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These records contain textual information created by and about E. Reeve Hitchner during his tenure at University of Maine, Orono, as Professor of Bacteriology (1922-1959), Head of the Department of Bacteriology (1932-1958), and overseeing the Pullorum-Typhoid Testing Service at the University of Maine until his retirement in 1958.

Include biographic information regarding Hitchner, copies of his thesis, papers, and notebooks, various correspondence on a range of subjects, details regarding the Orono Town budget (1965 & 1967), class notes, research cards, and reports related to Hitchner's research particularly on water and air pollution, but also: wood rot, pickles, Pullorum Disease, mining in Maine, tannery, and the State of Maine's Water Improvement Commission which sought to address the issue of water pollution and which Hitchner was appointed a member of in 1965. There are also photographs of Hitchner and Hitchner Hall and a signed photograph from U.S Congressman Clifford G. McIntire.

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Education, Science and Technology



Size of Collection

12 boxes

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

UA RG 0015.005

Hitchner (E. Reeve) Records, 1915-1969

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Bacteriology Commons