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Guide to the Bowdoin College Institutes: Records A03.43, 1923-1986

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Title:
Bowdoin College Institutes: records
Creator:
Bowdoin College.
ID:
A03.43
Date [inclusive]:
1923-1986
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

Bowdoin College institutes examine selected topics through a series of lectures and discussions. The Institute of Modern History held in April 1923 was the first institute conducted at the College. It was so successful that it was followed every two years by other institutes in various subject areas. In addition to these Biennial Institutes, the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored institutes at Bowdoin, the bulk held during the summer for secondary school teachers. Periodically other institutes, such as the 1961 Franco-American Institute and the 1983 James Bowdoin Institute, have been held on campus.

Announcements, programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports concerning Bowdoin Institutes.

Series Description:

The first institute to be conducted at Bowdoin College was the Institute of Modern History, April 16-28, 1923, which consisted of a series of lectures and conferences by authorities in the field of international relations. The lectures were open to the public, and were followed by conferences the day after the lecture that were open only to undergraduates. No attendance was taken at the conference, and faculty were not present. The first institute was so successful that every two years it was followed by other institutes on subjects of broad, general interest. The Biennial Institutes continued through 1968, but at times after 1941, more than two years passed between institutes. This series includes invitations, programs, correspondence, abstracts and text of some addresses, and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1923 Apr 16-28, Institute of Modern History, 1923

Box 1 Folder 1

1925 May 4-15, Institute of Modern Literature, 1925, 1978, 1986

Box 1 Folder 2

1927 May 2-13, Institute of Art, 1927

Box 1 Folder 3

1929 Apr 29-May 10, Institute of Social Sciences, 1929

Box 1 Folder 4

1929 Apr 29-May 10, Institute of Social Sciences, as reported by the , newspaper clippings

Volume 1

1931 Apr 7-16, Institute of Natural Sciences, 1931

Box 1 Folder 5

1933 Apr 4-13, Institute of Modern Literature, 1933

Box 1 Folder 6

1935 Apr 9-20, Institute of Politics, 1935

Box 1 Folder 7

1937 Apr 6-16, Institute of Philosophy, 1937

Box 1 Folder 8

1939 Apr 10-22, Institute of Music, 1939

Box 1 Folder 9

1941 Apr 14-25, Institute of Human Geography, 1941

Box 1 Folder 10

1944, Nov 14-25, Institute of Liberal Education, 1944, 1945

Box 1 Folder 11

1947 Spring and Fall, Institute on World Politics and Organization, 1947

Box 1 Folder 12

1950 Apr 4-14, Institute of Modern Literature, 1950

Box 1 Folder 13

1952 Apr 17-26. Highlights of New England Culture During Bowdoin's History, 1802-1952: An Institute to Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Opening of the College, 1952

Box 1 Folder 14

1956 Apr 4-6, Challenge of Crime and Delinquency, 1956

Box 1 Folder 15

1958 Apr 10-17, Mind of the South, 1958

Box 1 Folder 16

1960 Apr 11-14, Institute of Modern Literature: The Contemporary American Novel, 1960

Box 1 Folder 17

1962 Apr, Soviet Russia, 1962

Box 1 Folder 18

1964 Apr 7-20, Hawthorne and the American Novel, 1964

Box 1 Folder 19

1966 Jan 22-23, A Carl Ruggles Festival, 1966

Box 1 Folder 20

1968 Mar-Apr, Black Africa: A New Beginning, 1968

Box 1 Folder 21

Scope and Content:

In the summer of 1959 Bowdoin received four grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct Summer Institutes for secondary school teachers in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. The four institutes ran concurrently from June 29 to August 8, and each offered credit towards a master's degree. In subsequent years, the number of grants as well as the specific focus of the institutes varied, but all provided additional training in the sciences to high school or college teachers. There were Advanced Science Seminars in Algebra for graduate and postdoctoral students of mathematics as well as NSF sponsored Academic Year Institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics pursuing graduate study. In addition, there were summer programs for Undergraduate Research Participation in mathematics. Due to decreased funding from Congress, the NSF institutes at Bowdoin were discontinued after the summer of 1974. This series contains announcements and brochures for the institutes as well as director's reports for the mathematics institutes.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - announcements and brochures, 1963-1971

Box 1 Folder 22

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1959-1960, In-service institute in mathematics

Box 1 Folder 23

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1960-1961, In-service institute in mathematics

Box 1 Folder 24

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1961-1962

Box 1 Folder 25

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1963-1964

Box 1 Folder 26

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1964-1965

Box 1 Folder 27

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1966-1967

Box 1 Folder 28

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1967-1968

Box 1 Folder 29

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1968-1969

Box 1 Folder 30

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1969-1970

Box 1 Folder 31

Academic year institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1972-1973

Box 1 Folder 32

Advanced science seminars for graduate and postgraduate students of mathematics financed by NSF - announcements, 1965-1971

Box 1 Folder 33

Advanced science seminars for graduate and postgraduate students of mathematics financed by NSF - director's reports: 1965 Jun-Aug

Box 1 Folder 34

Advanced science seminars for graduate and postgraduate students of mathematics financed by NSF - director's reports: 1966 Jun-Aug

Box 1 Folder 35

Advanced science seminars for graduate and postgraduate students of mathematics financed by NSF - director's reports: 1967 Jun-Aug

Box 1 Folder 36

Advanced science seminars for graduate and postgraduate students of mathematics financed by NSF - director's reports: 1968 Jul-Aug

Box 1 Folder 37

Advanced science seminars for graduate and postgraduate students of mathematics financed by NSF - director's reports: 1969 Jun-Aug

Box 1 Folder 38

Advanced science seminars for graduate and postgraduate students of mathematics financed by NSF - director's reports: 1970 Jun-Aug

Box 1 Folder 39

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers, sponsored by NSF - announcements and brochures, 1959-1970, 1972-1973

Box 1 Folder 40

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1959 Summer

Box 1 Folder 41

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1960 Summer

Box 1 Folder 42

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1961 Summer

Box 1 Folder 43

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1963 Summer

Box 1 Folder 44

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1964 Summer

Box 1 Folder 45

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1965 Summer

Box 1 Folder 46

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1966 Summer

Box 1 Folder 47

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1967 Summer

Box 1 Folder 48

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1968 Summer

Box 1 Folder 49

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1969 Summer

Box 1 Folder 50

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1972 Summer

Box 1 Folder 51

Summer institutes for secondary school teachers of mathematics, sponsored by NSF - director's reports: 1973 Summer

Box 1 Folder 52

Undergraduate Science Education/Undergraduate Research Participation - director's reports: 1963 Jun

Box 1 Folder 53

Undergraduate Science Education/Undergraduate Research Participation - director's reports: 1964 Jun, Sep

Box 1 Folder 54

Undergraduate Science Education/Undergraduate Research Participation - director's reports: 1965 Jul

Box 1 Folder 55

Undergraduate Science Education/Undergraduate Research Participation - director's reports: 1966 Jul

Box 1 Folder 56

Undergraduate Science Education/Undergraduate Research Participation - director's reports: 1967 Summer

Box 1 Folder 57

Scope and Content:

Announcements, correspondence, and reports for miscellaneous institutes conducted at Bowdoin College. The Franco-American Institute and the James Bowdoin Institute are among those included.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1960 Franco American Institute Professor Brault Manual

Box 1 Folder 58

1961, Franco-American Institute (through the National Defense Education Act)

Box 1 Folder 59

1961 Franco-American Institute Professor Brault Conferences at Bowdoin

Box 1 Folder 60

1961-1962, Franco-American Institute Summer Program

Box 1 Folder 61

1962 Franco-American Institute Brault French Teacher's Booklet

Box 1 Folder 62

1965 Franco-American Institute French Textbook by Brault

Box 1 Folder 63

1980-1981, 1983-1984, Teaching Institutes

Box 1 Folder 64

1983, James Bowdoin Institute

Box 1 Folder 65
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