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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum: records (A05.04)

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Title:
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum: records
Creator:
Bowdoin College. Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.
ID:
A05.04
Date:
1951-
Extent:
7.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

Some materials restricted. Consult series descriptions for specific information.

Preferred Citation:

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum: Records, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center exist to promote an understanding of and appreciation for the human cultures and natural environments found in Arctic regions. The Museum was established in 1967 in recognition of Bowdoin College's long association with explorers and their work. It is named for Robert E. Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald B. MacMillan (Class of 1898), two internationally known Arctic explorers. The College installed a modest exhibit of Arctic objects in Searles Science building in the mid-50s. The growing collection was moved to its present location in Hubbard Hall in 1967. The Museum's collections include arctic exploration gear, natural history specimens, and artifacts and drawings made by Inuit and Indians of North America.

This collection contains records pertaining to the creation and operation of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. There are historical records, including materials relating to the founding, design and construction of the Museum space; general office files; correspondence from the office of the Museum director; reaccreditation reports; and guest registers.

Series Description:

This series consists of records relating to the development and creation of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, as well as operating information from its earliest years. Correspondents include Donald B. and Miriam MacMillan, Marie Peary Stafford (daughter of Robert E. Peary), and Ian White, Museum Architect.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Announcements 1985-

Box 1 Folder 1

Associates 1968-69

Box 1 Folder 2

Associates Gifts

Box 1 Folder 3

Background Info 1964-66

Box 1 Folder 4

Background Information-correspondence relating to PMAM 1966-67

Box 1 Folder 5

Budget: Const. & Inst. costs 1966-67

Box 1 Folder 6

Circumnavigators Club Foundation 1965-71

Box 1 Folder 7

Committee Report on Arctic Museum 1963-69

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence 1970-73

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence and articles 1967-71

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence-Bowdoin at Mystic 1959-67

Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence-Development of PMAM 1956-66

Box 1 Folder 12

Correspondence-Development of PMAM 1954-67

Box 1 Folder 13

Correspondence-Miscellaneous 1953-69

Box 1 Folder 14

Dedication

Box 1 Folder 15

Dedication of Arctic Museum June 9, 1967

Box 1 Folder 16

Details Establishment & Construction 1967

Box 1 Folder 17

Fraternity House Painting (ETA-Schooner Bowdoin) 1951-53

Box 1 Folder 18

Historical Record of Founding of Museum by John Baxter

Box 1 Folder 19

MacMillan Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 20

MacMillan Correspondence related to lectures 1951-62

Box 1 Folder 21

MacMillan Living Trust

Box 1 Folder 22

MacMillan Notices 1966-70

Box 1 Folder 23

Miscellaneous Lists

Box 1 Folder 24

Miscellaneous Memos 1967-72

Box 1 Folder 25

Norse of the North Atlantic: an international conference 1988

Box 1 Folder 26

Pamphlets and ephemera, 1985-2007, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 27

Pamphlets and ephemera, 1985-2007, n.d.

Box 1 Folio 28

Pamphlets and Postcards, 2008-

Box 1 Folder 29

Tours 1968-71

Box 1 Folder 30

White, Ian: Museum Architect

Box 1 Folder 31

Posters

Ovsz-Box 14

Series Description:

This series contains files related to the post-development period of the Arctic Museum, including donor information, monthly reports, president's reports and files of Museum Friends.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed for twenty years from date of creation.

Associates 1

Box 1 Folder 1-3

Associates 2

Box 1 Folder 4-6

Associates 3

Box 1 Folder 7-9

Fundraising prior to 1980

Box 1 Folder 10-14

Monthly reports, calendar year 1982

Box 1 Folder 11

Monthly reports, calendar year 1983

Box 1 Folder 12

Monthly reports, calendar year 1984

Box 1 Folder 13

Monthly reports, calendar year 1985

Box 1 Folder 14

Monthly reports, calendar year 1986

Box 1 Folder 15

Monthly reports, calendar year 1987

Box 1 Folder 16

Monthly reports, calendar year 1988

Box 1 Folder 17

Monthly reports, calendar year 1989

Box 1 Folder 18

Monthly reports, calendar year 1990

Box 1 Folder 19

Monthly reports, calendar year 1991

Box 1 Folder 20

Monthly reports, calendar year 1992

Box 1 Folder 21

Monthly reports, calendar year 1993

Box 1 Folder 22

Monthly reports, calendar year 1994

Box 1 Folder 23

Monthly reports, calendar year 1995

Box 1 Folder 24

Monthly reports, calendar year 1996

Box 1 Folder 25

Monthly reports, calendar year 1997

Box 1 Folder 26

Monthly reports, calendar year 1998

Box 1 Folder 27

Monthly reports, calendar year 1999

Box 1 Folder 28

"Old Files.5"

Box 1 Folder 29-30

"Old Files.6"

Box 1 Folder 31-32

"Old Files.7"

Box 1 Folder 32-33

"Old Files.Thebaud"

Box 1 Folder 34

President's report, 1973-1974

Box 1 Folder 35

President's report, 1974-1975

Box 1 Folder 36

President's report, 1975-1976

Box 1 Folder 37

President's report, 1976-1977

Box 1 Folder 38

President's report, 1984-1985

Box 1 Folder 39

President's report, 1985-1986

Box 1 Folder 40

President's report, 1986-1987

Box 1 Folder 41

President's report, 1987-1988

Box 1 Folder 42

President's report, 1988-1989

Box 1 Folder 43

President's report, 1989-1990

Box 1 Folder 44

President's report, 1990-1991

Box 1 Folder 45

President's report, 1991-1992

Box 1 Folder 46

President's report, 1992-1993

Box 1 Folder 47

Series Description:

This series contains correspondence created by office of the Museum director, Susan Kaplan, including donor relation information and acquisition information.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed to researchers. Use requires prior approval of Museum director.

January 1987

Box 1 Folder 1

February 1987

Box 1 Folder 2

March 1987

Box 1 Folder 3

April 1987

Box 1 Folder 4

May 1987

Box 1 Folder 5

June 1987

Box 1 Folder 6

July 1987

Box 1 Folder 7

August 1987

Box 1 Folder 8

September 1987

Box 1 Folder 9

October 1987

Box 1 Folder 10

November 1987

Box 1 Folder 11

December 1987

Box 1 Folder 12

January 1988

Box 1 Folder 13

February 1988

Box 1 Folder 14

March 1988

Box 1 Folder 15

April 1988

Box 1 Folder 16

May 1988

Box 1 Folder 17

June 1988

Box 1 Folder 18

July 1988

Box 1 Folder 19

August 1988

Box 1 Folder 20

September 1988

Box 1 Folder 21

October 1988

Box 1 Folder 22

November 1988

Box 1 Folder 23

December 1988

Box 1 Folder 24

January 1989

Box 1 Folder 25

February 1989

Box 1 Folder 26

March 1989

Box 1 Folder 27

April 1989

Box 1 Folder 28

May 1989

Box 1 Folder 29

June 1989

Box 1 Folder 30

July 1989

Box 1 Folder 31

August 1989

Box 1 Folder 32

September 1989

Box 1 Folder 33

October 1989

Box 1 Folder 34

November 1989

Box 1 Folder 35

December 1989

Box 1 Folder 36

January 1990

Box 1 Folder 37

February 1990

Box 1 Folder 38

March 1990

Box 1 Folder 39

April 1990

Box 1 Folder 40

May 1990

Box 1 Folder 41

June 1990

Box 1 Folder 42

July 1990

Box 1 Folder 43

August 1990

Box 1 Folder 44

September 1990

Box 1 Folder 45

October 1990

Box 1 Folder 46

November 1990

Box 1 Folder 47

December 1990

Box 1 Folder 48

January 1991

Box 1 Folder 49

February 1991

Box 1 Folder 50

March 1991

Box 1 Folder 51

April 1991

Box 1 Folder 52

May 1991

Box 1 Folder 53

June 1991

Box 1 Folder 54

July 1991

Box 1 Folder 55

August 1991

Box 1 Folder 56

September 1991

Box 1 Folder 57

October 1991

Box 1 Folder 58

November 1991

Box 1 Folder 59

December 1991

Box 1 Folder 60

January 1992

Box 1 Folder 61

February 1992

Box 1 Folder 62

March 1992

Box 1 Folder 63

April 1992

Box 1 Folder 64

May 1992

Box 1 Folder 65

June 1992

Box 1 Folder 66

July 1992

Box 1 Folder 67

August 1992

Box 1 Folder 68

September 1992

Box 1 Folder 69

October 1992

Box 1 Folder 70

November 1992

Box 1 Folder 71

December 1992

Box 1 Folder 72

January 1993

Box 2 Folder 1

February 1993

Box 2 Folder 2

March 1993

Box 2 Folder 3

April 1993

Box 2 Folder 4

May 1993

Box 2 Folder 5

June 1993

Box 2 Folder 6

July 1993

Box 2 Folder 7

August 1993

Box 2 Folder 8

September 1993

Box 2 Folder 9

October 1993

Box 2 Folder 10

November 1993

Box 2 Folder 11

December 1993

Box 2 Folder 12

January 1994

Box 2 Folder 13

February 1994

Box 2 Folder 14

March 1994

Box 2 Folder 15

April 1994

Box 2 Folder 16

May 1994

Box 2 Folder 17

June 1994

Box 2 Folder 18

July 1994

Box 2 Folder 19

August 1994

Box 2 Folder 20

September 1994

Box 2 Folder 21

October 1994

Box 2 Folder 22

November 1994

Box 2 Folder 23

December 1994

Box 2 Folder 24

January 1995

Box 2 Folder 25

February 1995

Box 2 Folder 26

March 1995

Box 2 Folder 27

April 1995

Box 2 Folder 28

May 1995

Box 2 Folder 29

June 1995

Box 2 Folder 30

July 1995

Box 2 Folder 31

August 1995

Box 2 Folder 32

October 1995

Box 2 Folder 33

November 1995

Box 2 Folder 34

December 1995

Box 2 Folder 35

January 1996

Box 2 Folder 36

February 1996

Box 2 Folder 37

March 1996

Box 2 Folder 38

April 1996

Box 2 Folder 39

May 1996

Box 2 Folder 40

June 1996

Box 2 Folder 41

July 1996

Box 2 Folder 42

August 1996

Box 2 Folder 43

September 1996

Box 2 Folder 44

October 1996

Box 2 Folder 45

November 1996

Box 2 Folder 46

December 1996

Box 2 Folder 47

January 1997

Box 2 Folder 48

February 1997

Box 2 Folder 49

March 1997

Box 2 Folder 50

April 1997

Box 2 Folder 51

May 1997

Box 2 Folder 52

June 1997

Box 2 Folder 53

July 1997

Box 2 Folder 54

August 1997

Box 2 Folder 55

September 1997

Box 2 Folder 56

October 1997

Box 2 Folder 57

November 1997

Box 2 Folder 58

December 1997

Box 2 Folder 59

January 1998

Box 2 Folder 60

February 1998

Box 2 Folder 61

March 1998

Box 2 Folder 62

April 1998

Box 2 Folder 63

May 1998

Box 2 Folder 64

June 1998

Box 2 Folder 65

July 1998

Box 2 Folder 66

August 1998

Box 2 Folder 67

September 1998

Box 2 Folder 68

October 1998

Box 2 Folder 69

November 1998

Box 2 Folder 70

December 1998

Box 2 Folder 71

2009

Box 2 Folder 72

2010

Box 2 Folder 73

2011

Box 2 Folder 74

2012

Box 2 Folder 75

Series Description:

This series contains complete accreditation reports, including self-studies, photographs and all other supplementary materials, for the 1992, 1998, and 2007-2008 reaccreditations. The American Association of Museums subjects institutions nationwide to an intense reaccreditation process at least every ten years.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed to researchers. Use requires prior approval of Museum director.

1992, Reaccreditation Report

Box 1 Folder 1-9

1998, Reaccreditation Report

Box 1 Folder 10-23

2007 Sep, Reaccreditation Self-Study questionnaire

Box 1 Folder 24-25

2007 Sep, Reaccreditation Self-Study with attachments

Box 1 Folder 26-32

2007 Sep - 2008 Oct, Reaccreditation Briefing Book

Box 1 Folder 33

2008 Oct 20, Accreditation Visiting Committee Report

Box 1 Folder 34

2009 Apr 1, American Association of Museums accreditation award letter

Box 1 Folder 35

Series Description:

Guest registers log the names, addresses, and occasionally remarks by visitors to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed for twenty years from date of creation.

August 1967 - June 1983

Box 1

June 1983 - July 1996

Box 2

Series Description:

Reports and financial statements on activity at the museum.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed to researchers.

2009-2010

Box 1 Folder 1

2010-2011

Box 1 Folder 2

2011-2012

Box 1 Folder 3

2012-2013

Box 1 Folder 4
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