Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Bugle, 1858-2012
ID
4.12
Date
1858-2012
Extent
10.5 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

The Bugle is the college yearbook. In 1858 a group of four students published the first Bugle, a small pamphlet providing official information and editorials about the college. The Bugle has gone through many changes since its first publication. During the 1880s photographs were introduced and complimented the primarily text-based documentary of the school year. In the early 1920s the introduction of candid photographs gradually led to the replacement of a primarily textual record with a visual record of the year's events. Until the 1940s and the beginning of WWII, the Bugle was published by the junior class for the senior class. After a short lapse in publication, the senior class took over the responsibility of producing their own yearbook. The Bugle is created and published by students. As of 2013 the Bugle ceased print publication.


Scope and Content

This collection contains the complete run of the Bugle from 1858. Two special issues were published in 1944, one of which is a wartime issue. Also included is an account book for 1815-19. The Bugle contains information about class, fraternity, and society memberships, athletic teams, student organizations, and faculty. Later Bugles provide photos of students and activities, athletic teams, and special events, eg. commencement. The format varies greatly from year to year.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Ovsz-Box Folder
13a 2

July 1858 (11 copies) 

13a 3

November 1858 (8 copies) 

13a 4

November 1858 (9 copies) 

13a 5

July 1859 (5 copies) 

13a 6

November 1859 (5 copies) 

13a 7

November 1859 (5 copies) 

13b 1

June 1860 (10 copies) 

13b 2

November 1860 (11 copies) 

13b 3

June 1861 (4 copies). 

13b 4

July 1861 (5 copies). 

13b 5

November 1861 (2 copies) 

13b 6

July 1862 (10 copies) 

13b 7

July 1862 (10 copies) 

13b 8

November 1862 (1 copy) 

13b 9

June 1863 (4 copies) 

13b 10

June 1863 (4 copies) 

13b 11

November 1863 (5 copies) 

13b 12

June 1864 (7 copies) 

13b 13

November 1864 (6 copies) 

13b 14

June 1865 (3 copies) 

13b 15

June 1865 (4 copies) 

13b 16

November 1865 (6 copies) 

13b 17

June 1866 (7 copies) 

13b 18

November 1866 (6 copies) 

Box Folder
1 1

1867-1882 

1 2

1883-1889; miscellaneous materials 

Volume-folio
1

Accounts of the Bowdoin Bugle [1915-1919] 

2

1858-1866 

Volume
1

1878 

2

1878-1879 

3

1890 

4

1891 

5

1892 

6

1893 

7

1894 

8

1895 

9

1896 

10

1897 

11

1898 

12

1899 

13

1900 

14

1901 

15

1902 

16

1903 

17

1904 

18

1905 

19

1906 

20

1907 

21

1908 

22

1909 

23

1910 

24

1911 

25

1912 

26

1913 

27

1914 

28

1915 

29

1916 

30

1917 

31

1918 

32

1919 

33

1920 

34

1921 

35

1922 

36

1923 

37

1924 

38

1925 

39

1926 

40

1927 

41

1928 

42

1929 

43

1930 

44

1931 

45

1932 

46

1933 

47

1934 

48

1935 

49

1936 

Volume-folio
50

1937 

Volume
51

1938 

52

1939 

53

1940 

54

1941 

55

1942 

56

1943 

57

1944 

Volume-folio
58

The Bugle of Bowdoin in 1944 

Volume
59

A War Time Bowdoin Bugle 

60

1947 

61

1948 

62

1949 

63

1950 

64

1951 

65

1952 

66

1953 

67

1954 

68

1955 

69

1956 

Volume-folio
70

1957 

71

1958 

72

1959 

Volume
73

1960 

74

1961 

75

1962 

Volume-folio
76

1963 

77

1964 

78

1965 

79

1966 

80

1967 

81

1968 

82

1969 

83

1970 

84

1971 

85

1972 

86

1973 

87

1974 

88

1975 

Volume
89

1976 

Volume-folio
90

1977 

91

1978 

92

1979 

Volume
93

1980 

94

1981 

95

1982 

96

1983 

97

1984 

98

1985 

99

1986 

100

1987 

101

1988 

102

1989 

103

1990 

104

1991 

105

1992 

106

1993 

107

1994 

108

1995 

109

1996 

110

1997 

111

1998 

112

1999 

113

2000 

114

2001 

115

2002 

116

2003 

117

2004 

118

2005 

119

2006 

120

2007 

121

2008 

122

2009 

123

2010 

124

2011 

125

2012