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James Norris Hart was dean emeritus of the University of Maine and professor emeritus of mathematics and astronomy. He was born in Willimantic, Maine, in 1861 and died in 1959. He received a B.C.E. degree from the Maine State College in 1885 and a C.E. in 1890. In 1897 he earned a M.S. degree from the University of Chicago.

Hart was an instructor in mathematics at the University of Maine starting in 1887 and dean of the University in 1903. Hart was awarded for his service to the University of Maine with a degree of doctor of science in 1908. Hart briefly served as acting president of the University of Maine in 1910 (September-November). In 1936, upon his retirement, a scholarship fund was named in his honor, and one of the all-men (now co-ed) dormitories was named Hart Hall.

This collection contains correspondence which is primarily from the periods 1915 to 1919 and 1921 to 1922. Some of the correspondence is with the Federal Board for Vocational Education. There is also some miscellaneous biographical information.

Publication Date





Higher Education | History

Size of Collection

2 boxes

Dates of Collection

1910-1975, bulk 1915-1922

Manuscript Number

UA RG 0011.056


Faculty Records (University Of Maine).

Hart (James Norris) Correspondence, 1910-1975