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Office Of The President. Presidential Committee. Honorary Degree Recipients (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0003-006-003

Scope and Contents

The record group contains lists of recipients, biographies, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and guidelines for awarding honorary degrees at the University of Maine from 1886 to 1973. Indivdiual files contain information about the recipents biograhpical background through documents, photographs, and notes about the ceremony. Historical backgrounds are provided through photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1886-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

English .

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The University of Maine began conferring Honorary Degrees in 1886. The first recipient to receive an Honorary Degree was Charles H. Fernald, a University professor of Natural history. Upon Fernald's resignation, the University of Maines conferred upon him a Ph. D. In 1965, the University of Maine changed its policy and conferred six to twelve honorary degrees during both the June and August Commencement ceremonies. Degree recipients ranged from presidents to Supreme Court justices to veterans and business leaders.

Extent

4 boxes

Abstract

The record group contains lists of recipients, biographies, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and guidelines for awarding honorary degrees at the University of Maine.

Arrangement

Folders arranged alphabetically by last name of honorary degree recipient.

Related Materials

There is information regarding honorary degrees in the record groups Office of the President Records, UA RG 0003 and Board of Trustees Records, UA RG 0002.002.

Bibliography

"Office of the President", University of Maine, https://umaine.edu/president/committees/honorary-degree-selection-committee/ (accessed October 2019).

General

Formerly SpC MS 0561

Processing Information

Processed by student worker Kari Beaty, August-November 2019, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid.

Material was rehoused in appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled added using information from ArchivesSpace. The material was originally housed across 4 boxes and retained the original department order.

Creator

Title
University Of Maine. Honorary Degree Recipients Records UA RG 0003.006.003
Status
Completed
Author
Kari Beaty
Date
November 2, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686