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Maine State College. Maine State College And University Of Maine History Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0001-002

Scope and Contents

A miscellaneous group of records related to the history of the University of Maine, from its founding as the Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1865. Items appear to have been curated and compiled over time by Fogler Library Special Collections staff to document key events, figures, and milestones in the University's early history. Most of the material is from the end of the Nineteenth century through to the mid Twentieth century.

The records mainly contain textual information, but there are also photographs, an audio tape recording of an interview regarding University of Maine history, and a box of illustrated Logomachy game cards featuring University of Maine buildings.


  • Creation: 1865-1990
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1868-1971

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 Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was established in 1865. The College opened on September 21, 1868. In 1897, the College changed its name to the University of Maine.


2 boxes

1 box (Half size box)

Language of Materials



The records are physically arranged by subject. Some file names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors and dates were added where missing. Loose and unlabeled items were filed and labelled.

Content on the same subject and/or record type were merged where appropriate. Some material was separated into different folders where the processing archivist felt the content was on a different subject. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #666 (New Box #1)
  2. Old Box #667 (New Box #2)

Related Materials

Much of the material in this record group can also be found in other records groups.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, May 2019 and September 2023, 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. Maine State College And University Of Maine History Records
Matthew Revitt
May 16, 2019
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Language of description note
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