Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Spear, Ellis, 1905-1991
Title
Ellis Spear III papers
ID
M269
Date
1923-1931, undated
Extent
1.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection contains typed lecture notes, 1926-1929, chiefly in the natural sciences, compiled by Spear while a student at Bowdoin College

Preferred Citation

Ellis Spear III Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Ellis Spear III was born on July 11, 1905, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, the son of Ellis Spear (Bowdoin Class of 1898) and grandson of Ellis Spear (Bowdoin Class of 1858). Spear was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1929 after preparatory work at Huntington Prep School. He received a master of arts degree from Harvard University in 1932 and was an assistant in the Department of Psychology at Harvard until 1934. Spear then taught at several schools in Massachusetts including the Cambridge School and the Nursery Training School of Boston, later the Eliot-Pearson School of Tufts College. From 1957 until his retirement in 1970, Spear taught at Lesley College, Cambridge, and for many years taught at the University of Maine while summering in Warren, Maine. Ellis Spear died on January 31, 1991, in Rockland, Maine, after a long illness.


Scope and Content

The collection contains typed lecture notes, 1926-1929, chiefly in the natural sciences, compiled by Spear while a student at Bowdoin College. Also included are Spear's lab notes, a research paper, and examination questions, 1923-1931.


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

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

Coursework: Botany I notes and examination 

1 2

Coursework: [Botany] unlabeled drawings 

1 3

Coursework: Chemistry I notes and examinations 

1 4

Coursework: Chemistry II notes 

1 5

Coursework: Economics I and II notes and examinations 

1 6

Coursework: Literature I notes 

1 7

Coursework: Literature II notes 

1 8

Coursework: Philosophy II notes 

1 9

Coursework: Philosophy III notes 

1 10

Coursework: Psychology II notes 

1 11

Coursework: Psychology III casebook, and research paper: "Where Do Abnormalities Begin?" 

1 12

Coursework: Psychology IV notes 

1 13

Coursework: Psychology V laboratory work 

1 14-15

Coursework: Zoology I and II notes and examinations 

1 16-17

Coursework: Zoology II notes and examination 

1 18

Coursework: Zoology V notes and examinations 

1 19

Coursework: Zoology VI notes 

1 20-21

Coursework: Zoology IX notes 

1 22

Coursework: [Zoology] unlabeled drawings