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Robert Hale Papers, 1876-1976



Correspondence, 1938-1976
0.6 linear feet
Catalog Number: M80.1

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Series Description:
This series contains professional and personal correspondence from throughout Hale's life. Many of the letters are between Hale and administration officials at Bowdoin College, principally during Hale's time as Overseer. Of interest also are typescripts of letters written during Hale's trips to Africa, South America, and the Polar regions. Frequent correspondents include John L. Baxter, Philip C. Beam, James Stacy Coles, and Roger Howell, Jr.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Speeches, 1917-1951
0.4 linear feet
Catalog Number: M80.2

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Series Description:
This series contains speeches given by Hale. Most date from his time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives; some of these are clipped from the Congressional Record. Others date from his time as a member of the Maine state legislature. Also included is his high school salutatory address.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Case Records and Briefs, 1903-1938
2.6 linear feet
Catalog Number: M80.3

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Series Description:
This series contains case records and legal briefs from several court cases including Gasoline Products Co. vs. Champlin Refining Co. and Tally vs. Fox Film Corporation.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Voting and Attendance Records, 1943-1958
0.25 linear feet
Catalog Number: M80.4

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Series Description:
This series contains individual voting records by Roll Call for the years that Hale was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Diaries, 1874-1964
0.7 linear feet
Catalog Number: M80.5

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Series Description:
This series contains diaries, many of which were kept by Louisa Amanda Whitcomb, a close family friend who lived with the Hales from 1886-1920. Also included are three diaries kept by Robert Hale, one of which documents a 1964 European trip.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Biographical and Miscellaneous Materials, 1927-1967
1.6 linear feet
Catalog Number: M80.6

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Series Description:
This series contains biographical materials and personal and professional records and ephemera primarily from Hale's time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Also included are travel materials featuring pamphlets and country data sheets.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1900-1958, n.d.
0.5 linear feet
Catalog Number: M80.7

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Series Description:
The clippings document details from Hale's personal and professional life, including articles covering the 1958 election and articles concerning the Bowdoin College Senior Center. One of the scrapbooks details Hale's early life; the others document his time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically.
Restrictions:None.


Images, 1945-1961, n.d.
1 linear foot
Catalog Number: M80.8

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Series Description:
This series includes photographs of the Japanese surrender in World War II, Hale's government trips to Havana and San Salvador, personal travels, and Hale with constituents at BIW, Fort Devins, Fort Preble, and at various Maine businesses. Also included are photographs of Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Margaret Chase Smith, and Harry Truman.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:None.


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