60.2 linear feet.
Catalog Number: 6.1
- College Calendar (The Sundial), 1937-1997
2 linear feet.
- The Bowdoin Thymes, 1966-
5 linear feet.
- News Releases, 1959-2013
19.5 linear feet.
- Bowdoin Sportsletter, 1968-1980, 1994- 1.5 linear feet.
- Bowdoin Sports News Releases, 1982-2013 1.5 linear feet.
- Bowdoin Arts News Releases and Bowdoin Arts and Culture Calendar of Events, 1990-1998, 2007- .8 linear feet.
- Publication production forms, 1994- 2 folders.
- Faculty and Staff Directories, 1959-1991 .75 linear feet.
- Student Directories, 1949-1991 1.5 linear feet.
- Bowdoin College Directory, 1991- 1.5 linear feet.
- New Faculty and Administrative Staff Directory, 1963-1998/1999
.25 linear feet.
- Bowdoin Bearings, 1988-1991 1 folder.
- Publicity photo negatives, 1936-1961 5 linear feet.
- Subject files 2 folders.
- Bowdoin Sun .25 linear feet.
- Bowdoin Bulletin, 1997- .50 linear feet.
- General Publications, 1983- .25 linear feet.
- Association of Bowdoin Friends, 1985- ,
.25 linear feet.
- Documentary History Scrapbooks, 1806-1962, n.d., 18 linear feet.
- Bowdoin News, 2004- ,
.25 linear feet.
- BurrellesLuce Clippings, 2000-2008,
1 linear foot.
- Bowdoin Daily Sun, 2010- ,
.90 linear feet.
Agency History /
The Office of Communications and Public Affairs disseminates public information about the college, its people, and its programs. In addition, the office directs the production of printed material for all college divisions and departments. This office began in 1962 as a single position: Director of News Services. Joseph Kamin, the first director, held the position until 1982. The office grew through a number of changes in responsibilities, organization, and personnel. Originally, the office was under the direction of the Executive Secretary of the College. In the 1970s it was relocated, under the Office of Development, where it remains. In a 1983 reorganization, News Services was combined with other college publications, such as the alumni magazine, under the Director of Public Relations. Further responsibilities were added, such as publication of the College Calendar, and by 1986 the position was known as Director of College Relations. In 1989, these services were grouped into a separate office, still under the direction of the Development Office, as the Office of Public Relations and Publications. Organizational changes resulted in further name changes in 1992 (College Relations), 1993 (Communications), and 1999 (Communications and Public Affairs). In 2011, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs became a stand-alone unit reporting to the president.
Scope and Content:
The records contain news releases, publications, and other informational material. Most notable are a complete set of the Bowdoin Thymes, a daily calendar of events, and the Sundial, a bi-weekly calendar. Forms containing production information about each publication are also in the records. The actual publications produced by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs for other campus departments are filed with that department.
Cite as: Office of Communications and Public Affairs: publications, news releases, records. George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. Bowdoin College Library.
Access Restrictions: None.