University of Southern Maine

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Although the University of Southern Maine has existed under that name for less than a quarter century, its roots lie much deeper-in a normal school begun at Gorham in 1878; a junior college opened in Portland in 1933; and a business school, which lasted only from 1921 to 1925, but whose charter was revived two decades later to become Maine's only law school. Each of these roots underwent changes, and the alumni magazine now includes nine different seals across its news pages. The mergers of the founding institutions, plus the later development of new programs and the addition of new colleges, have made it a true university with the largest student enrollment of any educational institution in the state.
ISBN: 9780738505374
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For this volume, Joyce K. Bibber, recently retired from the University of Southern Maine's history faculty, has made extensive use of the university's own archives and has also searched through numerous other public and private collections to assemble photographs from all the university's “roots” in order to detail their growth and illustrate the many changes along the way. Picture subjects include not only the buildings constructed or purchased, but also groups of early faculty and students, plus a variety of student activities, from practice teaching and basketball to picnics and dances. Joyce K. Bibber taught at the University of Southern Maine, including some of its earlier forms, for thirty-two years. This is her fifth volume for Arcadia Publishing.
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