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Board of Trustees: Votes and Records, 1788- , n.d.


Charters, Laws, Regulations and By-laws, 1788-

Catalog Number: 1.1.1


Box 1
Folder 1 MA House and Senate Journals relating to the chartering of the College, 1788 Nov 22 - 1794 Jun 24 (ms. extracts, ca. 1887)
2 Extracts from the Journal of the Senate, 1788 Nov 22 - 1794 Jun 24
Vault Box 1 Acts and Laws Passed by the General Court of MA including the "Act to Establish a College in the Town of Brunswick," 24 Jun 1794 (1 ms. copy, certified 4 Dec 1794; 2 published copies, Boston: Adams and Larkin, 1794)
Oversize Box 1 Facsimile of Bowdoin College Charter 1794;`Negative' of Facsimile of Charter 1794; Copy of the Offer of the College; List of Bowdoin presidents - poster form
Volume 1 Act of Incorporation: Laws, Rules, etc. of Bowdoin College, [Mss. John Abbott], 1808
Volume 2 Laws of Bowdoin College [1817-1876]
Box 1
Folder 4 Laws of Bowdoin College, Printed by E. Goodale, 1817. [c.2]
5 Incorporation Act of Bowdoin College, 1818. [c.4]
6 Draft of the Laws of Bowdoin College with revisions, 1824 Aug 30
7 Laws of Bowdoin College in the State of Maine, Printed by J. Griffin, 1824. [c.2]
8 Laws of Bowdoin College, Printed by J. Griffin, 1825. [c.2]
9 Acts Relative to Bowdoin College and the Standing Rules and Orders of the Overseers of the College, 1826. [c.2]
10 State of Maine reports referencing Bowdoin College, 1828-1829, 1831, 1833
11 Laws of Bowdoin College in the State of Maine, Published by J. Griffin, Bowdoin Press, 1830.
12 Papers Relating to the Powers of the Corporations of Bowdoin College, Printed by J. Griffin, 1831. [c.2]
13 Laws of Bowdoin College, Printed by J. Griffin, 1832.
14 Laws of Bowdoin College in the State of Maine, Press of J. Griffin, 1837. [c.2]
15 Laws of Bowdoin College in the State of Maine, Press of J. Griffin, 1844. [c.2]
16 Charter of Bowdoin College, Press of J. Griffin, 1850. [c.3]
17 Laws of Bowdoin College in the State of Maine, Press of J. Griffin, 1855. [c.2]
18 Rules and Regulations Relating to Several Laws of Bowdoin College, 1858. [c.2]
19 Laws of Bowdoin College in the State of Maine, Press of J. Griffin, 1863. [c.2]
20 Laws of Bowdoin College, Press of J. Griffin, 1868. [c.2]
21 Laws of Bowdoin College, Press of J. Griffin, 1873. [c.2]
22 Notices and amendments, 1874-1966, n.d.
23 Regulations of Bowdoin College, Telegraph Printing Office, 1875.
Box 2
Folder 1 Charter of Bowdoin College, Printed by A.G. Tenney, 1876.
2 Articles of Agreement Between the Faculty and Students of BowdoinCollege, for the Administration of Justice in the College, 1883
3 Bowdoin College Regulations, 1883
4 Bowdoin College Regulations, 1884.
5 Bowdoin College Regulations, 1887.
6 Report of a Committee of the Overseers of Bowdoin College on a Proposition to Amend the Charter of the College, 1888.
7 Bowdoin College Regulations, 1890. [c.2]
8 Bowdoin College Regulations, 1895.
9 Charters, Laws, and Regulations of Bowdoin College and the Medical School of Maine Together With Standing Rules and Orders of the Board of Overseers and Plan for Nominating Overseers by the Alumni, Printed By Order of the Boards, 1898. [c.2]
10 Bowdoin College Regulations, 1899.
11 Regulations of Bowdoin College, 1905.
12 Charters, Laws, and Regulations of Bowdoin College and of the Bowdoin Medical School Together With Standing Rules and Orders of the Board of Overseers and Plan for Nominating Overseers by the Alumni, Printed by Order of the Boards, 1919. [c.2]
13 Charters and By-Laws of Bowdoin College, Printed by order of the President and Trustees with the approval of the Overseers, 1924. [c.3]
14 Charters and By-Laws of Bowdoin College, Printed by order of the President and Trustees with the approval of the Overseers, 1933. [c.2]
15 Rules of the Overseers of Bowdoin College As Adopted 14 June 1940.
16 Charters and By-Laws of Bowdoin College, 1941.
17 Rules of the Overseers of Bowdoin College As Adopted 14 June 1940, with amendments, 1947, 1953.
18 Charter, By-Laws, and Retirement Plansof Bowdoin College, Corrected to 1948. [c.2]
19 Charter and By-Laws, 30 June 1960.
20 Charter and By-Laws, 30 June 1963.
Box 3
1 Charter and By-Laws, 1 July 1966.
2 Rules of the Overseers of Bowdoin College, 8 June 1967.
3 Rules of the Overseers, 4 June 1971
4 Charter, 1 July 1971.
5 By-Laws, 1 July 1971.
6 By-Laws, 1 June 1972.
7 By-Laws, 25 January 1974.
8 Charter, 25 January 1974.
9 Rules of the Overseers, January 1975.
10 By-Laws, 25 May 1978.
11 Rules of the Overseers, 26 May 1978.
12 Charter, 3 August 1978.
13 By-Laws, 25 May 1979.
14 By-Laws, 22 May 1980.
15 By-Laws, 22 May 1981.
16 By-Laws, 22 May 1992.
17 By-Laws, 27 May 1994
18 By-Laws, 24 May 1996
19 Charter (new certified copy), August 1996.
20 By-Laws, 21 October 2000.
21 By-Laws, 19 October 2002
22 By-Laws, 1 November 2002

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General Historical Records and Correspondence, 1788-1858, n.d.

Catalog Number: 1.1.2


Box 1 General historical records and correspondence, 1792-1858, n.d.
Folder 1 1792 Jun 19, list of papers in the Archives of Massachusetts relating to Bowdoin College
2 1793 Mar 22 - 1794 Jun 24, list of legislative measures establishing the College
3 1794 Jun 24, list of Overseers with additions to 1796, and summary of act of establishment
4 1794 Jun 27, James Bowdoin to the Overseers and response from Overseers, 1794 Dec 27
5 1795 Jan 16, Sam Deane to James Bowdoin re: Trustees
6 1795 Jun 11, Alden Bradford to Sam Deane re: College seal
7 1796-1797, replies of those appointed to Board of Overseers and Trustees
8 1797 Jun 17, Charles Turner to George Thatcher
9 1797 Nov 7, John Dunlap to Secretary of Board of Overseers
10 1798, petition of Board of Overseers to the Senate and House of Massachusetts
11 1798 Apr 25, John Frothingham's account of the petition of Board of Overseers to Commonwealth of Massachusetts
12 1798 Nov 14, fragment of Justice Parson's certificate
13 1799 Sep 2, Oct 26, letters concerning boards
14 1800 Apr 21-1800 Dec 25, letters concerning boards
15 1800 Aug 12, College writ of action against borrowers, signed by Sam Freeman
16 1801 Jun 1, acceptance of Jeremiah Bailey to Board of Overseers
17 1801 Jun 10, Jon Ellis to Mark Langdon Hill re: Overseers meeting
18 1802 Mar 31-1802 Jul 10, letters concerning election of Joseph McKeen as president of the College
19 1802 Apr 20, Joseph McKeen to the Trustees and Overseers re: conditions for his presidency
20 1802 May 8, Joseph McKeen to James Bowdoin
21 1802 May 20, John Abbot to Trustees and Overseers re: acceptance of professorship of languages
22 1804 May 19, John Hyde's excuse for absence from Overseers' meeting
23 1804 Sep 28, James Bowdoin resigns his presidency on Board of Overseers
24 1805 Aug 31, Sam Wilde's apology for missing an Overseers' meeting
25 1809 May 16, report on mineral cabinet given to Overseers
26 1810 May 15, Parker Cleaveland's report on minerals
27 1810 Dec 28, Overseers' present list of rules for boarding students
28 1811 Jan 14, agreement of Overseers and Trustees with Thomas S. Estabrook to house students
29 1811 Nov 18, vote that John Abbot be in charge of J. Bowdoin's books
30 1811 Dec 3, John Abbot's acknowledgement of receiving J. Bowdoin's library
31 1813 May, report on cabinet of minerals from Parker Cleaveland
32 1813 Aug 31, Samuel Moody's letter of resignation from the Board of Overseers
33 1813 Sep 1, Samuel Deane's letter of resignation
34 1814 Dec 12, Benjamin Porter's letter of resignation
35 1816 May 21, Parker Cleaveland's request to paint the cabinet of minerals
36 1817, Order of the Day at Commencement
37 1817 Sep, J. Appleton's certificate of Overseer members who attended examination
38 1820 Jun 12, resolution on the petition of Trustees and Overseers
39 ca. 1820, list of old and new members of the Board of Trustees
40 1822 Mar 11, Trustees' notice of Maine Hall fire, requesting relief
41 1822 Aug 20, Thaddeus Harris inquires as to the outcome of Dr. E. Dix's memorial sent to the board
42 1821 May 9, act to alter law establishing Bowdoin and names of those appointed to Boards
43 1823 Sep 1, committee report on expense of building Winthrop Hall
44 1823 Sep 1, committee report on expense of rebuilding Maine Hall after fire
45 1824, Alpheus Packard's acceptance to Board
46 1825 Sep 5, report of Standing Committee
47 1826 Sep 5, report of Committee of Trustees
48 1831 Feb 21, Parker Cleaveland to Charles Davies on the usefulness of the Medical School
49 1831, request to amend the laws by adding requirement that students give testimony and evidence when required by exec. govt.
50 1832, letters and documents re: removal of William Allen from the Presidency
51 1832 Aug 31, P. Cleaveland's report on seniors' tavern supper
52 1833 Sep 2, College studies report
53 1833 Sep 3, petition of the Horticultural Society of Bowdoin College
54 1834 Apr 1, Jul 1, William Garcelon to Reuel Williams (2 letters)
55 1834 Aug, College studies report for 1834-1835
56 1835-1836, petitions of students re: grades and teacher-student dialogue
57 1836 Aug (?), College studies report for 1836-1837
58 1836 Sep 6, Samuel Newman memorials
59 1838 Aug (?), College studies report for 1838
60 1839 Sep (?), College studies report for 1839
61 1839, Titles of Overseers and year of election
62 1839 Sep 3, recommendation by Parker Cleaveland to excuse students
63 1839 Sep 4, student petition for the abolition of rank
64 1839 Sep 4, Committee report rejecting the student petition to abolish ranks
65 1839 Sep 4, vote to pay R. H. Gardiner
66 1839 Sep 4, Isaac Isley's letter of resignation
67 1840 Sep, College studies report for September 1840
68 1841 Aug 31, petition of the Peucinian Society for the Phi Alpha reading room; the Committee's response
69 1841 Sep, College studies report for September 1841
70 1841 Dec 13, vote to grant the President the power to appoint agents
71 1842 Aug, College studies report for 1842
72 1842 Sep 6, report of the Examining Committee
73 1842 Sep 6, appropriation to build a new chapel
74 1842 Dec 1, contract for a new College building (Appleton Hall)
75 1843 Aug, College studies report
76 1843 Sep, reports to the Governing Boards re: examinations
77 1844 Aug, College studies report
78 1844 Sep 3, report on the settlement of the Bowdoin Estate
79 1845 Aug, College studies report
80 ca. 1845, alteration of laws
81 1846, First Parish Church minutes concerning the College rights in the new meeting house
82 1846 Aug, College studies report
83 1846 Sep, report of the Examining Committee
84 1846 Sep, letter from First Parish Church of Brunswick containing proposals concerning the new meeting house
85 1846 Sep 1, paper concerning College situation and rough draft
86 1846 Sep 2, manuscript draft of Declaration of Denomination Status, plus 3 manuscript copies of Declaration
87 ca. 1846 Nov, 3 copies of pamphlet explaining the Declaration of Denominational Status
88 1846 Nov, Prof. Upham to Mr. Gardiner concerning denominational status
89 1848 Sep, College studies report
90 1849 Aug, College studies report
91 1850 Aug, College studies report
92 1852 Aug, College studies report
93 1853 Aug, College studies report
94 1854 Aug, College studies report
95 1854 Sep, College studies report, manuscript copy
96 1855 Jul, College studies report, copy
97 1856 Jul, College studies report
98 1857 Jul, College studies report
99 1858 Jul, College studies report
100 Miscellaneous undated material
101 Order of the Day at Commencement, n.d.
Box 2 Records concerning the founding of the College, 1788-1802, n.d.
Folder 1 1788 - 1794 and undated, list of documents held by Commonwealth of Massachusetts Archives, list compiled in 1944
2 1788 Feb 7, Proposed Act for Erecting a College - "Cumberland Gazette" [typescript]
3 1788 Nov 5, Petition from the Associated Congregational Ministers [photocopy]
4 1788 Nov 5 - 1794 Jun 2, notes on legislation relating to the founding of Bowdoin College [original]
5 1788 Nov 22 - 1791 May 25, extracts from the Journal of the House of Representatives [original]
6 1788 Nov 22, Petition of the Justices of the Peace for Cumberland County [photocopy]
7 1790 Feb 17, House and Senate Committee Report for a bill to establish a college and grant land [photcopy]
8 1791 Mar 2, An Act for Establishing a College in the District of Maine [photocopy]
9 1791 May 25, Petition of the Inhabitants of North Yarmouth to encourage the founding of a a college [photocopy]
10 1791 May 25, Petition of the Inhabitants of North Yarmouth to encourage the founding of a college [manuscript copy]
11 1791 Jun 15, An Act for Establishing a College in the District of Maine [photocopy]
12 1791 Jun 15, An Act for Establishing a College in the District of Maine [manuscript copy]
13 1792 Jan 20, An Act to Establish a College in the County of Cumberland [photocopy]
14 1792 Jan 20, An Act to Establish a College in the County of Cumberland, [manuscript copy]
15 ca. 1792 Feb 16, An Act to Establish a College in the County of Cumberland, as revised by Sewall's Committee [photocopy]
16 1793 Mar 21, An Act to Establish a College in the County of Cumberland (No. Yarmouth) [photcopy]
17 1794, Mr. Everett's notices of Trustees, Overseers & Tutors [original]
18 1794 Feb 10, An Act to Establish a College in the District of Maine [photocopy].
19 1794 Feb 14, House and Senate Committee Appointed to Establish a College in the District of Maine [photocopy]
20 1794 Feb 27, House and Senate Committee Report on Establishing a College in the District of Maine [photocopy]
21 1794 Jun 2, House and Senate Committee Appointed to Establish a College in the District of Maine [photocopy]
22 1794 Jun 13, House and Senate Committee Report (choosing Brunswick as place for College) [with 5 communications]
23 1802 May 27, Address of the Trustees of Bowdoin College in the Salem Register [original]

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Records of the Board of Overseers, 1794-1996

Catalog Number: 1.1.3


Volume 1 Signed register of Board of Overseers members, 1794-1996, and "standing rules and orders of the Board" and amendments.
2 Original Records of the Overseers, (No. 1) [1794-1816]
3 Original Records of the Overseers, (No. 2) [1817-1825]
Folio Volume 4 Overseers Records, (No. 3) 1826-1859
Folio 5 Overseers Records, Vol. 1, 1794-1854
Folio 6 Overseers Records, Vol. 2, 1860-1889
Folio 7 Overseers Records, Vol. 3, 1890-1903
Folio 8 Overseers Records, Vol. 4, 1903-1911
Folio 9 Overseers Records, Vol. 5, 1912-1919
Folio 10 Overseers Records, Vol. 6, 1920-1929
Folio 11 Overseers Records, Vol. 7, 1929-1938
Folio 12 Overseers Records, Vol. 8, 1929-1943
Folio 13 Overseers Records, Vol. 9, 1944-1952
Folio 14 Overseers Records, Vol. 10, 1952-1959
Folio 15 Overseers Records, Vol. 11, 1960-1965
Folio 16 Overseers Records, Vol. 12, 1966-1968
Folio 17 Overseers Records, Vol. 13, 1969-1971
Folio 18 Overseers Records, 1972-1974
Folio 19 Overseers Records, 1975-1976
Folio 20 Overseers Records, 1977-1978
Folio 21 Overseers Records, 1979-1980
Folio 22 Overseers Records, 1981-1982
Folio 23 Overseers Records, 1983-1984
Folio 24 Overseers Records, 1985
Volume 25 Overseers Records, 1986-1991
26 Overseers Records, 1992-1996

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Records of the Board of Trustees, 1794-

Catalog Number: 1.1.4


Folio Volume 1 Index to Trustee Records [1794-1853]
Folio Volume 2 Trustee Records, 1794-1853
Micro Trustee Records, 1794-1906 [v.3-4 folio], microfilm (35 mm, 1 reel)
Folio 3 Trustee Records, Vol. 1, 1794-1853 (Copy)
Folio 4 Trustee Records, Vol. 2, 1854-1906
Folio 5 Trustee Records, Vol. 3, 1906-1929
Folio 6 Trustee Records, Vol. 4, 1930-1938
Folio 7 Trustee Records, Vol. 5, 1939-1946
Folio 8 Trustee Records, Vol. 6, 1947-1953
Folio 9 Trustee Records, Vol. 7, 1954-1959
Folio 10 Trustee Records, Vol. 8, 1960-1961
Folio 11 Trustee Records, Vol. 9, 1962-1963
Folio 12 Trustee Records, Vol. 10, 1964-1965
Folio 13 Trustee Records, Vol. 11, 1966-1968
Folio 14 Trustee Records, Vol. 12, 1969-1971
Folio 15 Trustee Records, Vol. 13, 1972-1974
Folio 16 Trustee Records, Vol. 14, 1975-1976
Folio 17 Trustee Records, Vol. 15, 1977-1978
Folio 18 Trustee Records, Vol. 16, 1979-1980
Folio 19 Trustee Records, Vol. 17, 1981-1982
Folio 20 Trustee Records, Vol. 18, 1983-1984
Folio 21 Trustee Records, Vol. 19, 1985
Volume 22 Trustee Records, Vol. 20, 1986-1991
23 Trustee Records, Vol. 21, 1992-1995
24 Trustee Records, Vol. 22, 1995-2003
Box 1
Folder 1 Trustee Records, academic year 1995-1996
2 Trustee Records, academic year 1996-1997
ArchCD Box 1 Trustees Records: electronic files of minutes, academic year 1997-1998 to present (incomplete coverage)
Box 1
Folder 3 Trustee Records, academic year 1997-1998
4 Trustee Records, academic year 1998-1999
5 Trustee Records, academic year 1999-2000
6 Trustee Records, academic year 2000-2001
7 Trustee Records, academic year 2001-2002
8 Trustee Records, academic year 2002-2003
9 Trustee Records, academic year 2003-2004
10 Trustee Records, academic year 2004-2005
11 Trustee Records, academic year 2005-2006
12 Trustee Records, academic year 2006-2007
13 Trustee Records, academic year 2007-2008
14 Trustee Records, academic year 2008-2009
15 Trustee Records, academic year 2009-2010
16 Trustee Records, academic year 2010-2011
17 Trustee Records, academic year 2011-2012
18 Trustee Records, academic year 2012-2013
19 Trustee Records, academic year 2013-2014

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Votes of the Board of Overseers, 1794-1996, and the Board of Trustees, 1794-

Catalog Number: 1.1.5


Volume 1 Memo of Votes 1833-1856
Folio Volume 2 Copy Book of Votes of the Trustees and Overseers (1912-27)
Box 1 Index
2 Votes..., 1794-1816, folders 1/1 - 2/18
3 Votes..., 1817-1830, folders 2/19 - 4/2
4 Votes..., 1831-1848, folders 4/3 - 5/9
5 Votes..., 1849-1863, folders 6/1 - 7/6
6 Votes..., 1864-1876, folders 8/1 - 9/8
7 Votes..., 1877-1889, folders 10/1 - 11/6
8 Votes..., 1890-1896, misc. 1794-1971 folders 12/1 - 14/4 & 4 unnumbered
9 Votes..., 1917-1937
10 Votes..., 1938-1950
11 Votes..., 1951-1960
12 Votes..., 1961-1969
13 Votes..., 1969-1975
14 Votes..., 1976-1982
15 Votes..., 1983-2000
ArchCD Box 1 Votes...: electronic files, 2001-present (incomplete coverage)
Box 16 Votes..., 2001-

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Committee Reports, General, 1816-

Catalog Number: 1.1.6


Box 1
Folder 1 Academic Affairs, Committee on, 1985
2 Academic Program and Appointments, Committee on, 1967-1969
3-4 Accounting Practices, Committee to Review, 1979-1986
5 Acoustic Condition in the Chapel, Committee on, 1953 Jun
6 Admissions and Financial Aid, Committee on, 1997 Feb 28
7 Admissions and Preparatory Schools, Committee on, 1971
8 Admissions, Report of the Commission on Admissions, 1975 Jan 24
9 Amendments to Rules, Committee on, 1947 Jun
10 Appointment of an Acting President, Committee on, 1967
11 Armory Building, Committee to Supervise Construction, 1954
12 Art Interests, Committee on, 1898-1962
13-22 Arts, Committee on the, 1972-1978 ("Committee on The Arts" changed to "Committee on The Museums" by Governing Boards vote, 1979 May 24)
23 Athletic Committee, 1924-1957, 1970, 1973
24 Athletics, President's Commission on, 1971, 1972
25 Audit Committee, 1980
26 Audit Committee, 1997 Feb 28
27 Boiler, Committee on the Purchasing, 1950
28 Breckinridge Center, informal advisory committee, 1973-1983
29 Calendar, Committee on, 1937, 1957
30 Campaign Planning, Subcommittee on, 1983, 1993
31 Capital Gains & Losses, Committee on, 1970
32 Chemistry Building Committee, 1950
33 Classroom Building Committee, 1949-1950
34 Commencement, Committee on Change of, 1937
35 Commencement Sequence, Committee on the Consideration of 1959-1960
Volume 1 Committee for Massachusetts Grant - proceedings, 1816-1832
Box 1
Folder 36 Computing Center Committee, 1969 Feb
37 Conflicts of Interest, Reports on Potential Conflicts of Interest, 1979-1981, 1984, 1987-1988, 1990-1993
38 Cram House, Committee on the Use of, 1948
39 Curtis Fund, Committee on the Status of, 1939-1940
40 Development, Committee on, 1954-1985
Box 2
Folder 1 Dining, Committee on Bowdoin Centralized Dining Service, 1961
2 Dormitory, Committee on New Dormitory, 1940
3 Educational Policy, Committee on, 1939-1962
4 Educational Program, Committee on, 1972, 1981
5-6 Educational Television, Advisory Committee on, 1964-1979
7 Emergency Committee, 1917
8 Emergency Committee - Milliken Regiment papers, 1917-1918, n.d.
9 Examining Committee, 1916-1921, 1923-1940, 1944-1960
10 Faculty Liaison Committee, 1968
11 Faculty Salaries, Committee on, 1930, 1949
12 Financial Aspects of Enrollment, Committee to Survey, 1949-1951
13 Financial Planning, Committee on, 1983, 1985
14 Freeman Resolution, Committee on, 1968
15 General Catalogue, Committee on, 1946-1948
16 Gibson Hall of Music, Harvey Dow, Committee on, 1953, 1955
17 Governing Boards, Committee on Membership and Operation, 1972
Box 3
Folder 1 Grounds and Buildings, Committee on,1896-1909, 1910-1911
2 Grounds and Buildings, Committee on, 1922-1930
3 Grounds and Buildings, Committee on, 1931-1937, 1949
4 Grounds and Buildings, Committee on, 1951-1963
5 History, Visiting Committee on the Department of, 1968
6 Honors [Honorary Degrees], Committee on, 1928-1948, 1968, 1974-1979, 1982-1991
7 Infirmary, Committee on, 1955
8 Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on, 1986-1987
9 Interfraternity Cooperative Committee,1949
10 Legal Members of the Board of Overseers, Committee on, 1835
11 Library, Committee on, 1933-1959, 1971
12 Library Committee, 1962-1966
13-14 Library Construction Committee, 1982-1983
15 Limitation of Numbers, committee on, 1924, 1937
16 Maine Youth Opportunity Committee, 1949
17 Massachusetts Hall, Committee on the Alterations of Massachusetts Hall, 1873 Jul 7-8
18 Medical School Committee, 1921
19 Memorializing Buildings, Committee on, 1970
20-23 Museums, Committee on the (formerly the Committee on the Arts), 1979 Feb-1981 May
24 Needs of the College, Committee on, 1938-1940
25 Neighborhood Property, Committee on, 1952, 1955, 1959
26 Nominating Committee, 1967-1972, 1982
27 Organ, Committee on the New Organ, 1927
28 Overseers, Committee on the Rules of, 1978 May
29 Parking, Committee on, 1951
30 Patent Policy Committee, 1969
31 Pennsylvania Plan Committee, 1931
32 Pensions, Committee on, 1913, 1929, 1938, 1979
33 Physical Plant, Report of Committee on, 1976 Nov
34 Physical Plant, Committee on, 1985
35 Pickard Memorial Theatre Committee, 1953
36 Placement, Committee on, 1936-1937
37 Planning of Buildings, Committee on, 1952, 1957, 1959-1960
38 Pooled Life Income Funds Committee, 1979
39 President, Committee on a Successor to, 1952, 1968
40 Presidential Evaluation, Committee on,1984
41 President's House, Committee Appointed to Rehabilitate, 1953
42 Prize, Committee on the Bowdoin Prize, 1938, 1945
43 Property, Committee on Bowdoin Property, 1844
44 Property, Committee on the Study of Certain College Properties, 1939
45 Prospective Students, Committee on, 1957
46 Renovation of Hubbard Hall, Committee on,n.d.
47 Retirement Benefits, Committee on, 1939-1940, 1957, 1960-1961
48 Revision of the Laws of the College, Committee on, 1919, 1924
49 Scholarships, Committee on Competitive Scholarships Outside of Maine, 1937-1938
50 Scientific Station, Committee on Bowdoin Scientific Station, 1939
51 Sesquicentennial Fund Committee, 1949-1953
52 Shore Property, Committee on, 1945
53 Sills Memorial Volume, Committee on, 1956-1957
54 Size of the College, Committee on, 1957, 1960
55 Social Responsibility, Subcommittee on, 1985, n.d.
Box 4
Folder 1 South Africa Advisory Committee/Social Responsibility, Subcommittee on, 1978-1986
2-3 Space Utilization Study, final report, 1998 Dec 10
4-6 Special Committee on Wages and Salaries, 1951-1952
Volume 2 Standing Committee records, 1846-1855
Box 4
Folder 7 Standing Committee reports, 1851-1856
8 Student Affairs Committee 1981-1982
9 Student Aid, Committee on, 1968
10 Student Environment, Committee on,1965-1966, 1971-1972
11 Student Life, Commission on, 1983
12 Student Life Committee, 1966-1979
13 Student Life and Fraternities, Committee on, 1964-1967
14 Summer School, Committee on the Bowdoin Summer School, 1949
15 Swimming Pool, Committee on the Bowdoin Swimming Pool, 1924, 1927-1928
16 Trustee Affairs Committee, 1997 Feb 28
17 Trustee Affairs Committee, 2000 Feb 25
18 Tuition, Committee on, 1937
19 Union, Committee on Bowdoin Union, 1927
20 Vocational Guidance and Placement, Committee on, 1938
Box 5
Folder 1 War Memorial, Committee on, 1923, 1926, 1928
2-6 War Memorial, Committee on the Bowdoin Memorial: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, 1989-2001

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Reports of the Visiting Committee, 1826-1966

Catalog Number: 1.1.7


Volume 1 Reports of Visiting Committee, 1826-33
2 Reports of Visiting Committees, 1834-39
3 Reports of Visiting Committees, 1840-44
4 Reports of Visiting Committees, 1845-50
5 Reports of Visiting Committee, 1851-55
6 Reports of Visiting Committee, 1856-60
7 Reports of Visiting Committees, 1861-64
Box 1 Reports, 1828-1888
2 Reports, 1889-1940 (note: Visiting Committee reports for 1913-1916 are included with Records of the Board of Overseers, catalog #1.1.3, volume 9 folio)
3 Reports, 1941-1962
4 Reports, 1962-66

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Committee on Investments [Finance Committee] Minutes, 1898-1990

Catalog Number: 1.1.8


Volume 1 Finance Committee [1915-1951]
Folio Volume 2 Records of the Meetings of the Finance Committee of the President and Trustees of Bowdoin College [1915-1928]
Box 1 Committee on Investments (Finance Committee) 1898-1915, 1924-1949
2 Committee on Investments (Finance Committee) 1949-1966
3 Committee on Investments, 1967-85
4 Committee on Investments, 1977-87
5 Committee on Investments, 1988-90

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Executive Committee Minutes, 1921-

Catalog Number: 1.1.9


Volume 1 Executive Committee [1921-1956]
Folio Volume 2 Executive Committee, 1957-1975
Folio 3 Executive Committee, 1977-1987
Volume 4 Executive Committee, 1988-1991
5 Executive Committee, 1992-1995
Box 1
Folder 1 Executive Committee Minutes (Copies), 1980-84
2 Executive Committee Minutes (Copies), 1985-87
3 Executive Committee Original Minutes [1951-1955]
4 Executive Committee Original Minutes and copies, [1927, 1949, 1944, 1946, 1949, 1991]
5 [Executive Committee Meeting Minutes Jan. 31, 1997]
Box 2
Folder 1 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 1995-1996
2 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 1996-1997
ArchCD Box 1 Executive Committee Minutes: electronic files, academic year 1997-1998 to present (coverage incomplete)
Box 2
Folder 3 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 1997-1998
4 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 1998-1999
5 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 1999-2000
6 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2000-2001
7 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2001-2002
8 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2002-2003
9 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2003-2004
10 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2004-2005
11 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2005-2006
12 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2006-2007
13 Executive Committee Minutes, academicyear 2007-2008
14 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2008-2009
15 Unanimous Consent Vote, 2008 Oct
16 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2009-2010
17 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2010-2011
18 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2011-2012
19 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2012-2013
20 Executive Committee Minutes, academic year 2013-2014

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Committee on Policy, 1966-1981

Catalog Number: 1.1.10


Box 1 Committee on Policy, 1966-1977
2 Committee on Policy, 1977-1981
3 Committee on Policy: Report of theAcademy for Educational Development, "Organization and Financial Management of Bowdoin College," June 15, 1971

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Study Committee on the Underclass Campus Environment [Pierce Committee], 1967-1970

Catalog Number: 1.1.11


Box 1 S.C.U.C.E., 1967-1970
2 S.C.U.C.E., Drafts/Final Report, 1968-69 (view final report online)

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Court Cases

Catalog Number: 1.1.12


Box 1
Folder 1 Allen vs. McKeen, 1833
Volume 1 Opinion of Judge Story in the case of William Allen vs. Joseph McKeen, 1833
Volume 2 Searles Case: In the Matter of the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of Mary F.S. Searles, 1892 (2 copies)
Volume 3 Fayerweather Case: Brief of the Respondents, In the Matter of the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of Daniel B. Fayerweather, Deceased, United States Supreme Court, 1902
Volume 4-5 Fayerweather Case: In the Matter of Proving the Last Will and Testament of Daniel B. Fayerweather, deceased, as a Will of Teal and Personal Property, Surrogate's Court, City and County of New York, 1890
Volume 6 Batt et al., Executors of the last will and testament of John C. Coombs vs. Stevens, Treasurer of Massachusetts, Bowdoin College and Viola V. Coombs, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1911 (2 copies)
Box 1
Folder 2-9 Bound booklets containing the U.S. Circuit Court and U.S. Supreme Court briefs and opinions in the case of The President and Trustees of Bowdoin College et al vs. James P. Merritt etal, 1892-1897

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Committee on the Arctic Museum, 1966-1967

Catalog Number: 1.1.13


Box 1 Committee records, 1966-1967

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Biographical Files, 1794-

Catalog Number: 1.1.14


Box 1 A - Cog
2 Col - Em
3 F - Ho
4 Hu - N
5 O - Ro
6 Ru - Z

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Directories, 1957-

Catalog Number: 1.1.15


Box 1 Directories, 1957 - 2012-2013
Box 2 Directories, 2013-2014 -

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Committee on Governance

Catalog Number: 1.1.16


Box 1
Folder 1 Report, 1981
2-6 Background, 1980-1981
7 Background, 1985-1991
8 Report, 1996
9-20 Background, 1994-1996
21 Governing Boards Handbook

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Presidential Search Committees, 1952, 1968, 1977, 1981, 1989

Catalog Number: 1.1.17


Box 1
Folder 1 1952, Notes and correspondence from the file of Earle S. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Successor to the President
2 1952, Report to the Governing Boards by the Committee on Successor to the President
3-4 1968, Presidential Search - the files of Professor Paul Hazelton, chairman of the special faculty committee on presidential selection
Box 2
Folder 1 1977, Presidential Selection Committee
2-4 1981, Presidential Search Committee
5 1981, Presidential Nominating Committee
6 1989, Presidential Search Committee
7-10 1989, Presidential Search Committee, Report

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Commission on Residential Life, 1987-1997, n.d.

Catalog Number: 1.1.18


Box 1 Unrestricted access
Reports:
Folder 1 Announcement of Commission and its purpose, 1996
2 Bowdoin College News report re: interim report, 1997 Mar 1
3 "Building Community at Bowdoin College." Interim report, 1997 Feb 22
4 "Building Community at Bowdoin College." Final report, 1997 May 10
5 Report to the President from the Committee to Review Fraternities, 1988 Apr
6 Residential Life - draft models and costs, 1988, 1990, 1997
7 Residential Life surveys, 1996
8 Residential Life value statements, 1996
9 Residential Life - various reports, 1996
Studies:
10 Amherst College
11 Bowdoin College Self-Study, 1996
12 Carnegie Mellon University
13 Colby College
14 Colby College - Commission on Campus Life
15 Colgate University
Box 2 Unrestricted access
Studies:
Folder 1 Grinnell College
2 Hamilton College - Report of the Committee on Residential Life, 1995
3 Harvard College
4 Kenyon College
5 Kenyon College - House manager information, 1995-1996
6 Kenyon College - Report of the Commission on Student Life, 1989
7 Middlebury College
8 Oberlin College, 1994
9 Trinity College
10 Tufts University - Living on Campus, 1995-1996
11 Wesleyan University - Residential Life task force report, 1987
12 Williams College

Box 3 ACCESS RESTRICTED UNTIL 2032
Subject Files:
Folder 1 Ad Hoc Community Forum, 1997 Apr 23
2 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee, 1997
3 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - Choice Subcommittee, 1997 Apr
4 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - Faculty Involvement Subcommittee, 1997
5 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - final report, 1997 May 5
6 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - Governance and Budget Subcommittee, 1997
7 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee/House Leadership meeting, 1997 Apr 23
8 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee meeting, 1997 Apr 2
9 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee meeting, 1997 Apr 8
10 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee meeting, 1997 Apr 13
11 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee meetings - communications, 1997
12 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - miscellaneous, 1997 Apr
13 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - preliminary report, 1997 Apr 15
14 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - Residential Life Staff Subcommittee, 1997
15 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - student nominations/volunteers, 1997 Mar
16 Ad Hoc Implementation Committee - subcommittees, 1997 Apr
17-18 Addresses of letters to the Commission on Residential Life
19 Alumni Corporation house officers, 1996-1997
20 Alumni forum - Boston, 1996 Nov 21
21 Alumni forum - Portland, 1996 Nov 14
22 Alumni forums, 1996
23 Appointment calendar, 1996-1997
24 Archives - confidential destruction
25 Articles - various, 1996, 1997
26-27 Background material for the Commission on Residential Life, 1996 Jul 29 (2 copies)
28 Bowdoin Orient - various issues, 1996 Sep-Nov
29 "Building Community at Bowdoin College," final report, 1997 May 10
30 "Building Community at Bowdoin College," interim report, 1997 Feb 22
31 "Building Community at Bowdoin College," interim report - draft
32 Burns, William David - essay on fraternities, 1988
33 Campus map, n.d.
34 Charge for the Commission on Residential Life, 1996 Jul 8
35 Clerical support, 1996
36 Communications Outline and Constituency Outreach Proposal, 1996 Sep 7
37 Conference call, 1997 Feb 21
38 Conversations with Don Kurtz, 1996
39 Convocation address - President Edwards, 1996
40 Draft reports of working groups - special reaccreditation insert, Bowdoin Orient, 1996
41 Emails - miscellaneous, 1996-1997, n.d.
42 Faculty forums, 1996
43 Faculty meetings, 1996 Oct
44 Faxes, 1997
45 Feedback cards to Don Kurtz with response, 1997 Jan-Feb
46-49 Filing - miscellaneous
50 Financial information - account for Commission on Residential Life, 1996-1997
51 Focus group minutes - BGLAD, 1996 Nov
52 Focus group minutes - Bowdoin VolunteerGroup meeting, 1996 Nov 15
53 Focus group minutes - Bowdoin Women's Association meeting, 1996 Oct 29
54 Focus group minutes - Crew team, 1996 Nov
55 Focus group minutes - faculty meeting, 1996 Nov 15
56 Focus group minutes - Latin American Student Organization (LASO) meeting, 1996 Nov 14
57 Focus group minutes - Open student forum, 1996 Nov 1
58 Focus group minutes - Parents Executive Committee annual meeting, 1996 Sep 27
59 Focus group minutes - Student Leadership Council meeting, 1996 Nov 15
60 Focus group minutes - Students of color meeting, 1996 Oct 31
61 General, 1996
Box 4 ACCESS RESTRICTED UNTIL 2032
Subject Files:
Folder 1-2 Guides, reports, reviews, 1988, 1996
3 "History of Fraternities at Bowdoin," by David L. Simmons '96 and correspondence, 1996
4 House leadership, 1997-1998
5 Institutional research, 1996
6 Interfraternity Council (IFC), 1996
7 Letter from Don Kurtz to the Commission members, 1997 Oct 3
8 Letter from Nathaniel Cormier '95, 1996 Aug
9 Letters - drafts and history, 1996, n.d.
10-12 Letters to Commission on Residential Life, 1996
13 Letters to Donald Kurtz, chairman - negative letters, 1996
14 Letters to Donald Kurtz, chairman - positive letters, 1996
15 Letters to Donald Kurtz, chairman - special/outside letters, 1996
16 Letters to Don Kurtz with responses, 1996 Sep
17 Letters to Don Kurtz, 1996 Oct
18 Letters to Don Kurtz with responses, 1996 Oct
19 Letters to Don Kurtz, 1996 Nov
20 Letters to Don Kurtz, 1996 Dec
21 Letters to Don Kurtz with responses, 1996 Dec
22 Letters to Don Kurtz with responses, 1997 Jan-Feb
23 List server communication, 1996 Sep-Oct
24 List server communication, 1997 May
25 Mailing, 1996 Sep 26
26 Mailing, 1996 Oct 5
27 Mailing, 1996 Oct 11
28 Mailing, 1996 Nov 2
29 Mailing, 1996 Nov 26
30 Mailing, 1996 Dec 6
31 Mailing, 1996 Dec 31
32 Mailing, 1997 Jan 23
33 Mailing, 1997 Jan 31
34 Mailing, 1997 Feb 17
35 Mailing, 1997 Mar 7
36 Mailing, 1997 Mar 24
Box 5 ACCESS RESTRICTED UNTIL 2032
Subject Files:
Folder 1 Mailing, 1997 Apr 6
2 Mailing labels - Board of Trustees report, 1997 Feb 22
3 Mandate, 1996 Jul 8
4 Meeting, 1996 Sep 7
5 Meeting, 1996 Nov 2
6 Meeting, 1997 Mar 7
7 Meeting, 1997 Apr 12
8 Meeting, 1997 May 3
9 Meeting dates, 1996-1997
10 Meetings with Craig, n.d.
11 Member information
12 Members - list, 1997
13 Memorandum with attachments to members of the Commission on Residential Life, 1996 Nov 26
14 Memorandum with attachments to members of the Commission on Residential Life, 1996 Dec 31
15 Memorandum with attachments to members of the Commission on Residential Life, 1997 Jan 10
16 Memorandum with attachments to members of the Commission on Residential Life, 1997 Jan 23
17 Memorandum with attachments to members of the Commission on Residential Life, 1997 Mar 7
18 Memorandum with attachments to members of the Commission on Residential Life, 1997 Apr 4
19 Minutes, 1996 Sep 7
20 Minutes, 1996 Oct 5
21 Minutes, 1996 Nov 2
22 Miscellaneous handwritten notes
23 Miscellaneous material - Del Wilson, 1996
24 Miscellaneous material for Don Kurtz, 1996
25 Notes [by Craig Bradley], 1996
26 Parents forum - minutes, 1996 Sep
27 Phone calls, n.d.
28 Post-Commission mail sent to Don Kurtz, 1997
29 Preliminary Residential Life financing plan, 1996-2001
30-32 Preliminary Residential Life studies: Bowdoin/Kenyon
33 Questions for open forums, 1996
34 Report on Long-Term and Short-Term Dining Options, 1997 Jan 28
35 Reports from the Commission on Residential Life, 1996 Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2
36 Residential Life Value Statement - memo from Robert H. Edwards, 1996 Oct 25
37 Response letters from the community and College, 1996-1997
38 Responses to the interim report, 1997 Mar
39 Social Policy Subcommittee, 1996
40 Student forum, 1996 Nov 1
41 Student forum, 1996 Dec 5
42 Subcommittees, 1996
43 Summary of Residential Life Working Group report, n.d.
44 Thorne, Frederick G.P. '57 - letter to parents/students/alumni/faculty/staff, 1996 Aug
45 Torrey, W., Bradley, C., Mersereau, R., Kurtz, D. - notes
46 Tour - Bowdoin College, 1996 Aug 19
47 Tours and meeting schedule, 1997 Jan 9-11
48 Tours of Amherst, Williams, Middlebury, and Dartmouth, 1996 Dec 17-19
49 Web page, n.d.

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Committee on the Future, 1994-2001, n.d.

Catalog Number: 1.1.19


Box 1
Folder 1-10 Appendix 1-10 material, 1998-2000, n.d.
11-15 Articles - various, 1994-2001, n.d.
16 Draft Report, Appendix, 2000 Oct
17-18 Draft Report, Appendix, 2000 Dec
19 IT (Information Technology) Plan and Budget, 2000 Jun
20 Meeting, 2000 May 11
21 Miscellaneous printed material, 1999-2001
22 Notebook of Scott Meiklejohn, Bowdoin administrator and committee member, 1999-2000
23 Notes from campus visits, 2000
24 Overheads and notes, n.d.
25 Post-report planning (the next steps), 2001, n.d.
26 Publication - "The Knowledge Web," Merrill Lynch, 2000 May
27 Publications - various, 1998-2000, n.d.
28 Report of the Committee on the Future, 2000 Dec
29 Retreat for Trustees - notebook, 2001 Mar
30 Retreat for Trustees - summary of discussions, 2001 Mar
31 Retreat to discuss the Committee's report, 2001 Mar

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Realia, 1943, 1969, n.d.

Catalog Number: 1.1.20


Vault Box 1
Item 1 Gavel used at meeting of the Board of Overseers. Inscription: "Bowdoin College/ Board of Overseers/Clement F. Robinson/ 1943 President."
2 5 brass keys on a key ring: the ceremonial "Keys to the College."
3 1 cast pewter medallion on silver chain:"Seal of the College" on the front, on reverse: "First presented to Roger Howell, Jr., on the occasion of his inaguration as the tenth president of Bowdoin College by the fellow members of his Class of 1958, October 3, 1969.

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