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Dr. Hilda M. Fife was born in Greenland, N.H., in 1903. She received her B.A. degree from Colby College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. She also did graduate work at Boston University and the University of Chicago. She became professor of English at the University of Maine from 1946 until retiring as professor emerita in 1969. She founded the Maine Old Cemetery Association and was active in the Kittery Maritime Museum, the Rice Public Library in Kittery, and the Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums. She died in 1990.

The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by University of Maine Professor Hilda Fife, but there are also some photographic material and a wooden map of Henry David Thoreau's travels in Maine.

Publication Date



Education, Languages and Literature


American Literature | United States History

Size of Collection

8 boxes

Dates of Collection

1933-1972, bulk 1958-1968

Manuscript Number

UA RG 0011.018

Fife (Hilda) Records, 1933-1972