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Henry Austin Peck was born in 1921 in Somerville, Mass. and graduated from Tufts College in 1942. He received his master's degree and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts where he was also named to Phi Beta Kappa. Before joining the University of Maine faculty in 1948 he was an instructor in economics at Tufts and also was director of veterans' housing at that college. In 1961 he was named vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine. In 1968 he was named president of the State University of New York at Potsdam. He died in Potsdam, N.Y. in 1970.

The collection includes course notes, correspondence, office files, materials connected with Peck's Jamaica sabbatical, correspondence with Frank Coffin, and personal effects.

Publication Date



Education, Business and Industry


Business | Economics

Size of Collection

2 boxes, 1 half-size box

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

UA RG 0011.005

Peck (H. Austin) Records, 1946-1963