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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Professor Fife (Hilda) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-018

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by University of Maine Professor Hilda Fife, but there are also some photographic material and a wooden map of Henry David Thoreau's travels in Maine.

The record series Academic Papers contains copies of both Fife’s masters and doctoral thesis, articles by Thesis, course outlines, a display kit, and biographies.

The record series Reference Material contains copies various publications and books, particularly from Cornell University on art, history, and literature. There are also clippings regarding Maine and Maine authors and lists of books related to Maine.

The records series Student Papers contains copies of various University of Maine undergraduate and master’s student papers from courses on Maine authors and settings most of which appear to have been taught by Fife.


  • 1933-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1958-1968


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

Dr. Hilda M. Fife was born in Greenland, N.H., in 1903. She received her B.A. degree from Colby College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. She also did graduate work at Boston University and the University of Chicago. She became professor of English at the University of Maine and served on the faculty from 1946 until retirement as professor emerita in 1969. She was the founder of the Maine Old Cemetery Association and had been active in the Kittery Maritime Museum and Rice Public Library in Kittery as well as Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums. She died in 1990.


8 boxes

Language of Materials



The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Academic Records, 2. Reference Material, and 3. Student Papers.

Physically the boxes are arranged by subject. File names and dates were added and material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #507 (New Box #1)
  2. Old Box Cage Box #34 (New Box #2)
  3. Old Box Cage Box #35 (New Box #3)
  4. Old Box Cage Box #36 (New Box #4)
  5. Old Box Cage Box #37 (New Box #5)
  6. Old Box Cage Box #38 (New Box #6)
  7. Old Box Cage Box #39 (New Box #7)
  8. Old Box Cage Box #40 (New Box #8)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Hilda M. Fife.


Accruals of records related to Professor Fife are not anticipated.


Formerly SpC MS 0177.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, November 2018, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series 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. Professor Fife (Hilda) Records
Matthew Revitt
November 6, 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