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Irwin Bruce Douglass was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1904. A scholar, teacher, researcher and humorist, Douglass became a professor of chemistry at the University of Maine at Orono in 1940 and carried out a number of studies into potato starch and the chemical process (and pollution) involved in the pulp and paper industry processes. He retired in 1972 and moved to Vermont where he died in 1998.
The record group mostly contains textual information during Douglass's tenure at the University of Maine, but there are also some photographs of events Douglass attended.
Education, Science and Technology
United States History
Size of Collection
Dates of Collection
1935-1974, bulk 1950-1960
UA RG 0011.010
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Douglass, (Irwin B.) Records, 1935-1974" (2018). Finding Aids. Number 441.