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Barry Mills, Administrative Records, 1985-


Subject Files, 1988-

Catalog Number:1.2.14.1

Series Description:
This series contains subject files, the bulk from 2001. Material prior to 2001 is included only when necessary to maintain the integrity of the file from President Mills' office. Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, and other material on administrative topics.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Restrictions: Restricted for 20 years from date of creation.


Museum of Art Renovation, 1999-2008, n.d.
1.2 linear foot.

Catalog Number:1.2.14.2

Series Description:
In October 2004 the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees gave final approval to a renovation of the Walker Art Building, home to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. After interviewing seven architectural firms, Machado and Silvetti Associates was chosen for the project. Responding to historic preservationists and concerned members of the College community and public, the firm modified their original design to retain the staircase leading from the campus quad to the Museum rotunda. The Museum was closed from July 2005 until October 2007 while construction was underway; reopening October 14, 2007. Included in this series are architectural proposals, presentations, and drawings, as well articles, newspaper clippings, notes, background material, and planning documents.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: Restricted for 20 years from date of creation, except for the fundraising folder, which is restricted until 2079.


Watson Arena Planning and Design, 1985-2005, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.

Catalog Number:1.2.14.3

Series Description:
A new hockey rink to replace Dayton Arena (built in 1956) was a campaign commitment of The Bowdoin Campaign. Though officially launched November 10, 2006, the campaign began its "quiet phase" on July 1, 2004. With the campaign underway, planning began for the new hockey rink. This series contains the hockey rink files of Scott Meiklejohn, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Assistant to the President. Included are architectural proposals, background material, presentations, drawings, estimates, meeting minutes, and notes. Bear Mountain Design Architects Collaborative, Ltd. was chosen as architect for the new arena; Pro Con, Inc. was the contractor. At the groundbreaking ceremony on June 2, 2007, President Mills announced that the arena would be named Watson Arena, in honor of Sid Watson, Ashmead White Director of Athletics. Construction began September 2007, and Watson Arena officially opened January 18, 2009.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: Restricted for 20 years from date of creation.


Speeches, 2001-
0.60 linear feet.

Catalog Number:1.2.14.4

Series Description:
Speeches given by Barry Mills during his tenure as president of Bowdoin College. Printed from the Office of the President web site.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


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