Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor McNeary (Matthew) Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers created and curated by University of Maine Professor Matthew McNeary during his teaching career and committee service while a professor at the University of Maine. Included is correspondence, 1946-1951; registration information and course outlines, 1949-1951; and samples of exams and drawings.
Also included is correspondence, meeting minutes, etc. from McNeary's work on various university committees including the Committee on Humanistic Studies and its efforts to integrate the humanities into the College of Technology's curriculum, the Open House Committee and the Freshman Week Committee among others. The material on freshman week includes University of Maine applicant figures.
Material on registration and the University Open House appear to be created by University of Maine Engineering Professor Benjamin C. Kent. While the material on Freshman Week pre-1950 appears to be created by McNeary's predessors as director of freshman week: Dean Paul Cloke, Professor W.J. Creamer, and Professor Spofford Kimball.
- Majority of material found within 1946-1951
- McNeary, Matthew, 1910- (Person)
- Kent, Benjamin (Person)
- Cloke, Paul (Person)
- Kimball, Spofford (Person)
- Creamer, W.J. (Person)
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Matthew McNeary was born on September 8, 1910, in Philadelphia, the son of Matthew and Mary Stewart McNeary. He received a B.S. in civil engineering in 1932 from Pennsylvania State College and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Maine in 1941. He began teaching as an instructor at the University of Maine in 1937 and taught there for 35 years, attaining the rank of head of the Engineering Graphics Department in the College of Technology. From 1944-1946 he was an assistant chief engineer at the Eastern Corporation in Brewer, Maine.
During his tenure at the University of Maine he was the freshman engineering advisor and also served on many administrative committees, including the Freshman Week Committee, the Open House Committee, and the Committee on Humanistic Studies. He was also a member of a core committee to develop new materials for engineering graphics curricula. McNeary was the author of several books including Applied Descriptive Geometry, Creative Problems for Basic Engineering Drawing, and Problems in Applied Descriptive Geometry.
Matthew McNeary died on April 2, 1990.
Language of Materials
Papers reflecting Matthew McNeary's teaching career and committee service while a professor at the University of Maine. Included is correspondence, 1946-1951; registration information and course outlines, 1949-1951; and samples of exams and drawings. Also included is correspondence, meeting minutes, etc. from McNeary's work on various University of Maine committees.
Physically the material is arranged by subject. File names and dates were corrected and added where needed. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.
The processing archivist appraised the records and destroyed duplicate copies of items and also some reference material and letters regarding individual student's absences not appropriate for permanent preservation.
Accruals related to Professor McNeary are not anticipated because he died in 1990.
Formerly SpC MS 1492.
Processed by Matthew Revitt, April 2019, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series and the creation of this finding aid. The boxes and folders were numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.
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- Revised in April 2019 once fully processed