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Academic Affairs. Dean, College Of Engineering. University Of Maine Pulp And Paper Foundation Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-006-002

Scope and Contents

The records mostly contain textual information created and curated by the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation, but there are also photographs of machinery and paper samples.

The records include annual meeting minutes, bylaws, goals and missions, conference and event publicity material and programs, papers on the pulp and paper history and the history of the Foundation, newspaper clippings, copies of Foundation publications, and scholarship information.


  • 1914-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1950-1983

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and sensitive 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 University of Maine began offering a pulp and paper in 1912-1913 under Dr. Ralph H. McKee making it the first program in the US. In 1949, University of Maine pulp and paper alumni and paper company executives met with representatives from UMaine to discuss the need for more and better trained workers in the pulp and paper industry. The result of this meeting was the establishment in 1950 of the University of Maine Pulp & Paper Foundation.

The original objectives of the Foundation were to: interest more young men in training for the pulp and paper and allied industries, to assist financially young men at the University of Maine who are trying to enter the industry, to collaborate with the University of Maine in developing and maintaining a strong pulp and paper curriculum based upon sound and broad training in engineering and science, and to help make quality instruction through support of teaching and providing good equipment considered necessary for such instruction.

Over time the Foundation has carried a number of different activities including: outreach with local high schools, student scholarships and grants, working with UMaine on curriculum and support of the teaching in the UMaine Chemical & Bio Engineering Department, named professorships (Charles M. Howell was the first professor employed with Foundation support), a summer institute, Paper Days, and open houses for pulp and paper executives. The Foundation is an incorporated as not for profit organization and receives financial support from its members in the pulp and paper industry and gifts from companies, foundations, and individuals in the industry.


1 box

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Physically the files are arranged by subject. Some file names were changed and dates added to make them more meaningful and to correct errors.

Box number has changed:

  1. Old Box #274 (New Box 1)


Accruals from the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation are anticipated.

Related Materials

Office Of the President Records, UA RG 0003 includes records on the Pulp and Paper Foundation. There are Foundation publications including directories, newsletters, and reports available in Special Collections.

Separated Materials

There is a separate record group for the Pulp & Paper Summer Institute Records, UA RG 0006-006-004-001.

Processing Information

Processed in June 2018 by Matthew Revitt, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. The records have been rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled added using information from ArchivesSpace.

University of Maine. University Of Maine Pulp And Paper Foundation Records
Matthew Revitt
June 5, 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