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College Archives

The Bowdoin College Archives collects and maintains college records that have enduring legal, fiscal, historical, or administrative value, and makes these resources accessible to the public. Archival records document the development and growth of the College, particularly its functions of teaching and learning, its role in the broader community, and the activities of its faculty, student body, and alumni.

College archival records are organized under the general principal of “office of origin.” Groups of records are defined by the administrative office that was responsible for creating those documents, or by the administrative office the transferred that material to the Archives for retention.

College Chapel

For information on scheduling and the disposition of current College records, visit the Records Management section of this website.


Office of the President


Academic Affairs

Student Affairs

Finance & Administration

Alumni & Development

Communications & Public Affairs

George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives · Staff · Hours
Bowdoin College Library, 3000 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011-8421 · scaref@bowdoin.edu · (207) 725-3288