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Guide to the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College Records and Publications, 1944-1953

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Title:
Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College: records and publications
Creator:
Bowdoin College. Sesquicentennial Fund
ID:
A01.10
Date [inclusive]:
1944-1953
Extent:
3.5 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Access Restrictions:

Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.

Preferred Citation:

Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

In the early 1940s, plans were begun by the Governing Boards to hold a fund raising campaign in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the college's charter. World War II postponed plans for the campaign until 1947. After the war the Boards decided to inaugurate the Sesquicentennial Fund in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 1802 opening of the college. Major General Wallace C. Philoon (Bowdoin, 1905) chaired the Sesquicentennial Fund Committee for the first two years. He was succeeded by Charles A. Cary (Bowdoin, 1910) who chaired the committee until 1952.

This collection contains the records of the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College.

Series Description:

This series contains reports and brochures of the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College. Files contain reports on the progress of the fund, articles on the fund and plans for the collection and application of monies. Also included are solicitation brochures and pamphlets.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Exercises of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the College Charter

volume-folio 1

"To the Friends and Patrons of..." n.d.

box 1 folder 1

The Bowdoin Family n.d.

box 1 folder 2

"A Letter to Bowdoin Parents;" "Men Who Set the Hearts of Youth on Flame" n.d.

box 1 folder 3

Outline for New Chemistry Building, 1951, n.d.

box 1 folder 4

"1794-1944" 1944

box 1 folder 5

Convocation 6/24/1944

box 1 folder 6

"How to Raise Money Painlessly" December 1946

box 1 folder 7

Fund-Raising Study and Plan of Campaign February 1947

box 1 folder 8

Plan for Development Fund 10/6/1947

box 1 folder 9

ALUMNUS, November 1947

box 1 folder 10

"Your Savings Under the 1948 Tax Law" 1948

box 1 folder 11

"Houses of Books to Set Us Free" 1948

box 1 folder 12

"Better Goals for Even Better Teaching"- 1948

box 1 folder 13

"This Business of Raising Money" January 1948

box 1 folder 14

Tentative Budget 1/27/1948

box 1 folder 15

Progress Reports 2/16/1948

box 1 folder 16

"The Soul of a Nation" March 1948

box 1 folder 17-18

"White Pines Rise Up...and Make Men Wise" April 1, 1948

box 1 folder 19

Plan and Schedule 4/15/48

box 1 folder 20

Subscription Report 5/21/1948

box 1 folder 21

Special Fundraising Committee 5/25/1948

box 1 folder 22

Guides for Cultivating Non-Alumni 8/10/1948

box 1 folder 23

Progress Reports 1948-49

box 1 folder 24

"Why Bowdoin?" 4/1/1949

box 1 folder 25

New Classroom Buildings 4/15/1949

box 1 folder 26

Music Department's Needs 5/27/1949

box 1 folder 27

Rockefeller Foundation 5/31/1949

box 1 folder 28

Visiting Committee Annual Report 6/6/1949

box 1 folder 29

Report of Progress 6/21/1949

box 1 folder 30

"Analysis of Subscriptions..." 9/23/1949

box 1 folder 31

What Your Dollars... 10/22/1949

box 1 folder 32

Publicity and Promotion Plan 1/15/1950

box 1 folder 33

Review of Past Results 1/20/50

box 1 folder 34

Report Made to the Committee of the Boards 1/30/1950

box 1 folder 35

"That Their Names May Live On" January 1950

box 1 folder 36

Remembrance Gifts 2/13/1950

box 2 folder 1

Report to Visiting Committee 4/15/1950

box 2 folder 2

"The Most Urgent Need of Bowdoin College" 4/22/1950

box 2 folder 3

"That Their Names May Live On" 5/22/1950 (Memos)

box 2 folder 4

"Here It Stands" December 1950

box 2 folder 5

"Cradles of Science," 1951 Feb

box 2 folder 6

"A Further Report to Bowdoin Alumni..." 6/10/1951

box 2 folder 7

Letter to "Fellow Alumni and Bowdoin Friends" 6/20/1951

box 2 folder 8

"A Letter to All Bowdoin Alumni" 11/5/51

box 2 folder 9

Memo to Bowdoin Fathers Association 11/10/1951

box 2 folder 10

"The Last Mile" 1/15/1952

box 2 folder 11

"Special Opportunities for Gifts" February 1952

box 2 folder 12

"Science-For the Common Good" 4/10/1952

box 2 folder 13

"How Much is Enough?" 5/15/1952

box 2 folder 14

NE Society Loan Fund 7/15/1952

box 2 folder 15

"A Report to Bowdoin Alumni on the Sesquicentennial Fund" 9/2/1952

box 2 folder 16

"The Commemoration of the Opening of the College" 9/1952

box 2 folder 17

"Examination of Financial Growth" 4/4/53

box 2 folder 18

Visiting Committee Annual Report 6/18/53

box 2 folder 19

"Massachusetts: Cornerstone of Bowdoin College," n.d.

box 2 folder 20

Overseer's Reports: 6/1/1950 - 6/3/1953

box 2 folder 21

Series Description:

This series contains records of the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College maintained by Harry L. Palmer, Executive Director. Files contain information on all aspects of the Sesquicentennial Fund, including general information, pamphlets, correspondence and reports.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arctic Museum Committee 9/3/1948-7/19/53

box 1 folder 1

Budgets 2/27/1947-6/5/1948

box 1 folder 2

Budgets 1950

box 1 folder 3

Building Committee 11/2/1948-2/2/1950

box 1 folder 4

Building Committee 6/1/1951-5/10/1952

box 1 folder 5

Building Committee 6/17/1952-5/18/1953

box 1 folder 6

Buildings, Pictures of

box 1 folder 7

Class Agents and Alumni 1946-47

box 1 folder 8

Clippings

box 1 folder 9

Corporate Support 1948

box 1 folder 10

Good Worker Lists

box 1 folder 11

John Price JONES Company Publications

box 1 folder 12

Massachusetts Campaign 10/10/51-2/14/52

box 1 folder 13

Medical School 4/16/1949-4/17/1952

box 1 folder 14

Memorial Pamphlet- "That Their Names May Live on "- con [t]. info. misc.

box 1 folder 15

Million Dollar Club 4/28/1948-10/5/1948

box 1 folder 16

Mitchell, Wilmot Brookings Award 4/3/1952-12/10/1952

box 1 folder 17

Music Department 11/17/1949-2/20/1950

box 2 folder 1

Newcomen Society August-Sept. 1948

box 2 folder 2

Pamphlets

box 2 folder 3

Parents' Letters 12/1/1947-2/10/1950

box 2 folder 4

Public Relations 3/15/1948-11/1/1950

box 2 folder 5

"Remarkable Bowdoin Decade" 4/2/1952- 4/10/1953

box 2 folder 6

Scholarships 1/16/1951-6/15/1953

box 2 folder 7

Clipping 10/22/1949 (President SILLS)

box 2 folder 8

Thank You Mailing October 1951

box 2 folder 9

Prizes and Awards: Their Descriptions and Recipients to 1966

box 2 folder 10

Visiting Committee: Jan, Feb, Mar 1950

box 2 folder 11

Visiting Committee: April, May 1950

box 2 folder 12

Visiting Committee: 1951

box 2 folder 13

Examining Committee: 9/26/1950 - 6/2/1953

box 2 folder 14

Executive Committee: 12/19/1947 - 1/15/1953

box 2 folder 15

Placement Bureau 11/14/1956 - 10/15/1962

box 2 folder 16

Water Supply Information 8/2/1935 - 7/3/1952

box 3 folder 1

English Speaking Union 10/14/1949 - 4/18/1953

box 3 folder 2

Sesquicentennial Fund - Dunlap Papers, 5/31/1951 - 3/1/1953

box 3 folder 3

Sesquicentennial Fund - Fund Records, 2/3/1953 - 7/1/1953

box 3 folder 4

Series Description:

This series contains records of the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College maintained by Harry L. Palmer, Executive Director. Files contain correspondence from Sesquicentennial Fund committee members to donors. Letters thank donors for their gifts or remind them of their pledges. Not a complete alphabetical run.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

Closed for 75 years from date of creation.

F-Finn

box 1 folder 1

Fis-Fl

box 1 folder 2

Fo-Fra

box 1 folder 3

Fr-Fz

box 1 folder 4

G-Gazley

box 1 folder 5

Ge-Gl

box 1 folder 6

Go-Graves

box 1 folder 7

Gray-Gz

box 2 folder 1

H-Hal

box 2 folder 2

Ham-Hap

box 2 folder 3

Har

box 2 folder 4

Hil-Hit

box 2 folder 5

Has-Haz

box 2 folder 6

He-Hig

box 2 folder 7

How-Hug

box 3 folder 1

Hul-Hz

box 3 folder 2

Hog-Hov

box 3 folder 3

Jackman-Johnson

box 3 folder 4

Johnston-Jz

box 3 folder 5

Ka-Ker

box 3 folder 6

Ket-Kit

box 3 folder 7

Kl-Kz

box 3 folder 8

La

box 4 folder 1

Lev

box 4 folder 2

Lev-Ley

box 4 folder 3

Li

box 4 folder 4

Lo-Lot

box 4 folder 5

Lov-Ly

box 4 folder 6

Mac

box 4 folder 7

P-Paz

box 4 folder 8
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