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Hayden L. Anderson, Gorham Normal School, Teacher Education, University of Maine System, University of Maine System Board of Trustees, Higher Education, Maine, Canals, Canals and Inland Waterways of Maine, Lantern Slides



Hayden L. Anderson was a prominent Maine educator and Maine historian. He graduated from Gorham Normal School in 1925, and subsequently earned degrees from Boston University and Bates College, as well as doing graduate work at Harvard University. He served as principal and superintendent in schools in central and northern Maine, and as Dean of Instruction at Farmington State College. He also worked in the State Department of Education and served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine. He was a student of local history, editing the bicentennial history of Litchfield, Litchfield Yesteryears, and writing a book on the history of early Maine canals, Canals and Inland Waterways of Maine, published by the Maine Historical Society, Portland, Maine, in 1982. The Papers contain revisions/notes for his book, "Canals & Inland Waterways of Maine"; research material on canals in Maine and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (the C&O); lantern slides, photos, maps, notes of canals, locks, mills, aqueducts, and shipbuilding in Maine.

Date Range:

1921-1978, undated

Size of Collection:

3 ft.



Donated to Special Collections in the 1980s.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Hayden Anderson Papers are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his legal heirs and assigns.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,



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