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Students/Alumni Records (University Of Maine). Silver (Arthur E.) Class Photographs

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0010-011

Scope and Contents

Photographs of students from the University of Maine Class of 1902. A few photographs of members of the classes of 1899, 1900, 1901, 1904 and 1905 are also included. Photographs were used in the Prism, the University's yearbook, and were taken by various photographers in Bangor, Maine, including Fred C. Chalmers, J.F. Gerrity & Co., John T. Heath, George Lansil, and Ramsdell & Halloran.


  • Creation: 1899-1905

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

Arthur E. Silver was born in 1879 at Silvers Mills, Maine, which is named for his grandfather Silver and is in the town of Dexter. He graduated from the University of Maine, class of 1902, with a B.S. degree. He received his doctor of engineering (an honorary degree) from the University of Maine in 1954. In 1951 he was the recipient of the Lamme gold medal award given by the American Institute of Engineering which was in recognition of his pioneering of rural electrification by designing a simplified farm-type transformer which lowered the cost of transmission to rural areas. He was chief electrical engineer for Ebasco Services, Inc., formerly Electric Bond and Share Co. until his retirement in 1948. Silver was actively involved in organizing Class of 1902 reunions and in 1955 presented University of Maine President Arthur A. Hauck with a Class of 1902 History Volume. Silver was also a member of the University of Maine's Senior Alumni Association for alumni over the age of 50. Silver died in Upper Montclair, N.J., in 1975.


1 box (Half size box)

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Physically the box is arranged by University class year. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.


Accruals from Arthur E. Silver are not anticipated because he died in 1975.

Related Materials

There are records from Arthur E. Silver in the record group Silver (Arthur E.) Class Of 1902 Records, UA RG 0010.008.


Formerly Spc MS 1078.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, May 2019, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. The box and folders were numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Silver (Arthur E.) Class Photographs
Matthew Revitt
May 3, 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