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Other University Of Maine Campuses. University Of Southern Maine Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0015-007

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information created by the University of Southern Maine (formerly University of Maine at Portland-Gorham), but there are also cartographic material and photographs. Includes information regarding the Public Policy and Management Program, Center for Research and Advanced Study and Master of Business Administration Program, copies of the publications Currents, UMP Campus, The Stein, Forum, The Observer, Alumni News, and The Cat Mousam Journal, course announcements, calendars, program from Biomedical Science Symposium, various course and program brochures, student handbooks, schedules, strategic planning reports, press releases and clippings, programs from Centennial and commencements, information regarding and photographs of campus buildings, and maps of campus and showing the geographical distribution of student enrollment.


  • Creation: 1957-1988


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 University of Southern Maine was founded in 1971 with the combination of the University of Maine in Portland (UMP) and Gorham State College of the University of Maine (GSC), into the University of Portland-Gorham (UMPG). Lewiston-Auburn College was created in 1988, as part of USM. GSC in turn has its roots in Western State Normal School that opened in 1878, and grew into the College. UMP was created by the combination of Portland Junior College, which occupied the current site, and Portland University, which included a law and business school.



1 box

10 Folders

Language of Materials



Intellectually the processing archivist felt the records of University of Maine at Portland-Gorham should be in the same finding aid as University of Southern Maine as Portland-Gorham would eventually become part of the University of Southern Maine.

Physically the folders are arranged by subject. Some file names and dates were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage. Originally the Other University Of Maine Campuses record groups were stored in their own individual boxes, but the processing archivists consolidated the materials into two boxes to allow for space savings.


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


Accruals from the University of Southern Maine are not anticipated because they have their own library for storing such material.

Related Materials

There is material regarding the University of Southern Maine in the record groups Office of the President Records, UA RG 0003 and Raymond H. Fogler Library Records, UA RG 0006.012.001.


"USM Presidents", University of Southern Maine, (accessed August 2018).

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 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. University Of Southern Maine Records
Matthew Revitt
August 30, 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