Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Lecture Records, 1880-
ID
3.33
Date
1880-
Extent
3.25 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation:

Lectureship Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note:

The regular instruction of Bowdoin College is supplemented each year by ten or twelve major lectures, as well as lesser talks, panel discussions, symposiums, and other presentations sponsored by the various departments of study and undergraduate organizations. Lectureship funds are administered by the Lectures and Concerts Committee and relevant departments.


Scope and Content:

Material relating to lectures held at Bowdoin College including lecture texts, announcements and posters. The bulk of the collection is comprised of announcements and flyers advertising inaugural lectures for College chairs and professorships, the Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Fund (lectureship) and the Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship; as well as posters for these and other campus lectures. In addition there are lecture texts of inaugural lectures, including: The Harrison King McCann Professorship of the English Language Inaugural Lecture, November 20, 1996 by Franklin G. Burroughs Jr.; and The William D. Shipman Research Professorship of Economics Inaugural Lecture, February 22, 1995, by A. Myrick Freeman III.

Audio and video recordings of selected College lectures are preserved in the College Archives Audio-Visual Collection. Materials relating to the John Brown Russwurm Distinguished Lecture Series and the Albert C. Boothby Lecture Series are available in the records of the Africana Studies Program.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions:

Some copying restrictions. Consult individual record series.


Collection Inventory

3.33.1: Lectures, General: Printed Material   2.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

Includes detailed lecture announcements for inaugural lectures of various College chairs, posters advertising lectures held on campus, and a program for the Appalachian Symposium held in honor of Arthur Hussey's retirement. Also includes texts of some lectures including the 1964 lecture (at the First Parish Church, Brunswick) by Martin Luther King Jr. for the Bowdoin College Spring Issues Conference; the 1996 Harrison King McCann Professorship of the English Language Inaugural Lecture by Franklin G. Burroughs Jr. and the 1995 William D. Shipman Research Professorship of Economics Inaugural Lecture by A. Myrick Freeman III.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Some restrictions on copying. Check individual folders.

Box Folder
1 1

1880-1901 

1 2

1908-1950 

Ovsz-Box
10

1938-1968, posters 

Box Folder
1 3

1951-1960 

1 4

1961-1965 

1 5

1964 May 6. Text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s address at First Parish Church for the Bowdoin College Spring Issues Conference; see BA635 for original audio (no reproduction permitted) 

1 6

1966 Oct 20-22. The Maine Coast Prospects and Perspectives, Bowdoin College Symposium 

1 7

1966-1970 

Ovsz-Box
10

1969-1970, posters 

Box Folder
1 8

1971-1974 

Ovsz-Box
10

1971-1987, posters 

Box Folder
1 9

1973-1979 (no year noted on individual lecture announcements) 

1 10

1975-1976 

1 11

1977-1979 

1 12

1980-1983 Spring 

1 13

1983 Fall-1986 Spring 

1 14

1986 Fall-1991 Spring 

Ovsz-Box
10

1988-2002, posters 

Volume
1

1995 Feb 22. Text of paper adapted from the William D. Shipman Professorship Inaugural Lecture, "The Environmental Cost of Electricity: An Exercise in Pricing the Environment," by A. Myrick Freeman III. 

Box Folder
1 15

1996 Nov 20. Text of the Harrison King McCann Inaugural Lecture, "Compression Wood: A Small Sawmill and a Poem by Hopkins," by Franklin G. Burroughs (reproduction not permitted). 

1 16

1997, Text of the Harrison King McCann lecture, untitled, by Franklin G. Burroughs (reproduction not permitted). 

1 17

1999 Mar 11. Announcement of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship Inaugural Lecture, "Lakeside at Chautauqua's Holy Land: A Bible Scholar's Journey into Popular Culture, " by Burke O. Long. 

1 18

1999 Oct 4. Announcement of the A. Leroy Greason Professorship in the Creative Arts Inaugural Lecture, "Under A Northern Sky: Paintings, 1985-1999," by Mark C. Wethli. 

1 19

1999 Oct 11. Announcement of the Barry N. Wish Professorship of Social Studies Inaugural Lecture, "Back to Reality, Forward to Kvetching: What's the Connection?," by Barbara S. Held. 

1 20

1999 Nov 10. Announcement of the James Stacy Coles Chair of Natural Sciences Inaugural Lecture, "Light, Chemistry, and Life," by Ronald L. Christensen. 

1 21

1999 Nov 15. Announcement of the Edward Little Professorship of the English Language and Literature Inaugural Lecture, "Poetry Readings: Works by William C. Watterson," by William Collins Watterson. 

1 22

2000 

1 23

2000 Feb 17. Announcement of the Linnean Professorship Inaugural Lecture, "Fragile X and the Horizon of Human Genetics," by William L. Steinhart. 

1 24

2000 Mar 6. Announcement of the A. Leroy Greason Chair in Creative Arts Inaugural Lecture, "Taking Music Seriously: Dancing Mushrooms, the Mozart Effect, and the Liberal Arts College," by Mary Hunter. 

1 25

2000 April 8. Appalachian Symposium: In Honor of Arthur M. Hussey. 

1 26

2000 April 10. Announcement of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Chair of Natural Sciences Inaugural Lecture, "Computers and Languages: Will They Ever Understand?" by Allen B. Tucker. 

1 27

2001 

1 28

2002 

1 29

2002 Oct 1 - Announcement of the Richard E. Steele Professorship of Art Inaugural Lecture, "On 'Nature' and 'Good': an Artist's Reconciliation of Aesthetics and Ethics" by Thomas Cornell 

1 30

2003 

1 31

2003 Apr 3 - Announcement of the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professorship Inaugural Lecture, "Religion and the Politics of Ethnicity in Contemporary Sri Lanka" by John C. Holt 

1 32

2004 

Ovsz-Box
10

2005 - 2012 Spring, posters 

Box Folder
2 1

2007 

2 2

2007 Feb 1 - Announcement of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Professorship inaugural lecture, "Victor Hugo's Ideology of Disorder" by William C. VanderWolk 

2 3

2008-2011 Spring 

2 4

2011 Fall - 2012 Spring 

2 5

2012 Fall - 2013 Spring 

Ovsz-Box
10

2012 Fall - , posters 

Box Folder
2 6

2013 Fall - 2014 Spring 

2 7

2014 Fall - 

2 8

Undated 

Ovsz-Box
10

Undated, posters 


3.33.2: Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture Records: Audiovisual Recordings and Printed Materials   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Fund was established, in 1982, by family and friends of Kenneth V. Santagata, Bowdoin Class of 1973. This fund is used to support one lecture each semester, rotating in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, with lecturers to be recognized authorities in their respective fields, to present new, novel, or non-conventional approaches to the designated topic. Materials include audio and video recordings of lectures, flyers and posters advertising lectures and some lecture texts.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

3.33.2.1: Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture: Audiovisual Recordings, 1988- 

Sub-series Description:

Campus recordings of lectures sponsored by the Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Fund.

AV
BV196

1988, Robert J. Sternberg, New Conceptions of Intelligence (VHS) 

BV157

1988 Nov 4, Sissela Bok, Exaggerations, Lying and Secrecy: Duplicity in Government (VHS) 

BV169

1989 Apr 26, Carlos Fuentes, Crisis and Culture in Latin America (VHS) 

BV179

1990 Jan 29, John Boswell, Three Quarelling Sisters and the Friend who Became an Enemy: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Philosophy (VHS) 

BV188

1991 Jan, Laurie Anderson, Performance Art (VHS) 

BV181

1991 Sep 22, Sue Vilhauer Rosser, Gender Bias in Medical Research: The Difference it Makes (VHS) 

BV76

1992 Nov, Mario Vargas Llosa, Fiction: The Power of Lies (VHS) 

BV180

1993 Apr 22, David Hillel Gelertner, Computers and Society: Cleaning up the Mess (VHS) 

BV1664

1994 Feb 14, Susan Leigh Foster, Dancing Common Goodness (DVD) 

BV55

1996 May 8, Elaine H. Pagels, Jesus and His Message in the Gnostic Gospels (VHS) 

BV78

1997 Mar 6, Peter Schickele, Peter Schickele: A Musician's Life (VHS) 

BV81

1997 Nov 24, Peter J. Gomes, Civic Virtue and the Character of Fellowship: A New Tale on an Old Hope (VHS) 

BV96

1998 Apr 6, James H. Jones, Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public Private Life (VHS) 

BV139

1999 Apr 26, Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works (VHS) 

BV300

1999 Sep 20, James Q. Wilson, Genes, Parents, and Crime (VHS) 

BV403

2001 Mar 6, Carl Safina, Status and Trends of the World's Fisheries (VHS and MiniDV) 

BV612

2002 Apr 17, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Will Anybody Know Who I Am?: On Witness, Justice, and Respect (VHS and MiniDV) 

BV607

2002 Oct 3, Bruce B. Lawrence, Hope, Not Fear, is the Future (VHS and MiniDV) 

BV642

2004 Mar 3, Manning Marable, Re: Structural racialism and the challenges to black and youth leadership (VHS and MiniDV) 

BV851

2006 Apr 6, Margie Ruddick, What Are We Doing Here? Ecology, Sustainability, and the Power of Landscape (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV867

2006 Nov 30, Michael Warner, The Preacher's Footing (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV952

2007 Oct 25, Daniel Adam Mendelsohn, `Reality' in Crisis: Greek Tragedy, Roman Games, and American Pop Culture (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV1088

2009 Nov 2, Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built in Hell: Private Emotion and Public Life (DVD) Also available as audio (BA1222) 

BA1221

2010 Feb 16, Mathias Risse, The Right to Relocation: Disappearing Island Nations and Common Ownership of the Earth (CD) 

BV1204

2010 Nov 22, Christopher Abani, Stories of Struggles, Stories of Hope: Art, Politics, and Human Rights (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV1176

2011 Feb 9, Dale Jamieson, Geoengineering as a Response to Climate Change: A Bad Concept Meets an Urgent Problem (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV1333

2011 Oct 24, Elliott Sober, Did Darwin Write the "Origin" Backwards? (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV1306

2012 Mar 30, Jay Rubenstein, The First Crusade: Apocalypse and Renaissance in 1099 (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV1340

2012 Oct 24, Joanne B. Freeman, Dirty Nasty Politics in Early America (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV1402

2013 Feb 27, Colm Toibin, Silence and the Short Story (DVD and MiniDV) 

3.33.2.2: Kenneth V. Santagata Memorial Lecture: Printed Materials, 1984- 

Sub-Series Description:

Materials include announcements and posters advertising lectures, and some lecture texts.

Box Folder
2 9

1984-1986 

Ovsz-Box
10

1984-2002, n.d., posters 

Box Folder
2 10

1998, 2003- 


3.33.3: Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship: Audiovisual Recordings and Printed Materials   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Established in 1977 by the gift of Rosalyne Spindel Bernstein, Honorary 1997, and Summer Thurman Bernstein in memory of her father, Harry Spindel, as a lasting testimony to his lifelong devotion to Jewish Learning, this fund is used to support annual lectures in Judaic studies or contemporary Jewish affairs. Materials include flyers, tickets, programs and posters advertising lectures, as well as some lecture texts, and recordings (audio and video) of some lectures.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

3.33.3.1: Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship: Audiovisual Recordings, 1985- 

Sub-Series Description:

Includes campus recordings of lectures sponsored by the Harry Spindel Lectureship Fund. Topics are wide-ranging and reflect aspects of Jewish culture, history, politics, religion and identity.

AV
BA1002

1985 Nov 17, Robert Skloot, Images of Survival: Theatre of the Holocaust (audiocassette) 

BA999

1986 Nov 2, Peter Gay, In Germany at Home: German Jews in the Weimar Republic (audiocassette) 

BA1000

1986 Nov 2, Vivian Gornick, Female and Jewish: An Education in Outsidedness (audiocassette) 

BA1001

1986 Nov 3, Geoffrey Hartman, Jewish Tradition as the Other: Notes and Queries (audiocassette) 

BA1003

1986 Nov 3, Livia Bitton-Jackson, The Jewish Literary Stereotype as Metaphor for Cultural Otherness (audiocassette) 

BA1004

1987 Oct 11, Elizabeth Holtzman, The U.S. Government and Nazi War Criminals (audiocassette) 

BA74

1988 Nov 6, Grace Paley, Who's in Charge of Jewish? (audiocassette) 

BA75

1991 Mar 3, Susannah Heschel, Jewish- Christian Feminists in Dialogue (audiocassette) 

BV189

1991 Sep 15, Roberta Apfel and Bennett Simon, Gas Chambers to Gas Masks: Trauma and Resiliency in Children of War (VHS) 

BV163

1993 Nov 14, Dori Laub, Testimony and Truth (VHS) 

BA186

1996 Nov 10, Marilyn Reizbaum, Randolph Stakeman, Discussion Panel on James McBride's "The Color of Water" (audiocassette) 

BA301

2001 Oct 9, Samuel J. Friedman, Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry (CD) 

BV594

2002 Oct 8, Sandi Simcha DuBowski, Screening and discussion of documentary Trembling before G-d (VHS) 

BV593

2003 Feb 2, Susannah Heschel, We're Not Jews: Multiculturalism and the New Jewish Studies (VHS) 

BV781

2006 Apr 5, Art Spiegelman, Maus (DVD) 

BV870

2007 Apr 16, James Carroll, No War is Holy: Constantine, Crusades, and the Present Crisis (MiniDV) 

BV1024

2009 Mar 1, Jonathan Safran Foer, An Evening with Jonathan Safran Foer (MiniDV) 

BV1090

2010 Mar 9, Ruth W. Messinger, Jews as Global Citizens: Our Responsibility in the World (MiniDV). Also available as audio (BA1223) 

BV1182

2011 Mar 29, Jonathan D. Sarna, That Obnoxious Order: Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews (DVD and MiniDV) 

BV1298

2012 Apr 17, Peter Cole, The Poetry of Kabbalah, The Kabbalah of Poetry: Ruminations and a Reading (MiniDV) 

BV1395

2013 Apr 11, Allegra Goodman, Becoming a Jewish Writer (MiniDV) 

3.33.3.2: Harry Spindel Memorial Lectureship: Printed Materials, 1979- 

Sub-Series Description:

Correspondence, memorandums, and draft schedules from files of Spindel Memorial Lectureship Committee Chairs, as well as flyers, tickets and posters advertising lectures, and some lecture texts.

Ovsz-Box
10

1979-1996, 2001- , posters 

Box Folder
2 11

1980-1986 

2 12

1988-1989 

2 13

1989-1990 

2 14

1989 Sep - Wolf Blitzer 

2 15

1990-1991 

2 16

1991 Mar - Susannah Heschel 

2 17

1991-1992 

2 18

1992-1993 

2 19

1993 Mar - Barney Frank 

2 20

1993-1994 

2 21

1993 Nov - Dori Laub/S. Felman 

2 22

1994-1995 

2 23

1994 Oct - Sharon Pucker Rivo 

2 24

1995-1996 

2 25

1995 Oct - Michael Walzer 

2 26

1996-1997 

2 27

1997 Sep - Jehuda Reinharz 

2 28

1999 Apr - Arthur Green 

2 29

1999 Sep - Ian S. Lustick 

2 30

2000-2001 

2 31

2001-2002 

2 32

2002-2003, 25th anniversary Spindel lectureship planning included 

2 33

2002-2003, budget 

Map-case Drawer
C C12

2002- , posters 

Box Folder
2 34

2002 Oct 8 - Sandi DuBowski, "Trembling Before G-d" 

2 35

2002 Oct 17 - Almuth Herbst, Marien van Nieukerken, "Vocal Music on Jewish Themes" 

2 36

2002 Nov 23 - Ernest Bloch, "Sacred Service" 

2 37

2003 Jan 23-Mar 23, Shimon Attie, "The Writing on the Wall" 

2 38

2003 Feb 2, Susannah Heschel, "We're Not Jews" 

2 39

2003 Mar 3, James E. Young, "After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art" 

2 40

2003 Apr 10, Tony Kushner, "An Evening with Tony Kushner..." 

2 41

2003-2004 

2 42

2003 Nov - Michael Lerner 

2 43

2004-2005 

2 44

2004 Oct - Daniel Boyarin 

2 45

2005-2006 

2 46

2006-2007 

2 47

2006 Apr - Art Spiegelman 

2 48

2007-2008 

2 49

2008-2009 

2 50

2009-2010 

2 51

2010-2011 

2 52

2011- 


3.33.4: Tallman Lectures: Audiovisual Recordings and Printed Materials 

Series Description:

The Tallman Lecture Fund was established in 1928 by Frank G. Tallman, A.M.H'35, as a memorial to the Bowdoin members of his family. The fund is used to support a series of lectures. Printed materials include announcements, invitations, posters and lecture text. Audio and video tapes of specific lectures are available in the College Archives Audio-Visual Collection.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

3.33.4.1: Tallman Lectures: Audiovisual Recordings, 1970 

Sub-Series Description:

Includes campus recordings of lectures sponsored by the Tallman Lecture Fund.

AV
BA393

1970 Oct 14, Ellis R. Lippincott, Polywater (reel to reel) 

BA400

1971 Feb 23; 1971 Mar 1, Michael C. Hurst, The Fragility of Liberalism: Part I, Liberalism Triumphant; Part II, Liberalism Trounced (reel to reel) 

BA401

1971 Mar 8, Michael C. Hurst, The Fragility of Liberalism: Part III, Principles and Guidelines (reel to reel) 

BA422

1971 Nov 2, Lou Emma Holloway, Black Reaction to the Election of 1860 (reel to reel) 

BA423

1971 Nov 7, Lou Emma Holloway, Hiram R. Revels: First Black Senator (reel to reel) 

BA426

1971 Nov 16, Lou Emma Holloway, Prelude to the Revolution of 1875 (reel to reel) 

BA450

1972 Apr 6, James Richmond, The Absurdity of God's Nonexistence (reel to reel) 

BA452

1972 Apr 13, James Richmond, Seeing-as: A Model for Philosophical Theology (reel to reel) 

BA455

1972 Apr 20, James Richmond, Seeing God: Another Model for Philosophical Theology (reel to reel) 

BA522

1974 Apr 4, Mario Valenzuela, The Forthcoming U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea (reel to reel) 

BA526

1974 Apr 11, Mario Valenzuela, The Problems of Foreign Policy Formation and Execution in a Latin American Country: A Case Study of Chile under Salvador Allende (reel to reel) 

BA528

1974 Apr 18, Mario Valenzuela, A Personal Perspective on the Chilean Experience under Allende, and Its Outcome (reel to reel) 

BA547

1974 Oct 23, Paul B. Dorain, Faraday, Michelson, and All That (reel to reel) 

BA578

1975 Apr 15, Wilfrid H. Mellers, Music, Europe, and Communication (reel to reel) 

BA581

1975 Apr 22, Wilfrid H. Mellers, Pop Music, Ritual, and Commitment (reel to reel) 

BA77

1988 Nov 16, Augustus Alven Adair, Black Politics and American Presidential Elections (audiocassette) 

BV391

2001 Apr 10, Michael S. Harper, Readings From His Works (VHS and MiniDV) 

BV1178

2011 Feb 15, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, The Right to be Cold (DVD and MiniDV) 

3.33.4.2: Tallman Lectures: Printed Materials, 1949- 

Sub-Series Description:

Announcements, invitations, posters, and lecture text for Tallman lectures.

Box Folder
2 53

List of Tallman professors 

2 54

1949-1964 

Ovsz-Box
10

1963-1970, 2011 posters 

Box Folder
2 55

1965 

2 56

1967-1986 

Volume
1

1976, Tallman lecture series at Bowdoin College by Spencer Apollonio, Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies 

Box Folder
2 57

2011- ,