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Clarence E. Bennett Academic Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0048

Scope and Contents

The Bennett collection covers the career of a physics professor and department head from his student work at Brown University through his retirement from the University of Maine. Included are correspondence, articles, publications, manuscripts, teaching materials, department materials and student items.

Dates

  • 1925-1985

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Clarence Bennett was born in 1902. He received his Bachelor's Degree in 1923, his Master's in 1924 and his Ph.D. in 1930, all from Brown University. Bennett was an instructor at Brown from 1924-1931, then taught at MIT from 1931-1934 when he came to the University of Maine as an Assistant Professor. In 1937, he became Head of the Physics Department, a post that he held until his retirement in 1970. In 1971, he was made Emeritus. Clarence Bennett initiated the Engineering Physics program at the University of Maine which shares the distinction with the University of Kansas as being the first in the nation with such a program. Dr. Bennett died in 1990.

Extent

30 linear feet (25 boxes)

4 folio items

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Bennett collection covers the career of a physics professor and department head from his student work at Brown University through his retirement from the University of Maine. Included are correspondence, articles, publications, manuscripts, teaching materials, department materials and student items.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into nine series: personal, professional, Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maine, correspondence, publications, miscellaneous, restricted.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the University of Maine Physics Department, 1986.
Title
Guide to the Clarence E. Bennett Academic Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2011
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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