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Luther I. Bonney, Portland Junior College, University of Maine in Portland, World War II, WWII, Students, Letters Home, War Letters, Higher Education, College Dean



Luther I. Bonney was born in Turner, Maine in 1884. After graduating from Bates College in 1906, Bonney was involved in education for the rest of his life. He was a Professor of Mathematics at Middlebury College, Vermont from 1907-1927, and Dean of Portland Junior College, one of USM’s progenitor schools, from 1933 until 1958. The Papers consist of histories he wrote, poetry, WWII letters from former students, honorary degrees, and a taped 1974 interview of Bonney.

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The Luther I. Bonney Papers were donated to the University Archives sometime between the establishment of the Archives (around 1976) and 1999.

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The Luther I. Bonney Papers are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her legal heirs and assigns.

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