Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Coles, James Stacy, 1913
Title
James Stacy Coles papers
ID
M038
Date [inclusive]
1903-1996, undated
Extent
11.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Personal, business, and Brown University and Bowdoin College correspondence of James Stacy Coles; speeches, lecture note, and writings.

Preferred Citation

James Stacy Coles Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

James Stacy Coles was president of Bowdoin College from 1952 to 1967. He was born in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, on June 3, 1913, to Edwin Stacy Coles, publisher of the local newspaper, and Emavieve Rose Coles. Coles earned degrees from Mansfield State Teachers College (1934) and Columbia University (1936; with advanced degrees in 1939 and 1941). After earning his Ph.D. from Columbia, Coles became Instructor of Chemistry at College of the City of New York (1936-1941); Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Middlebury College (1941-1943); and Research Supervisor at Underwater Explosives Laboratory, Oceanographic Institute, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (1943-1946). In 1946 he took a position as Assistant, then Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Acting Dean at Brown University. He held this post until 1952, when he became the president of Bowdoin College.

Under Coles's leadership, the College's science department modernized, programs for gifted students and low-income students were implemented, and an independent studies program began. Coles's presidency also witnessed a major building program, which included construction of Coles Tower, Wentworth Hall and Chamberlain Hall (1964).

Coles was chairman of the Maine Higher Education Advisory Committee (1965-1967), which helped establish the University of Maine System. He also co-authored Physical Principles of Chemistry (1964) with R.H. Cole. In 1967, Coles resigned the presidency of Bowdoin to become president of The Research Corporation in New York City. He retired from The Research Corporation in 1982, but remained as chairman of its executive committee until 1984.

Coles was married in 1938 to Martha Reed and they had three children; Ann Stacy Coles, James Reed Coles, and Christopher Coles. After that marriage ended in 1980, Coles was married in 1981 to Cecily Cannan Selby. James Stacy Coles died in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1996.


Scope and Content

Personal, business, and Brown University and Bowdoin College correspondence of James Stacy Coles, as well as speeches given by Coles, chiefly while president of Bowdoin College. Lecture notes, mainly for Bowdoin classes, research materials, and writings, both manuscript and published, are included. The bulk of the Writings series concerns Physical Principles of Chemistry. There are meeting minutes, reports, and other materials pertaining to Coles' affiliation with the Research Corporation and professional organizations. Biographical information for Coles and his family, and photographs of Coles and his family are included. For related materials, see the James Stacy Coles Administrative Records.


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

Collection Inventory

 M038.1 Correspondence, 1937-1996, n.d.   1.5 linear feet

Series Description:

Letters to and from James Stacy Coles at Brown University and Bowdoin College, as well as personal correspondence.

Arrangement:

Alphabetically and chronologically. Note that Brown University correspondence is organized alphabetically, while other correspondence is organized chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Brown University Correspondence, 1946-1952 

Box Folder
1 1

American Chemical Society 

1 2

A correspondence 

1 3

B correspondence 

1 4

C correspondence 

1 5

D correspondence 

1 6

DuPont correspondence 

1 7

E correspondence 

1 8

F correspondence 

1 9

G correspondence 

1 10

H correspondence 

1 11

K correspondence 

1 12

L correspondence 

1 13

M correspondence 

1 14

Mc correspondence 

1 15

McGraw Hill Book Company 

1 16

N correspondence 

1 17

New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT) correspondence 

1 18

O correspondence 

1 19

Picatinny Arsenal 

1 20

New York Academy of Sciences 

1 21

P correspondence 

1 22

American Physical Society 

1 23

R correspondence 

1 24

S correspondence 

1 25

T correspondence 

1 26

U correspondence 

1 27

V correspondence 

1 28

W correspondence 

1 29

Y correspondence 

1 30

Z correspondence 

1 31

Miscellaneous Brown University correspondence 

General Correspondence 

Box Folder
1 32

1937, 1943 

1 33

1945-1948 

1 34

1952-1955 

1 35

1956-1958 

1 36

1959-1962 

1 37

1963-1966 

1 38-40

1967 

1 41

1968 

1 42

1969 

1 43

1970 

1 44

1971 

1 45-46

1972 

1 47

1973 

1 48

1974 

2 1-2

1975 

2 3

1975-1982 re: Woods Hole, Falmouth, Tioga County 

2 4

1976 

2 5-6

1977 

2 7-8

1978 

2 9-10

1979 

2 11-12

1980 

2 13-14

1981 

2 15

1982 

2 16

1983 

2 17

1984 

2 18

1985 

2 19

1986 

2 20

1987-1992 

2 21

1993 

2 22

1994-1996 

2 23

Undated 


 M038.2 Speeches, 1952-1986   1.5 linear feet

Series Description:

The bulk of the speeches in this series were made by James Stacy Coles as president of Bowdoin College. Bowdoin speeches include his introduction of Martin Luther King, Jr. on May 6, 1964, weekly Chapel Talks, addresses at College events such as convocation, and addresses to alumni clubs. Speeches from Coles' tenure as president of the The Research Corporation include talks in India, Argentina, and Sweden.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
2 24

1952 Sep 2, Bowdoin College 150th anniversary address 

2 24

1952 Oct 13, Inaugural address 

2 24

1953 Jul 26, "The Humility of Scholarship" 

2 25

1953 Nov 20, "A Grey and Melancholy Waste?" 

2 26

1954 Jan 30, "Ethical Values in Today's College" 

2 27

1956 May 6, "Do You Use Your Talent?" 

2 27

1956 Sep 19, "Who Reads and Reads" 

2 28

1956 Oct. 8, "The Crucial Shortage is Not Science!" 

2 28

1956 Oct 23, "The Bowdoin Egghead" 

2 29

1956 Nov 26, Chapel Talk 

2 29

1957 Jan 3, "The Student's Responsibility" 

2 30

1957 Jan 6, "Christian Courage" 

2 30

1957 Mar 5, "The Student Bowdoin Seeks" 

2 31

1957 Apr 12, "Bowdoin College, the Government and the Future" 

2 32

1957 Spring, Chapel Talk 

2 33

1958 Jan 5, "College Students and our National Mores" 

2 34

1958 Jan 14, "College Finances" 

2 34

1958 Feb 24, "Levels of Responsibility" 

2 35

1958 Mar 11, "Orientation Program" 

2 36

1958 Mar 13-14, Speech to Washington and Pittsburgh alumni (incomplete) 

2 36

1958 May 12, "Intelligence Sabotaged by Secrecy" 

3 1

1958 Jun 9, "Empty Joys or Full?" 

3 1

1958 Aug 16, Remarks for closing conference luncheon 

3 2

1959 Feb 18, "The George Lincoln Skolfield Jr. Professorship" 

3 2

1959 Mar 5, "The Economy of Higher Education" 

3 3

1959 Mar 26, "The Economy of Higher Education" 

3 3

1959 May 20, "Senior's Last Chapel" 

3 4

1959 Aug 5, "Education in an Advancing Complexity" 

3 5

1959 Nov 24, "Moral Fiber or Loose Shreds?" 

3 5

1960 Jan 22, "Empty Joys or Full?" 

3 6

1960 Jan 22, Address before the Bowdoin Club of New York City and vicinity 

3 7

1960 Jan/Feb, "Plant" 

3 8

1960 Mar 5, "Undergraduate Education in the Sciences in Liberal Arts Institutions" 

3 9

1960 Apr 8, Address for the Development luncheon 

3 9

1960 May 23, "Bowdoin College and the Maine Public Schools" 

3 10

1960 Jun 5, "Uncommon Men in Lonely Paths" 

3 10

1960 Jun 21, "ALA Standards for College Libraries" 

3 11

1960 Sep 16, "Greetings to the Men of 1964" 

3 11

1960 Sep 21, "Your Year at Bowdoin" 

3 12

1960 Oct 15, Parent's Day address 

3 12

1960 Nov 15, Chapel service and Rhodes Scholar candidates 

3 13

1960 Dec 8, "Responsibilities with Honor" 

3 13

1961 Jan 15, Chapel Talk 

3 14

1961 Jan 20, "The Role of the Liberal Arts College During the Next Decade" 

3 15

1961 Mar 6, "Peace Corps-Foreign and Domestic" 

3 15

1961 Apr 4, Luncheon remarks 

3 16

1961 Apr 17, "Should We Be Gaza-ized?" 

3 16

1961 May 17, Address to seniors 

3 17

1961 Jun 4, "Involutions of Involvement" and "The Role of Liberal-Arts College" 

3 18

1961 Sep 21, "Greetings to the Men of 1965" 

3 19

1961 Sep 27, Opening convocation 

3 19

1961 Oct 30, "Bowdoin and Brunswick" 

3 20

1961 Nov 15, "Living from the Neck Up" 

3 20

1962 Jan 19, Address to Bowdoin Club of New York City 

3 21

1962 Feb 21, "The Feat and Mind of Man" 

3 21

1962 Feb 22, "Day of the Chair of Saint Peter at Antioch" 

3 22

1962 Mar 16, "Advancing Horizons in Educational Techniques" 

3 23

1962 Mar 18, "Bringing Meaning to Skills" 

3 23

1962 Mar 21, President's speech 

Volume-folio
1

1962 Mar 21, "Regeneration of Knowledge" 

Box Folder
3 24

1962 Apr 17, "The Liberal Arts College- It's Special Problems and It's Future" 

3 24

1962 May 24, "Seniors' Last Chapel" 

3 25

1962 Jun 10, "The Ever Ascending Climax" 

3 26

1962 Sep 16, "Your Program for College" 

3 26

1962 Sep 21, President's remarks for freshman convocation 

3 27

1962 Sep 26, "Wisdom out of Leisure" 

Volume-folio
2

1962 Sep 26, "Wisdom out of Leisure" 

Box Folder
3 28

1962, "Bowdoin's Educational Objectives and the Capital Campaign" 

3 29

1962 Nov 6, Address for Portland Executives Club 

3 29

1962 Nov 17, "A Supermarket for Ethics?" 

3 30

1963 Jan 18/19, "The State of the College" 

3 31

1963 Feb 3, "A Supermarket for Ethics" 

3 31

1963 Mar 19, "The Senior Seminar Program at Bowdoin College" 

3 32

1963 Mar 23, "The Senior Seminars at Bowdoin College" 

3 32

1963 Apr 7, "Forces Against Destruction" 

3 33

1963 Apr 23, "The Senior Seminars at Bowdoin College" 

3 34

1963 May 10, Chapel Talk 

3 34

1963 May, "Seniors' Last Chapel" 

3 34

1963 Jun, "Empty Joys or Full?" 

3 35

1963 Sep 24, "Purpose in College" 

3 36

1963 Nov 12, "Living from the Neck Up" 

3 37

1963 Nov 20, "Greetings for Centennial Convocation" 

3 37

1964 Feb 5, Chapel Talk 

3 38

1964 Feb 11, "Teaching the Four Freedoms" 

3 38

1964 Mar 5, "On Charity" 

3 38

1964 Apr 26, "Humane Courage" 

3 39

1964 May 6, Introduction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

3 40

1964 May 21, "Seniors' Last Chapel" 

3 40

1964 Jun 7, "To Don the Armor of Light" 

3 41

1964 Sep 23, "Danger-Within or Without" 1964 Oct 19, Presentation of symbolic key 

3 42

1964 Oct 19, Introduction of the Honorable Paul H. Nitze 

3 42

1964 Oct 19, "Introductory" 

3 42

1964 Nov 10, Memorial service for Judge Harold H. Burton 

3 43

1964 Nov 24, "Higher Education-A Modern Hercules for Maine" 

3 44

1965 Feb 3, "Man is for History" 

3 44

1965 Feb 25, "Remarks for Centennial Convocation," University of Maine 

3 45

1965 May 22, "Maine's Finest Hour" 

3 45

1965 Jun 6, "The Organic Whole" 

3 46

1965 Sep 21, "Prospects" (convocation address) 

3 46

1965 Nov 15, "The Lobster: The Republican of the Sea" 

3 46

1965 Dec 8, "Accruals to Bowdoin College from Graduate Doctorate Programs in Arts and Sciences" 

3 47

1966 Jan 7, "The Modern Arctic" 

3 48

1966 Jan 17, "National Service" 

3 48

1966 Apr 12, "The Organization of a New England Men's College" 

Volume-folio
3

1966 Apr 12, "Scholars in the Marketplace" 

Box Folder
3 49

1966 Apr 12, "Scholars in the Marketplace" 

3 49

1966 Apr 27, Talk at the East Cupcake Bowdoin Club 

3 49

1966 May 5, "The Ennobling Power of Education" 

3 50

1966 May 19-20, "New England's Obligations and Opportunities in Education" 

3 51

1966 Sep 20, Convocation address 

Volume-folio
4

1966 Oct 8, "Size and Students" 

Box Folder
3 52

1966 Oct 18, "Size and Students" 

3 53

1966 Oct 28, "Address before AFB Management Club and Bowdoin Club of Aroostock County 

3 54

1966 Nov 18, Remarks at the inauguration of Dr. Scarlett, Farmington State College 

3 54

1966 Nov 21, "Who Runs Bowdoin College?" 

3 55

1967 Apr 12, Address to Bowdoin Club of Washington, D.C. 

3 55

1967 Apr 21-22, Introduction to symposium on the Development of Doctoral Programs by the Small Liberal Arts Colleges 

3 55

1967 Apr 29, Bowdoin Teachers Club, award presentation 

3 55

1967 Apr 30, "The Changing World of Today" 

3 56

1967 May 10, "The Higher Educational Study and Excellence in Education" 

3 56

1967 May 19, Address for last Chapel 

3 56

1967 Jun 4, Baccalaureate address 

Volume-folio
5

1967 May 19, "A Long Past, A Brilliant Future" 

Box Folder
3 57

1968, "The Colleges Viewed from Another Perspective" 

3 57

1968, "Graduate Study in the Liberal Arts College" 

3 58

1968, Acceptance address 

3 58

1969, Biennial Conference on Charitable Foundations 

3 59

1969, "Are We Degenerating?" 

3 60-64

India speech 

3 65

1970, "Science in the Seventies at the Liberal Arts College" 

3 66

1971, "Expectations and Responsibilities" 

3 67

1971 Dec 15, Award dinner for Paul C. Cross 

3 67

1972 Sep 23, Talk at the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics 

3 67

1974 Jul 15, Remarks at conference of Departmental Chair 

3 68

1975, "Observations on Research at the Undergraduate College" 

3 69

1978, "Foundations and Basic Research in the Sciences" 

3 70-71

Argentina speech 

3 72

1981 Nov 9-13, "The Challenges of the '80's: Science and Technology in the Universe" 

3 73

1982, Stockholm speech notes 

4 1-2

1982, Stockholm speech (backup) 

4 3-4

1984 Oct 18, "Meharry Medical College" 

4 5

1986 Apr 26, Memorial service for Samuel E. Kamerling 


 M038.3 Lecture Notes, 1943-1961, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Series Description:

James Stacy Coles' chemistry lecture notes, chiefly for classes taught at Bowdoin. Also included are undated lecture typescripts, and Brown University lecture material.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
4 6

Brown University, abstracts of chemistry seminars, 1950-1952 

4 7

Brown University, information regarding chemical nomenclature and pronunciation, 1947 

4 8

Brown University, miscellaneous material, 1945-1949, 1955, n.d. 

4 9-107

Chemistry 6-Semester II, Bowdoin, 1954-1955 

4 11

Chemistry 32-Semester II, Bowdoin, 1955-1956 

4 12

Chemistry 31-Semester I, Bowdoin, 1955-1956 

4 13

Chemistry 31-Semester II, Bowdoin, 1956-1957 

4 14

Chemistry 32-Semester II, Bowdoin, 1956-1957 

4 15

Chemistry 32-Semester II, Bowdoin, 1957-1958 

4 16

Chemistry 32-Problems 

4 17

Chemistry 24-Organizational material 

4 18-19

Chemistry 31-Semester I, Bowdoin, 1957-1958 

4 20

Chemistry 23-Organizational material 

4 21-24

Chemistry 23-Semester I, Bowdoin, 1958-1959 

4 25-27

Chemistry 24-Semester II, Bowdoin, 1958-1959 

4 28

Chemistry 11/12, Bowdoin, 1960-1961 

4 29

Chemistry manuals, 1943, 1964 

4 30

Chemistry notes, 1945 

4 31

Lectures 1-14, typescripts, n.d. 

4 32

Lectures 15-28, typescripts, n.d. 

4 33

Lectures 29-40, typescripts, n.d. 


 M038.4 Writings, 1941-1983, n.d.   3.8 linear feet

Series Description:

Manuscript and published material written by James Stacy Coles including his 1941 Columbia University dissertation various non-scientific writings, and published articles. The typescript of "Physical Principles of Chemistry," by R. H. Cole and J. S. Coles, as well as drafts, figures, notes, problems, and other material used in preparation of this textbook comprise the bulk of the series. In addition, there is correspondence with the publisher for "Physical Principles of Chemistry" which was published in 1964, reviews of the textbook, and a copy with annotations, additions, and corrections by Coles, as well as an accompanying answer book.

Arrangement:

Arranged by material type, then chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

 M038.4.1 Dissertation and Physical Principles of Chemistry 

Box Folder
5 1-2

1941, Dissertation - "Ultracentrifugal Studies of Potato Starch, Alpha-Amylo-Dextrin and Their Methyl Derivatives," James Stacy Coles 

Volume-folio
1

1955, "Physical Principles of Chemistry," by R.H. Cole and J.S. Coles (typescript) 

Box Folder
5 3

Book outline, 1955 

5 4

Table of contents 

5 5

Chapter 1: Introduction, master copy 

5 6

Chapter 1: Materials and draft 

5 7

Chapter 1: Text copy 

5 8

Chapter 2: Draft 

5 9

Chapter 2: Notes 

5 10

Chapter 3: Draft 

5 11

Chapter 3: Problems 

5 12

Chapter 4: Draft 

5 13

Chapter 4: Problems 

5 14

Chapter 5: Notes 

5 15

Chapter 5: Draft 

5 16

Chapter 6: Text copy 

5 17

Chapter 6: Draft I 

5 18

Chapter 6: Draft II 

5 19

Chapter 6: Problems 

5 20

Chapter 7: Draft 

5 21

Chapter 7: Text copy 

5 22

Chapter 7: Problems 

5 23

Chapter 8: Draft 

5 24

Chapter 8: Text copy 

5 25

Chapter 8: Problems 

5 26

Chapter 9: Draft I 

5 27

Chapter 9: Draft II 

5 28

Chapter 9: Problems 

5 29

Chapter 10: Draft 

5 30

Chapter 10: Text copy 

5 31

Chapter 11: Draft I 

5 32

Chapter 11: Draft II 

5 33

Chapter 11: Text copy 

5 34

Chapter 11: Figures and tables 

5 35

Chapter 11: Problems 

5 36

Chapter 11: Problems and stencils 

5 37

Chapter 12: Draft I 

5 38

Chapter 12: Draft II 

5 39

Chapter 12: Text copy 

5 40

Chapter 12: Figures and tables 

5 41

Chapter 13: Draft I 

5 42

Chapter 13: Draft II 

5 43

Chapter 13: Text copy 

5 44

Chapter 14: Draft I 

5 45

Chapter 14: Draft II 

5 46

Chapter 14: Notes 

5 47

Chapter 14: Text copy 

6 1

Chapter 15: Draft I 

6 2

Chapter 15: Draft II 

6 3

Chapter 15: Text copy 

6 4

Chapter 15: Figures and tables 

6 5

Chapter 16: Draft I 

6 6

Chapter 16: Draft II 

6 7

Chapter 16: Draft III 

6 8

Chapter 16: Figures and tables 

6 9

Chapter 17: Draft I 

6 10

Chapter 17: Draft II 

6 11

Chapter 17: Draft III 

6 12

Chapter 17: Draft IV 

6 13

Chapter 17: Figures 

6 14

Chapter 18: Draft I 

6 15

Chapter 18: Draft II 

6 16

Chapter 18: Draft III 

6 17

Chapter 18: Draft IV 

6 18

Chapter 18: Stencils 

6 19

Chapter 18: Figures 

6 20

Chapter 19: Draft 

6 21-22

Chapter 19: Manuscript copy 

6 23

Chapter 19: Text copy 

6 24

Chapter 19: Figures 

6 25

Chapter 20: Draft 

6 26-27

Chapter 20: Manuscript copy 

6 28

Chapter 21: Draft 

6 29-32

Chapter 21: Manuscript copy 

6 33

Chapter 21: Figures and tables 

6 34

Chapter 21: Stencils 

7 1

Chapter 21: Outlines and comments 

7 2

Chapter 21: Notes 

7 3

Chapter 21: Figures 

7 4-5

Chapter 21: Original figures 

7 6-7

Chapter 21: Edition C-obsolete 

7 8-9

Chapter 21: Corrected stencils 

7 10

Chapter 21: Stencils 

7 11

Chapter 22: Draft 

7 12-14

Chapter 22: Notes 

7 15-16

Chapter 22: Manuscript copy 

7 17-18

Chapter 22: Stencils 

7 19

Chapter 22: Old stencils 

7 20-21

Manuscript copy II 

7 22-23

Book problems 

7 24-25

Draft I, 1952 Jun 

7 26-31

Draft "a"-rough draft 

8 1-2

Draft "b"-revised, 1954 Aug-1955 May 

8 3-10

Publishing company correspondence, 1952-1964, n.d. 

8 11

Reviews - Physical Principles of Chemistry, 1965-1968, 1973-1976 

8 12

Suggested references, 1964 Mar 

 M038.4.2 Miscellaneous Writings 

Box Folder
8 13

Various non-scientific writings, 1955, 1973, n.d. 

8 14

1948 Jan 9, Science, reprint of book review of Linus Pauling's chemistry textbook 

8 15

1949 Jan, Journal of Chemical Education, reprint of "Chemical Education in American Institutions-Brown University" 

8 16

1956 Jan, Technology Review, "The Place of the Small Liberal Arts College" 

8 17

1958 May, Association of American Colleges Bulletin, reprint of "Were Sputnik's Scapegoats Superfluous?" 

8 18

1959 Mar, "Optical Device for Integrating Functions" (patent) 

8 19

1959 Nov, Conference proceedings, "The Problems in a Liberal Arts College" 

8 20

1960, Liberal Education, "Is the Question Purely Rhetorical?" 

8 21

1961, College and Research Libraries, "A College President and the Standards for College Libraries" 

8 22

1963, Challenge and Change in American Education, "The Role of the Liberal-Arts College" 

Volume
2

1964, Physical Principles of Chemistry with annotations, additions and corrections by James S. Coles, and answer book in pocket outside lower cover 

Box Folder
8 23

1966 Apr 2, School and Society, "The Bowdoin College Senior Program" 

8 24

1967 May, American School and University, "Bowdoin's New Library with a View on Research" 

8 25

1967 Jun, Bibliography 

8 26

1983, Yearbook of Science and the Future, Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Science and the Private Sector" 


 M038.5 Research Materials, 1930-1987, n.d.   0.5 linear feet

Series Description:

Research notes and articles for James Stacy Coles' lectures, dissertation, textbook, and other writings.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
8 27

Concentration measurements, n.d. 

8 28

Diffusion constant, 1940 

8 29

Freudenberg and Boppel, 1940, n.d. 

8 30

Geomorphology, 1931-1934, n.d. 

8 31

Hydrogen bonds, 1937 

8 32

Measurements - miscellaneous, 1960-1963 

8 33

Mercurials, 1949-1955 

8 34

Notes re: textbooks, 1950-1958 

8 35

Partial specific volume, n.d. 

8 36

Providence Journal series on medical education, 1951 

8 37-38

Research and Development - universities and business, articles, 1967-1984, n.d. 

8 39

Research-Cottrell, Inc., 1967-1987, n.d. 

8 40

Research - miscellaneous, 1946-1948, 1965, 1978, n.d. 

8 41

Research - miscellaneous, 1947-1957, n.d. 

8 42

Standard deviation, 1934 

8 43

"Standard Error of a Forecast from a Curve," by Henry Schultz, 1930 

8 44-45

Starch, 1950, n.d. 

8 46

Starch - osmotic pressure, n.d. 

8 47

Starch - raw, 1940, n.d. 

8 48

Structure of water, n.d. 

8 49-51

Ultracentrifuge, 1939, 1946, n.d. 

8 52

U.S. Geological Survey maps, 1941 


 M038.6 Professional and Corporate Materials, 1943-1988, n.d.   1.5 linear feet

Series Description:

Materials pertaining to corporations, government, agencies, and professional organizations with which James Stacy Coles was affiliated, including the Research Corporation, Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Committee, and Council on Foreign Relations Discussion Group in Canada. In addition to correspondence, there are meeting minutes, notes, reports, membership lists, articles, and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
9 1

American Assembly, Columbia University, 1979, 1983 

9 2

Atlantic Foundation Board - J. Seward Johnson Fund, 1973-1987 

9 3-5

Brazil survey group, 1960 

9 6

Brown University, Committee on Lectureships, 1950, 1951 

9 7-8

Chemical and Engineering News covers featuring portraits of scientists, 1946-1952 

9 9

Chemical Fund, 1969-1985 

9 10-12

Coast Guard Academy - Advisory Committee, 1968-1973 

9 13

Columbia University Press, trustee, 1974-1978 

9 14

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: 1977 Nov 10, first meeting 

9 15

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: 1978 Jan 12, second meeting 

9 16

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: 1978 Apr 4, third meeting 

9 17

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: 1978 May 9, fourth meeting 

9 18

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: 1979 Jun 27, fifth meeting 

9 19

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: 1981 meetings 

9 20

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: 1982 meetings 

9 21

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: Articles re: Canada, 1977-1980 

9 22

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: Newspaper clippings re: Canada, 1977-1978, n.d. 

9 23-24

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: Papers re: Canada, 1976-1979, n.d. 

9 25

Council on Foreign Relations, Discussion Group on Canada: Periodicals re: Canada, 1977-1979 

9 26-28

Dixon Corporation, 1950-1952, 1965-1978 

9 29-30

Higher Education Planning Commission, 1967-1970 

9 31

Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Committee, Brazil: minutes of Committee meetings, 1960 

9 32

Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Committee, Brazil: notes and research, 1959-1961 

9 33

Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Committee, Brazil: publications, 1959, 1960 

9 34

Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Committee, Brazil: reports by Ernesto Luiz de Oliveira Jr., ca. 1960 

9 35

Inter-American Scientific Cooperation Committee, Brazil: reports - miscellaneous, in Portuguese, 1956-1960, n.d. 

9 36

National Research and Development Organizations (NRDO), Sixth International Conference, 1982 Jun 

9 37

Naval Studies Board, National Research Council, conference, 1975 

10 1-3

Ouroboros Club, 1945-1982 

10 4

Pearson, Lester B., Conference on the Canada-U.S. Relationship, 1976 

10 5

Pearson, Lester B., Conference on the Canada-U.S. Relationship, correspondence, 1976 

10 6

Pearson, Lester B., Conference on the Canada-U.S. Relationship, newspaper clippings, 1976 

10 7

Pearson, Lester B., Conference on the Canada-U.S. Relationship, 1981 Oct 

10 8

Pennwalt Corporation, 1971-1975 

10 9-10

Research Corporation, 1966-1967 

10 11

Research Corporation, 1968-1980 

10 12

Research Corporation, 1981 

10 13

Research Corporation, 1982 

10 14

Research Corporation, 1983 

10 15-17

Research Corporation, 1984 

10 18

Research Corporation, 1985 

10 19

Research Corporation, 1986-1987 

10 20

Research Corporation - Jones/Mangelsdorf patent, 1976, 1981, 1986 

10 21

Research Corporation - Patent Committee, 1985 

10 22

Research Corporation v. Pfister Associated Growers, Inc. v. Paul C. Mangelsdorf, 1968 

10 23

Research Corporation - Schaefer, John, 1982-1988 

10 24

Science Advisory Board, Environmental Protection Agency, 1982 Sep 

10 25

Skating Club of New York, 1974, n.d. 

10 26

Skating Club of New York, 1978, 1986, n.d. 

10 27-28

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1943-1946 

10 29-30

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1977-1985 

10 31

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - eulogy for Paul M. Fye, 1988 


 M038.7 Biographical Materials, 1903-1996, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

Series Description:

Certificates, yearbooks, awards, biographical data, and memorials for James Stacy Coles comprise the bulk of the series, though there is biographical information concerning other family members. Autographed letters collected by Coles from such notables as Henry Beston, Dwight Eisenhower, Robert Hale, John Hay, and Lyndon B. Johnson, are also included.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
11 1

Articles and press releases, 1952, 1967, 1979-1980, n.d. 

11 2

Autographed letters (arranged alphabetically), 1903, 1942-1967, n.d. 

11

Biographical Information 1952 

11 3

Biographical information, 1981, 1984, n.d. 

11 4

Bowdoin College Alumni Council resolution, 1968 Feb 

11 5

Certificate of birth (photocopy), 1913 Jun 3 

11 6

Certificate of confirmation, 1926 Oct 15 

11 7

Certificate of matrimony, 1938 Jun 18 

Ovsz-Box
MS-A2

Certificate presented to James S. Coles by the Department of the Army, 1957 Oct 1 

MS-A2

Certificate presented to Mrs. E.S. Coles by the U.S. Food Administration, 1917, 1918 

MS-A2

Coast Guard Public Service Award, 1973 Jan 3 

Box Folder
11 8

Columbia College 1991 Reunion Directory 

11 9

Columbia University annual commencement program, 1941 Jun 3 

11 10

Columbia University, Class of 1936 Short Biographies, n.d. 

11 11

Columbia University, reprints from 1936 Columbian 

11 12

Eulogy for James Stacy Coles delivered by his son, Chris, 1996 Aug 27 

11 13

High school yearbook, The Manuscript, 1928, 1929 

11 14

High school yearbook, The Manuscript, 1930 

11 15

Honorary degree, Colby College 1959 Jun 8 

11 16

Log from European trip interviewing German scientists, 1945 

11 17

Mansfield State College, citation and bulletin, 1977 

11 18

Memorial for James Stacy Coles at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1996 Jun 

11 19

Memorial for Robert H. Cole, 1990 Nov 30 

11 20

Military material, 1945, 1946 

Ovsz-Box
MS-A2

Military material - photograph of honor guard on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, addressed to Coles as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Maine, and signed by the Secretary of the Army, 1956 Aug 11 

Box Folder
11 21

Miscellaneous, 1910, 1933, 1939, 1950-1988, n.d. 

11 22

Newspaper and magazine articles, 1949-1989, n.d. 

11 23

Obituaries, and letters to Cecily Coles re: James Stacy Coles' death, 1996 

11 24

Personal data sheets - Cecily Selby Coles, 1981 

11 25

Personal data sheets - James Stacy Coles, 1940, 1946, 1982, 1984, n.d. 

11 26

Personal re: Christopher Coles - resume, 1982, n.d. 

11 27

Personal re: James Reed Coles - resume, ca. 1970 

11 28

Resolution in Memoriam of James Stacy Coles, n.d. 


 M038.8 Photographs, 1951-1996, n.d.   0.2 linear feet

Series Description:

Photographs of James Stacy Coles and his family, as well as pictures of Coles at Bowdoin College events. There is a portrait view of Coles, and photographs of him at professional functions that were not connected to Bowdoin. In addition, there are a number of images of underwater explosions, likely dating from his work at the Underwater Explosives Laboratory at the oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Arrangement:

Arranged by subject, then chronological.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

 M038.8.1 Bowdoin Events 

Box Folder
11 29

1952, Inauguration of President James S. Coles - procession leaving the Chapel 

11 29

1964, Commencement 1964 - Coles giving address 

11 29

1981, Inauguration of President A. LeRoy Greason - Coles leading the procession 

 M038.8.2 Family Events 

Box Folder
11 30

ca. 1951, the Coles family in the living room of their home in Bristol, Rhode Island. Left to right: Christopher, Reed, Mrs. Coles, Dr. James S. Coles, Ann, and their dog, Rusty 

11 30

ca. 1951, the Coles family in the living room of their home in Bristol, Rhode Island. Left to right: Christopher, Reed, Mrs. Coles, Dr. James S. Coles, Ann, and their dog, Rusty 

11 30

1962, Mrs. James Stacy (Martha) Coles at commencement 

11 30

1996, Left to right: Edwin S. Coles, father of James Stacy Coles, and Percy Coles, uncle of James Stacy Coles 

11 31

Portrait view of James S. Coles: 

11 31

ca. 1966, James S. Coles, Bowdoin College president. Image is in the 1966 Bugle 

11 32

Professional, non-Bowdoin events: 

11 32

1955, Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, group picture, James S. Coles is seated in the front row, fourth from left 

11 32

1973, Patent Office exhibit, James S. Coles, second from left 

11 32

1977, ICFA meeting, James S. Coles, third from left 

11 33

Technical/Scientific images: 

11 33

Undated, underwater and surface photographs of explosions (six sheets of images)