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Office of Events & Summer Programs: Records and Audiovisual Recordings. 1978- .


Academic Year Programs, 1979-
7.75 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 6.5.1



Series Description:
Planning and organization of academic year programs coordinated by the Events Office, begining in 1979. Files include general planning and details, performer's contracts, publicity, and billing records. Parent's weekend information and files concerning events surrounding graduation exercises (commencement, baccalaureate, senior week, etc.) are included. Very special events, such as the Bowdoin Bicentennial celebration, are found here; as well as repeated events such as the Bowdoin College Skating School and endowed lectures (Santagata, Spindel and Tallman).
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically within year.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 20 years from date of creation.


Summer Programs, 1979-
15.25 linear feet
Catalog Number: 6.5.2



Series Description:
Planning and organization of summer programs coordinated by the Events Office, begining in 1979. Files include general planning and details, performer's contracts, publicity, billing records, and housing information. Information concerning the Maine Festival, the American Mathematical Society conference, and Elderhostel programs are included for several years.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically, alphabetically within year.
General Note:
Restrictions: Closed for 20 years from date of creation.


Common Hour : Audiovisual Recordings and Printed Material
1999-
Catalog Number: 6.5.4

Series Description:
The Common Hour program is organized by the Office of Events & Summer Programs and takes place on Fridays during the academic year. Speakers and performers are invited from Bowdoin and the wider community. Common Hour provides an opportunity for faculty, students and staff to gather in common spaces across campus and engage together in the ideas of speakers and the presentations of art. There are two sub-series: Audiovisual Recordings and Printed Material.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Some restrictions may apply; contact Special Collections & Archives for information.


Common Hour : Audiovisual Recordings, 1999-

Catalog Number: 6.5.4.1

Series Description:
Includes campus recordings of lectures, performances and debates that are part of the Common Hour program. Topics vary widely, including political commentary; discussion of scientific and technological issues; the work of writers, poets and journalists; philosophical ideas; the visual and performing arts; sports; business and international affairs.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: Some restrictions may apply; contact Special Collections & Archives for information.


Common Hour : Printed Material, 1999-
0.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 6.5.4.2

Series Description:
Includes flyers and promotional material advertising the Common Hour events as well as the text of some lectures printed from the Bowdoin/Sun online.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
General Note:
Restrictions: None


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