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College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences. College Of Arts And Sciences (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-003-028

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information created by the University of Maine College of Arts And Sciences and the individual departments that were part of the College.

The record series Faculty Meeting Records contains copies of College of Arts and Sciences faculty meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting material.

The record series Subject Records mostly contains fliers and brochures regarding the program and course offering of individual departments that were part of the College of Arts and Science. There are also fliers regarding specific events, miscellaneous clippings, and information regarding faculty appointments and departures (including retirements), and student grades.


  • 1907-1989
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1980

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

The College was dedicated to two major goals: to provide a quality education in the liberal arts, and to impart the specific knowledge and skills required for careers in one of its many representative disciplines. The College included major programs in Anthropology, Art, Biology, Broadcasting, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English, French, Geological Sciences, German, History, International Affairs, Journalism, Latin, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Management, Romance Languages, Social work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Communication, Theatre, and Zoology.

The following were deans of the college: James Stevens who was appointed the first dean of the college in 1905, a position he would hold until 1932 when he retired. In 1934, Stevens Hall was named in Steven’s honor. James Muilenburg (1932-1937), Edward J. Allen (1937-1941), Joseph Murray (1941-1966) who Murray Hall is named in honor of, John Nolde (1966-1973), Gordon A. Haaland (1974-1979), Karl E. Webb (1979-1984), Stephen Norton (1984-1986), and Michael C. Gemignani (1986-1987) who was the final dean.

In 1988, as part of a University of Maine reorganization under the tenure of President Dale W. Lick the College of Arts and Science was divided into three colleges, the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Sciences.


3 boxes

Language of Materials



The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Faculty Meeting Records and 2. Subject Records. Physically the records are primarily arranged by subject. However, some file names and dates were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Removing duplicate copies of fliers and publications allowed the contents of Old Boxes #271 & 271a to be consolidated into one box which was changed to Box #1.

Material still needs to be rehoused into archival quality storage.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Boxes #271 & 271a (New Box 1)
  2. Old Box #278 (New Box 2)
  3. Old Box #279 (New Box 3)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Much of the fliers and publications appear to have been curated by former head of special collections Muriel Sanford from University of Maine circulars.


Duplicate copies of fliers and brochures were disposed of.


Accruals from the College Of Arts And Sciences itself are not anticipated because the College has been discontinued, but accruals the individual departments that are still in existence are anticipated.

Related Materials

There are records regarding the College in the records group Office of the President Records, UA RG 0003.007. Special Collections also holds the John J. Nolde Papers, SpC MS 0366.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, April 2018 Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey 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. College Of Arts And Sciences Records
Matthew Revitt
March 29, 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