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Special Collections: Guide to the Ava Harriet Chadbourne Papers

Collection title: Ava Harriet Chadbourne Papers
Collection number: MS 90
Dates of collection: 1915-1964
Size of collection: 5 boxes


Ava Harriet Chadbourne was a professor of education at the University of Maine. She was born in Mattawamkeag in 1875, graduated from the University of Maine with an AB in 1915, obtained an MA in 1918, and received a PhD. from Columbia in 1922. She retired as a full professor in 1942. She authored four books and belonged to Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Delta Delta. Chadbourne Hall on the campus of the University of Maine is named in her honor

Scope and Content Note

Writings, research materials, and notes on Maine academies. Most of the papers are concerned with Chadbourne's writings whose topics include schools and academies in Maine, education, and place names in Maine.

Contents of Boxes

Box 86

Berwick Academy: photostat copies of the act of establishment by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1791.

Hallowell Academy: photostat copy of the act of establishment by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Index, compiled by Diane D. DeLong, Jan. 1975, to manuscript material and notes on academies in Maine written by Ava H. Chadbourne.

Maine academies. Mss. typed, with notes and clippings.

Box 87

Manuscript material and notes on academies in Maine, arranged by name of academy. 79 folders. Box 86 #1-40; Box 87 #41-77

Early social libraries in Maine. In three installments. Photocopy from Maine library association bulletins May, August, November, 1958.

Mary Lovejoy Haywood Fernald (wife of Univ. of Maine pres., Merritt C. Fernald). Aug., 1956. Essays, photos, and poem by Mary Fernald, "His bow in the cloud."

Box 1396-1398

Chadbourne Papers. 3 ft.

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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