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Rare Books

More than 65,000 volumes, including important holdings on the Civil War, Arctic exploration, natural history, the fine arts, and book arts


The papers of more than 300 individuals or families with ties to Bowdoin, Brunswick, or Maine, including those of Senator George J. Mitchell

Digital Collections & Projects

A growing selection of digitized materials, including early College photographs and publications, the papers of Oliver Otis Howard, and the Maine–Wabanaki State Child Welfare TRC archive

College Archives

Official records of Bowdoin College with enduring value documenting the founding of the College to the present, as well as personal records of student life

Susan Dwight Bliss Room

A period room featuring Susan Dwight Bliss's impressive collection of Art Nouveau bindings and Renaissance-themed furnishings