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Faculty Records (University Of Maine). Hart (James Norris) Correspondence

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0011-056

Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence which is primarily from the periods 1915 to 1919 and 1921 to 1922. Some of the correspondence is with the Federal Board for Vocational Education. There is also some miscellaneous biographical information in Box 1, Folder 10.


  • Creation: 1910-1975
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1915-1922


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 Norris Hart was dean emeritus of the University of Maine and professor emeritus of mathematics and astronomy. He was born in Willimantic, Maine, in 1861 and died in 1959. He received a B.C.E. degree from the Maine State College in 1885 and a C.E. in 1890. In 1897 he earned a M.S. degree from the University of Chicago. He was an instructor in mathematics at the University of Maine starting in 1887 and dean of the University in 1903. Hart was awarded for his service to the University of Maine with a degree of doctor of science in 1908. Hart briefly served as acting president of the University of Maine in 1910 (September-November). In 1936, upon his retirement, a scholarship fund was named in his honor and one of the men's dormitories was named Hart Hall.


2 boxes

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Physically, the records are primarily arranged in chronological order and then secondarily alphabetically by name of correspondent, but there are some inconsistencies in how this arrangement was applied.

Box numbers have changed:

  1. Old Box #24 (New Box #1)
  2. Old Box #23 (New Box #2)


Formerly SpC MS 0226.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, May 2022, 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. The boxes and folders were numbered and title added using information from ArchivesSpace.

University of Maine. Hart (James Norris) Correspondence
Matthew Revitt
May 13, 2022
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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