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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Reynolds (Cecil John) Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-035

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by Cecil John Reynolds, who was a University of Maine English professor and a coordinator in the Honors Program, but there are also photographs of Reynolds. The records include correspondence on the Honors Program, details of Reynold’s thoughts on letter writing, time at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, copies of both an autobiography written by Cecil John Reynolds and one by Cecil’s brother Ralph Reynolds, various essays and manuscripts by Reynolds, lecture notes, and reading lists for courses Reynolds taught, including The Bible as Literature.


  • Creation: 1953-2003


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 repository.

Biographical / Historical

Cecil John Reynolds was born in 1903 in Chelsea in Massachusetts. Reynolds won a Rhodes Scholarship in 1927 to attend Oxford University, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and Literature degrees in 1930. After first teaching at Lafayette College (1932), Reynolds begins teaching at the University of Maine in 1935. In the 1940s, Reynolds founded an English honor program and began teaching The Bible as Literature. Reynolds retired from the University of Maine in 1972, with emeritus status.

Reynolds died on June 37, 1998.


1 box

Language of Materials



Physically the folders are arranged by subject. File names and dates were added and material on the same subject was merged where necessary. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

There is no Folder 14.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to Special Collections by Professor Reynold's brother Ralph M. Reynolds in 2003 as accession #2003-06-01.


Accruals from Professor Reynolds are not anticipated because he died in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, December 2019 - January 2020, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. The disposal of monographs and merging of content on the same subject into folders meant the contents of the record group could be consolidated into one box, rather than the two it was originally housed in.

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

University Of Maine. Professor Reynolds (Cecil John) Papers
Matthew Revitt
January 30, 2020
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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