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Guide to the Bowdoin Orient: Publications and Records, 1871-

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Title:
Bowdoin Orient: publications and records
Creator:
Bowdoin Orient
ID:
A04.05
Date [inclusive]:
1871-
Extent:
23.75 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Bowdoin Orient Publications and Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

The Bowdoin Orient was established as the student newspaper in 1871 and has been published continuously since, though from the initial April 3, 1871 issue until April 7, 1873 it was named the Orient. Originally issued bi-weekly, it has been a weekly since April, 1899. Its higher purpose, other than providing news, is to provide a forum for carefully considered and written commentary of College life at Bowdoin. "This field requires a pure, typical college newspaper; current in news, unbiased in criticism, and accurate in representation of college policy and spirit...Bowdoin is actively progressive to-day...The Orient wishes to bind faculty and sons of Bowdoin together in this progress...all she asks is fair treatment, moral support and to be recognized as a true and representative institution of the college."Bowdoin Orient, April 19, 1899.

The paper features College and local news, alumni news, opinions, sports and activities information, and humorous commentary. It was conceived as and remains a forum for discussions of problems and issues related to College curriculum and standards; it also serves as a mirror for Bowdoin life and life at colleges with connections with or to Bowdoin.

The Bowdoin Orient is contemporaneous with the Bowdoin literary magazine, the Quill, which was first published in 1897. It operates by means of a student board which consists of editor-in-chief, managing editor, and associate editors. In early days, the Quill and Bowdoin Orient sometimes held board meetings together. Initially published in a small book-like format, the Bowdoin Orient changed to a newspaper format in 1921, conforming to the format of other "progressive" colleges of the day. Regulations in the early days of the newspaper required that three freshmen and one sophomore be elected to the board annually, and any board member absent for three months dropped from the listing in the paper; any member absent for a year be dropped from the board. Each board member was required to publish two articles each semester "or be automatically dropped from the board".

The Bowdoin Orient has been published in several different formats, in volumes numbered consecutively by academic year, then issues numbered within the yearly volume. For example, the 1990-1991 issues are Volume 120 (or CXX), numbers 1-24. The Bowdoin Orient remains a primary resource for current information and commentary at Bowdoin. Also included are records of the Bowdoin Publishing Company, which handled the business management of the Bowdoin Orient from 1912 until 2002, and Bowdoin Orient correspondence and office files.

Microfilm copies available in the main library. Also available electronically. See the Bowdoin Orient online.

Series Description:

This series contains the Bowdoin Orient beginning with the first issue published in 1871.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

General Note:

Microfilm copies available in the main library for patron use. Effective with 2010-2011 issues, there are microfilm archival masters in the Archives.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume 1-2

volume 2

Volumes 1-4

volume 3

Volumes 3-4

volume 4

Volumes 5-6

volume 5

Volume 6

volume 6

Volumes 7-8

volume 7

Volumes 9-10

volume 8

Volumes 11-12

volume 9

Volumes 13-14

volume 10

Volumes 15-16

volume 11

Volumes 16-17

volume 12

Volumes 18-20

volume 13

Volumes 21-22

volume 14

Volumes 23-24

volume 15

Volumes 24-25 (1894-96)

volume 16

Volumes 26-27 (1896-98)

volume 17

Volume 28 (1898-99)

volume 18

Volumes 29-30 (1899-1901)

volume 19

Volume 31 (1901-02)

volume 20

Volume 32 (1902-03)

volume 21

Volume 33 (1903-04)

volume 22

Volume 34 (1904-05)

volume 23

Volume 35 (1905-06)

volume 24

Volume 36 (1906-07)

volume 25

Volume 37 (1907-08)

volume 26

Volume 38 (1908-09)

volume 27

Volume 39 (1909-10)

volume 28

Volume 40 (1910-11)

volume 29

Volume 41 (1911-12)

volume 30

Volume 42 (1912-13)

volume 31

Volume 43 (1913-14)

volume 32

Volume 44 (1914-15)

volume 33

Volume 45 (1915-16)

volume 34

Volume 46 (1916-17)

volume 35

Volumes 46-47 (1917-18)

volume 36

Volume 47 (1917-18)

volume 37

Volume 48 (1918-19) 2 Copies

volume 38

Volume 49 (1919-20) 2 Copies

volume 39

Volume 50 (1920-21)

volume 40

Volume 51 (1921)

volume 41

Volumes 51-53 (1921-24) 3 Copies

volume-folio 42

Volumes 54-56 (1924-26) 2 Copies

volume-folio 43

Volumes 56-59 (1926-30)

volume-folio 44

Volumes 60-63 (1930-34)

volume-folio 45

Volumes 64-67 (1934-38)

volume-folio 46

Volumes 68-71 (1938-42)

volume-folio 47

Volumes 69-72 (1939-43)

volume-folio 47a

Volumes 72-77 (1942-48)

volume-folio 48

Volumes 78-81 (1948-52)

volume-folio 49

Volumes 82-85 (1952-56)

volume-folio 50

Volumes 86-89 (1956-60)

volume-folio 51

Volumes 90-94 (1960-65)

volume-folio 52

Volumes 95-96 (1965-67)

volume-folio 53

Volumes 97-98 (1967-69)

volume-folio 54

Volumes 99-101 (1969-72)

volume-folio 55

Volumes 102-103 (1972-74)

volume-folio 56

Volumes 104-105 (1974-76)

volume-folio 57

Volumes 106-108 (1976-79)

volume-folio 58

Volumes 109-111 (1979-82)

volume-folio 59

Volumes 112-114 (1982-85)

volume-folio 60

Volume 115 (September-December 1985)

volume-folio 60a

Volumes 115-116 (January 1986-May 1987)

volume-folio 61

Volume 117 (1987-88)

volume-folio 62

Volume 118 (1988-89)

volume-folio 63

Volume 119 (1989-90)

volume-folio 64

Volume 120 (1990-91)

volume-folio 65

Volume 121-122 (1991-92)

volume-folio 66

Volume 123 (1992-93)

volume-folio 67

Volume 124 (1993-94)

volume-folio 68

Volume 125 (1994-95)

volume-folio 69

Volume 125-126 (1995-96)

volume-folio 70

Volume 125 (1996-97)

volume-folio 71

Volume 126 (1997-98)

volume-folio 72

Volume 127, 130 (1998-99)

volume-folio 73

Volume 131 (1999-2000)

volume-folio 74

Volume 132 (2000-2001)

volume-folio 75

Volume 133 (2001-2002)

volume-folio 76

Volume 132 (2002-2003)

volume-folio 77

Volume 133 (2003-2004)

volume-folio 78

Volume 134 (2004-2005)

volume-folio 79

Volume 135 (2005-2006)

volume-folio 80

Volume 136 (2006-2007)

volume-folio 81

Volume 137 (2007-2008)

volume-folio 82

Volume 138 (2008-2009)

volume-folio 83

Volume 139 (2009-2010)

volume-folio 84

Volume 140 (2010-2011)

volume-folio 85

Volume 141 (2011-2012)

volume-folio 86

Volume 142 (2012-2013)

volume-folio 87

Volume 143 (2013-2014)

volume-folio 88

Volume 144 (2014-2015)

volume-folio 89

Volume 145 (2015-2016)

volume-folio 90

Volume 146 (2016-2017)

volume-folio 91

Volumes 1-15 (1871-1886)

box 1 folder 1

Volumes 16-18 (1886-1889)

box 1 folder 2

Volumes 19-21 (1889-1891)

box 1 folder 3

Volumes 21-22 (1891-1893)

box 1 folder 4

Volumes 23-24 (1893-1894)

box 1 folder 5

Volumes 24-25 (1895-1896)

box 1 folder 6

Volumes 26-28 (1896-1899)

box 1 folder 7

Volumes 29-32 (1899-1903)

box 1 folder 8

Volumes 33-35 (1903-1906)

box 1 folder 9

Volumes 36-42; 45-49 [no volumes 43-44] (1906-1919)

box 1 folder 10

Volumes 49-51 (1919-1921)

box 1 folder 11

1921 Sep-Dec

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1922 Jan-Dec

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1923 Jan-Dec

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1924 Jan-Nov

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1925 Apr 22; 1925 May 13; 1925 Oct 25; 1926 Jan 13; 1926 Jan 27; 1927 Jan 19; 1927 May 4; 1927 May 18

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1928 Mar 28, Bowdoin Occident (Bowdoin Orient, spoof issue)

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1929 May 24, Bowdoin Orient (Ivy Edition)

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1930: April 9 (The Accident- spoof issue), April 16, April 23; 1932: April 13, May 25; 1933: March 22 (spoof issue); 1934: March 7, March 21, April 18, May 9, May 16, October 3, October 31; 1935: January 9, January 16, March 15, October 16, November 13; 1936: April 29 (Lowdown Advertiser- spoof issue); 1938 October 5

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1943 Feb 4; 1943 May 22; 1944 Jul 12; 1949 May 11; 1951 Jun 13; 1952 Apr 9; 1952 Apr 23; 1952 Apr 30; 1952 Jun 7; 1954 Apr 14; 1963 Jun 28; 1965 Nov 5; and 1966 Feb 25

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1964 January 10; 1969 Jun 14; 1969 Oct 3; 1971 May 14; 1971 Nov 19; 1972 Jun 2; 1976 Oct 8; 1976 Oct 15; 1977 May 28; 1978 May 27; 1979 Sep 7; 1980 Feb 1; 1980 Apr 25; 1981 Oct 9; 1984 Nov 16

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1976: May 7 Bowdoin Enquirer (spoof issue)

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1986 Jan-May

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1986 Sep-1987 May

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1987 Sep 25; 1987 Nov 6; 1988 Apr 29; 1988 Nov 4

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1991 Sep-1993 May

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1993 Sep 10 - 1996 May 3

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1996 Sep 13, 1996 Nov 15 - 2000 May 5

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2000 Sep 8 - 2003 May 9

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2003 Sep 12 - 2007 May 11

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2007 Sep 7 - 2012 May 11

ovsz-box 6 folder 1-5

2012 Aug 27 - 2013 May 10

ovsz-box 7 folder 1

2013 Sep 3 - 2014 May 9

ovsz-box 7 folder 2

2014 Sep 12 - 2015 May 8

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2015 Sep 11 - 2016 May 6

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2016 Sep 9 - 2017 Apr 28

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2017 Aug 25 -

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Series Description:

This series contains records of the Bowdoin Publishing Company in addition to Bowdoin Orient correspondence, office files, clippings, and handbook. The Bowdoin Publishing Company was formed to handle the business management of the Bowdoin Orient and the Quill from 1912 to 1930. The Bowdoin Orient continued to be overseen by the Bowdoin Publishing Company until 2002, but the Quill separated itself from the Bowdoin Publishing Company in 1930.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1885-1916, n.d. - clippings, correspondence, and receipts

box 1 folder 1

1911-1923, record book including constitution, minutes, and regulations

volume 1

1913 Nov 20 - amended constitution of the Bowdoin Publishing Company (2 copies)

box 1 folder 2

1923 Jan 10 - 1951 Feb 9, minutes of the Bowdoin Publishing Company with undated constitution of the Bowdoin Publishing Company stapled to inside front cover

volume 2

ca. 1935-1936 - handwritten, unsigned history of the Bowdoin Publishing Company

box 1 folder 3

1942 Feb 25 - amended constitution of the Bowdoin Publishing Company (draft and final copy)

box 1 folder 4

1945, 1959-1967, files of Professor Athern Daggett, a Bowdoin Publishing Company director

box 1 folder 5

1945-1964 office files

box 1 folder 6

1965-1993 office files

box 1 folder 7

1971, n.d. - images, ad proofs and edited articles

box 1 folder 8

1987-1996, n.d. office files

box 1 folder 9-10

1997-[2001] Bowdoin Publishing Company checkbook

box 1 folder 11

1999-2001 office files

box 1 folder 12

2001 Sep 7 - 2002 May 3, Bowdoin Orient web files on CD-ROM

box 1 folder 14

2001-2002 Bowdoin Publishing Company close out correspondence

box 1 folder 15

2001-2002 notes for articles

box 1 folder 16

2001-2002 office files

box 1 folder 17

2001-2002 Sandor Polster's weekly comments

box 1 folder 18

n.d., drafts for amendments to the constitution of the Bowdoin Publishing Company

box 1 folder 19
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