Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College, 1944-1953
ID
1.10
Date
1944-1953
Extent
3.5 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

Contains the records of the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College.


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

Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.


Collection Inventory

1.10.1: Reports and brochures, 1944-1953   0.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

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.

Volume-folio
1

Exercises of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the College Charter 

Box Folder
1 1

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

1 2

The Bowdoin Family n.d. 

1 3

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

1 4

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

1 5

"1794-1944" 1944 

1 6

Convocation 6/24/1944 

1 7

"How to Raise Money Painlessly" December 1946 

1 8

Fund-Raising Study and Plan of Campaign February 1947 

1 9

Plan for Development Fund 10/6/1947 

1 10

ALUMNUS, November 1947 

1 11

"Your Savings Under the 1948 Tax Law" 1948 

1 12

"Houses of Books to Set Us Free" 1948 

1 13

"Better Goals for Even Better Teaching"- 1948 

1 14

"This Business of Raising Money" January 1948 

1 15

Tentative Budget 1/27/1948 

1 16

Progress Reports 2/16/1948 

1 17

"The Soul of a Nation" March 1948 

1 18

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

1 19

Plan and Schedule 4/15/48 

1 20

Subscription Report 5/21/1948 

1 21

Special Fundraising Committee 5/25/1948 

1 22

Guides for Cultivating Non-Alumni 8/10/1948 

1 23

Progress Reports 1948-49 

1 24

"Why Bowdoin?" 4/1/1949 

1 25

New Classroom Buildings 4/15/1949 

1 26

Music Department's Needs 5/27/1949 

1 27

Rockefeller Foundation 5/31/1949 

1 28

Visiting Committee Annual Report 6/6/1949 

1 29

Report of Progress 6/21/1949 

1 30

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

1 31

What Your Dollars... 10/22/1949 

1 32

Publicity and Promotion Plan 1/15/1950 

1 33

Review of Past Results 1/20/50 

1 34

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

1 35

"That Their Names May Live On" January 1950 

2 1

Remembrance Gifts 2/13/1950 

2 2

Report to Visiting Committee 4/15/1950 

2 3

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

2 4

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

2 5

"Here It Stands" December 1950 

2 6

"Cradles of Science," 1951 Feb 

2 7

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

2 8

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

2 9

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

2 10

Memo to Bowdoin Fathers Association 11/10/1951 

2 11

"The Last Mile" 1/15/1952 

2 12

"Special Opportunities for Gifts" February 1952 

2 13

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

2 14

"How Much is Enough?" 5/15/1952 

2 15

NE Society Loan Fund 7/15/1952 

2 16

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

2 17

"Examination of Financial Growth" 4/4/53 

2 18

Visiting Committee Annual Report 6/18/53 

2 19

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


1.10.2: Subject files, 1946-1953 1946-1953   0.75 linear feet.

Series Description:

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.

Box Folder
1 1

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

1 2

Budgets 2/27/1947-6/5/1948 

1 3

Budgets 1950 

1 4

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

1 5

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

1 6

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

1 7

Buildings, Pictures of 

1 8

Class Agents and Alumni 1946-47 

1 9

Clippings 

1 10

Corporate Support 1948 

1 11

Good Worker Lists 

1 12

John Price JONES Company Publications 

1 13

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

1 14

Medical School 4/16/1949-4/17/1952 

1 15

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

1 16

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

1 17

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

2 1

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

2 2

Newcomen Society August-Sept. 1948 

2 3

Pamphlets 

2 4

Parents' Letters 12/1/1947-2/10/1950 

2 5

Public Relations 3/15/1948-11/1/1950 

2 6

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

2 7

Scholarships 1/16/1951-6/15/1953 

2 8

Clipping 10/22/1949 (President SILLS) 

2 9

Thank You Mailing October 1951 


1.10.3: Donor files, 1944-1953   2.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

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.

Box Folder
1 1

F-Finn 

1 2

Fis-Fl 

1 3

Fo-Fra 

1 4

Fr-Fz 

1 5

G-Gazley 

1 6

Ge-Gl 

1 7

Go-Graves 

2 1

Gray-Gz 

2 2

H-Hal 

2 3

Ham-Hap 

2 4

Har 

2 5

Hil-Hit 

2 6

Has-Haz 

2 7

He-Hig 

3 1

How-Hug 

3 2

Hul-Hz 

3 3

Hog-Hov 

3 4

Jackman-Johnson 

3 5

Johnston-Jz 

3 6

Ka-Ker 

3 7

Ket-Kit 

3 8

Kl-Kz 

4 1

La 

4 2

Lev 

4 3

Lev-Ley 

4 4

Li 

4 5

Lo-Lot 

4 6

Lov-Ly 

4 7

Mac 

4 8

P-Paz