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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Dr. Coon (Robert W.) Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-032

Scope and Contents

The record groups includes clippings, proposals, and reports mostly relating to the attempt to establish a medical school at the University of Maine in the 1970s.


  • Creation: 1970-2001
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970-1979


Access Restrictions

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Dr. Robert W. Coon was born July 13, 1920 in Billings, Montana. Dr. Coon had a distinguished career in Vermont as Chief of Service and Director of Laboratories at the Medical Center Hospital. He was Associate Dean of the University of Vermont Division of Health Services, Director of the Northern New England Regional Medical Program, Director and President of Vermont Health Systems, Inc. and Director of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. Dr. Coon was appointed Assistant Chancellor of Health Education at the University of Maine in 1973.

He was responsible for planning a new medical school for the University of Maine (1973-1976). Governor Longley vetoed the bill that would have established the medical school. Dr. Coon went to the University of West Virginia. He established a medical school in that state on the Marshall University campus. He retired to Vermont in 1989. Coon died in 2015.

In 2001, the plans to establish a medical school at the University of Maine were revisited.


1 box

1 box (Half size box)

Language of Materials



Record group includes clippings, proposals, and other materials relating to the attempt to establish a medical school at the University of Maine in the 1970s.


Physically the material is arranged by subject. File names and dates were added. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #256 (New Box #1)
  2. Old Box #256A (New Box #2)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited in Special Collections by University of Maine professor Kenneth Allen in 1997.


Formerly SpC MS 0540.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, November, 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. Dr. Coon (Robert W.) Papers
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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