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Guide to Athletics Records and Publications, 1885-

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Title:
Athletics: records and publications
Creator:
Bowdoin College. Athletics
ID:
A04.02
Date [inclusive]:
1885-
Extent:
18 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

Prior to the 1860s, physical training and athletics on campus was informal, and organized by students. In 1860 the College Commons on the Bath Road was converted into a gymnasium, and William C. Dole, an ex-prize fighter, began giving private instruction in gymnastics. Mr. Dole was succeeded in 1870 by Dudley Sargent, who promoted physical training on campus, connecting good health and physical activity. In 1886 Nathaniel Whittier was appointed Director of the Gymnasium, and advanced physical education at Bowdoin. Meanwhile, the gymnasium moved from the College Commons to the lower level of Memorial Hall, to the first Sargent Gymnasium (later the Heating Plant), to Sargent Gymnasium and the Hyde Athletic Building; beginning the continuing upgrade and expansion of athletic facilities on campus. Organized sports came to Bowdoin about the same time as collegiate instruction in gymnastics. In order to handle intercollegiate athletics, an Advisory Athletic Committee was formed in 1891, consisting of the Director of the Gymnasium, one faculty member, two alumni, and five students. The composition of the Athletic Council was changed in 1901 to two professors, five alumni, and five students, and a new Athletic Council constitution was ratified. In June 1935, the Governing Boards abolished the Athletic Council and gave full control of athletic policy to the College president.

Records, scrapbooks, brochures, and realia.

Series Description:

By-laws, meeting minutes, budgets, and reports. Beginning in 1935 and continuing for almost thirty five years, there are annual reports from the Athletic Director to the President of the College, and the Chairman of the Governing Boards' Committee on Physical Education.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1885 Jul 4, Intercollegiate Regatta at Lake Quinsigamond

volume 1

1889-1913, list of football team members and 1893-1912, list of track team members

volume 2

1889-1914, football scores; 1899-1913, relay races won

volume 3

1892-1912, tennis records; 1909-1914, fencing records; and 1915 inventory of trophy room

volume 4

1899-1930, financial reports

box 1 folder 1

1901-1915, Athletics Advisory Council records

volume 5

1901 Nov - 1916 Jun, records of the Bowdoin Advisory Athletic Committee

volume 6-7

1909 Dec - 1915 Dec, records of the Bowdoin Advisory Athletic Committee (duplicates material in v.7)

volume 8-9

1912-1921, Associated Students of Bowdoin College, Board of Managers records

volume 10

1914, n.d., constitution and by-laws of the Athletic Council

box 1 folder 2

1914, Bowdoin Football Association and track records (weights of team members)

volume 11

1915-1923, Athletic Council of Bowdoin College records, handwritten

volume 12

Two undated trophy case drawings by Raymond A. Suits, designer, Paine Furniture Co., Boston, which had been inserted in the 1915-1923 Athletic Council of Bowdoin College handwritten records

ovsz-box 10b

1915-1923, Athletic Council of Bowdoin College records, typescript

volume 13

1916, Athletic Council of Bowdoin College football certificate for Kenneth G. Stone (Class of 1917)

ovsz-box 10b

1919-1924, records

box 1 folder 3

1923-1927, Athletic Finances from 1923 to 1927

box 1 folder 4

1923-1935, Athletic Council of Bowdoin College records

volume 14

1923-1936, budgets

box 1 folder 5

1924-1931, Sports Reports

box 1 folder 6

1926-1927 through 1962-1963, Athletic Department income and expenditures

volume-folio 15

1926-1933, Interfraternity Athletic Council minutes

volume 16

1926-1940, receipts and expenditures, 1926-1938 and budgets, 1938-1940

box 1 folder 7

1926-1950, Athletic Director's Record book

volume-folio 17

1927-1928, correspondence regarding new athletic field

box 1 folder 8

1927-1928 through 1973-1974, Athletic Department expenditures broken down by sport

volume 18

1929-1943, Interfraternity Athletic Board minutes

volume 19

1931-1940, summary and detail of receipts and expenditures

box 1 folder 10-Sep

1931-1989, n.d., medals, pins, and tie clips for awards in various sports - no individual names engraved

arealia-box 11

1932, n.d., Athletic Council by-laws

box 1 folder 11

1932, n.d., Athletic Council constitution

box 1 folder 12

1934 Jan 1, Interfraternity Athletic Council Rules and Regulations, revised

volume 20

1934, 1935, Bowdoin Alumnus articles regarding athletics at Bowdoin

box 1 folder 13

1935, Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 14

1935 May 9, annual report of the Athletic Director [Malcolm E. Morrell] submitted to President K. C. M. Sills

box 1 folder 15

1935 Jun, College by-laws re: Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 16

1935-1937, miscellaneous records

box 1 folder 17

1936 Jan 1, by-laws of the Athletic Department

box 1 folder 18

1936-1937, budgets

box 1 folder 19

1936 Mar 27, annual report of the Director of Athletics [Malcolm E. Morrell] to R. L. Dana, Chairman of the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 20

1936 Apr 22, annual recommendations of the Director of Athletics [Malcolm E. Morrell] submitted to the Visiting Committee

box 1 folder 21

1936 Apr 15, annual report of the Athletic Director to the President

box 1 folder 22

1937 Mar 29, annual report of the Athletic Director to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 23

1937 Apr 10, annual report of the Athletic Director to the President

box 1 folder 24

1938-1939, budget

box 1 folder 25

1938 Apr 26, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 26

1938 Apr 27, annual report of the Athletic Director to the President

box 1 folder 27

1939-1940, budget

box 1 folder 28

1939 May 2, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 29

1939 May 8, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 30

1940-1941, budget

box 1 folder 31

1940, by-laws of the Athletic Department

box 1 folder 32

1940 Apr 29, annual report of the Athletic Director to the President

box 1 folder 33

1940 May 8, annual report of the Athletic Director to Frank A. Farrington, [Committee on Physical Education]

box 1 folder 34

1941-1942, budget

box 1 folder 35

1941 Apr 14, annual report of the Director of Athletics to Philip Dana, Chairman of the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 36

1941 Apr 25, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 37

1942-1943, budget

box 1 folder 38

1942 Apr 7, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 39

1942 Apr 15, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 40

1943-1944, budget

box 1 folder 41

1943 Apr 22, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 42

1943 Apr 23, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 43

1944, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 44

1944 Apr 18, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 45

1945 Apr 24, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 46

1945 Apr 24, annual recommendations of the Director of Athletics to the Visiting Committee

box 1 folder 47

1945 Apr 24, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 48

1946-1947, budgets

box 1 folder 49

1946, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 50

1946, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 51

1947-1948, budget

box 1 folder 52

1947 Mar 31, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 53

1948 Apr 9, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 54

1948 Apr 19, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 55

1949-1950, budget

box 1 folder 56

1949 Apr, annual and supplementary reports of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 57

1949 Apr 22, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 58

1950 Apr 13, annual report of the Director of Athletics [Malcolm E. Morrell] to William D. Ireland, Chairman of the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 59

1950 Apr 21, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 60

1951 Apr 1, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 61

1951 Apr 6, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 62

1952 Apr 10, annual and supplementary reports of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 63

1952 Apr 23, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 64

1953 Apr, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 1 folder 65

1953 Apr 2, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 66

1954 Mar 11, annual and supplementary reports of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 67

1954 Mar 20, annual report of the Director of Athletics to President James S. Coles

box 1 folder 68

1955 Mar 11, annual report of the Director of Athletics to President James S. Coles

box 1 folder 69

1955 Mar 12, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 1 folder 70

1955 Jun 16, Memorandum to Visiting Committee on Proposed Hockey Rink

box 1 folder 71

1956 Mar 31, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 1

1956 Mar 31, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 2

1957 Mar 23, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 3

1957 Mar 23, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 4

1958 Mar 15, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 5

1958 Mar 20, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 6

1959 Mar 14, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 7

1959 Mar 14, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 8

1960-1961, Recommendations for Repairs and Improvements to the Physical Education Plant

box 2 folder 9

1960 Mar 12, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 10

1960 Mar 12, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 11

1961, Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association, "Records and Champions"

volume 21

1961-1962, Recommendations for Repairs and Improvements to the Physical Education Plant

box 2 folder 12

1961 Mar 11, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 13

1961 Mar 11, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 14

1961 Oct 28, interim report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 15

1962-1963, Recommendations for Repairs and Improvements to the Physical Education Plant

box 2 folder 16

1962 Feb 24, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 17

1962 Feb 24, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 18

1962 Mar 3, Special Report to the Governing Boards Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 19

1963, ten year budget projection

box 2 folder 20

1963-1964, Recommendations for Repairs and Improvements to the Physical Education Plant

box 2 folder 21

1963 Apr 6, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 22

1963 Apr 6, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 23

1964-1965, Recommendations for Repairs and Improvements to the Physical Education Plant

box 2 folder 24

1964 Mar 21, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 25

1964 Mar 21, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 26

1964 Nov 7, interim report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 27

1965-1966, Recommendations for Repairs and Improvements to the Physical Education Plant

box 2 folder 28

1965 Apr 17, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 29

1965 Apr 26, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 30

1965 Nov 6, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 31

1966 May 17, Student Report to the Physical Education Committee on Tennis

box 2 folder 32

1966 Jun 8, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 33

1966 Oct 7, Recommendations for Repairs and Improvements to the Physical Education Plant

box 2 folder 34

1966 Nov 5, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 35

1966 Nov 5, recommendations for future physical education projects presented to the Committee on Physical Education by the Director of Athletics

box 2 folder 36

1967 May 22, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the President

box 2 folder 37

1967 May 22, recommendations for future physical education projects presented to President James S. Coles by Malcolm E. Morrell

box 2 folder 38

1967 Nov 4, annual report of the Director of Athletics [Daniel K. Stuckey] to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 39

1968 Jan 27, report re: an all weather track at Bowdoin

box 2 folder 40

1968 Nov 9, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 41

1969 Feb 4, Report of Committee on Athletics

box 2 folder 42

1969 Oct 24-25, annual report of the Director of Athletics to the Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 43

1970 Dec 1, annual report of the Director of Athletics to William P. Drake, Chairman, Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 44

1971 Oct 11, annual report of the Director of Athletics [Edmund L. Coombs, Acting Director] to A. Shirley Gray, Chairman, Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 45

1971 Oct 28, meeting of Governing Boards Committee on Physical Education

box 2 folder 46

1973 Oct 27, agenda for Governing Boards Committee on Athletics

box 2 folder 47

1975-1976, Home Game Reports

volume 22

1975-1976, Trip Reports

volume 23

2014-2015, Athletic Training Department, Standard Operating Policies and Procedures

volume 24

n.d., drawing for enlarging Arena shed on north side

box 2 folder 48

n.d., report by R. B. Miller on swimming pool filter situation

box 2 folder 49

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1876-1955, Scrapbook

volume-ovsz-folio 56

1910-1922 (Articles pasted in "Eighth Census of the United States, 1860")

volume 1

[1930-1950, n.d.] photograph album

volume-folio 53

1931-1932, scrapbook

volume-folio 2

1932-1933, scrapbook

volume-folio 3

1933-1934, scrapbook

volume-folio 4

1934-1935, scrapbook

volume-folio 5

1935-1936 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 6

1935-1936 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 7

1936-1937 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 8

1936-1937 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 9

1936-1937 (Book 3), scrapbook

volume-folio 10

1937-1938 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 11

1937-1938 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 12

1938-1939 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 13

1938-1939 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 14

1938-1939 (Book 3), scrapbook

volume-folio 15

1939-1940 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 16

1939-1940 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 17

1940-1941 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 18

1940-1941 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 19

1941-1942 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 20

1941-1942 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 21

1942-1943, scrapbook

volume-folio 22

1943-1944, scrapbook

volume-folio 23

1945-1946, scrapbook

volume-folio 24

1946-1947 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 25

1946-1947 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 26

1947-1949, scrapbook

volume-folio 27

1949-1950, scrapbook

volume-folio 28

1950, scrapbook

volume-folio 29

1951-1952, scrapbook

volume-folio 30

1952-1953, scrapbook

volume-folio 31

1954-1955, scrapbook

volume-folio 32

1955-1957, scrapbook

volume-folio 33

1957-1958, scrapbook

volume-folio 34

1958-1959, scrapbook

volume-folio 35

1959-1960 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 36

1959-1960 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 37

1960-1961 and 1961-1962, scrapbook

volume-folio 38

1961-1962 and 1962-1963, scrapbook

volume-folio 39

1962-1963, scrapbook

volume-folio 40

1963-1964, scrapbook

volume-folio 41

1964-1965, scrapbook

volume-folio 42

1965-1967, scrapbook

volume-folio 43

1967-1968, scrapbook

volume-folio 44

1968-1969, 1970, scrapbook

volume-folio 45

1970-1971, scrapbook

volume-folio 46

1971-1972 (Book 1), scrapbook

volume-folio 47

1971-1972 (Book 2), scrapbook

volume-folio 48

1972-1973, scrapbook

volume-folio 49

1972-1973 and 1973-1974, scrapbook

volume-folio 50

1973-1974, scrapbook

volume-folio 51

1974-1975, scrapbook

volume-folio 52

1989-1994, scrapbook

volume-folio 53

1982-1991 (Book 1), Scrapbook

volume-folio 54

Series Description:

Group portraits of the athletic teams at Bowdoin.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by team, then by year.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1877, 1896-1899

ovsz-box P1a

1877-1955

box 1

1900-1903

ovsz-box P1a

1905-1909

ovsz-box P1a

1910-1922

ovsz-box P1b

1925-1951

ovsz-box P1b

1965-1986

box 2

1943-1977

box 1

1950-1951

ovsz-box P5

1977-1988

box 2

1872-1890

box 1

1891

ovsz-box P5

1888-1946

box 1

1889-1897

ovsz-box P2

1898-1902

ovsz-box P2

1904-1908

ovsz-box P2

1911-1919

ovsz-box P3

1921-1935

ovsz-box P3

1936-1953

ovsz-box P3

1947-1985, n.d.

box 2

1934-1984

box 1

1940, 1950

ovsz-box P5

1907-1976

box 1

1950-1952, n.d.

ovsz-box P5

1977-1987

box 2

1874, Gymnastics

ovsz-box P5

1889-1988

box 1

c. 1898, 1913, 1917, Fencing

ovsz-box P5

1903, 1904, Dumbbell Squad

ovsz-box P5

1903-1977

box 1

1950

ovsz-box P5

1978-1987

box 2

1907-1975

box 1

1922-1940

ovsz-box P4

1977-1986

box 2

1883-1915

volume 1

1894-1926

ovsz-box P4

1916-1945

box 2

1929-1936

ovsz-box P4

1937-1950

ovsz-box P5

1946-1977

box 3

1951-1954

ovsz-box P5

1977-1987

box 4

Series Descripton:

General publications and brochures relating to athletic activities and sports schedules. Includes retirement celebration honoring Sidney J. Watson.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Announcements, 2000-

box 1 folder 1

Brochures, 1987-

box 1 folder 2

Publications, 1996-

box 1 folder 3

Score card (blank), Bowdoin College Base Ball Association, 1899, 1916

box 1 folder 4

Sports Schedules, 1961-2008 Fall

box 1 folder 5

Sports Schedules, 2008 Winter-2012 Spring

box 1 folder 6

Sports Schedules, 2012 Fall-2016 Spring

box 1 folder 7

Sports Schedules, 2016 Fall-

box 1 folder 8

Football Press Book 1961

box 1 folder 9

Spring Sports Publication 1961

box 1 folder 10

Women's Soccer program, 1994

box 1 folder 11

Women's Field Hockey program, 1994

box 1 folder 12

Women's Tennis program, 1994

box 1 folder 13

Women's Volleyball program, 1994

box 1 folder 14

Men's Soccer program, 1994

box 1 folder 15

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series includes commemorative baseballs, baseball apparel, and a baseball medal.

Black wool baseball cap, n.d.

arealia-box 8

Spalding baseball glove, n.d.

arealia-box 8

White wool baseball jersey with "Bowdoin" in black letters, n.d. [late 1890s, early 1900s?]

arealia-box 8

White wool baseball jersey with "Bowdoin" in brown letters, n.d. [late 1890s, early 1900s?]

arealia-box 8

October 6, 1875: Class of 1878 10, Class of 1879 18

box 1

October 2, 1876: Class of 1879 25, Class of 1880 22

box 1

1878: Won by G. W. Bourne, 310ft. 1in.

box 1

1879: Won by G. W. Bourne, 333ft. 3in.

box 1

April 30, 1892: Bowdoin 20, Colby 19

box 1

April 29, 1893: Bowdoin 24, Bates 6

box 1

April 28, 1895: Bowdoin 6, Boston 1

box 1

June 4, 1895: Bowdoin 8, Colby 5

box 1

May 5, 1897: Bowdoin 3, U. of Maine 1

box 1

May 26, 1897: Bowdoin 7, Bates 4

box 1

June 2, 1897: Bowdoin 11, Colby 6

box 1

June 13, 1902: Bowdoin 9, Bates 5

box 1

May 6, 1911: Bowdoin 7, Maine 6

box 1

June 7, 1912: Bowdoin 5, Bates 4

box 1

May 2, 1914: Bowdoin 4, Maine 3

box 1

May 28, 1914: Bowdoin 5, [?]

box 1

May 30, 1914: Bowdoin 6, Bates 4

box 1

April 25, 1918: Bowdoin 6, Williams 4

box 1

Baseball medal won by Francis S. Dane (Class of 1896)

arealia-box 8

Series Description:

Details of physical examinations of Bowdoin students. As part of the athletics program at the turn of the century, each student was measured and a sequence of excercises recommended to develop his physique towards a perfect standard.

Physical Examinations, 1887-1905

volume-folio 55

Physical Examinations, 1906-1916

volume-folio 56

Physical Examinations, 1916-1923

volume-folio 56b

Physical Examinations Index, 1887-1922

volume-folio 57

Physical Examinations Index, 1887-1926

volume-folio 57b

Physical Examinations Index, 1886-1907

volume 58

Physical Examinations Index, 1887-1907

volume 59
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