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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Stevens (James Stacy) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-007

Scope and Contents

The record groups contains diaries, 1903-1940, of James Stevens recording his and his wife Bertha's daily activities, scrapbooks, ca. 1905-1932, compiled by Stevens and reflecting his interests and accomplishments, and Stevens' diplomas and honorary degrees, 1881-1924, from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, the University of Rochester, Syracuse University, and the University of Maine as well as membership certificates in the Dickens Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi, and Tau Beta Pi. Bertha Stevens' diplomas, 1890, from Cook Academy, Havana, New York, and her membership certificate in the Dickens Fellowship are also found in the record group.

Also, contains notebooks of Stevens and a copy of a publication by Stevens titled "Outlines of Laboratory Physics" published in 1901.


  • Creation: 1881-1940


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

James Stacy Stevens, the son of Henry Francis Stevens and Emeline Heydock Stevens, was born in Lima, New York, on August 21, 1864. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor's degree in 1885 and a master of science degree in 1888 and received a master's degree in science from Syracuse University in 1889. He came to the University of Maine as a professor of physics in 1891, established the department of electrical engineering in 1893, and served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1905 until his retirement in 1932. He also served as an instructor in Biblical literature, 1920-1932. Stevens married Bertha E. Bowerman in 1890. Stevens Hall on the campus of the University of Maine was named in his honor in 1934. Stevens died on March 24, 1940.


1 box (Half size box)

1 folio folder

4 scrapbooks

1 box (Quarter size box)

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Physically the material is arranged by material type with the diaries arranged in chronological order.

Related Materials

There is material related to Stevens Hall in the record group Office of the President, UA RG 0003 and notebooks of Stevens in the Clarence E. Bennett Academic Papers, SpC MS 0048.


Formerly SpC MS 1618.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, September 2018 and July 2019, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. Boxes and folders were numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Professor Stevens (James Stacy) Records
Matthew Revitt
September 11, 2018
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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