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Academic Affairs. Dean, College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences. Department of Mathematics And Statistics (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-003-009

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information regarding the mathematics summer institutes held at the University of Maine, but there are also some group photographs of attendees. Mostly includes: correspondence, memorandums, press releases, clippings, grant applications, reports, and brochures.

There are also undated examination papers for University of Maine course MS 226.


  • 1959-1974


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and sensitive 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 material in this record group relates mostly to the Mathematics Summer Institute that was held on the University of Maine Orono campus in the summer months from 1958 to 1974. The Institute was supported by grant funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

A mix of faculty taught at the Institute including from University of Maine. Attendees came from across the nation and internationally, but predominately from Maine and there were some international attendees. With the support of NSF funds the “Summer Institute for High School Teachers of Mathematics” was first held at the University of Maine in 1958 under director Professor Spofford H. Kimball, head of the University of Maine Department of Mathematics. Kimball was succeeded as director in 1968 by Professor Howard Whitley Eves. Eves himself was succeeded as director in 1969 by John C. Mairhuber who was Kimball’s replacement as the head of the Department of Mathematics.

In 1969, with support from NSF, the University of Maine also began offering a "In-Service Institutes for Secondary School Teachers and Supervisors Of Science and Mathematics".


1 box

Language of Materials



Physically the records are arranged by subject. Some file names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Library Annex as Accession #2010-0812a.


The processing archivist appraised the records and destroyed duplicate copies of brochures, reports, and forms.


Accurals from the University of Maine Department of Mathematics & Statistics are anticipated, but not related to the Summer Institutes which no longer operate.

Related Materials

There is material regarding the Summer Institutes in the record group Summer Institute Records, UA RG 0007.009.

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. Material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Department of Mathematics And Statistics Records
Matthew Revitt
May 7, 2019
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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