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Guide to the Capital Campaign of Bowdoin College Records and Publications, 1956-1967

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Title:
Capital Campaign of Bowdoin College: records and publications
Creator:
Bowdoin College. Capital Campaign
ID:
A01.11
Date [inclusive]:
1956-1967
Extent:
2.5 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

Closed for 75 years from date of creation.

Preferred Citation:

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

The opening of the Capital Campaign was announced officially at Commencement in June 1962. The start of the campaign was the culmination of almost ten years of planning following the Sesquicentennial celebration in 1952. In June 1961, following a recommendation made by the Development Committee, the Governing Boards voted to begin a capital campaign the following June. The Campaign was directed by a national committee comprised of Governing Boards members and alumni. Phase 1 Chairman of the national committee was Charles A. Cary (Bowdoin, 1910). Phase 2 Chairman was Sanford B. Cousins (Bowdoin, 1920). The national committee was responsible for recruiting regional volunteers to make personal appeals to alumni in their areas. Even though it was believed to be ambitious, the committee, decided upon a goal of $10 million. In June 1963 the Ford Foundation offered a challenge grant of $2.5 million if Bowdoin had $7.5 million in hand by June 1966. When the campaign closed June 30, 1966, the college had exceeded the challenge with over $10.3 million in subscriptions. A portion of the funds acquired during the Capital Campaign were added to the endowment. The remaining funds were used to build the Senior Center, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, a new gymnasium and to renovate a number of other existing facilities, including dormitories, Hubbard Hall and Moulton Union.

This collection contains records of the Capital Campaign of Bowdoin College. Files contain general information on the campaign, including correspondence regarding plans, progress and committee activities. Files also include summary information of campaign activities, including official reports and appeal and progress brochures.

Series Description:

This series contains records of the Capital Campaign of Bowdoin College. Files contain campaign pamphlets; correspondence concerning campaign progress and committee activities; and votes of the Governing Boards votes regarding campaign issues. Also included are records with information on bequests, giving and proposed plans for the use of campaign funds.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed for 75 years from date of creation.

To Build a Better Bowdoin- 1956

box 1 folder 1

Bowdoin Serves New England and the Nation

box 1 folder 2

"Bequests and Trusts as Sources of Capital Funds" 8/16/1958

box 1 folder 3

Campaign Objectives 1962

box 1 folder 4

Presentation to the Boards- Jan. 26, 1962

box 1 folder 5

Governing Boards Vote 2/3/62

box 1 folder 6

Commemorative Gifts- 2/12/62

box 1 folder 7

Records of Assignments Feb. 19, 1962

box 1 folder 8

Insider's Statement- March 1962

box 1 folder 9

Information and Promotion Plan- April 3, 1962

box 1 folder 10

Taxes and Giving to Bowdoin, April 15, 1962

box 1 folder 11

Brochure (Advance Draft) May 1962

box 1 folder 12

Library Bulletin June 1962

box 1 folder 13

National Committee Meeting- 6/13/62

box 1 folder 14

Outline for Commencement Luncheon, 1962 Jun 16

box 1 folder 15

A Special News Portfolio June 1962

box 1 folder 16

Objectives of Campaign 6/16/62

box 1 folder 17

Final Report of Sub-committee on Curriculum for Senior Center 5/7/62

box 1 folder 18

Area Executive Chairman Sept. 17, 1962- Nov. 1962

box 1 folder 19

Clipping- Education Symposium 10/11/62

box 1 folder 20

Clippings Concerning Announcement of Campaign- 6/17/62-10/21/62

box 1 folder 21

Announcement of Gift 10/21/62

box 1 folder 22

Bequest (Sample Kit) Oct. 23, 1962

box 1 folder 23

Annuities and Giving to Bowdoin- 11/19/62

box 1 folder 24

Library Bulletin February 1963

box 1 folder 25

"Pride and Responsibilty" Booklet 1963

box 1 folder 26

Commencement and Reunion Weekend '63 (in conjunction with Campaign)

box 1 folder 27

National Committee Meeting 6/12/63

box 1 folder 28

Memo to Area Chairmen 6/28/63

box 1 folder 29

Clippings of Announcement of Ford Grant 4/28/63

box 1 folder 30

Clipping Announcing Ford Grant 6/28/63

box 1 folder 31

Bowdoin Life Income Plan 7/6/63

box 1 folder 32

Weekly Reports and Various Bulletins 7/19/57-11/11/63

box 2 folder 1

Contractors - 20 September 1965 - 17 October 1963

box 2 folder 2

Metropolitan New York Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Oct. 14-23, 1963

box 2 folder 3

Rated Prospects of Donors 12/17/63- 1/14/64 [Closed]

box 2 folder 4

Weekly Reports and Various Bulletins 11/21/63-9/21/64

box 2 folder 5

Moulton Union Brochure Jan. 1965

box 2 folder 6

Memos Concerning Final Stages- 11/17/63- 12/23/63

box 2 folder 7

Final Report and Recommendations, July 1964

box 2 folder 8

Proposal for Walker Art Building Expansion, 1964

box 2 folder 9

Capital Campaign Progress Record, June 1962-June 1966

box 2 folder 10

Continuing Campaign (After 1966)

box 2 folder 11

Hawthorne-Longfellow Library Dedication booklets Feb. 26 1966

box 2 folder 12

Series Description:

This series contains alphabetical files of the Capital Campaign of Bowdoin College. Files contain information on giving and potential individual and corporate subscribers (including the Ford Foundation challenge grant). Files also contain general correspondence, addresses and financial information.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

Close for 75 years from date of creation.

Fund-Raising Study and Plan of Campaign for Bowdoin College

volume 1

Classification of Alumni by Class, Washington, D.C. [2 parts]

volume 2-3

Campaign Results

volume 4

Admissions

box 1 folder 1

Album of architect's images - Senior Center, Library, Gymnasium

box 1 folder 2

Alumni-Hokanson, W.A. 3/16/62-4/28/64

box 1 folder 3

Banks, Securities 12/18/62-5/7/64

box 1 folder 4

Bowdoin Publishing Co.

box 1 folder 5

Brochures 1963

box 1 folder 6

Bureau for Research in Municipal Government 1960

box 1 folder 7

Addresses by President COLES 4/3/62- 2/28/63

box 1 folder 8

President COLES' Special Letters 2/16/63- 4/24/63

box 1 folder 9

President COLES' Trips to N.Y. and West Coast 2/13/63-5/23/63

box 1 folder 10

Correspondence 10/21/1961-3/28/1962

box 1 folder 11

Correspondence 4/2/1962-4/11/1963

box 1 folder 12

Correspondence 8/21/1963-1/25/1965

box 1 folder 13

(Lists) DISTINGUISHED Faculty and Alumni 1962

box 1 folder 14

Draft of Campaign Publication

box 1 folder 15

Foundations 1/3

box 1 folder 16

Foundations 2/3

box 1 folder 17

Foundations 3/3

box 1 folder 18

Foundations-Gift Reports

box 2 folder 1

Gift Prospects-non-organized Group (Lists) [Closed]

box 2 folder 2

Gift Reports 3/29/57-4/15/63

box 2 folder 3

(New) GYM Publications 1962-63

box 2 folder 4

New GYM Overview

box 2 folder 5

"Hawthorne and the American Novel" lecture series pamphlet, Apr. 7-20, 1964

box 2 folder 6

Hokanson, Wolcott A. Files (Campaign Director)

box 2 folder 7

Hokanson Files (incl. Fund-Raising Report and Recommendations for Bowdoin College)

box 2 folder 8

Leadership Conference 8/8/62-8/16/62

box 2 folder 9

Leadership Conference 9/10/62-10/25/62

box 2 folder 10

Leadership Conference 12/4/62-12/28/62

box 2 folder 11

Leadership Conference Jan-Feb 1/2

box 2 folder 12

Leadership Conference Jan-Feb 2/2

box 2 folder 13

Leadership Conference Pamphlets

box 2 folder 14

Leadership Conference II 12/17/62- 12/28/62

box 2 folder 15

Leadership Conference II 1/2/63-1/11/63

box 3 folder 1

Leadership Conference II 1/16/63-2/5/63

box 3 folder 2

Legal Matters and Gifts 8/7/62-10/28/62

box 3 folder 3

(New) LIBRARY Publications '62-'63

box 3 folder 4

Library Symposium 8/14/62-10/12/62

box 3 folder 5

Library Symposium 11/29/62-11/11/63

box 3 folder 6

Life Income Plan and Reminder Form

box 3 folder 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence 6/1/62- 3/24/66

box 3 folder 8

Bela NORTON Correspondence 3/22/1954- 7/20/1959

box 3 folder 9

Pamphlets

box 3 folder 10

Personnel (Fund-Raisers) 1/2/62-8/13/62 and (Undated Resumes)

box 3 folder 11

Personnel 8/15/62-12/6/63

box 3 folder 12

Progress Bulletins 11/15/62-5/15/63

box 3 folder 13

Progress Bulletins 6/7/63-3/30/64

box 3 folder 14

Progress Bulletins 11/15/62-6/19/64

box 3 folder 15

Publications Promoting Campaign June 1963-64

box 3 folder 16

Record of Costs for Campaign Printed Materials

box 3 folder 17

Sales Tax Notices 2/15/61-5/28/63

box 3 folder 18

Senior Center Publications 1962-63

box 3 folder 19

Senior Center Dedication 9/26/64-10/20/64

box 3 folder 20

Senior Center Open House 8/12/64-10/18/64

box 3 folder 21

Senior Center-Guide Tour Information

box 4 folder 1

Senior Center Symposium 7/6/62-10/14/62

box 4 folder 2

Senior Center Symposium 6/19/62-10/12/62

box 4 folder 3

Senior Center Symposium 10/12/62-10/18/62

box 4 folder 4

Senior Center Symposium 10/18/62 - 10/19/62

box 4 folder 5

Senior Center Symposium 10/24/62-12/3/62

box 4 folder 6

Senior Center Symposium Addresses (10/26/62-11/1/62)

box 4 folder 7

Solicitation 6/7/63-8/22/63

box 4 folder 8

Stationary lay-out, 1962-1963

box 4 folder 9

Washington Conference 1960

box 4 folder 10
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