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Senior Center Program: Records, 1957-1979, n.d.


Proposals, Plans, and Curriculum Subcommittee, 1957-1963, n.d.
.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:3.8.1

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.

Restrictions: None.


Seminar Development and Dedication, 1962-1965, n.d.
.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:3.8.2

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.

Restrictions: None.


Seminars, 1964-1979
4.0 linear feet.

Catalog Number:3.8.3

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

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

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


Lecture Series, 1964-1979
1.5 linear feet.

Catalog Number:3.8.4

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.

Restrictions: None.


National Humanities Institute, 1976-1977
.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number:3.8.5

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.

Restrictions: None.


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

Catalog Number:3.8.6

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.

Restrictions: None.


Senior Center Council, 1963-1979, n.d.
1.50 linear feet.

Catalog Number:3.8.7

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.

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.


Printed Material, 1963-1979, n.d.
.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number:3.8.8

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.

Restrictions: None.


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