also, includes Senior Alumni (Over 50 years) correspondence and meeting minutes and material from the 1958 inauguration of Lloyd H. Elliot as University of Maine president.
- Creation: 1901-1973
- Silver, Arthur E., 1879- (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.
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Arthur E. Silver was born in 1879 at Silvers Mills, Maine, which is named for his grandfather Silver and is in the town of Dexter. He graduated from the University of Maine, class of 1902, with a B.S. degree. He received his doctor of engineering (an honorary degree) from the University of Maine in 1954. In 1951 he was the recipient of the Lamme gold medal award given by the American Institute of Engineering which was in recognition of his pioneering of rural electrification by designing a simplified farm-type transformer which lowered the cost of transmission to rural areas. He was chief electrical engineer for Ebasco Services, Inc., formerly Electric Bond and Share Co. until his retirement in 1948. Silver was actively involved in organizing Class of 1902 reunions and in 1955 presented University of Maine President Arthur A. Hauck with a Class of 1902 History Volume. Silver was also a member of the University of Maine's Senior Alumni Association for alumni over the age of 50.
Silver died in Upper Montclair, N.J., in 1975.
Language of Materials
Physically the boxes are arranged by subject. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.
Box numbers have changed:
- Old Box #22 (New Box #1)
Accruals from Arthur E. Silver are not anticipated because he died in 1975.
Note in box stating that the Class Photographs were transferred to the UMaine Class of 1902 Folder, "Oak Hall Gang" transferred to Oak Hall folder, and the Ralph Whittier biography was transferred to the Whittier folder.
Formerly SpC MS 0465.
Processed by Matthew Revitt, September 2018, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. The box and folders were numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.
- University Of Maine. Silver (Arthur E.) Class Of 1902 Records
- Matthew Revitt
- September 27, 2018
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