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Guide to the Bowdoin College Photographs, Memorabilia, and Realia Collection , 1816-

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Title:
Bowdoin College photographs, memorabilia, and realia
Creator:
Bowdoin College
ID:
A10
Date [inclusive]:
1816-
Extent:
28 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Conditions Governing Access:

No restrictions.

Bowdoin College related miscellany, realia, and printed material. Includes songs, traditions, trophies, calendars, and newspapers articles and clippings.

Series Description:

This series contains miscellaneous Bowdoin College memorabilia and realia that is not part of other collections in the college archives.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centenary Medal: "The President and Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad take pleasure in presenting Bowdoin College the enclosed Centenary Medal issued in Commemoration of the One - Hundredth Anniversary of the Company, [1927] (2 copies)

arealia-box 6

Bowdoin graduation medal, framed, n.d.

arealia-box 6

Bowdoin pennant, felt, ca. 1920

map-case B drawer 5

Bowdoin pennant, felt, n.d.

map-case B drawer 5

Bowdoin pennant, leather, n.d.

map-case B drawer 5

Bowdoin Wedgwood china: 3 cups, 4 saucers (1947 stamp on back)

arealia-box 6

Cigarette banner with Bowdoin seal, 1910

arealia-box 6

Class cane made of wood with rubber tip, n.d.

alpha-box

Class cane, wooden, with metal band near top, n.d.

alpha-box

Desk blotter with College calendar, athletic schedules, and local advertisements, 1961-1962

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Dishes and tableware used at the dinner following the first Commencement at Bowdoin College, 1806 Sep 4

arealia-box 14

Maine license plate "1794" with 1967 registration tag

arealia-box 6

Pillow embroidered with Bowdoin seal (sun emblem printed), n.d.

arealia-box

Plaque with Bowdoin seal

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Plaque (wood) with Bowdoin seal, n.d.

arealia-box

Poster - "Forty Years of Women, Bowdoin College," 2011

map-case B drawer 5

Sash worn by Bowdoin Polar Bear mascot in New York City, 2013 Jan 18, celebrating 100 years of the mascot. Accompanied by a picture showing mascot wearing the sash.

arealia-box 6

Small picture of Bowdoin athlete in glass frame, n.d.

arealia-box 2

"Bowdoin Collegii Sigillum 1794" golden medallion with Bowdoin sun

arealia-box 2

Bowdoin College name badge for Henrietta Brown (shaped like ship), n.d.

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Bowdoin College football badge, n.d.

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Button with photo of Sargeant Gym, n.d.

arealia-box 2

Bowdoin medallion, small with cloth strap, n.d.

arealia-box 2

Arctic Museum "Find a Way or Make One" pin (with photo of Robert Peary), n.d.

arealia-box 2

Cloth Banner, "1794 Bowdoin College 1889"

mitchell Realia Tube

Small "Bowdoin Collegii Sigillum 1794" ashtrays

arealia-box 16

Saucer depicting Walker Art Building

arealia-box 16

Scott and Graham Club at Bowdoin College, banner, Sept 1, 1850 (very fragile)

map-case E drawer E4

T-shirt, Masque & Gown, 1992

arealia-box 6

Time-management chalkboards, Mon-Sat, 8-2:30

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Bowdoin banner, n.d.

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Bowdoin banner, felt, n.d.

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Bowdoin apron, Class of 1946, Apron from class reunion, year unknown.

arealia-box 3

Student body, 1936-1939, framed photograph

map-case D7

Scope and Content:

Material related to Bowdoin College traditions, such as the program for funerals of mathematics textbooks.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Programs for funerals of mathematics textbooks, primarily Anna Lytica (analytical geometry) and calculus, 1851-1879, n.d.

box 1 folder 1

Series Description:

Individual Bowdoin songs, song sheets, and booklets of Bowdoin songs, and Bowdoin songs in published songbooks. There is an 1816 manuscript copy of "Ode: The Song of Bowdoin," manuscript song sheet music of Bowdoin songs, and information about Bowdoin songs.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

"Bowdoin Beata" correspondence, 1957, 1968

box 1 folder 1

"Bowdoin Creed," 1852, 1855, 1860

box 1 folder 2

Bowdoin songs and songbooks for special occasions, 1875-1899

box 1 folder 3

Bowdoin songs and songbooks for special occasions, 1902-1964

box 1 folder 4

Bowdoin songs and songbooks for special occasions, n.d.

box 1 folder 5

Historical information about Bowdoin songs, 1914, n.d.

box 1 folder 6

Individual songs with titles beginning A-L

box 1 folder 7

Individual songs with titles beginning M-Z

box 1 folder 8

Manuscript sheet music, 1925, n.d.

box 1 folder 9

Manuscript transcription of Bowdoin College medley accompaniment by Arthur Ostrander (Class of 1964)

box 1 folder 10

Miscellaneous material, 1893, 1970, n.d.

box 1 folder 11

Newspaper clippings, 1911, n.d.

box 1 folder 12

"Ode: The Sons of Bowdoin," by William B. Walter, 1816 - manuscript copy

box 1 folder 13

An Old Bowdoin Song Book by George William Kelly, 1912

box 1 folder 14

Bowdoin Songs, published by the Bowdoin Alumnus, 1928 Jun

box 1 folder 15

Bowdoin Songs, published by the Thornton W. Allen Company, 1937

box 1 folder 16

Bowdoin Waltzes, published by L. P. Libby, 1899

box 1 folder 17

Raise Songs to Bowdoin, published by Bowdoin College, 1998

box 1 folder 18

Some Songs of Bowdoin, composed by Charles T. Burnett, 1912

box 1 folder 19

Songs of Bowdoin, edited by H. R. Waite, 1868

box 1 folder 20

Song sheets and booklets, n.d.

box 1 folder 21

Verses collected by Grant B. Cole (Class of 1919)

box 1 folder 22

Series Description:

Consisting mostly of wall calendars, that include pictures of campus buildings, athletic teams, and student activities. From 2007, Bowdoin Arts and Culture calendar of events are found in Events Office: Academic Year Programs.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1903

box 1 folder 1

1905

box 1 folder 2

1906

box 1 folder 3

1907

box 1 folder 4

1909

box 1 folder 5

1910

box 1 folder 6

1911

box 1 folder 7

1912

box 1 folder 8

1914

box 1 folder 9

1915

box 1 folder 10

1916

box 1 folder 11

1917

box 1 folder 12

1920

box 1 folder 13

1922

box 1 folder 14

1923

box 1 folder 15

1924

box 1 folder 16

1946

box 1 folder 17

1947

box 1 folder 18

1990-1991

box 1 folder 19

1993

box 1 folder 20

1994

box 1 folder 21

2008

box 1 folder 22

Series Description:

Articles and Newspaper clippings featuring Bowdoin College history.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1794, Acts and Laws Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts - "to establish a College in Brunswick"

box 1 folder 1

1821, Navels in New England

box 1 folder 2

1902 June 21-26, Lewiston Journal: Special Bowdoin Centennial Edition

box 1 folder 3

1917

box 1 folder 4

1918 January-1922 June

box 1 folder 5

1922 June 4, Portland Sunday Telegram: Bowdoin Supplement

box 1 folder 6

1926 June-December

box 1 folder 7

1928 September-December

box 1 folder 8

1929 January-August

box 2 folder 1

1930 September-1931 February

box 2 folder 2

1952 February, "Telephone Topics"

box 2 folder 3

Miscellaneous Material

box 2 folder 4

Miscellaneous Clippings - Gift of Frank Allen

box 2 folder 5

1963 March 30, Lewiston Journal, "Early Days of Bowdoin College Featured in Journal of 1894"

ovsz-box 15

1989 April 4, Times Record 250th Anniversary of Brunswick, Maine, edition featuring Bowdoin College

ovsz-box 15

Undated, newspaper clipping featuring various Bowdoin College buildings and views

ovsz-box 15

Series Description:

Various Bowdoin College trophies, the bulk for athletic achivements.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Allen M. Lanes Memorial Trophy (awarded to individuals, Classes 1966-1985)

mitchell Trophies - Shelf 1

Athletic Department Trophy for participation in varsity athletics "Second" (awarded to fraternities 1949-1966)

mitchell Trophies - Shelf 1

Athletic Department Trophy for participation in varsity athletics "Third" (awarded to fraternities 1949-1966)

mitchell Trophies - Shelf 1

Baseball Series - presented by the Class of 1899 to the winner (freshmen or sophomore class) 1899-1902

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Bowdoin Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 16th annual games - relay race, 1905 Feb 11

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Bowdoin Fraternity Meet - 440 Yard Run (individual winners listed 1924-1931) [inscription is very faint]

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Bowdoin Navy Champion Cup presented by the Class of 1873

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Bowdoin Spring Races, 1880 Jun 4

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Bowdoin Spring Regatta, 1881 Jun 3

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Bowdoin Tennis Association Singles (winners listed 1893-1897)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Brunswick Basketball Tournament, 1944-1945 (third place)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Championship Cup - first annual indoor meet of Bowdoin College Athletic Association, 1896 Mar 25

mitchell Trophies - Shelf 2

Football trophy (no visible inscription)

mitchell Trophies - Shelf 2

General Philoon Trophy for Military Achievement (recipients in Classes 1949-1978 listed)

mitchell Trophies - Shelf 2

Glass Cup - Bowdoin Interclass Cross Country Race (lists 1913 and 1914 winners)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Indian Clubs, Dumbbells, Broad Swords, and Fencing Foils (winning classes listed 1893-1898)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 1

Interfraternity Winter Sports Trophy won by Sigma Nu, 1927, 1928

mitchell Trophies - Shelf 2

James M. Sampson Championship Trophy - soccer (team inscriptions 1985-2002), stored in wooden box

volume Trophies - Shelf 2:

Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship Cup (lists years Bowdoin won 1895-1903)

volume Trophies - Shelf 2:

Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (M.I.A.A.) Tennis Trophy, 1936

volume Trophies - Shelf 2:

Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (M.I.A.A.) Tennis Trophy, 1939

volume Trophies - Shelf 2:

Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (M.I.A.A.) Track and Field Championships, 1942 May 9

volume Trophies - Shelf 2:

Maine Intercollegiate Lawn Tennis Association Doubles Cup (1903-1906 winners listed)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 2

Maine Intercollegiate Lawn Tennis Association Singles Cup (1903-1906 winners listed)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 2

Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Association Doubles (1907-1909 winners listed)

mitchell Trophies shelf box 3

Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Association Singles (1910-1915 winners listed)

mitchell Trophies shelf box 3

Mile run, C. E. Cobb, 1874 Nov 14

mitchell Trophies shelf box 3

Southard Cup - tennis (winners 1892-1896 listed)

mitchell Trophies shelf box 3

Standing Jump, C. E. Cobb, 1874 Nov 14

mitchell Trophies shelf box 3

Stanley Casson, visiting Tallman Foundation professor, inscribed silver mug, 1934

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 4

Student Council Scholarship Cup (awarded to fraternities 1931-1935)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 4

Tug O War won by Bowdoin from Colby, 1891 Mar 24

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 4

Unidentified trophy - small, engraved designs, no inscription

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 4

Year - Name - Points [track?] (1912-1927 names listed)

mitchell Trophies shelf Box 4

Series Description:

A variety of clippings and memorabilia from the different anniversaries acknowledged at Bowdoin College, such as the Centennial.

Arrangement:

Arranged Alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Armistice Day Observances

box 1 folder 1

Centennial Anniversary of the Incorporation, Clippings, 1894

box 1 folder 2

Centennial Anniversary of the Opening of the College, 1902

box 1 folder 3

Centennial Anniversary of the Opening of the College, Clippings, 1902

box 1 folder 4

Class of 1825: Centennial Celebration and Hawthorne and Longfellow Anniversary

box 1 folder 5

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Centenary of Birth (1807), 1907

box 1 folder 6

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Sesquicentennial Issue: Bowdoin College Bulletin #372, December 1857

box 1 folder 7

Kenneth Charles Morton Sills: 30th Anniversary of His Election as President of the College, 1948

box 1 folder 8

Miscellanious Anniversaries

box 1 folder 9

Oration and Poem on the Occasion of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Opening of Bowdoin College (Centennial)

box 1 folder 10

Semi-Centennial of Opening of the College, 1852

box 1 folder 11

Sesquicentennial of the Incorporation of the College, 1944

box 1 folder 12

Sesquicentennial (1944): Bowdoin College Bulletin #271, August 1944; Lewiston Journal, June 24, 1944

box 1 folder 13

Sesquicentennial of Opening of the College, 1952

box 1 folder 14

The Torch Bearers

box 1 folder 15

Series Description:

Includes over 12000 photographs and illustrations of Bowdoin College campus, people and events from the early Nineteenth Century to the present.

Digital Surrogates:

The bulk of the photographs and illustrations have been digitized and are available online via the Archives Image Gallery

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