Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
James Stacy Coles: Administrative Records, 1946-1979, undated
ID
1.2.9
Date
1946-1979
Extent
60.0 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

James Stacy Coles: Administrative Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

James Stacy "Spike" Coles (1913-1996) was Bowdoin's ninth President, (1952-1967). He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 1941. Before coming to Bowdoin, he taught chemistry at the City College of New York from 1936-1941, at Middlebury College from 1941-1943, and at Brown University from 1946-1952. During World War II, he worked with the Underwater Explosives Research Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He was the author, with Robert Cole of Brown University, of "Physical Principles of Chemistry," published in 1964. During the administration of President Coles, the Senior Center Program was inaugurated, the curriculum was strengthened, and there was significant growth in the size of the student body, faculty, and campus facilities. Coles resigned his position at Bowdoin in 1967 to become President of The Research Corporation, based in New York City, a foundation for the advancement of science. Coles retired in 1982, and died in 1996 at age 83 in Falmouth, Massachusetts.


Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, subject files, reports, and speeches. In addition to general administrative records, there are records concerning the Senior Center, the Capital Campaign, the Bowdoin Plan, R.O.T.C., and the College's self-study. Also included are files concerning WCBB, the Maine educational television network, A.C.H.E.S., the Advisory Commission for Higher Education Study, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Science. For related James Stacy Coles materials, see the James Stacy Coles Papers.


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

Acess Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

1.2.9.1: Reports of the President, 1952-1967   17.0 volumes.

Series Description:

This series contains reports of the President of Bowdoin College. These reports are part of the run of presidents' reports published as Bowdoin College Bulletin numbers. This practice was begun in 1905 and continued through 1974. The reports include general information on the state of the college.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
1

Index to President Coles' reports of the President, 1952/1953 - 1964-1965 

2

Index to the President's Reports, 1891-1957 

Bulletin
6.2

#309 1952-53 

6.2

#313 1953-54 

6.2

#317 1954-55 

6.2

#321 1955-56 

6.2

#325 1956-57 

6.2

#329 1957-58 

6.2

#333 1958-59 

6.2

#337 1959-60 

6.2

#341 1960-61 

6.2

#345 1961-62 

6.2

#349 1962-63 

6.2

#353 1963-64 

6.2

#357 1964-65 

6.2

#361 1965-66 

6.2

#365 1966-67 


1.2.9.2: Governing Boards, 1952-1975   7.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains records and correspondence from 1952-67 concerning committees of the Governing Boards: the Examining Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee, the Library Committee and the Advisory Committee on Development. Correspondence and records concerning the building and renovations of campus buildings, especially the Senior Center and Moulton Union and others are also included. Ceremonial duties are also represented in this series.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Acoustics in the Chapel [1952-53] 

1 2

Art Interests [1953-66] 

1 3

Bannister Hall (President's Folder) [1953-54] 

1 4

Boards - Committees, Circular Letters [1953-58] 

1 5-7

Boards - Committees, Circular Letters, etc. [1958-66] 

1 8

Boards Memorial Volume, 1960-1975 

1 9-10

Buildings, Planning [Architects] [1961] 

1 11-14

Buildings, Planning of 1952-62 

1 15

Campus Improvements 1953-54 

1 16

Centralized Dining Room Service [1953-62] 

1 17

Chapel 1955 

1 18

Chase Memorial Lamps [1953-54] 

1 19

Chemistry Building [1948-53] 

1 20

Coleman Hall [1957-58] 

1 21

[Coleman Hall] Dormitory Building (Coleman Hall) [1957-58] 

1 22

College Coat of Arms [1959-62] 

1 23

College Signs 1954 

1 24

Commencement Parts [1954-57] 

1 25-28

Advisory Committee on Development [1953-57] 

2 1-6

Development 1957-[1965] 

2 7

Dormitories [1954-57] 

2 8

Dormitory Renovation [1964-65] 

2 9

Dormitory Renovation of "The Ends" [1963-67] 

2 10-13

Educational Policy [1955-66] 

2 14-25

Examining Committee [1948]-1965 

3 1-5

Executive Committee 1952-[1967] 

3 6-19

Finance Committee 1952-67 

3 20

Flag Poles: Whittier Field & Memorial Hall 1954-55 

3 21-22

[Gibson] Harvey Dow Gibson Hall of Music 1952-54 

4 1-10

Grounds & Buildings 1952-66 

4 11

[Grounds & Buildings] Suggested Changes 1954 

4 12

Gymnasium Dedication [1965] 

4 13

Heating Plant Blow-Off 1952-53 

4 14

Hockey Rink, Blueprints & Drawings 1955- 1956 

4 15-17

Hockey Rink 1952-57 

4 18-21

Honorary Degrees Committee 1952-56 

5 1-4

Honorary Degrees Committee 1956-60 

5 5

Hyde Hall 1953 

5 6

Inauguration of JSC 1952-53 

5 7

Infirmary 1952-53 

5 8

John Johnston Fund 1940-62 

5 9-12

Library Committee 1952-62 

5 13-14

Ad Hoc Library Committee 1960-62 

5 15

Lighting Survey 1952-54 

5 16

Mass Hall 1952-54 

5 17

Moulton Union, Plans for the expansion of the 1962-65 

5 18-19

Moulton Union, Expansion of the 1962-66 

5 20

Moulton Union Expansion - Contract 1964- 66 

5 21

Moulton Union Expansion - Furnishings [1964-65] 

5 22

Moulton Union Expansion - Plans & Specifications [1960-65] 

5 23-26

Neighborhood Property 1952-66 

6 1-4

Overseers 1953-69 

6 5

Overseers Correspondence 1952-53 

6 6

Overseers Reports 1952-53 

6 7-11

Physical Education 1952-71 

6 12

Report on Pickard Field, Clarke & Rapuano 1952-54 

6 13

Renovation of President's Home 1952-53 

6 14-17

Retirement Benefits 1952-60 

6 18

Retirement Data 1951-56 

6 19

Rehabilitation of Searles 1951-53 

7 1

[Senior Center] Commons-Dormitory [1960] 

7 2

Senior Center Building - Equipment, Construction materials [1962-63] 

7 3

Senior Center Building - Furnishings [1963-65] 

7 4-6

Senior Center Building - Plans & Construction [3/1961-4/1965] 

7 7

Senior Center Building - Services [1962-64] 

7 8

Senior Center - "Bulletin Report to the Governing Boards on the Construction Fire in the Senior Center," James S. Coles, 1964 Jan 21, 8:00 a.m. 

7 9

Service & Storage Buildings [1959-61] 

7 10

Storage Building 1953-54 

7 11-13

Size of College [1953-61] 

7 14

Student Aid [1952-53] 

7 15

Study Committee on Underclass Campus Environment, 1967-1969 

7 16-18

Theatre 1952-57 

7 19-20

Trustees [1954-62] 

7 21

Trustees [1962-63] 

7 22

Trustees [1963-65] 

8 1-2

Trustees [1965-68] 

8 3

Trustees Correspondence [1937-53] 

8 4

Trustees Reports 1952-53 

8 5-9

Visiting Committee 1952-57 

8 10

[Whittier Field] Proposals for Rest Rooms, Whittier Field, 1953 


1.2.9.3: Faculty Committees, 1946-1970   4.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains records of the operations of numerous faculty committees spanning Coles' administration, with materials interfiled from previous and later administrations from 1946 - 1970. Included are the Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy, and the Graduate Programs Study Committee. Other important committees were Recording Committee, Student Aid, Student Life, Visiting Committee, Increase in Size of College, Advisory Committee, Committee on Academic Effiency, Commencement Parts and individual departmental committees. The large volume of records shows the emphasis on committee work in the administration of the college.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Efficiency of Academic Program (Faculty) [1959-63] 

1 2

Report of the Committee on Academic Efficiency 4/14/60 

1 3

Advisory Committee [1950-65] 

1 4

Committee on Alumni Liaison 

1 5

Art Department [1953-65] 

1 6

Committee on Attendance [1957] 

1 7

Aural-Oral Program 1959-60 

1 8

Biology Department [1952-65] 

1 9

Boards 1966-1970 

1 10

Boards Liaison with Faculty 1962-69 

1 11-12

Bowdoin Institute 1962, 1964 

1 13

Chemistry Department 

1 14

College Catalogue (Interim Comm.) 1961-62 (Faculty) 

1 15-16

Commencement Parts 1958-66 

1 17-20

Committee on Curriculum & Educational Policy 1964-68 

1 21

Danforth Summer Grants (Faculty) 1959-61 

1 22

Economics Department [1954-65] 

1 23

Education Department [1957-63] 

1 24

Educational Television, Committee on, 1961-1968 

2 1

English Department, 1953-1965 

2 2

Committee on Examination Room [1958] 

2 3

Faculty Committees, 1951-1966 

2 4-5

Faculty Research (Faculty) 1967-69 

2 6

Committee on Fall-Out Protection [1961-62] 

2 7-8

Geology Dept [1951-56] 

2 9

German Dept [1946-63] 

2 10

Government & Legal Studies [1955-65] 

2 11

Special Committee on Grading Systems (1954) 

2 12-13

Graduate Programs Study Committee [1965-70] 

2 14

Graduate Programs Study Committee - Final Report 6/68 

2 15-17

Graduate Programs Study Committee Minutes 1966-68 

2 18

Graduate Programs Symposium [1967] 

2 19

Graduate Programs Symposium-Invitations [1967] 

2 20

Graduate Scholarships (Faculty) [1966-69] 

2 21

History Dept [1953-65] 

3 1

Increase in Size of College (Faculty) [1957-61] 

3 2

Institute of Modern Literature (Faculty) [1953-59] 

3 3

Committee on Job Integration [1956-58] 

3 4

Lectures & Concerts [1960-67] 

3 5

Library (Faculty) [1959-67] 

3 6

Loyalty Oath, Committee on, 1958 

3 7

Mathematics Dept [1954-68] 

3 8

Math Dept Applications [1960] 

3 9

Miscellaneous and Ad Hoc faculty committees, 1956-1965 

3 10

Music Committee, 1957-1960 

3 11-12

Music Dept [1957-68] 

3 13

Non-Western and S. Hemisphere Area Studies, 1964-1968 

3 14

Committee on Orientation [1956-58] 

3 15

Patent Policy Committee, 1963-1969 

3 16

Philosophy Dept [1952-65] 

3 17

Physical Education Dept [1955-64] 

3 18

Physics Dept [1951-65] 

3 19

Plans for Future Dormitory & Dining Facilities [1960-62] 

3 20-21

Preparatory Schools & Admissions (Faculty) [1953-69] 

4 1-3

Preparatory Schools & Admissions (Faculty) [1953-69] 

4 4

Psychology Dept [1957-65] 

4 5

Recording (Faculty) 1958-67 

4 6

Romance Languages Dept [1956-65] 

4 7

Sociology Dept [1956-65] 

4 8

Student Aid (Faculty) [1961-69] 

4 9

Student Life (Faculty) [1955-68] 

4 10

Student Recruitment, Special Committee on, 1966-1968 

4 11

Summer Study Program Comm (Faculty) [1957] 

4 12-13

Tallman Professorship (Faculty) [1953-60] 

4 14

Tallman Professorship (Faculty) [1959-60] 

4 15

Teaching Aids (Faculty) [1957-1959] 

4 16-18

Visiting Committee 1957-60 

4 19

Misc. Coles correspondence found unfoldered among Trustee/Visiting Committee files 

4 20

Wages & Salaries 1952-53 

4 21

Walks 1953-54 


1.2.9.4: Subject Files, 1948-1979, undated   19.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains general office files on specific subjects covering all aspects of the college: scholarships, athletics, fraternities, foundations, faculty matters, committees, awards, special events, consortia with other colleges, alumni, facilities. Significant issues include facility restructuring to accomodate academic and physical growth.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

AAUP Comm. on Economic Status of the Faculty [1957-67] 

1 2

AAUP 1952-60 

1 3

Abbott, E. F., White, Asmead [1952] 

1 4

Abraxas Award [1956-59] 

1 5

Academic Freedom [1953-65] 

1 6-7

Academic Programs Appointments 1966-68 

1 8

Adams Papers [1956-57] 

1 9

Admissions & the Development of the Student Body Ad Hoc Committee 

1 10-12

Admissions 1965-68 

1 13

Admissions Data Classes of 1963-65 

1 14

[Admissions] Bates College Confidentiality of Admission Documents[1968] 

1 15

Alcoholism 1952-65 

1 16

Alumni Association Activities, Records, etc. [1953-60] 

1 17-18

Alumni Clubs 1964-68 

1 19

Alumni College (Summer) 

1 20

Alumni Council 1965-67 

2 1

Alumni House through 1962-63 

2 2

Alumni Office Advisory Committee [1959] 

2 3

Alumni Seminars [1964-1966] 

2 4

American Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities [1960] 

2 5

A Misc [1952-64] 

2 6

Arctic Museum 1965- 

2 7

Arctic Trip [1965] 

2 8

Area Redevelopment 1962-65 

2 9

Art Building Addition 

2 10

Aspen Institute through 1962-63 

2 11

Assistant to the President (PSW) 1964 

2 12

Association of College & Research Libraries (ALA) 1959 

2 13

Association of American Colleges [1966-68] 

2 14

Association of Colleges of New England [1953-66] 

2 15-16

[Athletics] Annual Reports-Director of Athletics [1953-63, 66, 67] 

2 17

[Athletics] Athletic Department through 1964-65 

2 18

[Athletics] Four College Agreement (Pentagonal Athletic Agreement through 1967) 

2 19

[Athletics] Gymnasium & Athletic Fields [1957-64] 

2 20-21

[Athletics] Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Assn. [1958-74] 

2 22

[Athletics] NATL Collegiate Athletic Assn through 1967-68 

2 23

[Athletics] Summer Baseball 

2 24

Atomic Energy Programs [1952-65] 

2 25

Attendance [1958] 

2 26

Aural-Oral Program [1961] 

2 27

Awards to Faculty Members & Requests for Suggestions [1955-56] 

2 28

Baxter, Percival P. 

2 29

Bethune-Cookman College [1966-68] 

3 1

Biennial Institutes 1966 Carl Ruggles; 1968 Black Africa 

Map-case Drawer
C 12

Biennial Institute 1966 Carl Ruggles - poster 

Box Folder
3 2

Blackwell, John T. - Planner [1959] 

3 3

Bliss, George T. [1954-55] 

3 4

Bliss, Susan D. [1954-68] 

3 5-7

B Misc. [1952-68] 

3 8

Boston Symphony Orchestra Concert [65-66] 

3 9

Bowdoin College Inn [1956-60] 

3 10-15

James Bowdoin Day 1952-55, 57-61, 67-68 

3 16

Bowdoin - Law School [1964-67] 

3 17-20

Bowdoin Prize 1954, 58, 63, 68 

3 21

Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil Right Organization (BUCRO) [1968] 

3 22

Brunauer Case [1950-52] 

3 23

Brunswick Industrial Park [1959-65] 

3 24

Bureau for Municipal Research [1959-65] 

3 25

Budgets 1952-53 to [1956] 

3 26-27

Bursar's Office 1963-66 

3 28

Cain, Walker O. & Associates 1961-67 

3 29

California Institute of Technology Cooperative Plan [1954-57] 

4 1-2

Calendars 1951-52 - 1963-64 

4 3

Camden College [1961] 

4 4

1960 Campus Community Workshop 

4 5

Carnegie Corporation [1962-64] 

4 6

Center for Resource Study [1966-67] 

4 7

Century Association [1953-54] 

4 8

Cerasi, Vincent C. (Landscape Consultant) [1956-62] 

4 9

Chapel, Daily 1958-60 

4 10-16

Chapel, Sunday 1951-53, 56-63 

4 17-18

Chapel talks, 1954-1958, n.d. 

4 19

Chase, Helen Johnson, Estate [1953-66] 

4 20

Christmas Card [1957-67] 

4 20b

Civil War: Bowdoin Confederates 1967 

4 21

Class Gifts 1952-69 Reunion, Specials 

4 22-23

C Miscellaneous 

5 1

C Miscellaneous 

5 2

Coat of Arms of Bowdoin College [1959] 

5 3-4

Coffin, Robert Peter Tristam, 1948-1971 

5 5

Colby College [1956-65] 

5 6

College Bowl Program [1963-64] 

5 7

Committee on Acting President 1967-68 

5 8

Correspondence, P.S. Wilder [1952-56] 

5 9

Darlington, Mrs. Sibyl E. [1955-68] 

5 10

Depts & Dept Chairmen (Misc) [1961-65] 

5 11

DuPont, E.I. de Nemours & Co [1953-61] 

5 12

Electronic Data Processing Forecast [1965] 

5 13

Enrollment through 1964-65 

5 14

Environment in Education (extracts from the 1959-1960 President's Report), 1960 May 25 

5 15

Extension Courses [1955-65] 

5 16

Estes, Guy Parkhurst Fund [1949-60] 

5 17

Faculty Appointments [1955-65] 

5 18

Faculty Development Fund [1955-65] 

5 19

Faculty-Freeman Resolution [1968] 

5 20-21

Faculty Meetings 1952-55, 57-68 

5 22

Faculty Miscellaneous [1951-68] 

5 23

Faculty Office Space-Hubbard & Mass Halls [1963-66] 

5 24

[Faculty] Permanent Faculty [1954-66] 

5 25

[Faculty] Religious Activity 1953-60 

5 26

[Faculty] Retirement Benefits 1965-66 

5 27

[Faculty] Rhodes Scholarships 1953-60 

5 28-29

[Faculty] Sabbatic Leaves & Leaves ofAbsence 

5 30

Faculty Salaries [1953-67] 

5 31-32

Faculty Schedules [1954-68] 

5 33

Faculty Tenure 1965-66 

5 34

Faculty Travel Fund 1966-67 

5 35

Falk, Maurice & Laura Foundation 1958-64 

5 36

Fees [1955-77] 

6 1

First Parish Church [1952-54] 

6 2

Financing Higher Education 1952-53 

6 3

Ford Foundation Fund for Advancement of Education [1953-63] 

6 4

Ford Foundation [1961-68] 

6 5

Ford Foundation Matching Grant 1963-68 

6 6-7

Ford Foundation Project 1961-63 

6 8-11

Fraternities 1959-66 

6 12

Fraternities Delta Sigma Property [1962-64] 

6 13

Fraternities Policy re: Non-Discrimination [1962-67] 

6 14

Fraternities Statements by JSC 

6 15

Future Use of Hubbard & Massachusetts Halls [1963-65] 

6 16

Gibson, Mrs. Harvey Dow [1940-66] 

6 17

Given Foundation 1958-62 

6 183

Graduate Programs Symposium 1967 

6 19

Graduate Work Bowdoin etc. [1965-68] 

6 20-22

Grounds & Buildings Dept. 1954-59, 61-73 

6 23

Hamlin, Est., Elizabeth B.G. [1959-62] 

6 24

Hamlin, George O. Est. [1957-62] 

6 25

Harris, Seymour E. Seminar [1958-60] 

7 1

Harris, Seymour E. Survey & Questionnaires [1957-59] 

7 2

Hawes, Henry Q. Mr. & Mrs. (Kinnybrook Farm) [1964-67] 

7 3

Hawes, Henry Q. [1960-64] 

Map-case Drawer
C 30

"Hawthorne and the American Novel" lecture series: commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of Nathaniel Hawthorne, April 7-20, 1964 

Box Folder
7 4-5

Higher Education Conference 1964 

7 6

H Misc. [1952-64] 

7 7

Homestay Program Experiment in International Living [1963-68] 

7 8

Honoris Causa Volumes [1968] 

7 9

Honorarium Praesides [1880-1965] 

7 10

Hubbard Hall Renovations 1965-[1967] 

7 11-12

Infirmary 1959-66 

7 13

Infirmary Alterations 1956-58 

7 14

Jacob Report [1957-58] 

7 15

James Foundation [1954-65] 

7 16

Kennedy, John F. International Merit Scholarship 

7 17

Kresge, S.S. Foundation [1957-59] 

7 18

L Misc. [1952-66] 

7 19

Library, Hawthorne-Longfellow, Yellin Gates, 1965 

7 20

Longfellow Birthplace [1955] 

7 21

Longfellow Sesquicentennial 1957 

7 22-23

M [1952-64] 

7 24

MacMillan Articles [1953-66] 

7 25

MacMillan Bowdoin Prize & Misc. 1953-66 

7 26

MacMillan, Donald B. 1967-70 

7 27-35

MacMillan - JSC Letters 1953-55, 56-67 

8 1-2

Maine State Educational Matters, Depts, Commissions, etc. 1963-79 

8 3

Maine, State of Higher Education Facilities Act Commission 

8 4

Maine, State Legislation [1963-66] 

8 5

Maine Teachers Association [1955-66] 

8 6

Maine, University of [1957-66] 

8 7

Manufacturers Chemists Association, Inc. 

8 8

McKim, Mead, White [1953-61] 

8 9-10

Memorializing of Buildings 1964-65 

8 11

Merrill, Charles E. Trust 

8 12-13

Miscellaneous 1964-65 

8 14

M Misc. 

8 15

Mitchell-Little House, Ad Hoc Study Committee re: Restoring 6-8 College Street [1966-68] 

8 16

Montague, Gilbert H [1953-61] 

8 17

Moulton Union 1932-60 

8 18

Moulton Union Dedication [1965-70] 

8 19-20

Museum of Art 1952-61 

9 1

Museum of Art 1961-63 

9 2

Museum of Art "As Maine Goes" Exhibit & Symposium [1966] 

9 3

Museum of Art Wildenstein Exhibition [1966-69] 

9 4

National Merit Scholarship [1955-68] 

9 5

National Scholarship Service & Fund for Negro Students [1959-66] 

9 6

Navy Dept ONR [1952-58] 

9 7

[Navy] ONR Contract (Mine Advisory Com) 

9 8

N.E.A.C.S.S. [1952-55] 

9 9

N.E.A.C.S.S. Bowdoin Reevaluations [1954-66] 

9 10

N.E. Higher Education Assistance Foundation [1957-60] 

9 11

New Brunswick, University of 1965-67 

9 12-15

New England Colleges Fund [1952], 1955-68 

9 16

New York Welfare Law 1955 

9 17

N Misc. [1955-64] 

9 18

Edward T. Noble Foundation [1957-59] 

9 19

Northeastern Research Foundation 1959-63 

9 20-21

Oakes Center 1957-66 

9 22

Oakes Center Development Plans 1959-61 

9 23

October Conference [1963] 

10 1

Olin Foundation [1955-57] 

10 2

Opening of College 

10 3

Operational Analysis [1953-56] See also "Halford Report" 

10 4

Peace Corps [1961-68] 

10 5

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum [1966-70] 

10 6

Pennell, John F. [1956-57] 

10 7

Pentagonal Conference 1958-63 

10 8

Pentagonal Conference Sample Kit Feb 1967 

10 9

Pentagonal Institutes 1964-65 

10 10

Pentagonal (Mr. Wilder) 1967 

10 11

Pickard, Jane C. (Mrs. F.W.) [1957-63] 

10 12-13

Pickard Theater 1955-66 

10 14

Pierce, Leonard A. Memorial Fund 1960-61 

10 15

Placement Office [1959-68] 

10 16

P Misc. [1955-65] 

10 17

Portland Dispensary [1922-57] 

10 18

Portland Symphony [1963-67] 

10 19

Presidential Selection Committee 1952-68 

10 20-25

President's Expense 1952-56, 63-68 

11 1-2

President's Invitations for Events 67-68 

11 3

President's Office: A.P. Daggett Misc. 1967-69 

11 4

President's Office-Convocation 1958 Bruce Catton Address 

11 5

President's Office Information for Evaluation Purposes NEACSS 4/66 

11 6

President's Office Misc 1952-73 

11 7

President's Report 1952-65 

11 8

President's Science Advisory Committee (Meetings) [1960-62] 

11 9

President's Speaking Engagements-Accepted [1960-66] 

11 10

President's Speaking Invitations-Refused [1952-67] 

11 11

President's Speeches & Articles Comments & Correspondence [1952-60] 

11 12

Project 70 "Working Papers" 1960-61 

11 13

Pulsifer, Margaret (Mrs. Hale) [1959-61] 

11 14

Questionnaires-PSW- [1963-67] 

11 15

Raytheon Co. [1958-62] 

11 16

Reader's Digest Foundation [1964-65] 

11 17

R Misc [1952-65] 

11 18

Ross, Sylvia [1954-64] 

12 1

Salzburg Program [1967] 

12 2

Selective Service Draft Resistance[1968] 

12 3

Self Study Committee [1956-61] 

12 4

Sills Hall, 1952-1967 

12 5-6

Sills Memorial Volume 1955-74 

12 7

Sills: Materials Related to Death of 

12 8

Sixth College Study (Expenses) [1953-64] 

12 9

Size of College 1956-57 

12 10

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through 1963 

12 11-13

S Misc. [1952-65] 

12 14

Sports Illustrated 1963-66 

12 15

Staff Conferences 1967-68 

12 16

Hugh Stubbins & Associates through 64-65 

12 17-18

Student Aid Program Loans-Scholarships 1963-66 

12 19

Student Assistance through 1961 

13 1

Student Council through 1966-67 

13 2

Student Counseling through 1964 

13 3-4

Student Housing through 1965-70 

13 5

Student Social Rules 1964-69 

13 6

Summer Programs Study Group on Foundations of Cultural Unity 

13 7

Summer Reading Program [1959-68] 

13 8

System & Procedure Review [7-26-60] 

13 9

Systemation, Inc. [1965] 

13 10

Tape Recorders [1955-58] 

13 11

Teaching Machines 1961-62 

13 12

Town & College Club [1955-67] 

13 13

Treasurer's Report 1953-54 

13 14

Union Carbide Corp [1952-58] 

13 15

U.S. Government Post Office [1958-68] 

13 16

U.S. Steel Foundation [1955-62] 

13 17+

Vice President, Appointment of [1953-54] 

13 18

Vice President's Office [1954] 

13 19

Visiting Committee Departmental 1966-71 

13 20

Visiting Committee-Dept of History 67-70 

13 21

Visiting Committee Dept of Music 1967-71 

13 22

Visiting Committee on Infirmary [1967-71] 

13 23

Visiting Committee on Library [1967-71] 

13 24

Visiting Committee on Oral Communication 

13 25

Walker, Donald S. [1957-59] 

13 26

Westinghouse Educational FDN [1958-60] 

13 27

Whitney, John Hay Foundation - Visiting Professorships 

13 28

Wilder, PS Misc 

13 29

W Misc. [1958] 

13 30

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships [1955-67] 

13 31

Younger American Scholar [1953] 


1.2.9.5: Correspondence, 1952-1967   1.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains general office correspondence from 1952 through 1967; folders contain later (1968) correspondence by Athern P. Daggett, the Acting President who followed Coles.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-14

Correspondence Misc 1952-56, 59-67 

1 15-16

A-Z Correspondence Daggett 1968 A, A-D 

2 1-4

A-Z Correspondence Daggett 1968 B-E 


1.2.9.6: Development Program and Capital Campaign, 1953-1967   1.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains records pertaining to the administration of the college development program and its various activities during Coles' tenure. Files from following administrations (1968-69) are also included. During this period of growth, strong ties with supporters of the college were most important. The Capital Campaign of 1962-63 is the most significant event recorded in this series.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Development Program - Committee on Wills & Bequests [1953-67] 

1 2

"Bowdoin's Next Decade," James Stacy Coles, 1955 

1 3

Development Program through 1957-58 

1 4

Development Program through 1958-60 Bowdoin Associates 

1 5

Development Program Campaign Plans - Fundraising 1959-61 

1 6

Development Program Life Income Plan [1959-63] 

1 7

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign Fundraising Plans & Events [1961-63] 

1 8

Development Program Kersting Brown & Co. [1961-64] 

1 9

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign 1962-63 

1 10

Capital Campaign Area & Alumni Committee [1962-64] 

1 11

Capital Campaign Reports [1962-65] 

1 12

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign 1963-64 

1 13

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign Area & Alumni Chairmen [1963-64] 

1 14

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign 1964-65 

1 15

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign Gift Reports 7/1/66-67 

1 16

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign Final Report (2 yrs) [1967] 

1 17

Bowdoin College Capital Campaign Gift Reports 7/1/67-6/30/69 

1 18

Development 1968-69 


1.2.9.7: Senior Center, 1961-1967   1.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

Records document the physical and intellectual design of the center, from 1962-67 and include files from later administration through 1979. Plans encompassed curriculum, faculty, administration, the facility itself including living and dining quarters. Evaluations and descriptions of senior seminars are included.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

General Note:

More information on the Senior Center and its programs is available in Record Group 3.8: Senior Center Program.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Old Dominion Foundation [1963-68] 

1 2-3

Senior Center 1962-[66] 

1 4

Senior Center Administrative Workshop [1965] 

1 5

Senior Center Building Contract [1963-65] 

1 6-7

Senior Center Council Faculty [1963-77] 

1 8

Senior Center Dedication & Open House [1964] 

1 9

Senior Center Dining Service [1965-66] 

1 10

Senior Center Facilities & Program [1961-62] 

1 11

Senior Center-Photographs of Model 

1 12-13

Senior Center Planning & Program A&B 

1 14

Senior Center Plans for Facilities & Program [1961] 

1 15

[Senior Center] Plans for Future Dormitory & Dining Facilities 1961-62 

1 16

Senior Center, A Preliminary Report 1961 

1 17-21

Senior Center Program 1961-79 

1 22

Senior Center Program Development [1960] 

1 23-24

Senior Center Program Evaluation 1965-66 

1 25

Senior Center Ad Hoc Program Evaluation [1966] 

1 26

Senior Center Subcommittee on Program & Curriculum [1961] 

2 1

Senior Center, Symposium on Undergraduate Environment, 1962 Oct 

2 2-3

Senior Seminars through 1964-66 


1.2.9.8: Library, 1961-1966   0.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains correspondence files from 1961-66. Information pertains to Bowdoin Library and small college libraries in general. Most of the information refers to building specifications, costs, and dedication of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

General Note:

More information about Library operations can be found in Record Group 5.1: Library records.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-2

Library 1961-65 

1 3

Library Administration Area 1958-65 

1 4

Library (Building) 1961-63 

1 5

Library Contract 1964 

1 6

Library Dedication 1966 

2 1

Library Furnishings 1963-66 

2 2

Library Plans & Specifications 1963-66 

2 3

New Library Building Committee 1964 


1.2.9.9: Foreign Students; Bowdoin Plan; A.S.P.A.U., 1956-1968   2.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains records regarding these related programs, from 1956-1968. These programs continue to work to bring foreign students to Bowdoin and provide support for them. The Bowdoin Plan was initiated in 1947 when Joseph Wheeler, an undergraduate, proposed to President Sills that each of Bowdoin's fraternities sponsor a student from a foreign country, providing food and lodging, while the college waived tuition charges. Bowdoin began participation in A.S.P.A.U., or the African Scholarship Program, by 1960.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-7

African Scholarship Program (ASPAU) 1961-69 

1 8-21

Bowdoin Plan 1952-68 

1 22

Bowdoin Plan Students which have been Selected [1950-53] 

1 23-24

Bowdoin Plan Students 1956-57, 64-66 

1 25

Foreign Students 1951-53/Bowdoin Plan 1950-53 

2 1

Foreign Students (other than Bowdoin Plan) [1957-59] 

2 2

Foreign Student Program [1952-65] 

2 3-4

Foreign Students 1956-57, 1968 

2 5

Foreign Students-Letters after leaving Bowdoin 

2 6

Foreign Students Misc. [1960-64] 

3 1

Foreign Students Misc. [1964-67] 

3 2

Foreign Students-Speaking Engagements [1960-63] 

3 3

[Foreign Students] Summer Speaking Engagements 

3 4

Foreign Students US Govt. Forms [1950-65] 

3 5

International Student Service (Lenders Program) [1956-70] 

3 6

Letters from Bowdoin Plan Students 10th Anniversary 


1.2.9.10: R.O.T.C., 1950-1968   1.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains administrative records of the operations of the R.O.T.C. (Reserve Officers Training Corps) program on the Bowdoin campus from 1950 until 1968. R.O.T.C. was an active program until 1974. At that time no new students were accepted into the program and it was phased out.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-3

1950-1953, R.O.T.C. 

1 4-5

1954-1956, R.O.T.C. 

1 6-7

1957-1959, R.O.T.C. 

1 8

1960, R.O.T.C. 

1 9-10

1960, Mershon R.O.T.C. Conference, Ohio State University 

1 11-12

1961, R.O.T.C. 

1 13

1962, R.O.T.C. 

1 14

1963, R.O.T.C. 

1 15

1964, R.O.T.C. 

1 16

1965, R.O.T.C. 

1 17

1966, R.O.T.C. 

1 18

1967, R.O.T.C. 

1 19

1968, R.O.T.C. 


1.2.9.11: Commencement, 1953-1967   1.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

Contains administrative records of the activities during commencements. Records span Coles' administration and include records from the 1968 commencement.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-14

Commencement 1953-1965 

1 1-2

Commencement 1966-68 [Daggett] 


1.2.9.12: Speeches, 1952-1967   4.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains speeches given by Coles during his administration. Subject matter includes: academic freedom, admission standards, various aspects of education at Bowdoin and in general, Bowdoin College and its future plans, the Senior Center, scientists, responsibility.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

General Note:

Index to speeches available in the Archives.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box
1

Index to Speeches 

Box Folder
2 1

1952 

2 2

1/16/53-7/26/53 

2 3

9/23/53-12/2/53 

2 4

1/4/54-6/17/54 

2 5

9/22/54-12/5/54 

2 6

1/3/55-6/14/55 

2 7

1/3/56-6/21/56 

2 8

7/4/55-12/4/55 

2 9

8/15/56-11/29/56 

2 10

1/3/57-6/7/57 

2 11

7/10/57-9/18/57 

2 12

1/8/58-6/9/58 

2 13

1/8/58-6/9/58 

2 14

8/15/58-12/17/58 

2 15

1/10/59-6/7/59 

2 16

7/30/59-12/14/59 

3 1

1/4/60-6/21/60 

3 2

9/16/60-12/18/60 

3 3

1/15/61-6/4/61 

3 4

7/27/61-12/9/61 

3 5

1/3/62-6/10/62 

3 6

9/16/62-11/20/62 

3 7

1/3/63-6/9/63 

3 8

9/24/63-12/2/63 

3 9

1/8/64-5/30/64 

3 10

9/22/64-10/19/64 

3 11

2/3/65-6/6/65 

3 12

9/21/65-11/22/65 

3 13

1/7/66-6/10/66 

3 14

8/24/66-11/21/66 

3 15

1/21/67-5/19/67 

3 16

9/26/67-5/23/68 


1.2.9.13: Honorary Degrees, 1953-1969   1.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains correspondence and records documenting the conferral of honorary degrees from 1953-68. Some earlier correspondence is included in this series.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Honorary Degrees & Citations [1949-69] 

1 2

Honoris Causa, citations, 1953-1967 

1 3-8

Honorary Degrees 1960-1966 

1 9-11

Honors, 1966-69 


1.2.9.14: A.C.H.E.S.,1965-1967   2.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

The Advisory Commission for Higher Education Study is a state commission for the evaluation of the impact and characteristics of higher education facilities in Maine. President Coles functioned as the chairman for the commission which provided recommendations for all state associations who held responsibilities in higher education in Maine: college presidents, the governor, Department of Education, the legislature, state officers, the University of Maine, and many others. Material dates primarily from 1965-66.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Dept of Education [ACHES Invoices 1965] 

1 2

[ACHES] Higher Education Study Consultants [1965] 

1 3

Academy for Educational Development [(ACHES) 1965-66] 

1 4

Maine, State of ACHES "Your State Colleges" Pamphlets [1965-66] 

1 5

Meetings, Minutes, & Notices [ACHES 1965 -66] 

1 6

Miscellaneous [ACHES 1965-66] 

1 7

Maine, State of Advisory Commission for Higher Education Study [1965-67] 

1 8

Maine, State of Adv. Comm. Higher Educ. Study Meetings [1965-67] 

1 9

Maine, State of Adv. Comm. Higher Educ. Study Newspaper Items [1965-67] 

1 10

Members of Commission Names, Addresses, Tel. Nos. [ACHES 4965-67] 

1 11

Conferences [ACHES-1966] 

1 12

Distribution of AED Report [ACHES 1966] 

1 13

Interviewees [ACHES 1966] 

1 14

Maine, State of ACHES News Releases & Copy of Tentative Report [1966] 

1 15

Maine, State of ACHES Portland Report [1966] 

1 16-18

Maine, State of ACHES Reports, Questionnaires, Information Requests [1966] 

1 19

Reports [ACHES 1966] 

1 20

Meeting of Feb 11, 1966 [ACHES] 

1 21

Maine, State of ACHES, AED Report, Tentative Report, Distribution List through 10/31/66 

1 22

[ACHES] Boston Globe Monday, May 16, 1966 

1 23

Maine, State of ACHES JSC Notes of Conferences w/Bds, etc [11/12/66] 

2 1

Maine, State of ACHES Legislation [1966- 1967] 

2 2

Maine, State of ACHES, AED Report, Tentative Report 11/1/66-12/31/67 

2 3

Maine, State of University ACHES 1966-73 

2 4

Maine, State of ACHES Report 1/67-2/67 

3 1

ACHES Recommendations [1967] 

3 2

Maine, State of Adv.Comm Higher Educ. Study (ACHES) Report [1967] 

3 3

Super Board [ACHES 1967] 

3 4

USM Central Offices Budget Estimates [ACHES 1967] 


1.2.9.15: National Science Foundation, National Academy of Science, 1953-1967   2.25 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series documents President Coles' close involvement with the National Science Foundation and other science organizations, spanning his administration from 1953-67, and also containing records from the following administration until 1974. His primary academic work before becoming president of Bowdoin was in science (chemistry). He was involved with classified research for the U.S. Navy during the second world war. One of the main emphases of his administration was to strengthen the science curriculum of the college. This involved tracking and facilitating research fellowships and internships. Records in this group document discussions of the state of science curriculae in higher education nationally, and relationships between science study at the university level and government and military programs involving science. To this day, Bowdoin maintains extremely strong science programs.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-2

Advisory Committee on Gov-Univ Relationships of NSF [1953-54] 

1 3-9

Advisory Committee on Gov-Univ Relationships 3rd-9th meetings 1954-56 

1 10

Advisory Committee on Gov-Univ Relationships of NSF [1955-57] 

1 11

Advisory Committee on Gov-Univ Relationships, Report to NSF Board 1957 

1 12

IGY Advisory Commission on Education, Nat'l Acad. of Science 

1 13

National Academy of Science MAL Classified Receipts [1966-68] 

1 14

National Science Foundation [1960-64] 

1 15

National Science Foundation Academic Year Institute [1957-68] 

1 16

National Science Foundation Advisory Conference on College Chemistry 1960-61 

1 17

National Science Foundation Adv Sci Ed Prog 1964-67 

1 18

National Science Foundation Conf on Science in Small Colleges [1960-61] 

1 19

NSF Research Programs & Applications[1958-62] 

1 20-21

National Science Foundation Summer Institutes 1964-65 [1963-65] 

2 1-3

National Science Foundation Summer Institutes 1966-68 [1965-68] 

2 4-5

NSF Undergraduate Instructional Scientific Equipment Program [1962-74] 

2 6-7

[NSF] Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program 1960-[70] 

3 1

[NSF] Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Evaluation 1967 

3 2

[NSF] Undergraduate Research Participation Program 

3 3

NSF Undergraduate Science Education Program [1962-64] 


1.2.9.16: U.S. Department of Health, Education, & Welfare Programs, 1954-1968   0.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

The programs document Bowdoin's participation in Government programs directed towards encouraging high school students to attain higher education. The years between 1954 and 1968 saw increased government support for education programs, including: Upward Bound, (ongoing at Bowdoin), National Defense Education Act, Equal Opportunities Educational Program, President's Commission on Education Beyond High School.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Economic Opportunity Act Upward Bound Program 

1 2

Equal Educational Opportunities Program [1964-66] 

1 3

National Defense Education Act [1958-63] 

1 4

National Defense Education Act Institutes [1958-64] 

1 5

National Defense Education Act Loyalty Oath [1959-65] 

2 1

National Defense Education Act Student Loan Program [1958-63] 

2 2

NDEA Student Loan Program [1963-66] 

2 3

President's Comm. on Education Beyond High School [1954-1958] 


1.2.9.17: WCBB, 1960-1968   1.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains a record of the cooperative development of the educational television station, WCBB, by Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges. Major subjects were funding, content, broadcasting and transmission. 1960-68 were seminal years in the development of television as an educational resource.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Advisory Committee on Educational Television 1960 and 1965-68 

1 2

CBB "An Administrative, Financial, Programming & Technical Report" by JG McBride Consultant [Oct. 1960] 

1 3

CBB-ETC Educational Television Annual Treas. Report; Budget through 1966-67 

1 4

CBB-ETC Educational Television Capital Account 

1 5

CBB-ETC Educational Television Corporation Business 1961-69 

1 6

CBB-ETC Educational Television ETV General {1960-67} 

1 7

CBB-ETC Educational Television Fund Raising [1954-65] 

1 8

CBB-ETC Educational Television Long Range Planning 

1 9

CBB-ETC Educational Television Monthly & Trimonthly Treasurer's Reports through 1964-68 

1 10

CBB-ETC Educational Television Programming [1966-67] 

1 11

CBB-ETC Educational Television Public Broadcasting Act 1967 

1 12

CBB-ETC Educational Television Transmitter, Road, Equipment [1963-65] 

1 13

CBB-ETC (Faculty) Program Advisory Committee 1961-68 

1 14

CBB-TV Corporation Business 


1.2.9.18: Self-study Reports, 1954-1956   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains comprehensive reports examining major aspects of the college. These were carried out by faculty committees under the auspices of the Ford Foundation. The studies were conducted from 1954-56 and discussed current and future plans during the time spans of 1951-71 and 1953-73.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1-3

Profile of Bowdoin College 1951-1971 

1 4-5

Profile of Bowdoin College 1953-1973 


1.2.9.19: Inauguration Records, 1952-1953   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains congratulatory certificates, correspondence and other records of President Coles' inauguration on October 13th, 1952. Material dates from 1952-1953.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

[Acceptance of invitation and congratulations from M.I.T.] 

1 2

[copy of inaugural issue of Bulletin] 

1 3

[certificate of congratulations from Brandeis University] 

1 4

[...Brown University] 

1 5

[...Clark University] 

1 6

[...Columbia University] 

1 7

[...Dartmouth College] 

1 8

[...Harvard University] 

1 9

[...Providence College] 

1 10

[...R.P.I.] 

1 11

[...Rutgers University] 

1 12

[...Tufts] 

1 13

[U.S. Military Academy] 

1 14

[...Washington and Jefferson College] 

1

[Wesleyan University] 

1 16

[correspondence, 9/03/52 - 10/02/52] 

1 17

[...10/03/52] 

1 18

[...10/04/52 - 10/06/52] 

1 19

[...10/07/52 - 10/09/52] 

1 20

[...10/10/52 - 12/02/52] 

1 21

[...1/05/53 - 2/27/53] 

1 22

[...3/02/53 - 4/23/53] 

1 23

[guest list, addresses, introduction] 

1 24

[letters of congratulations] 

1 25

Programs for the inauguration and the inaugural luncheon, 1952 Oct 13 


1.2.9.20: Realia, 1967   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

This series contains memorabilia from Coles' presidency.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrctions:

No restrictions.

Box
ARealia 8

Bronze spike mounted on black wooden block with the label "PRAESES: MCMLII - MCMLXVII," anonymous gift to Coles, 1967 Dec