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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Smith (David C.) Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-047

Scope and Contents

The papers of an educator and historian at the University of Maine. Included are correspondence; periodicals; research papers; reports; town reports of Paris, Maine; newsletters; photographs; minutes of meetings; book reviews; newspaper clippings; reprints; lecture notes; interviews; and literary contributions.


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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

David Clayton Smith was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1929. He received a B.S. in 1955 at Farmington State Teachers College. He received an M.Ed. in 1956 and an M.A. in history and government in 1958 from the University of Maine. He received a Ph.D. in history in 1965 from Cornell University. In 1965 he joined the University of Maine history faculty. He is a widely recognized historian and has lectured nationally and internationally on such topics as history, political science, climatology, agriculture, literature, and popular culture. In 1986 he wrote a biography of H.G. Wells which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is a prolific writer and has written books on the logging and lumbering industry in Maine, on the history of the University of Maine, and on wartime letters during the Second World War.


83 boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David C. Smith. Future additions to the collection are anticipated.

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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