Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
College Buildings, 1798-
ID
1.13
Date
1798-
Extent
16.0 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

College Buildings, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.


Biographical/Historical Note

General information on buildings at Bowdoin College accumulated from a variety of sources. Subject files include building specifications, correspondence with architects and construction companies, estimates, dedication programs and memorabilia. Some correspondence between the College and those who have funded building projects is also included. The second series contains architectural plans for a number of College buildings. Clippings, slides and photographs are contained as well. Buildings and facilities represented include: Farley Field House, Dayton Ice Arena, Curtis swimming pool, the Cleaveland meteorological cabinet and the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, documents, reports, architectural plans, campus views, photographs, printed materials, clippings, realia, and ephemera. The collection includes general information on buildings at Bowdoin College accumulated from a variety of sources. Subject files include building specifications, correspondence with architects and construction companies, estimates, dedication programs, clippings and ephemera. Also included are Patricia McGraw Anderson's research files for her 1988 book on Bowdoin College architecture.


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

1.13.1: Subject Files   5.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

Files include building specifications, correspondence with architects and construction companies, estimates, dedication programs, printed ephemera, clippings, slides and photographs.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

General Note:

Fliers and brochures regarding building dedications can also be found in: Office of Events and Summer Programs Records: Academic Year Programs.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume-folio
1

Photo album of campus buildings 

2

Photo album of campus buildings belonging to Charles S. Christie (Bowdoin 1895) 

Box Folder
1 A1

52 Harpswell Road (formerly the Stevens Home), 2001, 2014- 

1 A2

Adams Hall (Seth Adams) 

1 A3

Appleton Hall 

1 A4

Appleton Hall: Articles of Agreement- Melcher and Bowdoin College (1843, Samuel Melcher, III) [1842 and 1897] 

Volume
4

Appleton Hall: Spec book - contract documents and agreement for remodeling the ends of Appleton Hall, 1965, 1966 

Box Folder
1 A5

Athletic Facilities 

1 A6

Athletic Facilities: Clippings 

1 B1

Banister Hall - Joseph P. McKeen Center for the Common Good, 2008- 

CrossRef
4.7.16

Baxter House - see furnishings inventory in Sigma Nu records 

Box Folder
1 B2

Benjamin Greene House (see Delta Sigma House) 

1 B3

Boody-Johnson House 

1 B4

Brunswick Academy: "The Chateau" (Early Building Housing the Members of Alpha Delta Phi) 

1 B5

Buck Center (Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness), 2008- 

1 B6

Burton-Little House, 2001- 

1 C1

Chamberlain Hall, 1999- 

1 C2

Chapel 

1 C3

Chapel: Antonette Chambers, "The Chapel Services at Bowdoin College" (See BA1172, BA1173, and BA1174 for audio cassettes of interviews referenced in the bibliography of Chambers' paper, "The Chapel Services at Bowdoin College") 

Ovsz-Box

Chapel: Carillon - twenty-six handwritten scores for chapel bells 

Box Folder
1 C4

Chapel: Clippings 

1 C5

Chapel: Clippings; murals 

1 C6

Chapel: Correspondence, 1907-1938, n.d., transferred from Art Museum files 

1 C7

Chapel: Curtis organ, 1927 

1 C8

Chapel: Documents - chiefly bell and carillon material, 1958-1981, n.d. 

1 C9

Chapel: Ephemera 

1 C10

Chapel: "The History, Art, and Architecture of the Bowdoin College Chapel," [2011] View Online 

1 C11

Chapel: Howe Memorial Window, 1912-1913 

1 C12

Chapel: Payson Memorial Chimes 1914-1922 

1 C13

Chapel: Payson Memorial Chimes 1923-? 

1 C14

Chapel: Plaques (photographs) from the Chapel time capsule - cleaning, 2003 

1 C15

Chapel: William H. Pierson's "Richard Upjohn, Leonard Woods, and the Bowdoin College Chapel Conspiracy." Gift of the author. 

1 C16

Cleaveland Hall (Cleaveland, Parker) 

1 C17

Cleaveland Hall building contracts, 1951-1953 

AV Box
ArchDVD 1

Cleaveland Hall: walk-through video by Rene Bernier, 1996 Feb 7, before start of renovation completed in 1997 

Box Folder
1 C18

Cleaveland House: appraisal to comply with IRS requirements, 1994 

1 C19

Cleaveland House: bills and receipts, 1824-1840 (photocopies), 1993-1998, n.d. 

1 C20

Cleaveland House: clippings; correspondence, 2000- 

1 C21

Cleaveland House: deed of gift, 1994 

1 C22

Cleaveland House: floor plans, 1992, n.d. 

1 C23

Cleaveland House: images [1/3] 

1 C24

Cleaveland House: images [2/3] 

1 C25

Cleaveland House: images [3/3] 

1 C26

Cleaveland House: inventories, 1996, n.d. 

1 C27

Cleaveland House: National Historic Landmark nomination, 2000 

1 C28

Cleaveland House: notes on history of Cleaveland House by William Shipman, 1993 (photocopy) 

1 C29

Cleaveland House: photocopies of images and newspaper clippings from William Shipman's scrapbook on Cleaveland House 

1 C30

Cleaveland House: printed ephemera 

1 C31

Cleaveland House: wallpaper 

1 C32

Coal Shed 1911-1931 

1 C33

Coastal Studies Center (Thalheimer Farm), 2013- 

1 C34

Coleman Hall 

1 C35

Coleman Hall contract, 1957 

1 C36

Coles Tower 

1 C37

Coles Tower Complex 

1 C38

College Buildings 

1 C39

College Grounds 

1 C40

Commons Hall (1828) 

1 C41

Cram Alumni House correspondence, 1982-1986, n.d. 

1 C42

Cram Alumni House - Kate Douglas Wiggin Room and Ladies Lounge, 1965-1967 

1 C43

Cram Alumni House (Marshall Perley Cram) 

1 C44

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1926 (October) 

1 C45

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1926 (November) 

1 C46

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1926 (December) 

1 C47

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1926-1928 

1 C48

Curtis Swimming Pool: Letters of Authorization from McKim, Mead and White to Cummings Construction Co.- 1927-1928 

1 C49

Curtis Swimming Pool: Letters Enclosing Payments to Cummings Construction Co.- 1927-28 

2

 

2 C1

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (Jan-Feb) 

2 C2

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (March) 

2 C3

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (April) 

2 C4

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (May) 

2 C5

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (June-July) 

2 C6

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (Aug-Sept) 

2 C7

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (October) 

2 C8

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (November) 

2 C9

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1927 (December) 

2 C10

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1928 (Jan-Feb) 

2 C11

Curtis Swimming Pool: 1928 (March-Sept) 

2 C12

Curtis Swimming Pool renovation, 2005-2007 (see Studzinski Recital Hall) 

2 D1

Dayton Arena [1955] 

2 D2

Dayton Arena: Clippings [1955] 

2 D3

Dayton Arena: Printed Material [1955, 2008-2009] 

2 D4

Dayton Arena refrigeration, 1956 

2 D5

Delta Sigma House (also known as the Benjamin Greene House) history, submitted as part of a Historic American Building Survey 

2 D6

Delta Sigma House (also known as the Benjamin Greene House) illustrations, including photocopies of historic photographs, submitted as part of a Historic American Building Survey 

2 D7

Delta Sigma House (also known as the Benjamin Greene House) photographs, submitted as part of a Historic American Building Survey 

2 D8

Dormitories: General 

Alpha-Box

Dormitory: framed watercolor of brick dormitory and sidewalk along the quad, by R. Moore, undated 

Box Folder
2 D9

Druckenmiller Hall 

Volume
6

Druckenmiller Hall - photograph album, 1997 

Box Folder
2 D10

Dudley Coe Health Center, 1916- 

2 D11

Dudley Coe Health Center: clippings 

2 D12

Dunlap House (John Dunlap) 

2 E1

Edwards Center for Art and Dance, 2013- 

2 F1

Farley Field House: (Misc. Writings from the Athletic Facility Committee) 

2 F2

Farley Field House: Dedications programs October 1987 

2 F3

Farley Field House: Design Concepts and Cost Data (26 Apr '85) #1 

2 F4

Farley Field House: Design Concepts and Cost Data (26 Apr '85) #2 

2 F5

Farley Field House: H.P. Cummings Construction Co. (Qualifications, Experience, Etc.) 

2 F6

Farley Field House: Miscellaneous Photos and Clippings (William Farley) 

2 F7

Farley Field House: Misc. Plans and Diagrams (by Sasaki Assoc., Inc.) 

2 F8

Farley Field House: Misc. Photos by Sasaki Assoc., Inc. & Jacoby 

2 F9

Farley Field House: Preschematic Project Data (April 8, 1985) #1 

2 F10

Farley Field House: Preschematic Project Data (April 8, 1985) #2 

2 F11

Farley Field House: Slides 

2 F12

First Parish Church and Bowdoin College 

2 F13

First Parish Church and Bowdoin College - agreement with A. Melcher, 1806 Aug 15 

2 G1

Gateway, Class of 1878 

2 G2

Gateway, Class of 1903 

2 G3

Gateway, Franklin Clement Robinson 

2 G4

Getchell House (see Pols House) 

2 G5

Gibson Hall of Music (Harvey Dow Gibson) 

2 G6

Gibson Hall of Music: Bliss paneling 

2 G7

Gibson Hall of Music: Rededication of the Robert K. Beckwith Library, 1994 

2 H1

Hatch Science Library 

2 H2

Hatch Science Library [1991] 

2 H3

Hatch Science Library: Balloon and bookmarks from groundbreaking ceremony, 1989 Jun 3 

2 H4

Hatch Science Library: Groundbreaking ceremony 6/3/89 

2 H5

Hawthorne- Longfellow Library 

2 H6

Hawthorne- Longfellow Library [1966] 

2 H7

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Ad Hoc Committee to Study Library Expanion 1960-61 correspondence 

2 H8

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Ad Hoc Committee to Study Library Expansion 1960-61 McKim, Mead and White Floor Plans & Proposals 

2 H9

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Ad Hoc Committee to Study Library Expansion 1960-61 Minutes and Ephemera 

2 H10

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Architectural plans for administration area 1963 

2 H11

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Clippings 

2 H12

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Correspondence and ephemera concerning proposed Hubbard Hall extension 1938-1955 

2 H13

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Equipment sketches 

2 H14

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Floor plans, n.d. 

2 H15

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: New and proposed construction: The Sesquincentennial Fund 

2 H16

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: Proposed Construction 1980- 

2 H17

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: renovations/ rededication speeches, 2002 (including Senator Mitchell's speech) 

3 H1

Heating and Lighting Station, Architect's Report, 1920 

3 H2

Heating Plant 

3 H3

Heating Plant: Specifications 1900 

3 H4

Helmreich House, 2013- 

3 H5

Historic District: Federal Street 

3 H6

Howard Hall 

3 H7

Howell House, 2000- 

3 H8

Hubbard Grandstand 

3 H9

Hubbard Hall 

3 H10

Hubbard Hall, 1903-1904, 1960, 1962 

3 H11

Hubbard Hall: Clippings 

3 H12

Hubbard Hall: Correspondence, 1900-1901 

3 H13

Hubbard Hall: Correspondence, 1902-1903 

3 H14

Hubbard Hall: Correspondence, 1903-1914 

3 H15

Hubbard Hall: Researchers' Questions 

3 H16

Hyde Hall 

3 H17

Hyde Hall: Miscellaneous 

3 H18

Hyde Hall: Remodeling, 1966 

3 K1

Kanbar Hall, 2004- 

3 L1

Ladd House, 2002- 

3 L2

Longfellow Arts Building, 2013- 

3 M1

MacMillan House, 2002- 

3 M2

Maine Hall (First One) (1806-1808, Burned 1836): Samuel Melcher III 

3 M3

Maine Hall: Miscellaneous 

Volume
7

Maine Hall: Spec book - contract documents and agreement for remodeling the ends of Maine Hall, 1965 

Box Folder
3 M4

Massachusetts Hall (1798-1803, Samuel Melcher III) 

3 M5

Massachusetts Hall 

3 M6

Massachusetts Hall (including Cleaveland Cabinet), 1872-1915, 1956, 1971 

3 M7

Massachusetts Hall - Cleaveland Cabinet, [1873] 

3 M8

Massachusetts Hall - Cleaveland Cabinet (1873, destroyed 1936): A. C. Martin 

3 M9

Massachusetts Hall - Cleaveland Cabinet controversy correspondence, 1913 

3 M10

Massachusetts Hall - Cleaveland Cabinet controversy correspondence, 1914 

3 M11

Massachusetts Hall - Cleaveland Cabinet controversy correspondence, 1915 Jan-Oct 

Ovsz-Box
1

Massachusetts Hall: U.S. commemorative postal card, 1993 Oct 14 (in embossed folder and as insert in card) 

Box Folder
3 M12

McLellan Building, 1999- 

3 M13

Memorial Hall/Pickard Theater 

Volume-folio
3

Memorial Hall/Pickard Theater: Photo album of Pickard Theater in Memorial Hall (1955) 

Box Folder
3 M14

Memorial Hall (1868-1882): S.B. Backus 

3 M15

Memorial Hall: Subscriptions, 1865-1877 Miscellaneous (Dormitories, Gateways,etc.) 

3 M16

Miscellaneous: Estimates. 

3 M17

Moore Hall: Miscellaneous, 2006- 

3 M18

Morrell Gymnasium (Malcom E. Morrell) 

3 M19

Morrell Gymnasium: Dedication Speech by Dr. L. Kiphuth 7/20/1965 

3 M20

Moulton Union 

3 M21

Moulton Union (1927-1928; McKim, Mead and White) 

3 M22

Moulton Union: Building contract, 1927-1928 

3 M23

Moulton Union: Clippings 

3 M24

Moulton Union: Committee on plans for expansion, 1963-1964 

3 M25

Moulton Union: Committee report on expansion, 1963 Apr 24 

3 M26

Moulton Union: Committee report on expansion, 1963 May 2 

3 M27

Moulton Union: Contract for additions and alterations, 1964 

3 M28

Moulton Union: Correspondence, 1928-1968 

3 M29

Moulton Union: Correspondence re: additions and alterations, 1962-1966 

3 M30

Moulton: Dedication remarks, 1965 Oct 2 

3 M31

Moulton Union: Interior design and decorating 

3 M32

Moulton Union: Manuscript and notes for 1930 descriptive booklet 

3 M33

Moulton Union: Plans (Steinman, Cain & White), 1964 

3 M34

Moulton Union: Stanley Perkins Chase Memorial Lamps 

3 O1

Observatory/Bowdoin College Observatory) 

3 O2

Observatory (1890-1891,Dunning and Chapman): Specifications and correspondence 

3 O3

Osher Hall (Dormitory - formerly East Hall) 

3 P1

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum 

3 P2

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum: Clippings 

3 P3

Pickard Field House 

3 P4

Pols House (Edward Pols), 2001- , (formerly Getchell House) 

3 P5

President's House: 85 Federal Street 

3 P6

President's House: First President's House (1802, Burned 1839; Samuel Melcher III) 

Alpha-Box

Proposed buildings - two framed drawings by McKim, Mead and White: proposed chemistry building, 1948, and classroom building, 1949 

Box Folder
3 Q1

Quinby House, 1999- 

3 R1

Reed House - Thomas Brackett Reed House, 7 Boody Street (formerly Chi Psi fraternity) 

3 R2

Rhodes Hall 

3 R3

Russwurm Afro-American Center (John Brown Russwurm); Little-Mitchell House 

3 S1

Sargent Gymnasium and General Thomas Worcester Hyde Athletic Building (1912, Allen and Collens) 

3 S2

Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center 

3 S3

Searles Science Building (Mary Frances Searles) 

3 S4

Searles Science Building (1894, Henry Vaughn) 

4 S1

Sills Hall/Smith Auditorium, 1938-1949 

4 S2

Sills Hall/Smith Auditorium, 1950- 

4 S3

Smith Union, 1994- 

4 S4

Smith Union Dedication 1995 

4 S5

Smith Union - Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates' description, 1999 

Ovsz-Box
1

Smith Union opening week poster, [1995] 

Box Folder
4 S6

Solar Panel Array 

4 S7

Stowe House (Harriet Beecher Stowe) 

4 S8

Stowe House, Commemorative stamp: 13 June 2007 [first day of issue] 

4 S9

Stowe Hall 

4 S10

Studzinski Recital Hall, 2005- (formerly Curtis Swimming Pool) 

Ovsz-Box
1

Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium - poster, 2007 

Volume
5

Studzinski Recital Hall: professional photographs of interiors/exterior and of two architecture awards. Photographs provided by William Rawn Associates 

Box Folder
4 V1

Visual Arts Center 

4 V2

Visual Arts Center: Contracts, 1972-1976 

4 W1

Walker Art Building: Clippings and programs 

4 W2

Walker Art Building [1970s] 

4 W3

Walker Art Building (1892-1893, McKim, Mead and White) [1890s] 

Alpha-Box

Walker Art Building: drawing by Levon W. Coffin, 1896 (graphite on paper, framed) 

Ovsz-Box
1

Walker Art Building: transfer of deed. 

Box Folder
4 W4

War memorial - Bowdoin Memorial (World War II, Korea, Vietnam) 

4 W5

War memorial - Flagstaff (World War I) 

4 W6

War memorial - Flagstaff (World War I), 1920-1930, n.d. 

4 W7

Watson Arena, 2007- 

Ovsz-Box
1

Watson Arena, 2007- 

Box Folder
4 W8

Whittier Field and Grandstand, 1843-1914, 1952 

4 W9

Winthrop Hall 

4 W10

Winthrop Hall: Miscellaneous, 2006- 

Ovsz-Box
1

Winthrop Hall, a record of the occupants of Room 8 ("Gomorrah"), 1824-1877 

Box Folder
4 W11

Winthrop Hall: Renovations, 1926-1927 


1.13.2: Architectural Plans and Drawings   3.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains architectural plans for a number of College buildings, including the Chapel, Hubbard Hall, the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Massachusetts Hall, and the Senior Center.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by building or category.

General Note:

Oversize plans (not listed here) are located in the flat file storage area of Special Collections & Archives.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Map-case Drawer
B 13

Boody-Johnson House: Gervase Wheeler block-plan of design for residence, 1848 

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 2

Bowdoin Chapel 

1 3

Bowdoin Observatory 

1 4

Cram House: architectural drawings by Charles A. Alexander, 1858 Aug 25 

Map-case Drawer
B 2

Delta Sigma House (also known as the Benjamin Greene House) drawings submitted as a Historic American Building Survey 

B 2

Dormitories: Blueprint for dormitory wardrobes, McKim, Mead & White, 1941 Jan 

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 5

Dormitories: Maine, Winthrop, Appleton: residence maps/plans 

1 6

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: building plans (1961-1964) 

1 7

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: building plans (1961-1964) 

1 8

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library: floor plans, 4 floors 

1 9

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library 

Volume
1

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library - specifications for construction, contract set, 1964 May 15 

Map-case Drawer
B B-13

Hubbard Hall: additions and alterations, 1958-1966 (3 folders) 

B B-13

Hubbard Hall: blueprints, Henry Vaughan 

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 10

Hubbard Hall: folder includes copies of Henry Vaughan's blueprints 

1 11

Hubbard Hall: (exterior) - presentation drawing by McKim, Mead and White of proposed extension, 1957 

1 12

Maine Hall 

Map-case Drawer
B 13

Massachusetts Hall: alterations for museum (Cleaveland Cabinet), A.C. Martin, 1872 

C 7

Moulton Union: 1954-1982 (3 folders) 

Ovsz-Box
1

Moulton Union: drawings for proposed expansion, Steinmann Cain & White, 1963, 1964 

Map-case Drawer
B 13

Sargent Gymnasium, first, (subsequently the Heating Plant), 1885 

Ovsz-Box
1

Sargent Gymnasium, first, (subsequently the Heating Plant), hand colored heliotype print, Rotch & Tilden Architects, published in American Architect and Building News, no. 526, 1886 Jan 23 

Map-case Drawer
B Top

Searles Science Building: blueprints, Henry Vaughan 

C 5

Searles Science Building: Cambridge Seven Associates, 1997 

C 6

Searles Science Building: McKim, Mead and White, 1952 

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 13

Senior Center: 1974 - seminar 8, "the house." [designed by W.M. Severance] 

1 14

Senior Center (Coles Tower): floor plans 

Map-case Drawer
B 2

War memorial (flagstaff - World War I), blueprint, McKim, Mead & White, 1923 May 17 


1.13.3: Campus Maps, Plans and Views   3.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

Plans, views, and maps of Bowdoin College and its environs. See Gerard Brault's "A Checklist of Portraits of the Campus of Bowdoin College before the Civil War" for more information on the pre-1860 campus views listed.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Map-case Drawer
D 12

[1825?]: S.W. View of Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine; print reproduction (c.1950) of Pendleton lithograph title "Bowdoin College in 1821" 

D 12

[183?]: West View of Bowdoin College; rendition of Butler & Stripe wood engraving (electrostatic copy) 

D 12

[1839?]: West view of Bowdoin College; tinted lithograph by T. Moore of a drawing by Miss E. Butler (see Archives photos 8484.1 Box S6 for color transparency) 

D 12

[1839?]: West view of Bowdoin College; lithograph by T. Moore of a drawing by Miss E. Butler [3 copies] 

D 12

1846: A Plan of Brunswick Village surveyed and drawn by CJ Noyes, Sept. 1846 

D 12

[1849]: Bowdoin College, west view of campus; lithograph by Tappan and Bradford, published by J. Griffin, from a daguerreotype by Hendee 

D 12

1860: Bowdoin College in 1860; hand colored print, reproduction of original lithograph 

D 12

1877: Map of Brunswick and Topsham 

D 12

1886: Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine; colored lithograph, Geo. H. Walker & Co. lithographers, Boston [2 copies] 

D 12

1896: Manuscript plan of Bowdoin College campus 

D 12

1898: Map associated with 1898 report: Land Now and Formerly Owned by Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine - see Office of the Treasurer Records: Documents Concerning Lands, 1898 

D 12

190?: "Views of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine" [poster incorporating 8 mounted photoprints - Class of 1875 Gateway, Chapel, Hubbard Hall, Massachusetts Hall, Memorial Hall, Searles Science Building, and Walker Art Building exterior and interior] 

Ovsz-Box
1

1901: Photocopy of map of campus environs, Maine Street and McKeen Street south to Mere Brook's crossing of Maine Street. Original in Chase-Johnson Papers: Helen Johnson Chase Materials: Diaries & Journals, v.1 

Map-case Drawer
D 12

1907: Bowdoin College campus birds-eye view by H.D. Nichols; photogravure by A.W. Elson & Co. Boston [2 copies] 

Display
SC&A Hanging

1907: Bowdoin College campus birds-eye view by H.D. Nichols; photogravure by A.W. Elson & Co. Boston; framed 

Ovsz-Box
1

1932, 1947: "Guide to Bowdoin for Benefit of Inexperienced Houseparty Guests," photocopies of campus maps highlighting fraternities contained in the Growler, 1932 and 1947 Dec. Printing plate for the 1932 map is in College Buildings: Realia 

1

1949: "Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine: Restudy of general plan for future development," McKim, Mead & White, Architects, New York; George B. Cabot Associates, Landscape Consultants, Boston, 1949 Jun, revised 1949 Dec 

1

ca. 1949: "Bowdoin College and Area of Outside Interests," map drawn by Stephen R. Hustvedt (Class of 1950) 

Map-case Drawer
D 12

1950: A Map of the College Property Including Surrounding Areas by McKim, Mead, and White, May 1950 

D 12

1958: A Plan of Bowdoin College by McKim, Mead and White architects and Vincent C.Cerasi landscape architect and landplanner, November 1958 

D 12

1959: A Map of the College Property Including Surrounding Areas by McKim, Mead, and White, May 1950, revised October 1959 

Box Folder
1 1

1960: Reports regarding plans for College expansion 

1 2

1979: Bowdoin College - A Campus Plan for the Year 2000, by Saratoga Associates 

Ovsz-Box
1

1990s: Campus map; buildings identified on back by number and quadrant 

1

2005: Campus map; buildings identified on back by number and quadrant 

1

2008: Campus map; buildings identified on back by number and quadrant 

1

2012: Campus map; buildings identified on back by number and quadrant 

1

2013: Campus map; buildings identified on back by number and quadrant 


1.13.4: Realia   3.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains trowels used in groundbreaking ceremonies, construction artifacts, ceramic tiles with images of College buildings, wooden replicas and other objects related to College buildings.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by building.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Alpha-Box

Adams Hall: coffin lid used as subflooring - see Medical School of Maine Realia 

ARealia-Box
9

Adams Hall: coffin lid fragment with undertaker certificates, used as subflooring - see Medical School of Maine Realia 

3

Campus 1940s: "Guide to Bowdoin for Benefit of Inexperienced Houseparty Guests..." Printing plate of campus map highlighting fraternities (print is included in the Growler, 1932 Dec; a photocopy of the print is with the printing plate 

3

Chapel: artifacts [nails, wooden pieces] 

3

Chapel: ceramic tile 

3

Chapel: metal plaque with inscription about the foundation stone of King Chapel, 1845 Jul 16 

3

Chapel: plaque of King Chapel from the class of 1876 reunion banquet (2 copies) 

3

Chapel: wooden board with names of men, probably workers during a renovation of the Chapel 

3

Chapel: wooden mallet [found within the framing of a pew bench during renovations in 1998] 

Display

Chapel: wooden replica 

ARealia-Box
3

Chemistry building: trowel used by President Sills at the laying of the cornerstone, 1951 Jun 15 

3

Coleman Hall: trowel from groundbreaking, 1957 Nov 

3

Farley Field House: t-shirt, 1987 Oct 10 

3

Hubbard Library: ceramic plate with image of Hubbard Library 

3

Hubbard Library: small plaque [removed from the Bailey Collection, M7] 

3

Massachusetts Hall: ceramic tile 

Display

Massachusetts Hall: wooden replica 

ARealia-Box
3

Moulton Union: ceramic tile 

3

Pickard Theater: ceramic tile 

3

Polar Bear Statue: ceramic tile 

3

Walker Art Building: ceramic tile 

8

Walker Art Building: scrap of wood lath bearing the carving "R. Newbegin 96," found within supports of Walker Art Building dome during renovations, 2006 - see Alumni Biographical Files 


1.13.5: Patricia McGraw Anderson College Buildings Research Files, 1984-1990, n.d.   2.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

Patricia McGraw Anderson's research files centering on Bowdoin College architectural history. The research was for her book, "The Architecture of Bowdoin College," published by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in 1988. Also included are photographs and negatives taken by Richard Cheek for use or possible use in the book. Digital versions of these images are available.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Bibliography 

1 2

Book reviews, 1988-1990 

1 3

"Bowdoin" magazine with articles re: campus architecture, 1988 Fall 

1 4

Brunswick architecture: John Calvin Stevens and Bowdoin 

1 5

Chapel - general 

1 6-7

Document copies 

1 8

Historical Buildings Committee, 1984, 1985 

1 9

History of the College, 1984-1985, n.d. 

1 10

Illustrations - other 

Box
2

Index card file: subjects A-V 

3

Index card file: subjects W, miscellaneous, and bibliography 

Box Folder
1 11-12

Miscellaneous 

Box
4

Negatives, A-Z 

Box Folder
1 13

Old Maine roads 

1 14

Other campuses and John R. Ward 

1 15-20

Photographs, A-Z 

1 21

Plans, maps, and views 

1 22

Symposium - "Reading the Campus: The Iconography of Collegiate Architecture, 1988 Jun 3 

1 23

Walking tour - Bowdoin