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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 in the latter half of the 20th century. Included are photographs of actors and actresses and performances, programs, newspaper clippings, financial records, and posters.


  • 1940-1994


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.


1 box (1 box)

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

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

Related Materials

There is 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 is also material on Maine Masque in the papers of Colbath (James Arnold), Wilkinson (J. Norman) and Merrill (Lucius Herbert) Family and Academic Papers.


Formerly SpC MS 0495.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, April 2019 and April 2022, 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