Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Student Groups and Organizations: Records, 1806-
ID
4.8
Date
1806-
Extent
7.0 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Student Groups and Organizations, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.


Biographical/Historical Note

The collection contains information dating from 1806 on student groups and organizations. Included are constitutions, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, invitations, posters, flyers, programs, and other records. Student groups with substantial material held by the Archives are listed in separate series, while those groups with a small amount of material are listed alphabetically in the series "Various Student Groups and Organizations."


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

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

4.8.1: Various Student Groups and Organizations, 1806- , n.d.   1.0 linear foot.

Series Description:

This series contains records of short-lived or ephemeral student groups, and student groups with a small amount of material held by the Archives. If a student organization created records of a substantial nature, it has a separate listing.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by group.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Abraxas, 1921-1922 

Ovsz-Box
12

ADAPT (Awareness of Differences Among People Today), poster, 1991 

Box Folder
1 2

AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales), 1963, 1967-1968, n.d. 

1 3

Alcohol Peer Advisors, 1988-1989, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Alcohol Peer Advisors, poster, 1989 

Box Folder
1 4

Amnesty International, 1983-1989, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Amnesty International, posters, 1984, 2009 

Box Folder
1 5

Art Klub, 1988-1993, n.d. 

1 6

Asian Interest Group, 1992, n.d. 

1 7

Axle, The, 1967 

1 8

Bachelors, The, n.d. 

Map-case Drawer
C 12

B.E.A.R. (Bowdoin Exploratory Activities Ring), poster, 1979 

Box Folder
1 9

Bear Bottom, The, 1968-1970, n.d. 

1 10

Bear Necessity Pub, 1986-1990, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Bear Necessity Pub, poster, 1984 

Box Folder
1 11

Bicycle Club: The Ten Speeders, 1966-1968, n.d. 

1 12

Big Brother, 1966-1968, n.d. 

1 13

Biology Club, n.d. 

1 14

Boarding Club, 1828, 1834, n.d. 

1 15

Bowdoin After Dark, n.d. 

1 16

Bowdoin Anti-Racism Coalition, 1981, n.d. 

Volume
1

Bowdoin Biological Club, 1894-1895 

Box Folder
1 17

Bowdoin Car Club, n.d. 

1 18

Bowdoin Chess Association, 1967-1972, 1988 

1 19

Bowdoin Christian Science Organization, 1979 

1 20

Bowdoin Classical Club, 1902, 1929, 1930 

1 21

Bowdoin Club, 1915, 1916 

Ovsz-Box
12

Bowdoin College Debate Association poster, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 21a

Bowdoin Dance Group, 1977-1987, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Bowdoin Dance Group posters, 1978-1992, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 22

Bowdoin Energy Research Group, 1978-1986, n.d. 

1 23

Bowdoin Frisbee Club, 1979-1981 

1 24

Bowdoin Literary Association, 1874, 1884, 1885 

1 2

Bowdoin Literary Association: Records of Meetings, 1883-1885 

1 25

Bowdoin Literary Society, 1985-1989, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Bowdoin Literary Society posters, 1985-1990, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 26

Bowdoin Opinion Polling Organization, 1977, n.d. 

1 27

Bowdoin Peace Movement, 1968, n.d. 

1 28

Bowdoin Philosophical Club, 1880, 1992 

1 28a

Bowdoin Political Forum, Spring Issues Conference with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin, 1964 May 

1 29

Bowdoin Round Table, 1977 

1 30

Bowdoin Softball Alliance, 1983 

1 31

Bowdoin Speech Team, 1980 

1 31a

Bowdoin Students for Democratic Socialism, n.d. 

1 32

Bowdoin Volunteer Programs, 1973, 1991-1992, 2000-2001, 2012- 

1 33

BUCRO: Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil Rights Organization, 1960-1969, n.d. 

1 34

BUT: Bowdoin Undergraduate Teachers, 1964-1968 

1 35

Caluvian Society (scientific branch of Peucinian Society), 1839-1840 

Volume-folio
3

Caluvian Society of Bowdoin College, 1896-1899 

Box Folder
1 36

Camera Club, 1969-1970, n.d. 

1 37

Campus Chest, n.d. 

1 38

Canterbury Club, [1990] 

1 39

Celtic-American Society, 1980-1981, n.d. 

1 40

Circle K, 1981 

1 40a

Classical Club, 1942, 1949 

1 41

Cleaveland Society, 1977, n.d. 

1 42

Coalition for Diversity, 1990, n.d. 

1 43

Coffee Grounds Cafe, n.d. 

1 44

College Bowl, 1963-1964 

1 45

College Republicans, 1966-1973, 1984-1987, 2005, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

College Republicans poster, 1990 

Box Folder
1 46

Corrington Society, 1983 

1 47

Debating League, 1887, 1906, 1917 

ARealia-Box
7

Deutscher Verein medal, 1895 (see also German Club) 

Box Folder
1 48

Druids, 1988-1991, n.d. 

1 49

Enigma Society (phrenological), 1833-1835 

1 50

False Orders: campus humor in-joke programs, 1851-1857 

1 51

FISHIN', n.d. 

1 52

4Q, [1988] 

1 53

Franco-American Culture Committee, 1968 

1 54

Franco-American Society, 1969-1971 

1 55

Fraternity Independent Student Activities Committee: FISAC, 1987 

1 56

Friars, 1914, 1921 

1 57

Fried Garoupa, 1984 

Volume-folio
4

George Evans Debating Society-Records, 1833-1847 

Box Folder
1 58

German Club, 1906 (see also Deutscher Verein) 

1 59

Gorilla Theater, 1982 

1 60

Green Hornet Construction Company, 1965-1990 

Ovsz-Box
12

Hispanic Student Association posters, 1989-1990, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 61

Historical Society Notes, n.d. 

1 62

Hubbard Hall Press, 1950-1954, 1973, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Hubbard Hall Press posters, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 63

Humor Magazine, n.d. 

1 64

Huntington Club, 1986, 1987, n.d. 

1 65

IBIS, 1921-1925, 1930 

Volume
5

IBIS, Constitution and Record of the IBIS of Bowdoin College, 1904-1932 

Box Folder
1 66

Improvabilities, 1987, 1990, n.d. 

1 67

Interfraternity Athletic Board and Council, 1902-1911, 1927-1942, n.d. 

1 68

International Club, 1960-1969, 1984-1990, 2014- , n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

International Club posters, 1987, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 69

Kamerling Society, 2013- 

1 70

LASO: Latin-American Student Organization, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Lecture and Concert Committee posters, 1983-1990, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 71

Line, 1985 

Ovsz-Box
12

Lions of Judah poster, 1882 

Box Folder
1 72

Lockhart Society, 1831-1832, 1835 

1 73

Maine Green Party, 1985-1987, n.d. 

1 74

Math Club, Bowdoin, 1967 

1 75

Miscellania, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Miscellania poster, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 76

Missionary Association, 1837 

1 77

Mitchell Room Meditations, 1980 

1 78

Model Democratic Convention, 1975-1976 

Ovsz-Box
12

Model Democratic Convention poster, 1976 

Box Folder
1 79

Model United Nations, 1975, 1979, n.d. 

1 80

Native American Students Association (NASA), 2009- 

1 81

Nature Boy, 1988 

1 82

Newman Club, 1954, 1966-1991, n.d. 

1 83

Newman Club: Oxfam, 1984, 1986, n.d. 

1 84

Not Ready for Chase Barn Players, The, n.d. 

1 85

Ovarian Club, 1808 

Volume
6

Ovarian Club, 1807-1812 

ARealia-Box
7

Ovarian Society: pin 

Box Folder
1 86

Owls: Junior Honorary Society, 1923-1925 

1 87

Pandonda Band, 1837 

1 88

Paracelsus Society, 1981-1982, n.d. 

1 89

Peer Relations Support Group, 1987-1990, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Peer Relations Support Group posters, 1988, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 90

Philomathian Society, 1806-1807 

1 91

Philosophy Club, 1990 

1 92

Photography Club, n.d. 

1 93

Pineland Project, 1966-1968 

1 94

Poetry Writing Group, 1986 

1 95

Political Club, n.d. 

1 96

Precision Marching Band 

1 97

Project BABE: Bowdoin and Bancroft Exchange, 1977, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Project BABE posters, 1979-1981 

Box Folder
1 98

Project BREAD: Bowdoin Relief Effort for African Development, 1985, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Project BREAD poster, 1985 

Box Folder
1 99

Project 65, 1964 

Volume
7

Raxian Dole Society, 1845-1860 

Box Folder
1 100

Reform Democrats of Maine, 1968, n.d. 

1 101

Regional Hospital Volunteer Program, n.d. 

1 102

Run for a Free South Africa, 1986 

1 103

Russian Club, 1992, n.d. 

1 104

SAD: Society for the Advancement of Decay, 1967, n.d. 

1 105

Safe Space, 1990-1993, 2009, n.d. 

1 106

SAFEART, n.d. 

1 107

Sailing Club, 1968 

1 108

Saltwater College, 1980-1981, n.d. 

Volume
8

Saltwater College, 1981-1982 

Ovsz-Box
12

Saltwater College poster, 1981 

Box Folder
1 109

SAVO: Student Admissions Volunteer Organization 

1 110

SDS: Students for a Democratic Society, 1968-1971, n.d. 

1 111

SOS: Save Our System, n.d. 

1 112

South African Divestment, 1979, n.d. 

1 113

SPALA: Students for Peace Awareness in Latin America, 1987 

1 114

Sphinx, 1923-1925 

1 115

Struggle and Change, 1979-1991, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Struggle and Change posters, 1981-1989 

Box Folder
1 116

Student Arts Committee: Bowdoin Art League, 1936, 1966-1975, n.d. 

1 117

Student Chapel-Forum Committee, 1967-1981, n.d. 

1 118

Student Committee, 1973 

1 119

Student Executive Board, 1994-1995 

1 120

Student-Faculty Coalition to Change the Power Structure at Bowdoin, 1980 

1 121

Talent Shows and Student Performances, 1975, n.d. 

1 122

Teach for America, 1990 

1 123

Temperance Society, 1856, n.d. 

1 124

Thorndike Club, 1944-1978, n.d. 

1 125

Unitarian Society, 1829 

1 126

UQ, 1921-1922 

1 127

Volunteer Services, 1975-1986, n.d. 

1 128

W1OR, 1991 

Volume
9-12

W1OR: Log Books, 1940-1956 

Box Folder
1 129

Warriors, 2007- 

1 130

Wellness House (238 Maine St.): Programs, n.d. 

1 131

"What Four": Barbershop Quartet, n.d. 

1 132

Wherefore Art, 1984-1986, n.d. 

1 133

Writing Cooperative, 1988 

1 134

YAF: Young Americans for Freedom, n.d. 

1 135

Young Democrats/Bowdoin College Democrats, 1966, 1971, 1986-1987, 2006, n.d. 


4.8.2: Benevolent Society, 1814-1831, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Benevolent Society was formed in 1814 by twenty-nine members who met in the chapel and adopted a constitution for the purpose of assisting "indigent young men of promising talents and of good moral character in procuring an education at this college." The society was to receive donations in books, furniture and money. A committee of the society, including members of the junior and senior classes, made awards to deserving students with the consent of the executive government of the College. In 1826 the society accepted an Act of Corporation and dissolved itself. This was followed by the formation of the Auxiliary Benevolent Society of Bowdoin College, a strictly student organization which advised the corporated Benevolent Society. In this collection of accounts, constitutions and records, no society material seems to have survived after 1831.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
3

Accounts, 1820-1827 

Box Folder
1 1

Accounts, 1825-1831, n.d. 

Volume
2

Accounts, 1826 

Box Folder
1 2

Address before the Benevolent Society, 1822 Aug 20 

1 3

Constitution and records, 1814-1827 

Volume
1

Records, Committee of the Benevolent Society, 1816-1827 

4

Records, Constitution and Act of Incorporation, 1826 


4.8.3: Theological Society, 1820-1850, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Theological Society of Bowdoin College began under the administration of President Appleton. Little is known about the society prior to 1836 because its records were destroyed in the 1836 Maine Hall fire. The preamble of the society's 1836 constitution states the society was interested in the "inquiry 'what is truth';" the group was centered around the study and debate of religious matters. Its meetings were indefinitely suspended in 1850 after suffering a considerable lack of student interest and falling into debt. The series contains acceptance notes, librarian's books, treasurer's reports, and other records.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Acceptance notes from students invited to membership, 1836-1838 

1 2

Acceptance notes from students invited to membership, 1839-1840 

1 3

Acceptance notes from students invited to membership, 1841-1845 

1 4

Acceptance notes from students invited to membership, 1846-1847 

Volume
1

Constitution and records, 1836-1846 

Box Folder
1 5

Constitution - revisions and amendments, n.d. 

Volume
3

Librarian's book, 1829-1830 

4

Librarian's book, 1836-1838 

5

Librarian's book, 1839 

6

Librarian's book, 1845-1850 

Box Folder
1 6

Librarian's reports, 1837, 1844, 1846, 1847, n.d. 

Volume
8

Library catalogue, 1836 

7

Library records, 1822-1827 

Box Folder
1 7

Map of the Sandwich Islands with notes listing the mission stations, n.d. 

1 8

Oration delivered before the Theological Society, 1820 Jun 26 

Volume-folio
2

[Records], 1846-1849 

Box Folder
1 9

Treasurer's book, 1838-1840 

1 10

Treasurer's reports, 1836, 1841, 1842 


4.8.4: African American Society, 1967- , n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The African American Society was formed by students in 1968 to increase awareness in the Bowdoin community of the heritage and contributions of black Americans. Since 1969 the Little-Mitchell house, which was renamed the John Brown Russwurm African American Center in 1979, has been the base of the society. The center's library, meeting rooms and social space facilitate the African American Society in providing educational, political, and social support for people of African descent at Bowdoin, and a forum for the exchange of ideas in the Bowdoin community. The series contains announcements of events, programs, information on the dedication of the John Brown Russwurm Center, and other printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

"A Conversation on Race at Bowdoin," 1998 Mar 7 

1 2

"A Day Against Racism" at Bowdoin, 1981 Jan 20 

1 3

Announcements of events, 1969-1978 

1 4

Announcements of events, 1979-1988 

1 5

Announcements of events, 1990- , n.d. 

1 6

Brochures - "Black Directions", n.d. 

1 7

Committee on Afro-American Studies - memos and reports, 1977-1989 

1 8

Dedication of John Brown Russwurm Center, 1979 Jan 27 

1 9

Miscellaneous printed material, 1967- 

1 10

Newsletters, 1989-1990, 2011- , n.d. 

Map-case Drawer
C 12

Poster - Black Arts Festival, 1974 

Ovsz-Box
12

Posters, 1981-1991, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 11

Programs, 1969- 

1 12

"The African-American Legacy at Bowdoin," by Robert Johnson, Jr. (Class of 1971) - remarks at a Black History Month panel, 1997 Feb 26 (typescript) 


4.8.6: Bowdoin Jewish Organization/Bowdoin Hillel, 1968- , n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Bowdoin Jewish Association, which became the Bowdoin Jewish Organization (BJO) was established in February 1968 in order to provide Jewish religious, cultural, and social opportunities for Bowdoin students. In 2002 the BJO became the Bowdoin Hillel after affiliating with the national Hillel organization in Washington D.C. The organization presents lectures, shows movies, and sponsors other Jewish and secular activities to provide a sense of community and Jewish life. The series contains flyers, posters, programs, and other printed materials; two torahs (access restricted), the 1968 constitution, and typescripts of sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

Access to torahs restricted, consult staff.

Box Folder
1 1

Constitution and goals, 1968, 2002, n.d. 

1 2

Flyers announcing events, 1976- , n.d. 

1 3

Invitations, 1989- 

1 4

Miscellaneous printed material, 1991-1993 

1 5

Miscellaneous printed material, 2003- , n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Posters, 1984, 1985, 1990, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 6

Programs, 1989- , n.d. 

1 7

Retreat information, 1989, 1991, n.d. 

1 8

Torah dedication ceremony invitation and satin kippot, 2005 Apr 2 

Volume-folio
Ovrsize

Torahs (2), access restricted 

Box Folder
1 9

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2002 Sep 

1 10

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2003 Sep/Oct 

1 11

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2004 Sep 

1 12

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2005 Oct 

1 13

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2006 Sep-Oct 

1 14

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2007 Sep 

1 15

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2008 

1 16

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2009 Sep 

1 17

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2010 Sep 

1 18

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2011 Sep 28-Oct 8 

1 19

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2013 Sep 

1 20

Typescript of four high holy day sermons delivered by Rabbi Maslin at Bowdoin, 2014 Fall 


4.8.7: Bowdoin Outing Club, 1966- , n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Bowdoin Outing Club (BOC) was organized in 1948. The club promotes outdoor activities, an appreciation of nature and the environment, and the development of leadership skills. Membership is open to the Bowdoin community, with members entitled to take classes, go on trips, and borrow BOC equipment. Classes range from leadership training to fly fishing, while trips range from hiking and cross country skiing to white water kayaking. Outdoor pre-orientation trips for incoming Bowdoin students have also been coordinated by the Bowdoin Outing Club. The series contains flyers announcing meetings and trips, newsletters, posters, and schedules of activities.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Flyers announcing meetings, trips, and other events, 1966-1986, n.d. 

1 2

Miscellaneous printed material, n.d. 

1 3

Newsletters, 1991, 2002, 2004 

Ovsz-Box
12

Posters, 1986, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 4

Schedules of activities, 1987, 1988 


4.8.8: Bowdoin Women's Association, 1974- , n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Bowdoin Women's Association began as a small unofficial organization when women were first admitted to Bowdoin in the early 1970's, and was formally founded during the 1974-1975 academic year, the first year of full coeducation at Bowdoin. The association promotes awareness and education about gender issues through speeches, seminars, workshops, performance artists and other activities. The series contains flyers and posters announcing events, handbooks and newsletters, meeting materials, and miscellaneous printed material. See Other Student Publications for Womyn's Words, a publication funded by the Bowdoin Women's Association.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Agendas and meeting materials, 2000-2002, n.d. 

1 2

Flyers announcing activities, 1976-1980 

1 3

Flyers announcing activities, 1981-1992 

1 4

Flyers announcing activities, 2001-2002 

1 5

Flyers announcing activities, n.d. 

1 6

Handbooks and newsletters, 1978, 1988, n.d. 

1 7

Miscellaneous printed material, 1974, 1991, n.d. 

1 8

Miscellaneous printed material, 2000-2002, n.d. 

1 9

Organizational information, 2001-2002 

Ovsz-Box
12

Posters, 1978-1990, n.d. 

ARealia-Box
6

T-shirt - ten years of women at Bowdoin, 1970-1980 


4.8.9: Student Union Committee/Campus Activities Board (A-Board), 1947- , n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

Chartered in 1947, the Student Union Committee was organized to promote educational and entertaining activities for the student body. In the late 1990's the Student Union Committee became the Campus Activities Board, also referred to as the A-Board. As the name indicates, the function of the organization remains the planning and promotion of activities that contribute to the educational and social life of the College community. The series contains flyers, posters, meeting minutes, and other printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Charter, revised constitution, and related documents, 1947-1949, 1975, n.d. 

1 2

Flyers, programs, and tickets for sponsored activities, 1963-1969 

1 3

Flyers for sponsored activities, 1970-1979 

1 4

Flyers and programs for sponsored activities, 1980-1990 

1 5-6

Flyers for sponsored activities, n.d. 

1 7

Meeting minutes, 1965 Dec, 1978-1982 

1 8

Miscellaneous printed material, 1979-1981, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
12

Posters, 1979-1988, n.d. 


4.8.10: Y.M.C.A., 1882-1916, n.d.   1.0 linear foot.

Series Description:

The Y.M.C.A. branch at Bowdoin College developed from the College's Praying Circle Society, which voted to become a branch of the Young Men's Christian Association, (Y.M.C.A.) in 1882. The Bowdoin Y.M.C.A. received printed material from the national Y.M.C.A., and students attended conferences with Y.M.C.A. students at other colleges. In addition to holding student prayer meetings and meetings addressed by a faculty member or visiting clergyman, the Bowdoin Y.M.C.A. promoted service. Activities included textbook aid to needy Bowdoin students, leadership in Brunswick boys' gymnastic clubs, and financial assistance to missionaries in India and Labrador. In the late 1920's the Bowdoin Y.M.C.A. became the Bowdoin Christian Association. The series contains a constitution, correspondence, invitations, programs, records, reports, and other printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Bible study attendance cards, course announcements and other materials, 1908-1916, n.d. 

Volume
1

Constitution, Membership, and Minutes, 1882-1893 

Box Folder
1 2

Correspondence, 1906-1915, n.d. 

1 3

Employment Bureau notices and printed material, 1910-1913 

1 4

Enrollment cards, invitations, and miscellaneous printed material 1903-1914, n.d. 

1 5

Image - students attending Maine Students' Conference posing on the steps of the Walker Art Museum, n.d. 

1 6

Lecture announcements, prayer meeting topics, and mission study information, 1882-1914, n.d. 

1 7

Northfield Seminary - student conferences and summer schools, 1906-1915, n.d. 

1 8

Printed material - Bowdoin related, 1906-1915, n.d. 

1 9

Printed material - national Y.M.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. at other colleges, 1905-1914, n.d. 

1 10

Programs, 1908-1915, n.d. 

Volume
2

Records of the Bowdoin Y.M.C.A., 1899-1908 

Box Folder
1 11

Reports, 1909-1915 


4.8.11: Cleaveland Natural History Society, 1859-1861, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Cleaveland Natural History Society of Bowdoin College was founded in June 1859 by students interested in the study of Natural History. Named in honor of Professor Parker Cleaveland, the society met in the room containing the cabinet with his collections, and members presented dissertations on botany, geology, mineralogy, and other subjects of natural history. When the society was formed, it acquired collections belonging to the Peucinian and Athenaean Societies. Honorary members as well as donations to the collections were welcomed. The series contains a constitution, correspondence, dissertations, receipts, reports, and other records.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume-folio
1

Constitution and By Laws of the Cleaveland Natural History Society, 1859 

Box Folder
1 1

Correspondence, 1859, n.d. 

1 2

Dissertations, n.d. 

1 3

History, n.d. 

1 4

Letters acknowledging membership invitation, 1859, 1860 

1 5

Receipts, 1859-1861, n.d. 

Volume-folio
2

Records of the Cleaveland Natural History Society, 1859-1861 

Box Folder
1 6

Reports, 1859, 1861, n.d. 


4.8.12: Phi Alpha Society, 1833-1848, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Phi Alpha Society was the scientific society associated with the Athenaean Literary Society, just as the Caluvian Society was the scientific society associated with the Peucinian Literary Society. Members of the Phi Alpha Society collected a miscellaneous assortment of biological and other specimens as well as a few pictures. Honorary members as well as contributions to the specimen cabinet were sought. No society records have been found after 1848. The series contains correspondence, invitations and responses, reports of the cabinet-keeper and treasurer, and other printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Correspondence, 1841-1842, 1848 

1 2-11

Invitations and responses, 1833-1847 

1 12

Lists of officers and members, 1833-1847 

1 13

Receipts and invoices, 1838-1846 

1 14

Reports - miscellaneous, 1838-1847, n.d. 

1 15

Reports of the Cabinet-Keeper, 1833-1847 

1 16

Reports of the Treasurer, 1833-1847 

1 17

Seals - miscellaneous 

1 18

Treasury books (3), 1837-1840, 1840-1841, 1841-1847 


4.8.13: Independents, 1947-1964, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Independents organization of Bowdoin College was formed in 1947. According to the Independents' constitution, "the purpose of this organization shall be to provide representation in student activities for students who have no other channel for representation." Participation "shall be open to all Bowdoin students who are not members of fraternities, who are members of fraternities not present on the Bowdoin campus, and who are inactive members of Bowdoin fraternities." The series includes a constitution with revisions, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, invitations, and other printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by Subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Agenda for general meetings, 1947-1955, n.d. 

1 2

Constitution and by-laws including amendments and revisions, 1947-1959, 

1 3

Constitution and by-laws including amendments and revisions (library copy), 1948-1959 

1 4

Correspondence, 1949-1952, n.d. 

1 5

Invitations, 1949-1956, n.d. 

1 6

Letters from Independents to freshmen, 1961, n.d. 

1 7

Lists of members and officers, 1948-1949, 1952, 1962 

1 8

Minutes of meetings: 1947 Nov 12 - 1948 May 19 

1 9

Minutes of meetings: 1948 Sep 28 - 1952 Spring 

1 10

Minutes of meetings: 1953 Oct 7 - 1964 May 17 

1 11

Minutes of meetings: 1955 Sep 28 - 1956 Nov 9 

1 12

Minutes of meetings: 1957 Feb 20 - 1957 May 4 

1 13

Miscellaneous printed material, 1948-1949, n.d. 

1 14

Petition, 1954 Mar 


4.8.14: Bowdoin Christian Association/Fellowship, 1939-1992, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

The names Bowdoin Christian Association and Y.M.C.A. were used interchangeably for a number of years; the association formally became the Bowdoin Christian Association in the late 1920's. The Bowdoin Christian Association carried on many of the activities of the Y.M.C.A., inviting clergy to campus, conducting bible study, and leading discussion groups on various aspects of Christianity. From 1954 to 1962 the organization was known as the Bowdoin Interfaith Forum, and from the 1970's, as the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship. Despite the name changes, the aim of the organization remains the formation of a close-knit community of Christians and those interested in learning more about Christianity through music, bible study, prayer and fellowship. The series contains correspondence, flyers, newspaper clippings, programs, and other printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Budgets and miscellaneous financial material, 1946-1953, 1962-1967, n.d. 

1 2

Constitution, n.d. 

1 3

Correspondence, 1953-1954, 1962-1970 

1 4

Flyers and press releases, 1963-1992, n.d. 

1 5

Minutes, policy, and proposal, 1948-1963, n.d. 

1 6

Miscellaneous printed material - Bowdoin related, 1962-1965, 1981, 1992, n.d. 

1 7

Miscellaneous printed material - (non-Bowdoin), 1965-1967, n.d. 

1 8

Newspaper clippings, 1954, 1963 

1 9

Programs including forums, 1939, 1951-1954, 1963-1964, n.d. 

1 10

Student Christian Movement in New England material, 1954, 1962-1967 


4.8.15: Bowdoin Interfaith Forum, 1954-1962, n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

In 1954 the Bowdoin Christian Association became known as the Bowdoin Interfaith Forum with the aim of attracting more Catholics and non-Christian students, thereby increasing membership. With its new name, the Bowdoin Interfaith Forum continued activities such as inviting clergy to speak at chapel service and conducting religious discussion through religious forums. Unsuccessful in engaging broader student involvement, the Bowdoin Interfaith Forum resumed the name Bowdoin Christian Association in 1962. The series contains information on the constitution and budget, correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs and other printed material.

Box Folder
1 1

Budgets and financial material, 1954-1962 

1 2

Constitution, including revision, and statement of purpose, 1955, 1958, 1961 

1 3

Correspondence, 1954-1961, n.d. 

1 4

Miscellaneous printed material, 1957-1962, n.d. 

1 5

Newspaper clippings, 1954 

1 6

Programs, including religious forums, 1955-1962 

1 7

Student Christian Movement in New England printed material, 1954-1958, n.d. 


4.8.16: WBOR, 1941, 1947, 1966- , n.d.   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

WBOR (91.1 FM) is a non-commercial, community radio station chartered to the President and Trustees of Bowdoin College. WBOR plays music of all types, as well as featuring sports and news programming. Prior to 1951 a weekly radio program "Bowdoin-on-the-Air" was presented by Bowdoin undergraduates through the facilities of station WGAN in Portland. As the result of a gift from the Bowdoin class of 1924, a radio station was built on campus in 1951 on the second floor of Moulton Union and was called WBOA (Bowdoin-on-the-Air). In the late 1950's the campus station became FM and was called WBOR (Bowdoin-on-Radio). The series contains program guides and other printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Announcements and meeting notices, 1966-1982, n.d. 

1 2

Articles and clippings, 2009- 

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13

Posters, 1947, [1975, 1981] 

Box Folder
1 3

Program advertisements, 1966-1985, n.d. 

1 4

Program guides and schedules, 1966-1991, n.d. 

1 5

Program guides and schedules, 2000- 

1 6

Programs - "Maine Schools on the Air" broadcasts 16 and 17, 1941 

1 7

Publications, 1968-1969, 2003-2005 

1 8

Publications, 2006-2008 

1 9

Publications, 2009- 


4.8.17: Praying Circle, 1815-1882   6.0 volumes.

Series Description:

The six volumes in this series contain records of voluntary student prayer meetings including their constitution, members and attendance, prayers, comments on lectures by attending ministers and faculty members, and statements about the moral and religious condition of the College. Based on groundwork laid a few years earlier by a small number of religiously oriented tutors and students, the Praying Society originated in 1815 and officially changed its name to the Praying Circle in 1835. Meeting in student rooms or recitation rooms, the students supported the temperance movement on campus, foreign missions, and corresponded with similar student societies on other campuses. In 1882, the Praying Circle disbanded, voting to become a branch of the Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.).

Arrangement:

Chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
1

1815-1832 

2

1832-1847 

3

1848-1855 

4

1855-1867 

5

1867-1882 

6

Monthly Concert of Prayer, 1829-1845 


4.8.18: BGSA/BQSA (Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance), 1979- , n.d.   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

The BGSA (Bowdoin Gay-Straight Alliance) received its charter from the Student Executive Board in 1980. In the last half of the 1980's the organization was known as BGLSA (Bowdoin Gay/Lesbian-Straight Alliance), in the 1990's as B-GLAD (Bisexual Gay Lesbian Alliance for Diversity), in the early 2000's as BGSA (Bisexual Gay Straight Alliance), and then back to BGSA (Bowdoin Gay/Straight Alliance) beginning 2002-2003. By 2004 the student-led group was known as the Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance (BQSA). Despite name changes, the goals of the organization have remained the same; to provide a support group for people who wish to discuss relationships of all types and to inform the Bowdoin community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues. The bulk of the material is from the 1980's and early 1990's. The series contains chronological files, correspondence, flyers, financial records, and miscellaneous printed material.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Announcements and flyers, 1980-1998, n.d. 

ARealia-Box
6

Banner for B-GLAD, n.d. 

Box Folder
1 2

Bowdoin Gay and Lesbian Alumni (BGALA) correspondence and notices, 1984-1987, n.d. 

1 3

Chronological files 1983-1984 

1 4

Chronological files 1984-1985 

1 5

Chronological files 1986-1987 

1 6

Chronological files 1988-1989 

1 7

Clippings - miscellaneous, 1980-1991, n.d. 

1 8

Correspondence, 1980-1991, n.d. 

1 9

Financial records - miscellaneous, 1979-1989, n.d. 

1 10

Financial records - statement of accounts, 1985-1989 

1 11

History, 1980-1982, n.d. 

1 12

Mailing lists, 1983-1989, n.d. 

1 13

Meeting notes, 1986-1991, n.d. 

1 14

Miscellaneous printed material, 1980-1992, 2011, n.d. 

1 15

Pamphlets, 1991, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
13

Posters, 1983-1991, n.d. 


4.8.19: Bowdoin Film and Video Society, 1963- , n.d.   0.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

Possibly an outgrowth of a Brunswick Film Society which scheduled films on campus in the 1960's, the Bowdoin Film Society, a student organization, sponsored films on campus in the 1970's and used box office proceeds to buy films for the permanent collection and to finance some student film work. As part of an affiliated English course, the society made annual awards to Bowdoin students recognizing achievement in technical and creative film making. In the mid 1980's the society was no longer involved with the English class and annual awards, and shortly thereafter became the Bowdoin Film and Video Society. The society's name changed again in the early 2000's to the Film/Video Society, but continues bringing a variety of movies to campus that are free and open to the public. The series contains flyers and posters announcing upcoming movies.

Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Flyers announcing scheduled movies, 1963-1979 

1 2

Flyers announcing scheduled movies, 1980-1985 

1 3

Flyers announcing scheduled movies, 1986-1992 

1 4

Flyers and articles announcing screenings, 2012- 

1 5

Flyers announcing scheduled movies, n.d. 

Ovsz-Box
13

Posters announcing scheduled movies and various annual student awards nights, 1977-1991, 2009, n.d.