Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Committee to Review Fraternities: Records, 1969, 1979-1992, undated
ID
1.33
Date
1969, 1979-1992
Extent
1.0 linear foot.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Committee to Review Fraternities: Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

President A. LeRoy Greason established the Committee to Review Fraternities on October 1, 1987, and charged the Committee with reviewing the policies and practices of fraternities at Bowdoin, determining the value of fraternities to Bowdoin, and recommending what actions, if any, the College should take regarding fraternities. The ten member Committee consisted of Governing Boards members, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Elizabeth Pierson of Brunswick was hired to make arrangements for hearings, keep minutes, do research, and provide other staff assistance. Chaired by Trustee emeritus, Merton G. Henry (Class of 1950), the Committee submitted its "Report to the President from the Committee to Review Fraternities," also known as the "Henry Report," on April 15, 1988.


Scope and Content

The collection includes records of Merton G. Henry, chairman of the Committee to Review Fraternities. In addition to the Committee's minutes and April 15, 1988 report, correspondence, articles, reports, and other background material is included. Additional Committee to Review Fraternities material can be found in: A. LeRoy Greason, Administrative Records: Subject Files: Fraternity Review and Office of the Dean of Student Affairs: Records: Fraternities.


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

Box Folder
1 1

Articles regarding fraternities, 1987 Sep - 1988 Nov 

1 2

Committee formation and members, 1987, n.d. 

1 3-6

Correspondence, 1979-1982 

1 7

Correspondence, 1984 (includes A. LeRoy Greason's April 11, 1984 chapel talk on fraternities at Bowdoin) 

1 8

Correspondence, 1986 

1 9

Correspondence, 1987 

1 10-11

Correspondence, 1988 

1 12

Minutes and agendas, 1979, 1987-1988 

1 13

Miscellaneous print material, 1969, 1986-1988, n.d. 

1 14

Notes, 1988, n.d. 

1 15

Reports: [1979], "Student Life Committee Report on Sexual Discrimination in Bowdoin Fraternities" and comments 

1 16

Reports: [1981 May], Results of student questionnaire, Class of 1981 

1 18

Reports: 1983 Jun 30, "Report to the President of the Commission on Student Life" and response of the president, 1983 Nov 

1 18

Reports: 1983-1987, Reports on campus life, residential life, from Amherst, Colby, and Wesleyan 

1 19

Reports: 1984 Aug, Report on the status of women in fraternities, Liliane Floge and Roberta Tansman Jacobs 

1 20

Reports: 1984 Sep 10, "Status of Women in Bowdoin Fraternities: A Chronology," Allen L. Springer 

1 21

Reports: 1986 Jun 2, "Role of College Fraternities in the 1980s: A Comparative Study of Bowdoin and Colby Colleges," Kimberly A. Hokanson 

1 22

Reports: 1987 Jun, Report on the status of fraternities - 1987, Robert C. Wilhelm 

1 23

Reports: 1987 Sep, President Greason's Convocation and Chapel Talk - fraternity remarks 

1 24

Reports: 1988 Jan, Fraternity inspections by Bowdoin College 

1 25

Reports: 1988 Feb, Handwritten outline of Committee to Review Fraternities report 

1 26

Reports: 1988 Apr 15, "Report to the President from the Committee to Review Fraternities" 

1 27

Reports: 1992, "Changing Status of Fraternities at Northeastern, Liberal Arts Colleges: Case Studies of Bowdoin and Colby Colleges," Kimberly A. Hokanson