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The collection contains papers of Walter W. Turner, a professor in electrical engineering at the University of Maine at Orono, from his work on two committees: the Special Committee of Maine Engineers appointed to study the 1959 report by the International Passamaquoddy Engineering Board to the International Joint Commission, and the Baccalaureate Electrical Engineering Planning Committee formed in 1985 to begin the planning process for an undergraduate program in electrical engineering at the University of Southern Maine.

The files from the Special Committee of Maine Engineers contain correspondence among Committee members, from the sponsoring organizations, and from other interested citizens; these letters stress that the Committee approached the Passamaquoddy project proposal from an engineering rather than a political basis. Also included are drafts and final copies of the Committee's report, minutes of meetings, etc.

The files concerning the proposed electrical engineering program at the University of Southern Maine make up the bulk of the collection. They focus on the discussions and meetings held in 1985 and 1986 concerning establishing the program and include background notes, histories of the planning process, memoranda, correspondence, reports, and proposals. The files also contain information from 1987-1988 detailing the start of the program at USM after its approval by the University's Board of Trustees.

Publication Date



Education, Science and Technology



Size of Collection

1 box

Dates of Collection

1960-1995, bulk 1982-1988

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0512

Turner (Walter W.) Papers, 1960-1995

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History Commons