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A. LeRoy Greason, Administrative Records, 1956-1990

14.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number:1.2.12

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Agency History /
Biographical Note:

A. LeRoy Greason was named acting president January 1,1981 and was inaugurated as Bowdoin's twelfth president the following October. A professor of English literature and Dean of the College(1966-1975), Greason was responsible for reestablishing distribution requirements, expanding the academic program and revising the curriculum for first year students to emphasize writing. The Women's Studies Program, the Asian Studies Program and the Department of Computer Science were all added during his tenure. He also oversaw the expansion of campus facilities with the construction of the William Farley Field House and the Hatch Science Library. A. LeRoy Greason died on August 28, 2011 at age 88 in Brunswick, Maine.

Scope and Content:
General office files of A. LeRoy Greason. Contains files on a number of subjects, including the Campaign for Bowdoin, fraternities, WCBB Channel 10 and the President's Commission on the Status of Women. As material in folders may overlap presidential administrations, the researcher may wish to consult the records of former and subsequent presidents for relevant information on a particular subject. For additional A. LeRoy Greason materials, see the A. LeRoy Greason Papers (M77).

General Note:

Cite as: A. LeRoy Greason, Administrative Records, Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Access Restrictions: Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.

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