Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Senior Center Program: Records, 1957-1979, undated
ID
3.8
Date
1957-1979, n.d.
Extent
9.5 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Senior Center Program: Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.


Biographical/Historical Note

The Senior Center program was inaugurated by President James Stacy Coles in October 1964. An innovation in higher education, the Center and its programs grew out of President Kenneth Charles Morton Sills' desire to build a dormitory for seniors. He believed that having the seniors live together would "emphasize college and class rather than fraternity." The program was originally designed to expose seniors to disciplines outside their major fields. It also gave faculty the opportunity to research particular fields of interest to them. The new academic programs offered at the Senior Center differed a great deal from those found elsewhere in higher education, which, at the time, was still quite formal. As well as the academic benefits, the Senior Center was designed to serve a social function. By bringing the seniors together for meals, lectures and special programs, it was believed that upon graduation they would leave the College as a cohesive group.

From 1964 to 1971 the program was directed by William B. Whiteside. He was succeeded by James E. Ward III who directed the program until 1976. The final director was Gabriel J. Brogyanyi who served until 1979. The director and his family resided in an adjacent building (later Chamberlain Hall), and visiting scholars were given suites in the Center. Although the experiment was successful in the 1960's, it became apparent that with the trend towards a more open curriculum in the 1970's and the growth in the size of the College, it was no longer favorable to restrict the program to seniors. Following the program's end in 1979, many aspects were integrated into the curriculum. The Senior Center building was re-dedicated as Coles Tower in 1980, with the Admissions and Student Aid offices occupying Chamberlain Hall.


Scope and Content

Records of the Senior Center, its concept, implementation and functioning. Includes records of the subcommittee that designed the curriculum for the program, information on the planning and construction of the Center, and office files on lecture series and seminar offerings. There are also minutes and records of the Senior Center Council and a progress report on the Center by William B. Whiteside, funded by the Sloan Foundation. Audio recordings of selected lectures and events are preserved in the College Archives Audio Visual Collection.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.


Collection Inventory

3.8.1: Proposals, Plans, and Curriculum Subcommitee, 1957-1963, n.d.   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains information on the initial planning for the Senior Center. The bulk of the records are of the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Senior Center. Files contain meeting minutes and reference materials of the subcommittee. Correspondence and revised committee reports on the planned curriculum of the Senior Center are also included.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

College size and fraternities, 1957-1960, n.d. 

1 2

Proposal for Senior Center, 1960-1961, n.d. 

1 3

Subcommittee on Plans for Facilities and Program, 1960-1961, n.d. 

1 4

Subcommittee on Senior Center Curriculum and Program, 1960-1961, n.d. 

3.8.1.1: Curriculum Subcommittee 

Box Folder
1 5

Mimeographed minutes, Spring 1961 

1 6

Memos submitted by members, Spring 1961 

1 7

May 2, 1961 Yes-No-Maybe responses 

1 8

Report, May 24, 1961 

1 9

General, Fall 1961 

1 10

Hazelton Committee, general 

1 11

Hazelton Subcommittee- updated draft of curriculum report 

1 12

Committee report- mimeographed draft, 1962 Jan 10 

1 13

Hazelton Committee curriculum report, dittoed draft, 1962 Jan 

1 14

Hazelton Subcommittee curriculum report- final version presented to faculty, 1962 Feb 26 

1 15

"Final" report- 1962 Feb 7, "without line" and other changes of pp. 8-10 from version presented 1962 Feb 26 

1 16

200/Reading syllabus course modification (Pols-Hazelton) (Hiebert-Pols-Whiteside) 

1 17

100 Course modification (Pols-Hiebert) 

1 18

200/Independent Study modification (Pols), 1962 Apr 17 

1 19

1962 Apr 13 memo and report on committee meeting 

1 20

Report on April 18, 20, 23 meetings of subcommittee - material for April 18 meeting 

1 21

Hazelton memo to the subcommittee, 1962 May 1 

1 22

Revised curriculum report, 1962 May 1 

1 23

Revised curriculum report, 1962 May 7 

1 24

Final report 1962 May 7 - editorial revision 1963 May 

1 25

Curriculum report final version as presented and approved at faculty meeting 1962 May 21 

1 26

E.C. Helmreich Minority Report 

1 27

Bill Root study of electives, science majors compared with other departments 

1 28

CEP Committee proposed statement for catalogue on 200 course and related matters 

1 29

Curriculum recommendations from faculty members 

1 30

Final report on curriculum and program with revised appendix, 1963 

1 31

Stanford Senior Colloquia 

1 32

Senior Center notes from Dick Schmalz 

1 33

"Physical Setting and Intellectual Climate" article by Cameron and Wheeler (Bradley University) 

1 34

Rationale for the Senior Center 


3.8.2: Seminar Development and Dedication, 1962-1965, n.d.   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Records of seminar development and the official dedication of the Senior Center. Files contain information on development of the seminar concept in relation to the Senior Center concept. Files also contain records of the official dedication of the Senior Center including correspondence concerning guest speakers and dedication activities.

Arrangement:

Arranged by subject.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 35

Development: 1962-1963 Committee on Development of Senior Seminars 

1 36

Development: Art, Biology, Classics, Economics, English, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology. Religion, Romance Language. Sociology 

1 37

Development: General 

1 38

Development: Pols Committee to Plan Senior Seminars 1963 

1 39

Dedication: (Ross Lee) Finney Commissioning of Chamber Music for Senior Center Dedication 

1 40

Dedication: (William P.) Doppman Correspondence Re: Dedication 1964 

1 41

Dedication: Information Memos to Guests and Students 

1 42

Dedication: "Thank You" Letters to President Coles and Professor Whiteside from Guests Re: Dedication 

1 43

Dedication: WBW (Whiteside) Dinner Guests Before First Performance of Dedicatory Concert 

1 44

Dedication: Invitations 

1 45

Dedication: Menus, Programs, Etc. 

1 46

Dedication: Preview Tours September 1964 

1 47

Dedication: Activities Before Center Opening- Invitation Lists, Menus (Class of 1964 and General) 

1 48

Dedication: Letters To (and From) Guests Prof. Whiteside Re: Dedication 

1 49

Dedication: Prospectus Introduction Programs 

1 50

Dedication: W.B. Whiteside General 

1 51

Dedication: Speeches Polanyi, Nitze, Whiteside, Muskie 

1 52

Dedication: Professor Polanyi Correspondence 1964-1965 

1 53

Dedication: (Richard) Waller Correspondence 

1 54

Dedication: Convocation Monday Oct. 19, 1964 Miscellaneous Notes Re: Program 

1 55

Dedication: Correspondence and Memos (Between Faculty) Re: Dedication 

1 56

Dedication: Correspondence Re: Invited Speakers 

1 57

Dedication: General 1964-1965 


3.8.3: Seminars, 1964-1979   4.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

Records of seminars offered at the Senior Center. Files contain seminar proposals and related correspondence, catalogue descriptions and syllabi.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Two folders from 1966-1967 restricted for 75 years from date of creation (2042).

Box Folder
1 58

1964-65 Bulletin Fall 1964 

1 59

1964-65 Descriptions Fall 1964 

1 60

1964-65 Seminar material from Spring 1964 for Fall 1964 

1 61

1964-65 Spring 1965 descriptions 

1 62

1964-65 Letters from seminar instructors (both semesters) 

1 63

1964-65 Material contributed by instructors #1 

1 64

1964-65 Material contributed by instructors #2 

1 65

1964-65 Fall 1964 list of senior seminars and instructors 

1 66

1964-65 Spring 1965 list of senior seminars and instructors 

1 67

1964-65 Schedule problems 

1 68

1964-65 Material related to senior seminars 

1 69

1964-65 Spring 1965 provisional seminar assignments 

2 1

1964-65 Seminar #2 Profs. Beckwith and Koelln (papers turned in) 

2 2

1964-65 Syllabus for seminar #9 "The Person and the Mind/Body Problem" 

2 3

1964-65 Seminar 10 "Civilization of the Mayas" 

2 4

1964-65 Syllabus for seminar discussions on "The Dynamics of War and Peace" 

2 5

1965-66 Fall 1965 Seminar titles, descriptions, instructors 

2 6

1965-66 Fall 1965 Original texts submitted by instructors 

2 7

1965-66 Meeting of seminar instructors Oct. 21, 1965 

2 8

1965-66 Meetings of 1st semester seminar instructors Jan. 12, 1966 

2 9

1965-66 Fall 1965 registration instructions June 2, 1965 

2 10

1965-66 Assignments Fall 1965 

2 11

1965-66 Spring 1966 titles, instructors, descriptions 

2 12

1965-66 Spring 1966 original texts submitted by instructors 

2 13

1965-66 Meetings of 2nd semester seminar instructors Jan. 13, 1966 

2 14

1965-66 Letters from seminar instructors both semesters 

2 15

1965-66 Letters of appreciation to seminar instructors 

2 16

1965-66 Books ordered for seminars 

2 17

1965-66 Seminar #1 spring, paper on Jewish comedy in prose 

2 18

1965-66 Ditto masters re: seminars 

2 19

1965-66 General correspondence-notices 

2 20

1966-67 Bulletin 

2 21

1966-67 Seminar descriptions 

2 22

1966-67 Descriptive copies (originals) 

2 23

1966-67 Seminar titles and instructors 

2 24

1966-67 Letters from seminar instructors- Spring 

2 25

1966-67 Letters from seminar instructors- Spring (restricted until 2042) 

2 26

1966-67 Text of interviews with student seminar participants (restricted until 2042) 

2 27

1966-67 Letters from seminar instructors- Fall 

2 28

1966-67 Correspondence 

2 29

1966-67 Fall 1966 Syllabi 

2 30

1966-67 Schwartz Seminar Fall 1966 experimental music- concert program 

2 31

1966-67 "L'Affaire"- Pols and McGee re: philosophy seminar 

2 32

1966-67 Additional seminars Spring 1967 #s 14,15,16 

2 33

1966-67 Short titles for seminars 1965- 1966, 1966-67 (for computer use) 

2 34

1966-67 General 

2 35

1967-68 Bulletin 

2 36

1967-68 Course descriptions 

2 37

1967-68 Fall correspondence with seminar instructors 

2 38

1967-68 Letters from seminar instructors re: teaching of seminars prior to 1967-68 

2 39

1967-68 Spring correspondence with seminar instructors 

2 40

1967-68 Letters from seminar instructors Fall 

2 41

1967-68 Letters from seminar instructors Spring 

2 42

1967-68 Seminar registration form 

2 43

1967-68 Fall grades (general summary) 

2 44

1967-68 Spring semester material 

2 45

1967-68 Free Seminar Program (F.S.P.) 

2 46

1967-68 Seminars suggested for 1967-68 and thereafter 

2 47

1967-68 Questionnaire 

2 48

1968-69 Bulletin 

2 49

1968-69 Course descriptions 

2 50

1968-69 Original catalogue copy 

2 51

1968-69 Fall letters of seminar instructors re: teaching of seminars 

2 52

1968-69 Spring letters from seminar instructors re: teaching of seminars 

2 53

1968-69 Correspondence to seminar instructors 

2 54

1968-69 Correspondence with seminar instructors 

2 55

1968-69 Seminar statistics 

2 56

1968-69 Registrations Spring 1969 

2 57

1968-69 Description of A.M. Taylor's seminar #26 "Science and Imagination" 

2 58

1968-69 Free Seminar Program (F.S.P.) 

2 59

1968-69 Questionnaire 

2 60

1969-70 Bulletin 

2 61

1969-70 Spring semester seminar descriptions original copies 

2 62

1969-70 Seminar descriptions 

2 63

1969-70 Seminar schedules Fall and Spring 

2 64

1969-70 Mimeo description #s 12,13,14 

2 65

1969-70 Book sign-out sheets 

2 66

1969-70 Fall letters from instructors re: teaching of seminars 

2 67

1969-70 Correspondence with seminar instructors 

2 68

1969-70 Material from seminar instructors 

2 69

1969-70 Fall minutes of meetings of seminar instructors 

2 70

1969-70 Spring seminar instructors' meetings 

2 71

1969-70 Fall registration class of 1970 

2 72

1969-70 Spring seminar registration 

3 1

1969-70 Proposed seminar- "Oral Interpretation" by Mrs. Minister 

3 2

1969-70 Fall seminar #9 Electronic Music 

3 3

1969-70 Questionnaire on possible seminars class of 1970 

3 4

1969-70 Senior seminars 1969-79 PLANNING 

3 5

1969-70 Summaries of senior seminar instructors 1964-69 

3 6

1969-1970 Statistics 

3 7

1970-71 Seminar descriptions Fall 1970 

3 8

1970-71 Seminar schedules 

3 9

1970-71 Seminar descriptions (original copies) 

3 10

1970-71 Spring semester planning 

3 11

1970-71 Spring letters from seminar instructors re: teaching of seminars 

3 12

1970-71 Statistics 

3 13

1970-71 Book checkout list for seminar #8 

3 14

1970-71 Seminar #22 "Supreme Court and the First Freedom" 

3 15

1970-71 Seminars taught by departments 1964-71 

3 16

1971-72 Fall semester descriptions 

3 17

1971-72 Spring seminar descriptions 

3 18

1971-72 Seminar schedules Fall and Spring 

3 19

1971-72 Letters from instructors 

3 20

1971-72 W.B. Whiteside's correspondence 

3 21

1971-72 Correspondence- seminar instructors 

3 22

1971-72 Spring registration 

3 23

1971-72 Seminar planning J.E. Ward 

3 24

1971-72 Seminar #18 "Education"- student evaluations 

3 25

1971-72 Questionnaire June 1972 

3 26

1971-72 Questionnaire comments typed October 1972 

3 27

1972-73 Fall semester descriptions 

3 28

1972-73 Spring 1973 seminar descriptions 

3 29

1972-73 Fall and Spring seminar schedules 

3 30

1972-73 Correspondence- seminar instructors - Fall 

3 31

1972-73 Fall 1972 seminar instructors 

3 32

1972-73 Fall memos-seminar instructors 

3 33

1972-73 Spring- seminar registration 

3 34

1972-73 Spring 1973 seminar instructors 

3 35

1972-73 Questionnaire responses #1 

3 36

1972-73 Questionnaire responses #2 

3 37

1972-73 Questionnaire responses- typed 

3 38

1972-73 Evaluations of senior seminars 

3 39

1972-73 Memorandums 

3 40

1972-73 Instructor evaluations of Spring seminars 

3 41

1972-73 Possible future seminar instructors 1971-72, 1972-73 

3 42

1972-73 Douglas Thornsjo 

3 43

1972-73 Summary of senior seminars 1964-73 

3 44

1973-74 Seminar descriptions Fall 1973 

3 45

1973-74 Seminar descriptions Spring 1974 

3 46

1973-74 Seminar schedules Fall and Spring 

3 47

1973-74 Correspondence re: seminars 

3 48

1973-74 Seminar registration- Fall 

3 49

1973-74 "Structure of the Oceans" Fall 1973 

3 50

1973-74 Dr. Soreff- "Issues in Modern Psychiatry" 

3 51

Spring- Elizabeth D. Mooz- "Issues in Health Care" 

3 52

1973-74 Christian P. Potholm "South Africa: Pariah or Precursor?"- Spring 

3 53

1973-74 Alice Early and Barbara Kaster: "Perspectives in Women's Studies"- Spring 

3 54

1973-74 Rabbi Norman Geller- Spring- "The Yiddish Subculture" (not approved) 

3 55

1973-74 Martin Margulis-Spring psychology seminar (not approved) 

3 56

1973-74 Karen Woodruff seminar proposal 

3 57

1973-74 Dr. Cowing- proposed seminar: "Educational Opportunity and the Individual" 

3 58

1973-74 Questionnaire Spring 1974 

3 59

1973-74 Summary of survey of class of 1975 re: Center seminars 

3 60

1973-74 Fall questionnaire 

3 61

1973-74 Catalogue descriptions of Senior Center seminars Spring/Fall 1973 

3 62

1973-74 Correspondence- possible future seminar instructors for 1973-74 

3 63

1973-74 Summary of seminars and instructors 1964-Spring 1973 

3 64

1973-74 List of seminars 1964-73 for survey to junior class 

3 65

1973-1974 Possible future seminar descriptions 

3 66

1974-75 Descriptions- Fall 

3 67

1974-75 Ambrose, John W. Fall "Fifth Century B.G. Athens" 

3 68

1974-75 Chapko, Jean Fall 1974 "Improvisation of the Theater" 

3 69

1974-75 Mitchell, James E. Fall 1974 "Housing: A Case Study in Impoundment" 

3 70

1974-75 Almy, Donald and Coughlin, John "Conflict Resolution" (not given) 

3 71

1974-75 Dolloff, Carol L. "The Plight of the Dying in Our Society" (not given) 

3 72

1974-75 Lutchmansingh, Larry "Art and Society" (not given) 

3 73

1974-75 Moore, Russell "The Museum and Its Community" (not given) 

3 74

1974-75 Bushey, Michael W. (not given) 

3 75

1974-75 Summary of seminars- survey of class of 1976 

3 76

1974-75 Seminar questionnaire Fall 1974 

3 77

1974-75 Spring seminar descriptions 

4 1

1974-75 Correspondence re: seminars 

4 2

1974-75 Burchess, Arnold "Sculpture: Anatomy's Role" Spring 

4 3

1974-75 Cafferty, Helen L. "Women and Literature" Spring 

4 4

1974-75 Cole, John N. "Preparing for Post-Industrialism" Spring 

4 5

1974-75 Hall, Lawrence and Hanley, Daniel F. "Ethical Component in Medical Judgment" Spring 

4 6

1974-75 Mooz, Elizabeth D. "Issues in Health Care" Spring 

4 7

1974-75 Schwartz, Dorothy "The Art of Printmaking" Spring 

4 8

1974-75 Wing, Charles "The Art of the House" Spring 

4 9

1974-75 Alt, Theresa F. "What is language?" Spring 

4 10

1974-75 Appell, George N. "Ethnocide in the Third World" Spring 

4 11

1974-75 Bhattacharsa, Wendy B. "Career Options in the U.S." Spring 

4 12

1974-75 Questionnaire Spring 

4 13

1975-76 Fall seminar descriptions 

4 14

1975-76 Barton, Rick "Towards Election Reform" Fall 

4 15

1975-76 Carr, Hattie "Black American Playwrights" Fall 

4 16

1975-76 Cary, Michael S. "The Early Christian Church" Fall 

4 17

1975-76 Dutch, John "The Applications of Psychological Research in Education" Fall 

4 18

1975-76 Novack, Lesley Lazin "Language Abnormalities in Children" Fall 

4 19

1975-76 Leber, Eric and Newman, Morris "Performing Early Music" Fall 

4 20

1975-76 McLin, Helen K. "Feminism in Latin America" Fall 

4 21

1975-76 Emery, John "History and Criticism of the American Broadcast System" Fall (not given) 

4 22

1975-76 Kaster, Barbara "The Films of Francois Truffaut" Fall (not given) 

4 23

1975-76 Koelln, Fritz C.A. "Nietzsche" Fall (not given) 

4 24

1975-76 Kohler, Barry L. Fall (not given) 

4 25

1975-76 Schwartz, Dorothy "The Artist and the City" Fall (not given) 

4 26

1975-76 Quinby, Pat Fall (not given) 

4 27

1975-76 Questionnaire Fall 

4 28

1975-76 Seminar descriptions Spring 

4 29

1975-76 Spring seminar proposals 

4 30

1975-76 Ambrose, John W. "Greek Tragedy: Man's Relationship with God" Spring 

4 31

1975-76 Appell, George N. "Social Impact Analysis: Contributions from Anthropological Theory and Research" Spring 

4 32

1975-76 Ditto masters for "Social Impact Analysis.." 

4 33

1975-76 Bourgeois, Dana "The Construction, Design and History of the Guitar" Spring 

4 34

1975-76 Cerf, Steven R. "Thomas Mann" Spring 

4 35

1975-76 Donovan, Josephine "Feminist Theory" Spring 

4 36

1975-76 Hadden, John L. "Israeli vs. Arab..." Spring 

4 37

1975-76 King, Angus S. "Congressional Staff in the Legislative Process" Spring 

4 38

1975-76 Settlemire, Thomas C. "The Physiological and Medical Aspects of Nutrition" Spring 

4 39

1975-76 Lask, Martha "Aspects of Human Sexuality" Spring (not given) 

4 40

1975-76 Lutchmansingh, Larry D. Spring (not given) 

4 41

1975-76 Mastronardi, Michael F. Spring (not given) 

4 42

1975-76 Palmer, Robert F. "History of Jazz" Spring (not given) 

4 43

1975-76 Eide, John "Silkscreen" Spring (not given) 

4 44

1975-76 Hill, Robert B. Spring (not given) 

4 45

1975-76 Smith, Rosalie Paul "Tapestry Design" Fall (not given) 

4 46

1975-76 MacDonald, Stephen (not given) 

4 47

1975-76 Correspondence re: seminars 

4 48

1975-76 Questionnaire Spring 

4 49

1975-76 Survey of junior class (1977) list of seminars 

4 50

1976-77 General 

4 51

1976-77 Seminar descriptions Fall 1976 

4 52

1976-77 Suggested topics sent to faculty Nov. 10, 1976 

4 53

1976-77 Faux, Geoffrey "The Political Economy of Maine" Fall 

4 54

1976-77 Lang, Michael "Housing: People or Property- the Government's Reponses" Fall 

4 55

1976-77 Low, Sanford Anthropological Film Fall 

4 56

1976-77 Steele, William "Theater Criticism" Fall 

4 57

1976-77 Usenik, Frances A. Yugoslavia and Poland, Fall 

4 58

1976-77 Blue, Jon C. Fall (not given) 

4 59

1976-77 Brandt, Max H. "Indian Music Cultures of the Americas" Fall (not given) 

4 60

1976-77 Cole, John B. (not given) 

4 61

1976-77 Burke, Bud 

4 62

1976-77 DeYoung, Richard C. III "Art and the Law" Fall (not given) 

4 63

1976-77 Green, Audley Fall (not given) 

4 64

1976-77 Ives, H. Rollin "The Principles and Process of Psychotherapy" Fall (not given) 

4 65

1976-77 Kaster, Barbara "The Use of Television" Fall (not given) 

4 66

1976-77 Questionnaire Fall 

4 67

1976-77 Survey of junior class of 1978-January of 1977 

4 68

1976-77 Descriptions Spring 1977 

4 69

1976-77 Bradley, Edward F. "The Future of Maine's Fisheries" Spring 

4 70

1976-77 Brogyani, Nyhus, Watterson "Interdisciplinary Course on the "European Renaissance" Fall 

4 71

1976-77 Churchill, James S. "Existentialism" Spring 

4 72

1976-77 Clough, Garrett C. "Sociobiology: Animal and Human Ethology" Spring 

4 73

1976-77 Isaacson, George "Law and Education" 

4 74

1976-77 Bernatovicz "The Law as a Career" Spring (not given) 

4 75

1976-77 Bradford, Peter Spring (not given) 

4 76

1976-77 Darling, Paul G. "Hierarchy in Economics" Spring (not given) 

4 77

1976-77 Hymoff, Ira "Group Process" Spring (not given) 

4 78

1976-77 Langlois, John D. Jr. Spring (not given) 

4 79

1976-77 Levine, Daniel Spring (not given) 

4 80

1976-77 Liversidge, Robert P., Jr. "Our Health Care Dilemma: Where Do We Go From Here?" Spring (not given) 

4 81

1976-77 Merrell, Phillip H. "History of Motion from Aristotle to Einstein" Spring (not given) 

4 82

1976-77 Muller, Deborah Del Gais "History of Chinese Art and Calligraphy" Spring (not given) 

4 83

1976-77 Robertson, Peter Spring (not given) 

4 84

1976-77 Turner, John H. "Commitment to Literacy" Spring (not given) 

4 85

1976-77 Watterson, William Collins Spring (not given) 

4 86

1976-77 Correspondence re: seminar proposals 

4 87

1976-77 Evaluation of senior courses and instructors 

4 88

1977-78 Seminar descriptions 

4 89

1977-78 Correspondence re: seminar proposals 

4 90

1977-78 Correspondence re: class lists- Fall 

4 91

1977-78 Abraham, Ruth "The Avant-Garde Film" Fall 

4 92

1977-78 Moulton, James M. "The Structure of the Oceans" Fall 

4 93

1977-78 Peskay, Joel et al. "Human Sexuality" Fall 

4 94

1977-78 Shanley, Edward S. "Science and Society" Fall 

4 95

"Architecture- Historic Perspective" Fall 

4 96

1977-78 Vail, June A. "The Avant-Garde in Dance" Fall 

4 97

1977-78 Whiteside, William B. "Seminar on the 1960s" Fall 

4 98

1977-78 Jahn-Clough, Elena "Women's Art: A Changing Consciousness" Fall (not given) 

4 99

1977-78 Geib, Frederick A. "The Thirties: A Time for Remembrance" Fall (not given) 

5 1

1977-78 Geoghegan, William B. "Jung: Interpreter of Human Sexuality" Fall (not given) 

5 2

1977-78 Gennsheimer, Michael R. "Consumer Protection" Fall (not given) 

5 3

1977-78 Miller, Dorcas S. "The Timbering Industry in Maine: Post, Present and Future Fall (not given) 

5 4

1977-78 Montgomery, Jack "Political Trials in America" Fall (not given) 

5 5

1977-78 Pinfold, Wallace "Anthro" Fall (not given) 

5 6

1977-78 Schwartz, Elliott "Beethoven" Fall (not given) 

5 7

1977-78 Shenton, Edward H. "Oil Pollution and the Impact on the Environment" Fall (not given) 

5 8

1977-78 Thompson, William M. "Commune, Community or Communication" Fall (not given) 

5 9

1977-78 Waks, Norman Fall (not given) 

5 10

1977-78 Whiteside, David "Jazz Seminar" Fall (not given) 

5 11

1977-78 Wilson, Theodore J. "History of Jazz" Fall (not given) 

5 12

1977-78 Fall course and instructor evaluations 

5 13

1977-78 Course descriptions Spring 

5 14

1977-78 Correspondence- Spring 

5 15

1977-78 Correspondence re: course lists Spring 

5 16

1977-78 Course and instructor evaluations Spring 

5 17

1977-78 Beckwith, Robert and Cerf, Steven "Wagner: Musical and Literary Viewpoints" Spring 

5 18

1977-78 Blewett, C. Douglas "Productive Thinking" Spring 

5 19

1977-78 Cafferty, Gordon and Waldon "Women in Historical Perspective: Germany, the U.S. and Latin America" Spring 

5 20

1977-78 Greenlee, Charles "Jazz" Spring 

5 21

1977-78 Marshall, Christopher "Anthropology and Art" Spring 

5 22

1977-78 Howland, John L. "Medieval Science" Spring 

5 23

1977-78 Lutchmansingh, Larry D. "The Quest for America" Spring 

5 24

1977-78 Scheid, Don E. "Science, Culture and Philosophy" Spring 

5 25

1977-78 Settlemire, C. Thomas and Simmons, Patti "Topics in Nutrition" Spring 

5 26

1977-78 Whiteside-Bourassa Course Franco- American Studies Spring 

5 27

1977-78 Wolcott, Calvin "Pre-Calculus Topics in Seven Math-Related Situations" Spring 

5 28

1977-78 Allen, Jonathan D. "COBOL Programming and Business Applications" Spring (not given) 

5 29

1977-78 Allen, Thomas '67 Spring (not given) 

5 30

1977-78 Brown, Marion "Jazz Seminar" Spring (not given) 

5 31

1977-78 DiCara, Vincent "Alternative Energy Policy Decisions" Spring (not given) 

5 32

1977-78 Dysinger, Helen H. Spring (not given) 

5 33

1977-78 Emerson, William S. "An Intro to Industry" Spring (not given) 

5 34

1977-78 Finlayson, Bruce "Machines and People" Spring (not given) 

5 35

1977-78 Gorham, Jonathan "Alternative Energy" Spring (not given) 

5 36

1977-78 Merriam, Kendall "The Suicide of Mayakovsky" Spring (not given) 

5 37

1977-78 Peck, David Spring (not given) 

5 38

1977-78 Schwindt, Peter "Crime and Punishment in Contemporary America" Spring (not given) 

5 39

1977-78 Shipman, William D. Spring (not given) 

5 40

1977-78 Terrien, George "Architecture and Urban Planning" Spring (not given) 

5 41

1977-78 Waring, Peter "Jazz Seminar" Spring (not given) 

5 42

1977-78 Survey of the junior class (1979) Feb. 1978 

5 43-44

1977-78 Summary of grades in seminars, 1970-SPR 78 

5 45

1978-79 Course descriptions Fall 1978 

5 46

1978-79 Course and instructor evaluations Fall 

5 47

1978-79 Acheson, Ann W. "Language in Society" 

5 48

1978-79 Burroughs, Franklin G., Jr. "The Tradition of Love and the English Renaissance" Fall 

5 49

1978-79 Deprez, Ronald D. "Public Policy in Maine" Fall 

5 50

1978-79 Gerber, Ray P. "Marine Food Production" Fall 

5 51

1978-79 Jones, John Morrow "To Speak Humanly of Human Things" Fall 

5 52

1978-79 Shain, Charles E. "America... British Fiction" Fall 

5 53

1978-79 Deupree, Jean "The Science of the Ancients" Fall (not given) 

5 54

1978-79 Doolittle "The Suffering Servant..." Fall (not given) 

5 55

1978-79 Grimmer, John E. "Environmental law" Fall (not given) 

5 56

1978-79 MacDonald, Theodore Jr. Fall (not given) 

5 57

1978-79 Swanton, John B. "Computer Workshop" Fall (not given) 

5 58

1978-79 Course descriptions Spring 1979 

5 59

1978-79 Correspondence re: course program Spring 1979 

5 60

1978-79 Course/instructor evaluations Spring 

5 61

1978-79 Kempton Daniel R. "Medieval Narrative" Spring 

5 62

1978-79 Rogers, Edward Lee "Science and Environmental Law" Spring 

5 63

1978-79 Small, Melinda Y. "Problem Solving" Spring 

5 64

1978-79 Soben, Vadim "The Soviet Union Today" Spring 

5 65

1978-79 Turner, John and Waldron, Kathy "Intro to Latin American Culture" Spring 

5 66

1978-79 Wolfe, Willard "Bernard Shaw..." Spring 

5 67

1978-79 Bolte, Charles Spring (not given) 

5 68

1978-79 Graalff, Greg "History of typography" Spring (not given) 

5 69

Expression..." Spring (not given) 

5 70

1978-79 Cumulative list of seminar instructors (classed by faculty status) 

5 71

1978-79 Short titles (for computer use) 

5 72

1978-79 Reports 

5 73

1978-1979 Miscellaneous 

5 74

1978-79 Enrollments in Senior Center seminars and courses 1974-78 


3.8.4: Lecture Series, 1964-1979   1.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Records concerning the lecture series of the Senior Center. Files contain information on lectures related to and sponsored by the Senior Center. Files also include correspondence concerning these lectures and assorted lecture bureau information.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
5 75-76

1964-1965 

5 77-78

1965-1966 

5 79-80

Graduate school panels 1965-1966 

6 1-3

1966-1967 

6 4-5

1967-1968 

6 6-7

1968-1969 

6 8

1969-1970 

6 9

1970-1971 

6 10-11

1971-1972 

6 12

1972-1973 

6 13-14

1973-1974 

6 15

1974-1975 

7 1

1975-1976 

7 2

1976-1977 

7 3

1978-1979 

Ovsz-Box Folder
8 1

Lecture posters: 1965-1969 

8 2

Lecture posters: 1970-1972 

8 3

Lecture posters: 1973-1979 


3.8.5: National Humanities Institute, 1976-1977   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

Records of the National Humanities Institute at the Senior Center. Files include correspondence regarding the Institute and syllabi prepared by the Institute's teaching fellows during June 1976.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
7 4

1976-1977 Correspondence 

7 5-7

1976 Jun, Syllabi 


3.8.6: Construction, 1960-1971, n.d.   1.0 linear foot.

Series Description:

Records on the construction of the Senior Center. Files contain information on all aspects of Senior Center furnishings. Some plans for Center interiors are included as well as photographs of the exterior and interior. For blueprints for the actual building see College Buildings: Architectural Plans and Drawings.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
7 8

Architectural Pottery, 1961 

7 9

Carpeting - general, 1962-1964, n.d. 

7 10

Clocks, 1964 

7 11

Coles, President - correspondence re: furnishings and equipment, 1964 

7 12-13

Contract Interiors, Inc., 1963-1966, n.d. 

7 14

Dining Hall- areas of responsibility - policies, 1963-1964 

7 15

Dining Hall- flooring, 1963 

7 16

Dishes, small wares, etc. - Kitchen and Dining Room, 1963-1964, n.d. 

7 17

Door lettering, 1964-1965 

7 18

Fire safety - report from international conference on fire safety in high-rise buildings, 1971 Oct 

7 19

Floor plans- room layouts, 1964, n.d. 

7 20

Furnishings- Contract Interiors, Inc. - presentation and amendments, 1963-1964, n.d. 

7 21

Furnishings- Director's residence, 1963-1964, n.d. 

7 22

Furnishings- general, 1961-1965, n.d. 

7 23

Furnishings- meeting w/ Contract Interiors, Inc., Boston, 1964 Mar 23 

7 24

Gifts- Furnishings: Steinway and Chickering pianos; oriental rug, 1964 

7 25

Guest apartments, 1964, n.d. 

7 26

Inventory- furnishings, 1964, n.d. 

7 27

Job description (preliminary) for Senior Center Plant Supervisor 1963, 1964 

7 28

Kitchen equipment, 1962, n.d. 

7 29

Mailboxes and mail deliveries, 1963-1964 

7 30

Murals- Aubusson tapestry correspondence, 1962-1963 

Volume-folio
1

Photo portfolio - Ezra Stoller and Associates, n.d. 

2

Photographs of the Senior Center by Ezra Stoller and Associates, part 1, n.d. 

3

Photographs of the Senior Center by Ezra Stoller and Associates, part 2, n.d. 

Box Folder
7 31

Piano, Steinway- correspondence, 1963, n.d. 

7 32

Planter Components and Architectural Pottery brochures, 1961, n.d. 

7 33

Policy re: furnishings- aesthetic and practical aspects, n.d. 

7 34

Refrigerators (College-owned) in Senior Center inventory, 1965 

7 35

Refrigerators in the Senior Center brought in by Seniors ('65) and resolution thereof, 1964, n.d. 

7 36

Residential housing- other colleges, 1960-1962, n.d. 

7 37

Risers and platforms, 1964, n.d. 

7 38

Ezra Stoller Associates (photographer), 1964-1965 

7 39

Hugh Stubbins and Associates (architect), 1962-1966, n.d. 

7 40

Suggestions re: furnishings, storage, humidity control, 1962-1964, n.d. 

7 41

Tables, care of finish, 1964-1965 

7 42

Telephones, 1963-1964 

7 43

Uniforms, 1964 

7 44

Vending machines, 1961-1963, n.d. 

7 45

Washers and dryers, 1964 

7 46

Woods and finishes- care of furniture 


3.8.7: Senior Center Council, 1963-1979, n.d.   1.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains Senior Center Council records. Minutes of council meetings, memos concerning details of meetings, interviews with seniors, and annual reports to the faculty are included. There is also a report on the Senior Center by Professor Whiteside, "The Will to Learn: Education and Community at Bowdoin College," which was funded by the Sloan Foundation.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed for 75 years from date of creation with the exception of Professor Whiteside's report funded by the Sloan Foundation and "Innovation In The Small College: The Senior Center At Bowdoin" by William Whiteside, which are not restricted.

Box Folder
7 47

1963-1964 Faculty members and agendas 

7 48

1963-1964 Correspondence 

7 49

1963-1964 Council meetings prior to opening of Center 

7 50

1963-1964 Agenda for Senior Center Council meeting, 1964 May 15 

7 51

1963-1964 Report of Council to faculty, 1964 Jun 8 

7 52

1964-1965 Progress report on Center operation to Visiting Committee, 1964 Dec 4 

7 53

1964-1965 Progress report to Governing Boards and faculty, 1965 Jan 15 

7 54

1964-1965 Report of the Director of the Senior Center for the academic year 1964-1965 

7 55

1964-1965 Senior Center Council meetings 

7 56

1964-1965 General 

8 1

1965-1966 Informal faculty meeting, 1966 Mar 2 

8 2

1965-1966 Report of the Director of the Senior Center for the academic year 1965-1966 

8 3

1965-1966 Senior Center program evaluation 

8 4

1965-1966 Report of the Committee on Evaluation of the Senior Program and the Senior Center Council, 1966 Jun 

8 5

1965-1966 Meetings 

8 6

1965-1966 Council report to the faculty, 1965 Oct 4 

8 7

1965-1966 Council material, 1965 May - 1966 Jan 

8 8

1965-1966 General 

8 9-10

1965-1966 Interviews with seniors and professors re: Senior Center 

8 11

1966-1967 Questionnaire data 

8 12

1966-1967 Council discussions with Nevitt Sanford, Martin Trow, Theodore Greene, Fall 1966 

8 13

1966-1967 Senior interviews - summary statements by interviewers, Spring 1967 

8 14

1966-1967 Permanent record- Spring 

8 15

1966-1967 Permanent record- Fall 

8 16

1966-1967 Senior interviews , March 1967 

8 17

1966-1967 Extra copies of faculty discussion, meeting, etc. 

8 18

1966-1967 Informal discussions of the Senior Program, Nov 9, 16, 22 

8 19

1966-1967 Rough notes from meetings 

8 20

1966-1967 Council meetings 

8 21

1966-1967 Letters from faculty to council 

8 22

1966-1967 General 

8 23

1966-1967 Council reports to faculty 

8 24

1966-1967 Correspondence to seminar instructors 

8 25

1966-1967 Responses to council requests for new seminars/seminars to be repeated in 1968-1969 

8 26

1966-1967 Council agendas 

8 27

1967-1968 Reports of interviewers 

8 28

1967-1968 Council minutes- Fall 

8 29

1967-1968 Council minutes- Spring 

8 30

1967-1968 Questionnaire data 

8 31

1967-1968 Report to the faculty 

8 32

1967-1968 Proposal to trustees of the Sloan Foundation 

8 33

1968 Oct 14, Sloan Study Committee materials 

8 34

1968-1969 Council minutes 

8 35

1968-1969 Report of council to faculty 

8 36

1968-1969 Council correspondence, 1967-1969 

9 1

1969-1970 Council minutes 

9 2-3

1970 "The Will to Learn: Education and Community at Bowdoin College" by William B. Whiteside [Sloan Report] - 2 copies 

9 4

1970-1971 Council minutes 

9 5

1970-1971 General 

9 6

1971-1972 Council minutes 

9 7

1971-1972 Memos to council members 

9 8

1971-1972 Council report to the faculty, 1972 Mar 

9 9

1971-1972 2nd draft council report to the faculty 

9 10

1971-1972 Goals and objectives 

9 11

1971-1972 Memo-faculty re: faculty meetings 

9 12

1972-1973 Council minutes 

9 13

1972-1973 Council annual report, 1973 Apr 

9 14

1972-1973 Council meeting- budget 

9 15

1972-1973 Memos 

9 16

1972-1973 Correspondence- council members 

9 17

1972-1973 Report to the faculty, 1972 Nov 

9 18

1972-1973 Shakespeare festival 

9 19

1973-1974 Council minutes 

9 20

1973-1974 Council meeting announcements 

9 21

1973-1974 Annual report to the faculty, 1974 May 

9 22

1974-1975 Council minutes 

9 23

1974-1975 Meeting announcements 

9 24

1974-1975 Annual report of the council, 1975 Mar 

9 25

1975-1976 Council meeting minutes 

9 26

1975-1976 Meeting arrangements and enclosures 

9 27

1975-1976 Annual report to the faculty, 1976 Mar 

9 28

1976-1977 Meeting reminders and enclosures 

9 29

1976-1977 Council meetings minutes 

9 30

1976-1977 Annual report to the faculty, 1977 Mar 

9 31

1977-1978 Director's idea re: special report (addendum to Long outline) 

9 32

1977-1978 Bowdoin faculty response to Director's letter re: ideas for the future center 

9 33

1977-1978 Director's letter to Bowdoin faculty re: ideas for the future center 

9 34

1977-1978 Memorandums and reminders 

9 35

1977-1978 Council meeting minutes 

9 36

1977-1978 Memo re: motion to limit Senior Center course enrollment, 1977 Sep 

9 37

1977-1978 Council annual report to faculty, 1978 Mar 

9 38

1977-1978 Annual report working folder 

9 39

1977-1978 Brogyani special report folder 

9 40

1977-1978 Long's outline for special report to the faculty, 1978 Feb 

9 41

1978-1979 Council report to the faculty, 1978 Dec 

9 42

1978-1979 Memorandums and reminders 

9 43

1978-1979 Minutes 

9 44

n.d., "Innovation In The Small College: The Senior Center At Bowdoin" by William B. Whiteside 


3.8.8: Printed Material, 1963-1979, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains articles and newspaper clippings regarding the Senior Center, as well as brochures and pamphlets published by the College concerning the Senior Center. There are also Senior Center newsletters with varying titles and frequency of publication.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
9 45

Articles, 1964-1978 

9 46

Brochures, calendar, and pamphlets, 1967-1969, n.d. 

9 47

Events listing (newsletter), 1964-1965 

9 48-49

In the Center (newsletter), 1968-1969 

9 50-54

Newsletters, 1974-1979 

9 55

Newspaper clippings, 1963-1978 

9 56-60

Tower Power (newsletter), 1969-1974