6.0 linear feet
Catalog Number: M237
Agency History / Biographical Note:
Paul Vernon Hazelton was born on July 22, 1919, in Biddeford, Maine, and prepared for college at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. He was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1942, then served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of corporal. After teaching at Staunton Military Academy in Virginia and Loomis School in Windsor, Connecticut, Hazelton became assistant director of admissions and instructor in English at Bowdoin in 1948. He held these positions until 1957 when he became assistant professor of education, rising to associate professor in 1960 and full professor in 1966. He retired as professor of education emeritus in 1985. He received a Master of Education from Harvard in 1958 and spent the 1963-1964 academic year in England studying the relationships between politics and education in Great Britain.
Hazelton was the recipient of the 13th annual Distinguished Educator Award of the Maine State Superintendents' Association in 1984 and Bowdoin's Alumni Award for Faculty and Staff in 1987. He was active in local and state organizations including the Maine Education Council, the Maine State Board of Education, the Maine Humanities Council, and the Topsham Public Library Association.
Paul Hazelton married Jane Desaulniers Hazelton in 1942; they had three children, Stephen, Mary, and Anne. Paul Hazelton died on January 28, 1996, in Topsham, Maine.
Scope and Content:
Teaching and administrative materials documenting Hazelton's career as professor of education at Bowdoin, as well as papers from his student days as a member of Bowdoin's Class of 1942, including research materials and notes, speeches and writings, and personal correspondence.
Cite as: Paul Hazelton Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine
Access Restrictions: None