Academic Affairs. Dean Of Students. Office Of Student Affairs (University Of Maine) Records
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Brochures Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Circulars (Fliers) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- College student orientation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pamphlets Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Student activities -- Maine -- Orono Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Students -- Maine -- Orono Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University Of Maine. Office Of Student Affairs Records
- Matthew Revitt
- July 23, 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States