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Guide to the Meddiebempsters Records, 1937-

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Title:
Meddiebempsters: records and publications
Creator:
Meddiebempsters (Bowdoin College)
ID:
A04.11
Date [inclusive]:
1937-
Extent:
0.3 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

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

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.

Contained is 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.

Announcement of album, 1950

box 1 folder 1

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

arealia-box 4

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

ovsz-box 13a

Correspondence, 1955, 1995

box 1 folder 2

European Tour, 1948

box 1 folder 3

European Tour, 1948: Robert Whitman Journal and Correspondence

box 1 folder 4

European tours, 1963, 1966

box 1 folder 5

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

box 1 folder 6

Flag from the National Music Assiocation

map-case B5

Flyers, 1975-1987, n.d.

box 1 folder 7

"Frontiers of Faith", 1954

box 1 folder 8

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

volume 1

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

box 1 folder 9

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

box 1 folder 10

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

arealia-box 4

Newspaper clippings, 1937-1974, n.d.

box 1 folder 11

Posters, 1950, 1987, 2018-

ovsz-box 13a

Programs, 1939-1942, 1955, n.d.

box 1 folder 12

"Remembering Tilly" Correspondence and Notes

box 1 folder 13

Reunions, 1979, 1987

box 1 folder 14

Scrapbook for Reunions, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985

volume 2

Sheet music

box 1 folder 15-18

Song Lists for 1998 reunion of 1948 Meddiebempsters, 1998

box 1 folder 19
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