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Academic Affairs. Graduate School (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-011

Scope and Contents

The records contain textual information created and curated by the University of Maine Graduate School.

The record series Faculty & Graduate Board Administrative Records contains copies of meeting minutes, agendas, and reports from the Committee on Graduate Study and its successor Faculty of Graduate Study, and the Graduate Board. There are also copies of Graduate Study policies and regulations, constitution of the Graduate School, reports, and memorandums.

The record group Graduate Program Review Records contains copies of reports detailing the results of reviews of various University of Maine graduate programs.

The record group Subject Records contains copies of reports from the New England Conference On Graduate Education and information on the Open University and history of the University of Maine’s Graduate Student Association.

The record group Graduate Study Publicity Records contains various fliers and brochures promoting specific University of Maine graduate programs and events. Also, includes guidance for new and prospective graduate students.


  • Creation: 1900-1980s
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1963-1990


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 repository.

Biographical / Historical

The University of Maine provides a number of different master’s and advanced studies programs. The Graduate School has primary responsibility for administering the policies and procedures relating to these graduate studies. Graduate School policy is made by Graduate Faculty, acting through its representative body, the Graduate Board.

From 1900 to 1923 the University of Maine's graduate study program was administered by a Committee on Graduate Study which had been appointed by the University Faculty on January 8, 1900. The Committee regulated the granting of advanced degrees. In early 1923, Graduate Studies became its own division with professor of Latin George Davis Chase serving as the first dean. On June 29, 1923, the first meeting of the Faculty of Graduate Study was held. The division was administered by an Executive Committee consisting of the dean and graduate faculty.

In 1938, Chase was succeeded as dean by Roy Peterson who was replaced in 1946 by Edward N. Brush. The majority of the material in this record group was created during the tenure of Franklin P. Eggert who was dean from 1962 to 1977. It was in the later 1960s that the name Graduate School appears to be used for this time.

Eggert was succeeded as dean by Henry O. Hopper who was dean from 1977-1981 and Charles E. Tarr, who was first acting and then permanent dean from 1981-1997. Tarr's successor in 1997 was Dan Dwyer, who was Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies. When Dyer's title was changed to Vice President for Research, Scott G. Delcourt became the leader of the Graduate School (as Director) until in 2002 when Deirdre Mageean was appointed Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. In 2005, Daniel H. Sandwiess was appointed Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. Then in 2014 Carol H. Kim was appointed Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. In 2017, Kody Varahramyan was appointed Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School following Dr. Kim.


4 boxes

1 box (Half size box)

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The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Faculty & Graduate Board Administrative Records, 2. Graduate Program Review Records, 3. Subject Records, and 4. Graduate Study Program Records. Physically the boxes are arranged by subject with the meeting minutes secondary arranged by academic year in chronological order. For some academic years there were multiple folders of meeting minutes the content of these folders were merged and duplicate copies destroyed. 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.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #282 (New Box #1)
  2. Old Box #282a & #282b (New Box #2)
  3. Old Box #282b & #282c (New Box #3)
  4. Old Box #282d (New Box #4)
  5. Old Box #283 (New Box #5)


The processing archivist appraised the records and destroyed duplicate copies of faculty meeting minutes, fliers, and brochures.


Accruals from the Graduate School are anticipated.

Related Materials

The record group Professor Eggert (Franklin P.) Records, UA RG 0011.008 contains material from when he was dean of the Graduate School. There are also records regarding the Graduate School in the record groups Office of the President, UA RG 0003 and Pease (William H. and Jane H.) Records, UA RG 0011.009.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, October 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. Graduate School Records
Matthew Revitt
October 16, 2018
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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