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Academic Affairs. Dean Of Students. Office Of Student Affairs (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-010-002-003

Scope and Contents

The records contain textual information created by the University of Maine Office of Student Affairs. The record group does not include administrative material related to the management of the office, but instead outward facing publicity material that was circulated on campus, including: brochures, fliers, and pamphlets regarding student life on campus in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of these fliers are about orientation while others document events around the Union, special programs, and resources available to specific groups of students such as Freshman, Nontraditional, and Native Americans.


  • 1967-1985

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 Office of Student Affairs provided a number of services and programs to contribute to the growth and development of students. The Office had responsibility for housing, religious affairs, health, testing and research, the Onward Program, student aid, new student orientation, admissions, counseling, career support, support for commuter students, various recreational and social activities, educational support, host family support, seminar and lectures, and student behavior. Before 1970 many of these were areas that the offices of the Dean of Men and Dean of Women had previously been responsible for.

The following served as deans of Student Affairs: Dwight L. Rideout (1972-1978) and Thomas D. Aceto (1978-1991) both also had additional responsibilities.


1 box

Language of Materials



Physically the boxes are arranged by subject. Some file names and dates were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.


The processing archivist appraised the records and destroyed duplicate copies of fliers and brochures.


Accruals from the Office of Student Affairs are anticipated.

Related Materials

There are records regarding student activities on the University of Maine campus in the record groups Office Of Student Activities & Organizations, UA RG 0006.010.002.002, Office Of The Dean Of Women, UA RG 0007.012, and Office Of The Dean Of Men, 0007.013. There are also records related to the Office of Student Affairs in the Office of the President Records, UA RG 0003.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt and student worker Julia Haberstick, July 2018, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series and the creation of this finding aid. Material still needs to be rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Office Of Student Affairs Records
Matthew Revitt
July 23, 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