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College History Resources

Online Archive of Bowdoin Publications

Digitized publications by and about Bowdoin College that are am important resource for those studying Bowdoin’s history.

Bowdoin Prize Recipients

A list of recipients of the Bowdoin Prize, a quinquennial award honoring a graduate or former student of the College or current faculty member who has made “during the period the most distinctive contribution in any field of human endeavor."

Bowdoin’s Rhodes Scholars

Bowdoin has graduated more than 20 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship that funds postgraduate study at Oxford University.

Bowdoin Commencement Speakers

A list of the graduating seniors who have provided Bowdoin’s commencement and baccalaureate speeches since 1900.

Bowdoin Honorary Degree Recipients

A comprehensive list of individuals awarded honorary degrees by Bowdoin since 1918, as well as online access to their honoris causa citations.

Bowdoin Women Honorands prior to 1970

Prior to the first admission of women to the student body in the early 1970s, twenty-three women received honorary degrees from Bowdoin College.