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Academic Affairs. Division Of Lifelong Learning. Conferences And Institutes Division (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-013-002

Scope and Contents

The records contain textual information mostly created by the Conferences and Institutes Division, but also material regarding conferences held at the University of Maine before the Division was formally established in 1973. The material is outward facing promotional material regarding specific conferences and events organized by the Division and circulated via campus mail to the University of Maine community rather than internal Conferences and Institutes Division administrative records.


  • Creation: 1909-1997


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 Conferences and Institutes Division was established in 1973 following a University of Maine 1972 study by F. Philip Dufour, Earsel Goode, and Edward Hackett which made a number of recommendations to Dr. Bruce R. Poulton, Vice President for Research & Public Services regarding a establishing a formalized program of institutes, conferences, and workshops. John R. Benoit was named the first director of the Division in 1973.

Conferences and Institutes continues to host a range of continuing education programs, including conferences, workshops, symposia, corporate training and retreats for Maine organizations as well as regional, national and international organizations.


3 boxes

Language of Materials



The material is arranged in alphabetical order by the title of conference and then in chronolgical order by year of conference.

Boxes numbers have changed

  1. Old Box #294 (New Box 1)
  2. Old Box #295 (New Box 2)
  3. Old Box #295b (New Box 3)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of the material appears to have been collected from campus mail by Muriel Sanford, head of Raymond H. Fogler Library's Special Collection Department.

Folders 10, 11, and 12 in Box 3 were transferred to the Library Annex from the office of former head of special collections Richard Hollinger in 2021.

Related Materials

Office Of the President Records, UA RG 0003 includes records on the Conferences and Institutes Division.


"Conference and Institutes", University of Maine, (accessed April 2017).

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt and student worker Abigayl Novak, March 2017, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey. Material was rehoused in appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled added using information from ArchivesSpace. The material was originally housed across 5 boxes to separate the material alphabetically, but the processing archivist felt space savings could be made by consolidating the material into 3 boxes, while still retaining the original alphabetical order.

University of Maine. Conferences And Institutes Division Records
Matthew Revitt
April 10, 2017
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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