Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Meddiebempsters: Records, 1937-1995, undated
ID
4.11
Date
1937-1995
Extent
0.3 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Meddiebempsters: Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

The Meddiebempsters, Bowdoin College's double quartet, was formed in 1937 by Frederic E. T. Tillotson, professor of music, and Glee Club director. The group borrowed their name from the tiny town of Meddybemps in northern Maine. The Meddiebempsters began appearing with the Glee Club in 1941 and have since performed throughout New England and the world. In addition to live concerts, they have recorded albums, and have been on radio and television.


Scope and Content

A history of the Meddiebempsters written on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary, as well as a draft copy and background material for the history. A songbook, sheet music, programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, certificates, and miscellaneous printed materials are also included. In addition, there are Native American war clubs presented by the town of Meddiebemps.


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

Announcement of album, 1950 

Box
4

Certificate, framed, presented to the Meddiebempsters by the Heidelberg Military Post, 1948 Jul 26 

4.11

Certificate, in German, presented to the Meddiebempsters on their European tour, 1949 Jul 

Box Folder
1 2

Correspondence, 1955, 1995 

1 3

European tours, 1948, 1963, 1966 

1 4

"First Meddiebempster Songbook," 1972 Oct 14 reunion (photocopy) 

1 5

Flyers, 1975-1987, n.d. 

Box
1

Meddiebempsters History: "And May the Music Echo Long...," 1937-1987 

Box Folder
1 6

Meddiebempsters history, "Songs and the Young Men, Bowdoin College Meddiebempsters, 1937-1987," background material 

1 7

Meddiebempsters history, "Songs and the Young Men, Bowdoin College Meddiebempsters, 1937-1987," Peter K. Race '52, 1987 (draft) 

Box
4

Native American war clubs given to the Meddiebempsters by the Maine town of Meddiebemps 

Box Folder
1 8

Newspaper clippings, 1937-1974, n.d. 

Box
4.11

Posters, 1950, 1987 

Box Folder
1 9

Programs, 1939-1942 

1 10

Reunions, 1979, 1987 

1 11-14

Sheet music