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Office Of The President (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0003

Scope and Contents

The folders mainly contain textual material, particularly; correspondence, memorandums, press releases, and reports. But there are some books, photographs and artifacts such as plaques, banners, and a medal and media such as cassette, video, and radio tapes, film and Compact Discs.

Dates

  • 1810-2015
  • Majority of material found within 1934-1984

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.

Biographical / Historical

The first acting president of the Maine State College was Merrit Caldwell Fernald (July 15, 1868 - August 31, 1871). The first permanent president of the Maine State College was Charles Frederick Allen. During the presidency of Abram Winergardner Harris the Maine State College became the University of Maine. On July 7, 2014 Susan J. Hunter was named the 20th President of the University of Maine thus becoming the first woman to be president. The past University of Maine presidents are:

Past University of Maine Presidents

  1. Paul W. Ferguson, July 1, 2011 – July 31, 2014
  2. Robert A. Kennedy, April 15, 2005 – June 30, 2011
  3. Peter S. Hoff, Aug. 1, 1997 – Aug. 15, 2004
  4. Frederick E. Hutchinson, April 1, 1992 – June 30, 1997
  5. Dale W. Lick, Sept. 1, 1986 – June 30, 1991
  6. Arthur M. Johnson, July 8, 1984 – Aug. 31, 1986
  7. Paul H. Silverman, April 25, 1980 – Aug. 31, 1984
  8. Howard R. Neville, Sept. 1, 1973 – Aug. 30, 1979
  9. Winthrop C. Libby, April 17, 1969 – Aug. 31, 1973
  10. Hugh Edwin Young, Oct. 1, 1965 – June 30, 1968
  11. Lloyd Hartman Elliott, July 1, 1958 – Sept. 30, 1965
  12. Arthur Andrew Hauck, July 1, 1934 – Feb. 28, 1958
  13. Harold Sherburne Boardman, June 13, 1926 – June 30, 1934
  14. Clarence Cook Little, April 8, 1922 – Aug. 31, 1925
  15. Robert Judson Aley, Jan. 1, 1911 – Aug. 5, 1921
  16. George E. Fellows, Jan. 1, 1902 – Aug. 31, 1910
  17. Abram Winegardner Harris, Sept. 1, 1893 – Dec. 31, 1901
  18. Merritt Caldwell Fernald, March 1879 – Aug. 31, 1893
  19. Charles Frederick Allen, Sept. 1, 1871 – Dec. 31, 1878

Past University of Maine Acting Presidents

  1. John A. Alexander, July 1, 1997 – July 31, 1997
  2. Gregory N. Brown, Feb. 24, 1992 – March 30, 1992
  3. Kenneth W. Allen, July 26, 1979 – Aug. 24, 1980
  4. Winthrop C. Libby, July 1, 1968 – April 16, 1969
  5. Joseph M. Murray, March 1, 1958 – June 30, 1958
  6. Harold Sherburne Boardman, Sept. 1, 1925 – June 12, 1926
  7. Governed by Joint Committee, Aug. 6, 1921 – April 7, 1922
  8. James Norris Hart, Sept. 1, 1910 – Dec. 31, 1910
  9. Merritt Caldwell Fernald, July 15, 1868 – Aug. 31, 1871

Past University of Maine Interim Presidents

  1. Robert A. Kennedy, Aug. 16, 2004 – Apr. 15, 2005
  2. John C. Hitt, July 1, 1991 – Feb. 23, 1992

Extent

250 boxes (218 boxes are in the Record Series "Presidential Subject Records" and "President Records". 32 boxes are in the Record Series "Director Of Athletics". )

4 folio folders (Folios contains University of Maine Department of Athletics photographs and posters. )

1 folder (Oversized file folder containing sketches that were originally in Box 170. )

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

When possible the original order of the material was maintained. Some file names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary.

Some box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #236 (New Box # Hauck/Elliot Box 3)
  2. Old Box #237 (New Box # Elliot Box 4)
  3. Old Box #238 (New Box # Young Box 2)
  4. Old Box #49 (New Box # Fernald Box 1)
  5. Old Box #50 (New Box # Fernald Box 2)
  6. Old Box #51 (New Box # Allen Box 1)
  7. Old Box #52 (New Box # Harris Box 1)
  8. Old Box #53 (New Box # Fellows Box 1)
  9. Old Box #54 (New Box # Aley Box 1)
  10. Old Box #55 (New Box # Little Box 1)
  11. Old Box #56 (New Box # Boardman Box 1)
  12. Old Box #57 (New Box # Hauck Box 1)
  13. Old Box #58 (New Box # Elliot Box 1)
  14. Old Box #59a (New Box # Young Box 1)
  15. Old Box #60 (New Box # Libby Box 1)
  16. Old Box #62a (New Box # Silverman/Johnson/Lick Box 1)
  17. Old Box #62b (New Box # Hoff/Hutchinson Box 1)
  18. Old Box #421 (New Box #1) Presidential Subject Records
  19. Old Box #422 (New Box #2a) Presidential Subject Records
  20. Old Box #423 (New Box #2b) Presidential Subject Records
  21. Old Box #424 (New Box #3) Presidential Subject Records
  22. Old Box #425 (New Box #4) Presidential Subject Records
  23. Old Box #426 (New Box #5) Presidential Subject Records
  24. Old Box #427 (New Box #6) Presidential Subject Records
  25. Old Box #428 (New Box #7) Presidential Subject Records
  26. Old Box #429 (New Box #8) Presidential Subject Records
  27. Old Box #430 (New Box #9) Presidential Subject Records
  28. Old Box #431 (New Box #10) Presidential Subject Records
  29. Old Box #648a (New Box # Silverman Box 2) Presidential Subject Records
  30. Old Box #556 (New Box #73) Presidential Subject Records
  31. Old Box #677 (New Box #1) Department Of Physical Education And Athletic Records
  32. Old Box #678a (New Box #3) Department Of Physical Education And Athletic Records
  33. Old Box #363 (New Box #178) Presidential Subject Records
  34. Old Box #68b (New Box #169) Presidential Subject Records
  35. Old Box #68c (New Box #170) Presidential Subject Records
  36. Old Box #69 (New Box #171) Presidential Subject Records
  37. Old Box #70 (New Box #172) Presidential Subject Records
  38. Old Box #70a (New Box #173) Presidential Subject Records
  39. Old Box #71 (New Box #174) Presidential Subject Records
  40. Old Box #72 (New Box #175) Presidential Subject Records
  41. Old Box #678h (New Box #10) Presidential Subject Records
  42. Old Box #678i (New Box #11) Presidential Subject Records
  43. Old Box #569 (New Box #86) Presidential Subject Records
  44. Old Box #570 (New Box #87) Presidential Subject Records
  45. Old Box #571 (New Box #88) Presidential Subject Records
  46. Old Box #572 (New Box #89) Presidential Subject Records
  47. Old Box #573 (New Box #90) Presidential Subject Records
  48. Old Box #574 (New Box #91) Presidential Subject Records
  49. Old Box #575 (New Box #92) Presidential Subject Records
  50. Old Box #576 (New Box #93) Presidential Subject Records
  51. Old Box #577 (New Box #94) Presidential Subject Records
  52. Old Box #578 (New Box #95) Presidential Subject Records
  53. Old Box #579 (New Box #96) Presidential Subject Records
  54. Old Box #580 (New Box #97) Presidential Subject Records
  55. Old Box #581 (New Box #98) Presidential Subject Records
  56. Old Box #582 (New Box #99) Presidential Subject Records
  57. Old Box #583 (New Box #100) Presidential Subject Records
  58. Old Box #584 (New Box #101) Presidential Subject Records
  59. Old Box #585 (New Box #102) Presidential Subject Records
  60. Old Box #586 (New Box #103) Presidential Subject Records
  61. Old Box #587 (New Box #104) Presidential Subject Records
  62. Old Box #588 (New Box #105) Presidential Subject Records
  63. Old Box #589 (New Box #106) Presidential Subject Records
  64. Old Box #590 (New Box #107) Presidential Subject Records
  65. Old Box #591 (New Box #108) Presidential Subject Records
  66. Old Box #592 (New Box #109) Presidential Subject Records
  67. Old Box #593 (New Box #110) Presidential Subject Records
  68. Old Box #594 (New Box #111) Presidential Subject Records
  69. Old Box #595 (New Box #112) Presidential Subject Records
  70. Old Box #596 (New Box #113) Presidential Subject Records
  71. Old Box #597 (New Box #114) Presidential Subject Records
  72. Old Box #598 (New Box #115) Presidential Subject Records
  73. Old Box #599 (New Box #116) Presidential Subject Records
  74. Old Box #600 (New Box #117) Presidential Subject Records
  75. Old Box #601 (New Box #118) Presidential Subject Records
  76. Old Box #602 (New Box #119) Presidential Subject Records
  77. Old Box #603 (New Box #120) Presidential Subject Records
  78. Old Box #604 (New Box #121) Presidential Subject Records
  79. Old Box #605 (New Box #122) Presidential Subject Records
  80. Old Box #606 (New Box #123) Presidential Subject Records
  81. Old Box #607 (New Box #124) Presidential Subject Records
  82. Old Box #608 (New Box #125) Presidential Subject Records
  83. Old Box #609 (New Box #126) Presidential Subject Records
  84. Old Box #610 (New Box #127) Presidential Subject Records
  85. Old Box #611 (New Box #128) Presidential Subject Records
  86. Old Box #612 (New Box #129) Presidential Subject Records
  87. Old Box #613 (New Box #130) Presidential Subject Records
  88. Old Box #614 (New Box #131) Presidential Subject Records
  89. Old Box #615 (New Box #132) Presidential Subject Records
  90. Old Box #616 (New Box #133a) Presidential Subject Records
  91. Old Box #617 (New Box #133b) Presidential Subject Records
  92. Old Box #635 (New Box #134) Presidential Subject Records
  93. Old Box #636 (New Box #135) Presidential Subject Records
  94. Old Box #637 (New Box #136) Presidential Subject Records
  95. Old Box #638 (New Box #137) Presidential Subject Records
  96. Old Box #639 (New Box #138) Presidential Subject Records
  97. Old Box #640 (New Box #139) Presidential Subject Records
  98. Old Box #641 (New Box #140) Presidential Subject Records
  99. Old Box #642 (New Box #141) Presidential Subject Records
  100. Old Box #643 (New Box #142) Presidential Subject Records
  101. Old Box #644 (New Box #143) Presidential Subject Records
  102. Old Box #646 (New Box #144) Presidential Subject Records
  103. Old Box #647 (New Box #145) Presidential Subject Records
  104. Old Box #648 (New Box #146) Presidential Subject Records
  105. Old Box #679 (New Box #147) Presidential Subject Records
  106. Old Box #680 (New Box #148) Presidential Subject Records
  107. Old Box #681 (New Box #149) Presidential Subject Records
  108. Old Box #682 (New Box #150) Presidential Subject Records
  109. Old Box #683 (New Box #151) Presidential Subject Records
  110. Old Box #684 (New Box #152) Presidential Subject Records
  111. Old Box #685 (New Box #153) Presidential Subject Records
  112. Old Box #685 (New Box #153) Presidential Subject Records
  113. Old Box #686 (New Box #154) Presidential Subject Records
  114. Old Box #687 (New Box #155) Presidential Subject Records
  115. Old Box #688 (New Box #156) Presidential Subject Records
  116. Old Box #689 (New Box #157) Presidential Subject Records
  117. Old Box #690 (New Box #158) Presidential Subject Records
  118. Old Box #691 (New Box #159) Presidential Subject Records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mostly University of Maine's own records. The Presidential Subject Records are from the Office of the President. The President Records contain a mixture of Office of the President records from the president's themselves and curated records complied on the president's by University of Maine staff. The exceptions are the records transferred from President Merritt Caldwell Fernald’s grandson John A. Pierce to the University of Maine (1934) which are a mixture of personal and work items that provide a biographical history of Merritt Caldwell Fernald and his wife Mary Lovejoy Fernald. Box 2 of the Records of President Arthur Andrew Hauck was transferred to Special Collections by Allison L. Chapman (Hauck’s granddaughter) on 8/20/2014.

Boxes 162, 163, and 164 in Presidential Subject Records were transferred to the Library Annex from the Special Collections Department as accession number 2005-0624c. As a result of deaccessioning duplicate copies of material boxes 3 and 4 of the accession were able to be combined into Box 164.

Box 165 in Presidential Subject Records was transferred to the Library Annex from the Office of the President as accession number 2001-0723a.

Boxes 166 & 167 in Presidential Subject Records was transferred to the Library Annex from the Office of the President as accession number 2001-116d.

Box 170 in Presidential Subject Records was transferred to Special Collections by Joan Cambridge in 1989.

Boxes 176 and 177 in Presidential Subject Records were transferred to Special Collections by Kimberly A. Goff, Director of Donor Relations, University of Maine Foundation as part of Accession # 2016-06-08.

Director of Athletics Records Folio Folders 2-4 were transferred to Special Collections by Jim Ballinger, M Club as accession number 2014-0923.

Box 28 Folder "Photograph Of Freshman & Sophomore Football Game" in Director of Athletics Records was originally in the collection of the Maine Folklife Center, but was transferred to the University Archives on 2017-0926 by Archivist and Humanities Professional Katrina Wynn. The Maine Folklife Center had received the photograph on 2016-0823 from Jan Kurth.

Box 14a, Folders 26-42 in the Director of Athletics Records were gifted to Special Collections by Marian Dressler in August 2019. Marian was a former member of the Friends of Women's Basketball Group.

Appraisal

Duplicate copies of materials were deccessioned.

Accruals

Accruals for presidents post-1980 are anticipated from the Office of the President as material is identified and transferred to Fogler Library for storage. Accruals are also expected for current and future presidents.

Related Materials

Clarence C. Little Papers, SpC MS 0300, which includes records on University of Maine President Clarence Cook Little's correspondence, manuscripts of writings, reprints of publications, periodicals, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Little's career as a biologist and educator, his family, his second wife, Beatrice Johnson Little, Jackson Memorial Laboratory which he directed, cancer research, tobacco industry, genetics, college and universities.



Photographs of the presidents and University of Maine sports can be found in the University of Maine Photo Archives.



University of Maine Class Memorabilia and Photograph collection, SpC MS 1454, which includes photographs of University of Maine sports teams.



Newspaper clipping on University of Maine President Arthur Andrew Hauck are in scrapbooks in Department of Physical Education and Athletics Records, UA RG 0003.004.002 (Library Annex 8-A-3-5/6).



"Presidents Portraits in Fogler Library", UPub 1.2 -6 PPFL 197.



President's "Breakfast Speech": September 5, 1978/[Howard R. Neville], UPub 3.1 -8 HRN 9/5/78.



"Burial Places of the Presidents of the University of Maine", UPub 1.2 -6 BPP 1954.



"University of Maine:creating the future: the President's report 2005", UPub 3.1-1 RAK 2005.



University of Maine audiotape collection, 1951-1975, SpC MS 0232, includes Audiotapes of University of Maine events, such as the inauguration of President Edwin Young, dedication of Shibles Hall, interviews with Dean Shibles and President Edwin Young, commencement ceremonies, Hauck Auditorium dedication, laying of the cornerstone of the Memorial Union, excerpts from speeches by Arthur Hauck and Edmund Muskie at the time of President Hauck's retirement convocation in 1958.



"The Inauguration of Paul W. Ferguson", UPub 3.1 -8 PWF 2012.



"Interview of Dale Lick by Peter Hoff", CDROM Maine LD3162.7.L53 L53 2007.



"Interview of Lloyd Elliott by Peter Hoff", CDROM Maine LD3162.7.E45 E45 2007.



"The state of the University of Maine/remarks of Peter S. Hoff, President, the University of Maine", UPub 3.1 -8 PSH RSP 9/22/99.



"Back to the future: the University of Maine and its land grant/sea grant tradition; inaugural address", UPub 3.1 -8 PSH IA 1997.



"A New Beginning: An Address by Howard R. Neville Twelfth President of the University of Maine at Orono", UPub 3.1 -8 HRN 1974.



University of Maine portraits and enlarged photographs, SpC MS 1526 sc, which includes notes on portraits and photographs of presidents.



"Inauguration of Arthur Andrew Hauck, President: University of Maine, November 3, 1934", UPub 1.2 -4 MB v.37, 1934-1935.



"Ephemera concerning the inauguration of Paul W. Ferguson", UPub 3.1 -8 PWF 2012.



"Photographs of activities at University of Maine", SpC MS 1239, which includes individual and group photographs of the baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and tennis teams for various years between 1906 and 1912.



"Folders on acting president Kenneth W. Allen and Presidents Elliot, Libby, Neville, Silverman, and Young can be found in Associate Vice-President For Academic Affairs, UA RG 0006.012, Record Series "Fogler Library Records" .



Special Collections stores for the University of Maine Marketing Department athletic videos of whole games, highlights, interviews, and training mostly of men’s football (1982-2006), ice hockey (1987-2004), baseball (1982-2006) and women’s and men’s basketball (1985-2007). But also some videos of karate, women’s field hockey (1998), swim challenge, soccer, golf, tennis (1987-1988), aerobic fitness, cheering, softball (1997), track, cross country, bear necessities, skiing, NAC sports, all sports, indoor track (1989), and volleyball (2005). Also, includes videos of recreational sports, athletic master (200-2008), recruitment program, sports talk, youth sports and camps, and Joan Benoit interviews. Some video are not dated.

Separated Materials

The Record Series "Presidential Subject Records" and "President Records" are together in one finding aid. The Record Series "Director Of Athletics" is in a separate finding aid. Although the Director of Athletics organizationally sits in the President's Office the processing archivist felt researchers would expect to see a separate finding aid for athletic records.

For digital preservation purposes media items such as cassette and audiotapes and Compact Discs have been transferred to the office of Richard Hollinger. Notes regarding the transfers can be found in a "Separated Materials" note for the specific folders that the media has been transferred from.

Bibliography

"Office of the President", University of Maine, https://umaine.edu/president/umaine-presidents/ (accessed October 2014).

"Office of the President", University of Maine, https://umaine.edu/president/umaine-presidents/ (accessed October 2014).

"The Maine Book", University of Maine M Club, http://umaine.edu/mclub/the-maine-book/ (accessed March 2016).

Danforth, Shelley, Crotty, Jennifer, Carpenter, Jessica, and Danforth, Shannon (editors) "University of Maine A Sports History" (Union, ME: Regional Activities Guide of Maine, 1992).

Processing Information

Record Series "Presidential Subject Records" and "President Records" were processed by Matthew Revitt, October 2014 - October 2015 and March 2017, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Record Series "Director of Athletics" was processed by Matthew Revitt, January - April 2016 and August 2019, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.

Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series and subseries, rehousing in appropriate archival folders and boxes (where needed), folder numbering and titling, and the creation of this finding aid.
Title
University Of Maine. Office Of The President Records
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Revitt
Date
December 23, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

Contact:
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