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Student Organizations And Publications. Maine Masque Theater (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0009-016

Scope and Contents

The record series contains material on theater productions at the University of Maine mostly in the latter half of the 20th century. Included are photographs of actors and actresses and performances, programs, scripts, newspaper clippings, financial records, and posters.

There are also programs and clipping regarding from Maine Masque Theater performances directed by Mark Bailey, Professor of Public Speaking, Head of Speech Department, University of Maine. The material was donated to Special Collections by Marcia Bailey, the wife of Mark Bailey.

Also in Box 2 are photographs, programs, clippings, and dance directions from performances in the 1920s and 1930s by the All Maine Women Society, including for commencement pageants. The material was donated to Special Collections by Marcia Bailey (formerly Marcia Edgerton Bailey) who arranged and directed many of the performances.


  • Creation: 1922-1994


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 / Historical

The Maine Masque Theater at the University of Maine was founded in 1906 as the University of Maine Dramatic Club. In 1910, its name was changed to the Maine Masque Theater. All students at the University may participate in its productions. Each year the Maine Masque produces one main stage production as part of the School of Performing Arts season of events.

The Maine Masque is an independent organization under the jurisdiction of the University of Maine Student Government, but closely works with the School of Performing Arts to support various theater related activities on and off campus.

There are material related to performances by the society, "All Maine Women", which was founded at the University of Maine in April, 1925 to recognize distinguished leadership, scholarship and service to the University and campus community by outstanding women of the incoming senior class.


2 boxes

1 folio folders (folio items)

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The material is physically arranged by subject. Some existing folder names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Box number has changed:

  1. Old Box #2337 (New Box #1)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Folders 1-7 in Box 2 were transferred to Specials Collections by the School of Performing Arts in April, 2022 as Accession #2022-0404.

Folder 8 in Box 2 was curated by former head of Special Collections Muriel Sanford.

Folders 9-13 in Box 2 appear to have been donated to Special Collections by Marcia Bailey, Instructor in Physical Education, University of Maine.

Related Materials

There are material regarding the Maine Masque Theater in the Office of the President Records, UA RG 0003 and School Of Performing Arts Records, UA RG 0006.003.011 and videos of performances in the media stored at Northeast Historic Films and photographs in the University of Maine Photographs Collection. There are also material on Maine Masque in the papers of Colbath (James Arnold), Wilkinson (J. Norman) and Merrill (Lucius Herbert) Family and Academic Papers.

Most of the material regarding the All Maine Women group is in the record group University of Maine All Maine Women Records (UA RG 0009.004).


Formerly SpC MS 0495.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, April 2019, April 2022, and July 2023, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. Material was rehoused in appropriate archival folders (where needed) and the boxes and folders numbered and titled added using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Maine Masque Theater Records
Matthew Revitt
April 10, 2019
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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