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Guide to the Sarah and James Bowdoin Day Records and Publications, 1941-

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Title:
Sarah and James Bowdoin Day: records and publications
Creator:
Bowdoin College
ID:
A02.05
Date [inclusive]:
1941-
Extent:
1 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Sarah and James Bowdoin Day, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

James Bowdoin Day was initiated in 1941 to recognize undergraduates for excellence in scholarship and to commemorate the Honorable James Bowdoin III (1752-1811), first patron of the College. In 1997, by faculty vote, the College determined that both the commemorative day and the distinction as scholar be changed so as to recognize both Sarah and James Bowdoin. Like her husband, Sarah Bowdoin gave many gifts to the College, including most of the Bowdoin family portraits. In their honor laurel garlands are draped around the Gilbert Stuart portraits of James Bowdoin III and Sarah Bowdoin Dearborn in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The College also flies a special commemorative American flag which was flown over the United States Capitol in 1963 on the birthday of Governor James Bowdoin II. At the Sarah and James Bowdoin Day exercises the College gathers to recognize its highest-ranking scholars and to hear speeches by an outstanding undergraduate and a highly recognized practioner in one of the liberal arts disciplines.

This collection contains Sarah and James Bowdoin Day programs as well as a number of student responses and some guest addresses delivered at the Sarah and James Bowdoin Day exercises. Also included are blank invitations, blank certificates, and reports of the exercises printed from the Bowdoin/Sun online and Bowdoin Campus News online, including text of some addresses.

Some of the Sarah and James Bowdoin Day exercises are recorded on audiocassette, videocassette, or both. See Archives staff for specific holdings.

1941, 1943-1945 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 1

1946-1949 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 2

1950-1954 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 3

1955 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 4

1955 Response by David Lee Hurley (Bowdoin 1956)

box 1 folder 5

1956-1959 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 6

1960-1965 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 7

1965 Guest address by E. Bright Wilson, Jr.

box 1 folder 8

1966-1967 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 9

1967 Guest address by Thomas Hedley Reynolds

box 1 folder 10

1968-1969 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 11

1969 Response by Bruce Edward Cain (Bowdoin 1970)

box 1 folder 12

1970 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 13

1970 Response by Gordon Francis Grimes (Bowdoin 1971)

box 1 folder 14

1971 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 15

1971 Response by Donald Bruce Lowry (Bowdoin 1972)

box 1 folder 16

1972 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 17

1972 Response by Kenneth Vincent Santagata (Bowdoin 1973)

box 1 folder 18

1974 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 19

1974 Response by Peter Henry Lotz (Bowdoin 1975)

box 1 folder 20

1975 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 21

1975 Response by Alton Davis Hartwell (Bowdoin 1976)

box 1 folder 22

1976-1977 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 23

1977 Response by Abbot Kominers (Bowdoin 1978)

box 1 folder 24

1978 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 25

1978 Response by Andrea Michele Todaro (Bowdoin 1979)

box 1 folder 26

1979 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 27

1980 James Bowdoin Day program and response by Lynn Ann Lazaroff (Bowdoin 1981)

box 1 folder 28

1981, 1982 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 29

1982 Guest address by A. Bartlett Giamatti

box 1 folder 30

1983-1985 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 31

1985 Response by Joseph Henry LaCasce, Jr. (Bowdoin 1986)

box 1 folder 32

1986 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 33

1986 Response by Philip Alcide Morin (Bowdoin 1987)

box 1 folder 34

1987 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 35

1987 Response by Aditya Behl (Bowdoin 1988)

box 1 folder 36

1988 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 37

1988 Response by Elizabeth D. Boettcher (Bowdoin 1989)

box 1 folder 38

1989 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 39

1989 Response by Mary Alice Inman (Bowdoin 1990)

box 1 folder 40

1990-1994 James Bowdoin Day programs

box 1 folder 41

1994 Guest address by Peter F. Hayes (Bowdoin 1968)

box 1 folder 42

1995 James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 43

1996 - no James Bowdoin Day ceremony

box 1 folder 44

1997 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day program [name changed to Sarah and James Bowdoin Day in 1997]

box 1 folder 45

1998 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 46

1998 Response by Naeem Ahmed (Bowdoin 2000)

box 1 folder 47

1999 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day program

box 1 folder 48

1999 Excerpts from guest address by Kenneth Chenault (Bowdoin 1973, Bowdoin Honorand 1996)

box 1 folder 49

1999 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day certificate (2 blank copies)

box 1 folder 50

2000 Report of Sarah and James Bowdoin Day from the Bowdoin/Sun online

box 1 folder 51

2000 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day invitations (2 blank copies) and program

box 1 folder 52

2001 Report of Sarah and James Bowdoin Day from the Bowdoin/Sun online, and text of address by President Barry Mills

box 1 folder 53

2002 Program, report from the Bowdoin/Sun online, and text of address by President Barry Mills

box 1 folder 54

2003 Program, report from the Bowdoin/Sun online, and text of address by President Barry Mills

box 1 folder 55

2004 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills and Adam Baber (Bowdoin 2005)

box 1 folder 56

2005 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills and Ponnila Sunderi Samuel (Bowdoin 2007)

box 1 folder 57

2006 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills and Alicia Michelle White (Bowdoin 2007)

box 1 folder 58

2007 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills, Mary J. Carruthers, and Ekaphan "Bier" Kraichak (Bowdoin 2008)

box 1 folder 59

2008 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills, David Kertzer, and Samuel Ross Waterbury (Bowdoin 2011)

box 1 folder 60

2009 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills and Yongfang Chen (Bowdoin 2010)

box 1 folder 61

2010 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills, Louis Menand, and Gina Lynn Lonati (Bowdoin 2012)

box 1 folder 62

2011 Program, report from Bowdoin Campus News online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills, Carol R. Berkin, and Samuel Hollingsworth Hanson (Bowdoin 2011)

box 2 folder 1

2012 Program, report from Bowdoin campus news online, and text of addresses by President Barry Mills and Daniel Alexander Palken (Bowdoin 2014)

box 2 folder 2

2013 Program, and report from Bowdoin campus news online

box 2 folder 3

2014 Program, report from Bowdoin campus news online, and text of address by Rachel Nicole Pollinger (Bowdoin 2015)

box 2 folder 4

2015 Program, report from Bowdoin campus news online, and text of address by Lucy Chuying Luo (Bowdoin 2016)

box 2 folder 5

2016 Program, report from Bowdoin campus news online, and text of address by Liam Taylor (Bowdoin 2017)

box 2 folder 6

2017 Program and text of addresses from Hadley Horch and Ian Ward '20

box 2 folder 7

2018 Program

box 2 folder 8
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