Chadbourne, Ava (1875 - 1964)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Ava Harriet Chadbourne was born in Mattawamkeag, ME. She received her AB (1915) and MA (1918) from the University of Maine, and received a PhD. from Columbia University (1922). She was a professor of education at the University of Maine and retired as a full professor in 1942. Chadbourne Hall on the campus of the University of Maine is named in her honor.


  • The Beginnings of Education in Maine (1928)
  • Readings in the History of Education in Maine: a Collection of Sources and Readings Concerning the History of Maine and the Development of Educational Theory and Practice (1932)
  • A History Of Education In Maine: A Study Of A Section Of American Educational History (1936)
  • The Origin Of The Names Of The City And Towns In Hancock County, Maine (1951)
  • Maine Place Names And The Peopling Of Its Towns (1955)

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