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Bicentennial Office: Records, Publications, Memorabilia, 1987-1994, n.d.

Early planning, 1987-1989
1 linear foot.
Catalog Number: 1.17.1

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Series Description:
Files include the early work of Sanford Sistare and the Bicentennial subcommittees. Agendas, minutes, meeting notes, and correspondence of the subcommittees, as well as copies of the Bicentennial newsletter are included. Files concerning the evolution of the Bicentennial committees and a chronology of the planning are also included. In addition, these files also include material concerning the centennial of the Walker Art Building.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by topic.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 20 years from date of creation.


General subject files, 1989-1994
3.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 1.17.2

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Series Description:
Files of the Director used to organize the planning and implementation of events and programs. Includes the schedule books used to coordinate events, budgets of the committees and the Bicentennial. Includes text of a speech given by Senator William Cohen (R-Maine) at the College Convocation and texts of Common Good Award speeches by Albert Babcock, Barbara Hendrie, Geoffrey Canada, Thomas Roulston, William Christie, and Ellen Baxter. Includes the score of the Inaugural Fanfare and submissions to the Music Subcommittee's competitions.
Arrangement: Arranged topically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 20 years from date of creation.


Institutes/Events, 1994
1 linear foot.
Catalog Number: 1.17.3

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Series Description:
Files include material concerning the planning, organization, and schedules of the Bicentennial Institutes and Finale Events; featuring the History, Fine Arts, and Environmental Institutes, as well as the Finale and Bicentennial Bash. Also includes text of speeches given by James McPherson, Frances Fitzgerald, Leon Litwack, Susan Foster, Robert Reed, John Frohnmayer, George Mitchell, Maurice Strong at the Institutes and the Finale.
Arrangement: Arranged topically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Publications, brochures, 1994
.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 1.17.4

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Series Description:
Files include the invitations and brochures used to publicize the various events and institutes of the Bicentennial. Oversized material is boxed separately.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Video recordings, 1994
2 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 1.17.5

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Series Description:
Contains video recordings in VHS and HI8 formats which record the events of the Bicentennial. Includes videos of the lectures given at Bicentennial institutes and events in addition to footage of the Music Marathon. Includes video of the Time Capsule Ceremony held on September 23, 1994.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Audio recordings, 1994
.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 1.17.6

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Series Description:
Contains audio recordings of the Santagata lectures, the History Institute Panel, Environmental Science Symposium, and the Educational Forum as well as recordings of other Bicentennial events.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Memorabilia, 1994
28 items.
Catalog Number: 1.17.7

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Series Description:
Items created to commemorate the Bicentennial. Collection ranges from items sold in the College bookstore to patches worn by Physical Plant workers. Most items feature the Bicentennial logo. Includes the Guest Book signed by attendees at numerous Bicentennial functions.
Arrangement:
General Note:
Restrictions: None.


Merton Henry's Bicentennial Files, 1987-1994, n.d.
1.0 linear foot.
Catalog Number: 1.17.8

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Series Description:
This series contains subject files kept by Merton Henry (Class of 1950, Trustee emeritius, 1987) as chair of the Bicentennial Committee.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 20 years from date of creation.


"To Serve the Common Good": Photographs for Video History
2 linear feet.
Catalog Number:1.17.9

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Series Description:
Photographs selected for possible use in Barbara Kaster's video history "To Serve the Common Good," celebrating the 1994 bicentennial of Bowdoin College.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject.

General Note: Many of the photographs are duplicated in the College Archives photograph collection.

Restrictions: None.


Copy Negatives for "A Small College in Maine"
.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number:1.17.10

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Series Description:
Copy negatives for photographs published in Charles Calhoun's "A Small College in Maine" (Brunswick, Me.: Bowdoin College, 1993). Also includes copy negatives for images not used in the final publication.

Arrangement: Arranged by page number.

Restrictions: None.


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