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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Eggert (Franklin P.) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-008

Scope and Contents

The records contain textual information created and curated by University of Maine professor Franklin P. Eggert.

The record series Graduate School Correspondence contains various correspondence of Eggert related to the University of Maine’s Graduate School which Eggert was the dean of from 1963 to 1975.

The record series Correspondence contains various correspondence of Eggert primarily related to his time as chairperson of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences including regarding horticulture research both at the University of Maine and elsewhere, professional meetings and events, various publications, and Department staffing.

The record series NASA Project Records contains copies of a grant applications submitted by the University of Maine to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration to support the training of graduate students in space related sciences and technology in 1962 and supplemental applications submitted in 1963, 1964, and 1966. Also, includes applications for pre-doctoral training grants which were rejected by NASA. Also, includes correspondence regarding the grants, budget information, and reports.

The record series Graduate School Appointments includes various forms outlining the qualification of proposed participants in graduate instruction at the University of Maine’s Graduate School. Also, includes copies of applicant’s curriculum vitae.


  • 1959-1993

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and sensitive information will be redacted before release.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository..

Biographical / Historical

Franklin Paul Eggert was born in 1920 in Buffalo, N.Y. He received his B.S. degree and his doctorate from Cornell University. He came to the University of Maine in 1949 as extension fruit specialist and head of the horticulture department of the Agricultural Experiment Station. He was dean of the Graduate School from 1963 to 1975, served from 1963 to 1967 as director of research, and served as chairperson of the Plant and Soil Science Department and as professor of horticulture. He retired from the University in 1986.

Franklin Paul Eggert died age 83 on October 23, 2003.


5 boxes

Language of Materials



The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Graduate School Correspondence, 2. Correspondence, 3. NASA Project Records, and 4. Graduate School Appointment Applications.

Physically the boxes are primarily arranged by subject. The record series Graduate School Correspondence and Correspondence are secondary arranged by year and then further arranged by subject of correspondence in alphabetical order. The record series NASA Project Records are secondary arranged by year in chronological order. The record series Graduate School Appointment Applications are secondary arranged by last name of applicant in alphabetical order.

Some file names and dates were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Some box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #402 (New Box #1)
  2. Old Box #403 (New Box #2)
  3. Old Box #404 (New Box #3)


Accruals from Professor Eggert are not anticipated because he died in 2003.

Related Materials

There are records regarding Eggert's tensure as dean of the University of Maine Graduate School in the record groups Graduate School Records, UA RG 0006.011 and Office of the President, UA RG 0003.


Formerly SpC MS 0550.

Processing Information

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. Material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Professor Eggert (Franklin P.) Records
Matthew Revitt
September 16, 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

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