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Guide to the Committee to Review Fraternities Records, 1969-1992

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Title:
Committee to Review Fraternities: records
Creator:
Bowdoin College
ID:
A01.33
Date [inclusive]:
1969-1992
Date [bulk]:
1979-1992
Extent:
1 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

Series 1, Correspondence and Notes, restricted for 75 years from date of creation.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

Restricted for 75 years from date of creation.

Correspondence, 1979-1982

box 1 folder 1

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

box 1 folder 1

Correspondence, 1986

box 1 folder 2

Correspondence, 1987

box 1 folder 3

Correspondence, 1988

box 1 folder 4-5

Notes, 1988, n.d.

box 1 folder 6

Conditions Governing Access:

No restrictions.

Articles regarding fraternities, 1987 Sep - 1988 Nov

box 2 folder 1

Committee formation and members, 1987, n.d.

box 2 folder 2

Minutes and agendas, 1979, 1987-1988

box 2 folder 3

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

box 2 folder 4

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

box 2 folder 5

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

box 2 folder 6

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

box 2 folder 7

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

box 2 folder 8

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

box 2 folder 9

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

box 2 folder 10

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

box 2 folder 11

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

box 2 folder 12

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

box 2 folder 13

Reports: 1988 Jan, Fraternity inspections by Bowdoin College

box 2 folder 14

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

box 2 folder 15

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

box 2 folder 16

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

box 2 folder 17
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