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University of Maine System Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0002

Scope and Contents

The record group contains miscellaneous reports, marketing publications, audio recordings, and photographs (both in analogue format and digital content) created and curated by the University of Maine System Internal Communications Department. Including the work of the New Challenges/New Directions Task Force and Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF).

There are also copies of various consultancy reports produced for the University of Maine System, particularly on the subject of marketing, photographs of UMS chancellors and board of trustees, and copies of news releases featuring news stories related to the University of Maine System (both in analogue format and digital copies). 

Additionally there are video cassette tapes of University of Maine Department of Public Affairs productions.


  • 1965-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1998-2014


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

The University of Maine System (UMS) is the state university system in the state of Maine. It was created in 1968 by the Maine Legislature and consists of the University of Maine, University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Fort Kent, University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Presque Isle, University of Southern Maine, and University of Maine School of Law.

The records in this record group cover different University of Maine System initiatives, including the work of the New Challenges/New Directions Task Force tasked with reviewing UMS services that sought feedback from UMS stakeholders and experts; and the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF) that was established by the Maine Legislature in 1997 to leverage economic development through targeted investment in university-based R&D.

The majority of the records were created during the tenures of University of Maine System chancellors: Terry MacTaggart (1998-2001 and 2006-2007), Joseph W. Westphal (2002-2006), and Richard Pattenaude (2007-2012).


3 boxes

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to Special Collections on November 17, 2022 by Corina Larsen, Director of Internal Communications, University of Maine System as Accession #2011-1117.


Accruals from the University of Maine System are anticipated.

Related Materials

There are records regarding the University of Maine System in the record groups: Board of Trustees Records (UA RG 0002.002), Office of Human Resources' Workforce Reports (UA RG 0002.004.002), Department of Information Technology Records (UA 0002.006), Employment Agreements (UA RG 0002.004.001), Media Services Records (UA RG 0002.005), Office of Human Resources' Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Materials (UA RG 0002.004.003), and Office of the President Records (UA RG 0003).

Separated Materials

Digital copies of the news releases, photographs, and audio recordings from the New Challenges/New Directions Task Force open sessions are stored in SharePoint.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, April 2023, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. The material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders. Boxes and folders were numbered and titles added using information from ArchivesSpace.

University of Maine. University of Maine System Records
Matthew Revitt
April 18, 2023
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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