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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.

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