Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Ranlett, John, 1935-
Title
John Ranlett papers
ID
M221
Date [inclusive]
1953-1957
Extent
4.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
The collection contains lecture notes, examination bluebooks, reading notes and papers, with grades and comments by instructors, from John Ranlett's years as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College (1953-57).

Preferred Citation

John Ranlett Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

John Ranlett (1935- ) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and attended high school in Bangor, Maine. He graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin in 1957 with highest honors in History. He was a Fulbright fellow at the University of London during 1957-58 and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1967. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1958-60. He was a teaching fellow at Harvard from 1962-66. In 1966, he began teaching history at the State University of New York at Potsdam, was Chair of the Department of History from 1969-74, and retired in 1997. He is the author of numerous reviews and articles, including "Checking Nature's Desecration: Late-Victorian Environmental Organization," in Victorian Studies (1983). Professor Ranlett married Judith Becker, also an historian, in 1970. He resides in Potsdam, New York.


Scope and Content

The collection contains lecture notes, examination bluebooks, reading notes and papers, with grades and comments by instructors, from John Ranlett's years as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College (1953-57). It includes material for all of his courses at Bowdoin with just one exception (German 3-4). In most cases, copies of course syllabi and examinations accompany Ranlett's written work. Among the professors represented by course notes are Charles Livingston (Romance Languages), Ernst Helmreich (History and Government), Samuel Kamerling (Chemistry), and William Geoghegan (Religion).


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

 M221.1 Lectures, reading notes and examinations 1953-1957   2.5 linear feet

Series Description:

Tests and examinations with instructors' comments and grades; class handouts; study notes for textbooks and other materials; and lecture notes for John Ranlett's years at Bowdoin College. Nine courses in History, Ranlett's major, are included. Other courses are Chemistry, English, French, German, Government, Mathematics, Military Science and Religion. Organized by course, with a list of classes and instructors at the beginning of Box 1.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by course title.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Chemistry 1, Fall 1954 [1/2] 

    1 2

    Chemistry 1, Fall 1954 [2/2] 

      1 3

      Chemistry 2, Spring 1955 [1/2] 

        1 4

        Chemistry 2, Spring 1955 [2/2] 

          1 5

          English 1-2, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954; English 3, Fall 1953 [1/2] 

            1 6

            English 1-2, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954; English 3, Fall 1953 [2/2] 

              1 7

              English 10, Spring 1955 

                1 8

                French 3-4, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954; French 5, Fall 1954 [1/2] 

                  1 9

                  French 3-4, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954; French 5, Fall 1954 [2/2] 

                    2 1

                    German 1-2, Fall 1954 and Spring 1955 

                      2 2

                      Government 1, Fall 1955 [1/2] 

                        2 3

                        Government 1, Fall 1955 [2/2] 

                          2 4

                          Government 2, Spring 1956 [1/2] 

                            2 5

                            Government 2, Spring 1956 [2/2] 

                              2 6

                              Government 7, Fall 1956 [1/2] 

                                2 7

                                Government 7, Fall 1956 [2/2] 

                                  2 8

                                  Government 15, Spring 1957 

                                    2 9

                                    History 1, Fall 1953 [1/2] 

                                      2 10

                                      History 1, Fall 1953 [2/2] 

                                        3 1

                                        History 2, Spring 1954 [1/2] 

                                          3 2

                                          History 2, Spring 1954 [2/2] 

                                            3 3

                                            History 7, Fall 1954 [1/2] 

                                              3 4

                                              History 7, Fall 1954 [2/2] 

                                                3 5

                                                History 8, Spring 1955 [1/2] 

                                                  3 6

                                                  History 8, Spring 1955 [2/2] 

                                                    3 7

                                                    History 9, Fall 1956; Major work, Fall 1955-Spring 1957 [1/2] 

                                                      3 8

                                                      History 9, Fall 1956; Major work, Fall 1955-Spring 1957 [2/2] 

                                                        4 1

                                                        History 13-14, Fall 1956 and Spring 1957 [1/2] 

                                                          4 2

                                                          History 13-14, Fall 1956 and Spring 1957 [2/2] 

                                                            4 3

                                                            History 15, Spring 1956 [1/2] 

                                                              4 4

                                                              History 15, Spring 1956 [2/2] 

                                                                4 5

                                                                History 23, Fall 1955 [1/2] 

                                                                  4 6

                                                                  History 23, Fall 1955 [2/2] 

                                                                    4 7

                                                                    Mathematics 11, Fall 1953 

                                                                      5 1

                                                                      Mathematics 14, Spring 1954; Military Science 11-12, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954 [1/2] 

                                                                        5 2

                                                                        Mathematics 14, Spring 1954; Military Science 11-12, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954 [2/2] 

                                                                          5 3

                                                                          Military Science 21-22, Fall 1954 and Spring 1955 

                                                                            5 4

                                                                            Military Science 31-32, Fall 1955 and Spring 1956 [1/2] 

                                                                              5 5

                                                                              Military Science 31-32, Fall 1955 and Spring 1956 [2/2] 

                                                                                5 6

                                                                                Military Science 41-42, Fall 1956 and Spring 1957 [1/2] 

                                                                                  5 7

                                                                                  Military Science 41-42, Fall 1956 and Spring 1957 [2/2] 

                                                                                    5 8

                                                                                    Religion 1, Fall 1956 

                                                                                      5 9

                                                                                      Religion 2, Spring 1957 

                                                                                        6 1

                                                                                        Religion 5, Fall 1955 

                                                                                          6 2

                                                                                          Religion 6, Spring 1956 [1/2] 

                                                                                            6 3

                                                                                            Religion 6, Spring 1956 [2/2] 


                                                                                               M221.1 Essays and papers 1953-1957   0.5 linear feet

                                                                                              Series Description:

                                                                                              Essays and papers by John Ranlett during his Bowdoin years, 1953-57. Most of these fall in Government and in Ranlett's major concentration, History. Includes Senior Honors paper in History, "The Trieste Problem after the Second World War," for Professor Ernst Helmreich. Organized by course, with a list of all papers at the front of Box 6.

                                                                                              Arrangement:

                                                                                              Arranged alphabetically by course title.

                                                                                              Access Restrictions:

                                                                                              No restrictions.

                                                                                              Box Folder
                                                                                              6 4

                                                                                              English 10, Spring 1955 (incl. Religion 5-6) 

                                                                                                6 5

                                                                                                Government 1-2, Fall 1955 and Spring 1956 

                                                                                                  6 6

                                                                                                  Graduation Paper on Co-Existence, Spring 1957 

                                                                                                    6 7

                                                                                                    History 1-2, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954 [1/2] 

                                                                                                      6 8

                                                                                                      History 1-2, Fall 1953 and Spring 1954 [2/2] 

                                                                                                        6 9

                                                                                                        History 15, Spring 1956 

                                                                                                          6 10

                                                                                                          History-Senior Honors Paper, Spring 1957 [1/2] 

                                                                                                            6 11

                                                                                                            History-Senior Honors Paper, Spring 1957 [2/2] 

                                                                                                              6 12

                                                                                                              Mathematics 11, Fall 1953 

                                                                                                                6 13

                                                                                                                Mathematics 14, Spring 1954