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Student Organizations And Publications. Student Publications (University Of Maine) Committee Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0009-015

Scope and Contents

The records contain textual information, mostly created and collected by the University of Maine Student Publications Committee during Margaret Naigle's tenure on the Committee. Includes: Committee meeting material, correspondence and memorandums on the operations and future of the Committee and the various student publications, financial material, copies of various student publications, bylaws, constitutions, and guidelines.


  • 1970-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1985-1991

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and legally protected 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 University of Maine Student Publications Committee was initially a faculty board to oversee student publications on campus, starting with the Maine Campus and PRISM & later the Maine Review. The Committee evolved through the years to be an administrative committee, appointed by the Office of the President, made up primarily of students and faculty. The first reference to the Committee in the University of Maine Catalog is for the 1947-1948 academic year. The Committee was disbanded in 1991.

Most of the material in this record group is from Margaret Nagle's tenure on the Student Publicationss Committee which began in 1985 and ended when the Committee was disbanded in 1991.


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Physically the records are arranged by subject. Content on the same subject were merged where appropriate. Many folders were unlabeled so folder names and dates were added. Some existing folder names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Special Collections by Margaret Nagle, UMaine Division of Marketing and Communications, Accession #2013-1202c.


The processing archivist appraised the records and destroyed duplicate copies of items, particularly reports, meeting minutes, and publications. Applications from students for positions on student publications were also destroyed because the processing archivist felt the material was not appropriate for permanent retention in Fogler Library’s Special Collections.


Accruals from the Student Publications Committee are not anticipated because the Committee was disbanded in 1991.

Related Materials

There is material regarding the Student Publications Committee in the record group Office of the President Records, UA RG 0003.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt and volunteer Marian Dressler, March-April 2019, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.

University Of Maine. Student Publications Committee Records
Matthew Revitt
April 2, 2019
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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