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Student Organizations. Abenaki Experimental College (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0009-010

Scope and Contents

The records contain textual information created by the Abenaki Experimental College and material created by third parties regarding the College, includes: College catalogs, resource information, clipping regarding the College's opening, and course fliers.


  • Creation: 1971-1974


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 Abenaki Experimental College was an open educational center serving people in the Bangor, Orono, and Old Town Community. The College offered course on a range of traditional and non-traditional subjects such as folk dancing and basket making. The College was an approved University of Maine student organization and students and faculty as well as community members were involved in its establishment and administration. University of Maine student Roy Krantz was one of the key organizers in the College’s establishment.


4 Folders

Language of Materials



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 and Abenaki Experimental College 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 Abenaki Experimental College are not anticipated because the College is no longer in existence.

Related Materials

There is material regarding the Abenaki Experimental College in the record groups Office of the President record group, 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 was rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Abenaki Experimental College Records
Matthew Revitt
August 10, 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