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Kenneth C.M. Sills Collection M166

Title:
Kenneth C.M. Sills collection
Creator:
Sills, Kenneth C. M., (Kenneth Charles Morton), 1879-1954
ID:
M166
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1874-1978
Date [inclusive]:
1816-2014, undated (bulk 1874-1978)
Extent:
24.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
More than 20,000 manuscript items relating to Bowdoin's eighth president and his wife Edith, including correspondence, addresses, citations, and other materials relating to Sills's presidency of the College.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Kenneth C. M. Sills Collection, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on December 5, 1879, Kenneth Charles Morton Sills moved a year later to Portland, Maine, with his parents, Charles Morton and Elizabeth Sills. Educated at Portland High School and Bowdoin College, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1901 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Kappa Epsilon, Sills earned his masters from Harvard in 1903 and the same year was appointed instructor in English and classics at Bowdoin. Sills accepted a position as a tutor in English at Columbia for the 1904-1905 school year and in 1906 returned to Bowdoin to assume an assistant professorship in Latin. From 1907 to 1946 he was Winkley Professor of Latin Language and Literature and was successively dean from 1910 to 1918, acting president in 1917-1918, and president from then until his retirement in 1952.

On November 21, 1918, Sills married Edith Lansing Koon, a 1911 graduate of Wellesley College and former high school teacher; she received an honorary degree from Bowdoin in 1952 for her work at the College.

Sills himself received ten honorary degrees, numerous awards, including the Denmark Medal of Liberation in 1946 and the Bowdoin Prize in 1948, and he was a trustee of six colleges and schools, including Wellesley, Athens College in Greece, and the Episcopal Theological School. He was a delegate to many congresses of the Protestant Episcopal Church, a member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy, and was chairman of the board of the Carnegie Foundation from 1939 to 1941. As an author he published a book of poems entitled The First American and Other Poems, and he also wrote the lyrics to the song "Rise, Sons of Bowdoin." Sills died in Portland on November 15, 1954.

Consists of more than 20,000 manuscript items relating to Bowdoin's eighth president and his wife, including correspondence, addresses, citations, and other materials relating to Sills's presidency of the College. Also included are greeting cards and invitations received by Kenneth and Edith Sills, as well as class notes, photographs, awards and degrees, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Of particular note is the Sills tablecloth, signed by various luminaries visiting the College and later embroidered, and numerous pieces of correspondence from every United States president from Wilson to Truman. For related materials, see the Kenneth C.M. Sills Administrative Records.

Subseries Description:

Consists of personal and some professional correspondence of both Kenneth and Edith Lansing Koon Sills, with the bulk of the materials being letters received and the private correspondence of KCMS. Early family correspondence includes numerous private letters from Kenneth to Edith, as well as inauguration and engagement congratulations and corresspondence from students, family, and Bowdoin faculty in World War I. President Sills's professional correspondence concerns both his work for the College, ranging from such subjects as student behavior and the College sesquicentennial in 1944 to the renovations to 85 Federal Street, and his positions on the Board of Visitors for the United States Naval Academy, the Carnegie Foudation, and his interest in the League of Nations. Notable correspondents include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Wallace, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, Robert Frost, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Margaret Chase Smith, Ralph Owen Brewster, Robert Hale, Percival Baxter, Harold Hitz Burton, William Butler Yeats, and Bowdoin faculty and board members Thomas Van Cleve, Roscoe J. Ham, William J. Curtis, E.P. Mitchell, and Paul Nixon.

The correspondence of Edith Sills consists almost entirely of letters received, mostly of a personal nature. Particularly prevalent are letters from fellow Wellesley graduates, including life-long friend Mary Alice Wyman, and notes from family, including the Ketchums of Canada and the Atkinsons of Minneapolis. Also included are letters received regarding Mrs. Sills's positions on the boards of the American Association of University Women, the National Society of Colonial Dames, the Waynflete School in Portland, and Westbrook Junior College.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1816 Oct 8 - 1822 Sept 9

Box 1 Folder 1

1874 Mar 11 - 1889 Dec 3

Box 1 Folder 2

1890 Jan 12 - 1896 July 13

Box 1 Folder 3

1896 July 24 - 1897 Nov 22

Box 1 Folder 4

1898 Jan 12 - Dec 24

Box 1 Folder 5

1899 Jan 18 - Dec 22

Box 1 Folder 6

1900 Feb 10 - Dec 23

Box 1 Folder 7

1901 Feb 2 - Dec 5

Box 1 Folder 8

1902 Jan 25 - 1903 Dec 16

Box 1 Folder 9

1904 Jan 9 - Dec 27

Box 1 Folder 10

1905 Jan 7 - Dec 30

Box 1 Folder 11

1906 Jan 3 - Dec 2

Box 1 Folder 12

1907 Jan 1 - Dec 29

Box 1 Folder 13

1908 Jan 2 - Dec 2

Box 1 Folder 14

1909 Jan 26 - Dec 26

Box 1 Folder 15

1910 Jan 5 - Feb 28

Box 1 Folder 16

1910 Mar 1 - Dec 27

Box 1 Folder 17

1911 Jan 4 - June 15

Box 1 Folder 18

1911 July 10 - Dec 28

Box 1 Folder 19

1912 Jan 12 - Mar 13

Box 1 Folder 20

1912 Apr 1 - Aug 18

Box 1 Folder 21

1912 Aug 28 - Sept 3

Box 1 Folder 22

1912 Sept 5 - 23

Box 1 Folder 23

1912 Oct 9 - 1913 Apr 16

Box 1 Folder 24

1913 May 12 - June 27

Box 1 Folder 25

1913 July 31 - Dec 31

Box 1 Folder 26

1914 Jan 3 - Dec 27

Box 1 Folder 27

1915 Jan 14 - July 4

Box 1 Folder 28

1915 July 6 - Dec 24

Box 1 Folder 293

1916 Jan 7 - Mar 16

Box 1 Folder 30

1916 Mar 24 - July 14

Box 1 Folder 31

1916 July 19 - Oct 13

Box 1 Folder 32

1916 Nov 2 - Dec 3

Box 1 Folder 33

1916 Dec 5 -- Woodrow Wilson to KCMS, TLS

Box 1 Folder 34

1916 Dec 5-17

Box 1 Folder 35

1916 Dec 23 - 1917 Jan 15

Box 1 Folder 36

1917 Jan 22 -- Kate Douglas Wiggin to Edith Koon, ALS

Box 1 Folder 37

1917 Jan 29

Box 1 Folder 38

1917 Jan 30 -- Woodrow Wilson to KCMS, TLS

Box 1 Folder 39

1917 Jan 30 - Feb 7

Box 1 Folder 40

1917 Feb 10 - Mar 27

Box 1 Folder 41

1917 Mar 29 - June 3

Box 1 Folder 42

1917 June 11 - Aug 9

Box 1 Folder 43

1917 Aug 13 - Sept 29

Box 1 Folder 44

1917 Oct 1 - 30

Box 1 Folder 45

1917 Nov 5 - Dec 26

Box 1 Folder 46

1918 Jan 3 - Feb 8

Box 1 Folder 47

1918 Feb 9 - 26

Box 1 Folder 48

1918 Mar 2 - Apr 8

Box 1 Folder 49

1918 Apr 8 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 1 Folder 50

1918 Apr 12 - 18

Box 1 Folder 51

1918 Apr 21 -- William Howard Taft to KCMS, TLS

Box 1 Folder 52

1918 Apr 22 - May 13

Box 1 Folder 53

1918 May 14 - 15

Box 1 Folder 54

1918 May 16

Box 1 Folder 55

1918 May 17

Box 1 Folder 56

1918 May 18

Box 1 Folder 57

1918 May 19 - 20

Box 2 Folder 1

1918 May 21 - 22

Box 2 Folder 2

1918 May 22 -- Woodrow Wilson to KCMS, TLS

Box 2 Folder 3

1918 May 23 - 25

Box 2 Folder 4

1918 May 26 - 27

Box 2 Folder 5

1918 May 28 - 29

Box 2 Folder 6

1918 May 30 - 31

Box 2 Folder 7

1918 May n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

1918 June 1 - 3

Box 2 Folder 9

1918 June 4 - 5

Box 2 Folder 10

1918 June 6 - 7

Box 2 Folder 11

1918 June 8 - 9

Box 2 Folder 12

1918 June 10 - 12

Box 2 Folder 13

1918 June 13 - 17

Box 2 Folder 14

1918 June 18 - 20

Box 2 Folder 15

1918 June 21 - 25

Box 2 Folder 16

1918 June 26 - 30, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 17

1918 July 1 - 23

Box 2 Folder 18

1918 July 26 -- Theodore Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 2 Folder 19

1918 July 31 - August 31

Box 2 Folder 20

1918 Sept 1

Box 2 Folder 21

1918 Sept 2 - 3

Box 2 Folder 22

1918 Sept 4 - 7

Box 2 Folder 23

1918 Sept 8 - 10

Box 2 Folder 24

1918 Sept 11 - 12

Box 2 Folder 25

1918 Sept 12 -- Kate Douglas Riggs [Wiggin] to KCMS, ALS

Box 2 Folder 26

1918 Sept 13 - 21

Box 2 Folder 27

1918 Sept 22 - 29

Box 2 Folder 28

1918 Oct 1 - 9

Box 2 Folder 29

1918 Oct 10 - 17

Box 2 Folder 30

1918 Oct 19 - 27

Box 2 Folder 31

1918 Oct 29 - 31

Box 2 Folder 32

1918 Nov 3 - 11

Box 2 Folder 33

1918 Nov 12 - 18

Box 2 Folder 34

1918 Nov 19 - 29

Box 2 Folder 35

1918 Dec 2 - 20

Box 2 Folder 36

1918 Dec 21 - 31

Box 2 Folder 37

1918 n.d.

Box 2 Folder 38

1919 Jan 5 - 31

Box 2 Folder 39

1919 Feb 3 - Mar 31

Box 2 Folder 40

1919 Apr 9 - 29

Box 2 Folder 41

1919 May 1 - 28

Box 2 Folder 42

1919 June 8 - 30

Box 2 Folder 43

1919 July 1 - 30

Box 2 Folder 44

1919 Aug 3 - 17

Box 2 Folder 45

1919 Aug 19 - 31

Box 2 Folder 46

1919 Sept 1 - 23

Box 2 Folder 47

1919 Sept 25 -- William H. Taft to KCMS, TLS

Box 2 Folder 48

1919 Sept 26 - 30

Box 2 Folder 49

1919 Oct 7 - 15

Box 2 Folder 50

1919 Oct 16 - Nov 29

Box 2 Folder 51

1919 Dec 1 - 31

Box 2 Folder 52

1920 Jan 1 - 6

Box 2 Folder 53

1920 Jan 12 -- William H. Taft to Edith Sills, ALS

Box 2 Folder 54

1920 Jan 13 - 23

Box 2 Folder 55

1920 Jan 25 -- Kate Douglas Riggs [Wiggin] to Edith Sills, ALS

Box 2 Folder 56

1920 Jan 25 - Mar 17

Box 2 Folder 57

1920 Apr 1 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS

Box 2 Folder 58

1920 Apr 6 - 26

Box 2 Folder 59

1920 May 5 - June 27

Box 2 Folder 60

1920 June 28 - July 20

Box 2 Folder 61

1920 July 22 - Oct 18

Box 2 Folder 62

1920 Oct 24 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 2 Folder 63

1920 Oct 24 - Dec 28

Box 2 Folder 64

1921 Jan 4 - Feb 10

Box 2 Folder 65

1921 Feb 26 -- Kate Douglas Riggs [Wiggin] to Edith Sills, ALS

Box 2 Folder 66

1921 Mar 5 - Apr 22

Box 2 Folder 67

1921 May 2 - 28

Box 2 Folder 68

1921 June 6 - 28

Box 2 Folder 69

1921 July 6 - Aug 29

Box 2 Folder 70

1921 Sept 3 - Oct 1

Box 2 Folder 71

1921 Oct 5 - 31

Box 2 Folder 72

1921 Nov 2 - Dec 31

Box 2 Folder 73

1922 Jan 1 - 11

Box 2 Folder 74

1922 Jan 12 - 20

Box 2 Folder 75

1922 Jan 21 - Apr 12

Box 2 Folder 76

1922 Apr 15 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS

Box 2 Folder 77

1922 Apr 18 - May 26

Box 2 Folder 78

1922 May 27 + June 3 -- Kate Douglas Riggs [Wiggin] to Edith Sills, ALS

Box 2 Folder 79

1922 June 18 - Oct 6

Box 2 Folder 80

1922 Oct 7 - Nov 19

Box 2 Folder 81

1922 Dec 1 - 11

Box 2 Folder 82

1922 Dec 12 - 29

Box 2 Folder 83

1923 Jan 6 - Feb 9

Box 3 Folder 1

1923 Feb 10 - 28

Box 3 Folder 2

1923 Mar 1 -- Warren G. Harding to KCMS, TLS

Box 3 Folder 3

1923 Mar 1 - 31

Box 3 Folder 4

1923 Apr 2 - May 21

Box 3 Folder 5

1923 June 1 - 20

Box 3 Folder 6

1923 June 21 - July 23

Box 3 Folder 7

1923 Aug 3 - Oct 12

Box 3 Folder 8

1923 Oct 16 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS

Box 3 Folder 9

1923 Oct 18 - Dec 6

Box 3 Folder 10

1923 Dec 7 - 31

Box 3 Folder 11

1924 Jan 2 - Feb 19

Box 3 Folder 12

1924 Feb 20 - Apr 10

Box 3 Folder 13

1924 Apr 11 - May 2

Box 3 Folder 14

1924 May 4 - May 27

Box 3 Folder 15

1924 May 28 - June 21

Box 3 Folder 16

1924 June 22 - July 2

Box 3 Folder 17

1924 July 8 - Aug 3

Box 3 Folder 18

1924 Aug 11 - Sept 27

Box 3 Folder 19

1924 Sept 30 - Dec 25

Box 3 Folder 20

1925 Jan 1 - Feb 6

Box 3 Folder 21

1925 Feb 7 -- Herbert Hoover to KCMS, TLS

Box 3 Folder 22

1925 Feb 7 - Mar 31

Box 3 Folder 23

1925 Apr 4 - May 12

Box 3 Folder 24

1925 May 13 - July 28

Box 3 Folder 25

1925 Aug 2 - 22

Box 3 Folder 26

1925 Aug 24 - Sept 1

Box 3 Folder 27

1925 Sept 3 - Oct 31

Box 3 Folder 28

1925 Nov 9 - Dec 25

Box 3 Folder 29

1926 Jan 7 - Mar 13

Box 3 Folder 30

1926 Mar 16 - May 27

Box 3 Folder 31

1926 May 28 - Aug 13

Box 3 Folder 32

1926 Aug 14 - Sept 12

Box 3 Folder 33

1926 Sept 13 - Oct 27

Box 3 Folder 34

1926 Nov 8 - Dec 23, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 35

1927 Jan 10 - Feb 19

Box 3 Folder 36

1927 Feb 20 - Apr 27

Box 3 Folder 37

1927 May 3 - June 14

Box 3 Folder 38

1927 June 15 - 29

Box 3 Folder 39

1927 July 1 - Oct 29

Box 3 Folder 40

1927 Nov 3 - Dec 30

Box 3 Folder 41

1928 Jan 3 - 26

Box 3 Folder 42

1928 Feb 2 - 24

Box 3 Folder 43

1928 Feb 25 - Apr 7

Box 3 Folder 44

1928 Apr 9 - May 13

Box 3 Folder 45

1928 May 17 - June 6

Box 3 Folder 46

1928 June 12 - July 16

Box 3 Folder 47

1928 July 17 - Aug 15

Box 3 Folder 48

1928 Aug 16 - Sept 28

Box 3 Folder 49

1928 Oct 27 - Nov 28

Box 3 Folder 50

1928 Dec 5 - 29, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 51

1929 Jan 4 - Feb 28

Box 3 Folder 52

1929 Mar 6 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS

Box 3 Folder 53

1929 Mar 7 - 23

Box 3 Folder 54

1929 Mar 24 - Apr 20

Box 3 Folder 55

1929 May 1 - June 7

Box 3 Folder 56

1929 June 14 - 22

Box 3 Folder 57

1929 June 23 - July 6

Box 3 Folder 58

1929 July 8 - Aug 19

Box 3 Folder 59

1929 Aug 20 - Oct 7

Box 3 Folder 60

1929 Oct 10 - Nov 22

Box 3 Folder 61

1929 Nov 25 - Dec 31, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 62

1930 Jan 2 - 31

Box 4 Folder 1

1930 Feb 1 - Mar 4

Box 4 Folder 2

1930 Mar 12 - Apr 15

Box 4 Folder 3

1930 Apr 6 - June 9

Box 4 Folder 4

1930 June 9 -- Robert Frost to KCMS, ALS

Box 4 Folder 5

1930 June 18 - Aug 30

Box 4 Folder 6

1930 Sept 6 - Oct 27

Box 4 Folder 7

1930 Oct 29 - Nov 29

Box 4 Folder 8

1930 Dec 3 -- Robert Frost to KCMS, ALS

Box 4 Folder 9

1930 Dec 4 - 17

Box 4 Folder 10

1930 Dec 17 -- Herbert Hoover to KCMS, TLS

Box 4 Folder 11

1930 Dec 28 - 31

Box 4 Folder 12

1930 [Dec ?] -- Robert Frost to KCMS, ALS

Box 4 Folder 13

1931 Jan 3 - 31

Box 4 Folder 14

1931 Feb 6 - Mar 18

Box 4 Folder 15

1931 Mar 23 - Apr 17

Box 4 Folder 16

1931 Apr 20 - May 4

Box 4 Folder 17

1931 May 5 - 23

Box 4 Folder 18

1931 May 24 - June 10

Box 4 Folder 19

1931 June 19 - Aug 16

Box 4 Folder 20

1931 Aug 21 - Sept 18

Box 4 Folder 21

1931 Sept 20 - Nov 4

Box 4 Folder 22

1931 Nov 9 - Dec 11

Box 4 Folder 23

1931 Dec 13 - 30

Box 4 Folder 24

1932 Jan 1 - 29

Box 4 Folder 25

1932 Jan 30 - Feb 15

Box 4 Folder 26

1932 Feb 15 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 4 Folder 27

1932 Feb 17 - Mar 8

Box 4 Folder 28

1932 Mar 10 - Apr 21

Box 4 Folder 29

1932 Apr 27 - May 10

Box 4 Folder 30

1932 May 14 - 31

Box 4 Folder 31

1932 June 1 - 11

Box 4 Folder 32

1932 June 15 - July 13

Box 4 Folder 33

1932 July 14 - Aug 25

Box 4 Folder 34

1932 Aug 27 - Nov 3

Box 4 Folder 35

1932 Nov 11 -- William Butler Yeats to Edith Sills, TLS

Box 4 Folder 36

1932 Nov 15 - Dec 30

Box 4 Folder 37

1933 Jan 9 - Feb 17

Box 4 Folder 38

1933 Feb 20 - Mar 20

Box 4 Folder 39

1933 Mar 24 - May 24

Box 4 Folder 40

1933 June 4 - 24

Box 4 Folder 41

1933 June 25 - July 15

Box 4 Folder 42

1933 July 17 - Aug 2

Box 4 Folder 43

1933 Aug 17 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 4 Folder 44

1933 Sept 11 - Dec 6

Box 4 Folder 45

1933 Dec 7 - 31, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 46

1934 Jan 1 - 27

Box 4 Folder 47

1934 Feb 1 - 4

Box 4 Folder 48

1934 Feb 5 - Mar 11

Box 4 Folder 49

1934 Mar 14 - May 3

Box 4 Folder 50

1934 May 7 - 28

Box 4 Folder 51

1934 May 28 - June 16

Box 4 Folder 52

1934 June 22 - July 22

Box 4 Folder 53

1934 July 24 - Aug 13

Box 4 Folder 54

1934 Aug 15 - Sept 10

Box 4 Folder 55

1934 Sept 18 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 4 Folder 56

1934 Sept 18 - Oct 13

Box 4 Folder 57

1934 Oct 14 - 31

Box 4 Folder 58

1934 Nov 11 - Dec 31

Box 4 Folder 59

1935 Jan 4 - 20

Box 4 Folder 60

1935 Jan 21 - 27

Box 4 Folder 61

1935 Feb 4 - Mar 19

Box 4 Folder 62

1935 Mar 20 - Apr 1

Box 4 Folder 63

1935 Apr 2 - 31

Box 4 Folder 64

1935 May 3 - 17

Box 4 Folder 65

1935 May 21 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 4 Folder 66

1935 May 26 - June 15

Box 4 Folder 67

1935 June 20 - Sept 20

Box 4 Folder 68

1935 Oct 3 - Dec 25

Box 4 Folder 69

1936 Jan 3 - Feb 5

Box 4 Folder 70

1936 Feb 5 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 4 Folder 71

1936 Feb 7 - Mar 23

Box 4 Folder 72

1936 Mar 27 - Apr 9

Box 4 Folder 73

1936 Apr 10 - May 9

Box 4 Folder 74

1936 May 10 - 30

Box 4 Folder 75

1936 June 4 - 30

Box 4 Folder 76

1936 July 1 - 14

Box 4 Folder 77

1936 July 17 - 30

Box 4 Folder 78

1936 Aug 3 - 18

Box 4 Folder 79

1936 Aug 21 - Sept 23

Box 4 Folder 80

1936 Sept 27 - Nov 23

Box 4 Folder 81

1936 Nov 24 - Dec 29

Box 4 Folder 82

1937 Jan 3

Box 5 Folder 1

1937 Jan 4 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 2

1937 Jan 7 - 27

Box 5 Folder 3

1937 Feb 10 - Apr 30

Box 5 Folder 4

1937 May 1 - June 21

Box 5 Folder 5

1937 June 22 - July 12

Box 5 Folder 6

1937 July 13 - Aug 5

Box 5 Folder 7

1937 Aug 7 - 21

Box 5 Folder 8

1937 Aug 23 - Sept 13

Box 5 Folder 9

1937 Sept 16 - Oct 6

Box 5 Folder 10

1937 Oct 7 - Nov 5

Box 5 Folder 11

1937 Nov 16 - Dec 17

Box 5 Folder 12

1937 Dec 18 - 30

Box 5 Folder 13

1938 Jan 1 - 19

Box 5 Folder 14

1938 Jan 20 - Apr 13

Box 5 Folder 15

1938 Apr 21 - June 30

Box 5 Folder 16

1938 July 5 - Sept 6

Box 5 Folder 17

1938 Sept 14 - Oct 18

Box 5 Folder 18

1938 Oct 27 - Nov 20

Box 5 Folder 19

1938 Nov 21 - Dec 30

Box 5 Folder 20

1938 Dec 28 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 21

1939 Jan 25 - Feb 13

Box 5 Folder 22

1939 Feb 19 - Mar 14

Box 5 Folder 23

1939 Mar 15 - 26

Box 5 Folder 24

1939 Mar 27 - May 2

Box 5 Folder 25

1939 May 6 - 30

Box 5 Folder 26

1939 May 31 - Aug 27

Box 5 Folder 27

1939 Sept 1 - Oct 30

Box 5 Folder 28

1939 Nov 6 - Dec 29

Box 5 Folder 29

1940 Jan 2 - Feb 29

Box 5 Folder 30

1940 Mar 3 - Apr 30

Box 5 Folder 31

1940 May 1 - June 11

Box 5 Folder 32

1940 June 13 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 33

1940 June 16 - Aug 19

Box 5 Folder 34

1940 Sept 3 - 29

Box 5 Folder 35

1940 Oct 1 -- Carl Sandburg to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 36

1940 Oct 2 - Nov 25

Box 5 Folder 37

1940 Nov 28 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 38

1940 Nov 29 - Dec 31

Box 5 Folder 39

1941 Jan 7 - Feb 21

Box 5 Folder 40

1941 Mar 9 - May 5

Box 5 Folder 41

1941 May 6 - July 16

Box 5 Folder 42

1941 July 18 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 43

1941 July 29 - Oct 20

Box 5 Folder 44

1941 Nov 3 - Dec 17, n.d.

Box 5 Folder 45

1942 Jan 2 - Feb 3

Box 5 Folder 46

1942 Feb 4 - May 18

Box 5 Folder 473

1942 May 26 - Aug 6

Box 5 Folder 48

1942 Aug 12 - Sept 12

Box 5 Folder 49

1942 Oct 16 - Dec 25, n.d.

Box 5 Folder 50

1942 Dec 2, 7, 17 -- Eleanor Roosevelt to Edith Sills, TLS

Box 5 Folder 51

1943 Jan 7 - 30

Box 5 Folder 52

1943 Feb 1 - 27

Box 5 Folder 53

1943 Mar 2 - 27

Box 5 Folder 54

1943 Apr 1 - 30

Box 5 Folder 55

1943 May 1 -- Eleanor Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 56

1943 May 1 - 28

Box 5 Folder 57

1943 June 1 - July 31

Box 5 Folder 58

1943 Aug 5 - 29

Box 5 Folder 59

1943 Sept 5 - 14

Box 5 Folder 60

1943 Sept 15 - 20

Box 5 Folder 61

1943 Oct 6 - Nov 21

Box 5 Folder 62

1943 Dec 1 - 24

Box 5 Folder 63

1944 Jan 1 - 29

Box 5 Folder 64

1944 Feb 1 - 29

Box 5 Folder 65

1944 Mar 1 - Apr 7

Box 5 Folder 66

1944 Apr 10 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt to KCMS re: Bowdoin sesquicentennial, TLS

Box 5 Folder 67

1944 Apr 10 - May 30

Box 5 Folder 68

1944 June 1 - 14

Box 5 Folder 69

1944 June 15 - 30

Box 5 Folder 70

1944 July 5 - Aug 26

Box 5 Folder 71

1944 Sept 1 - 30

Box 5 Folder 72

1944 Oct 2 - 31

Box 5 Folder 73

1944 Nov 1 - Dec 31

Box 5 Folder 74

1945 Jan 4 - Apr 29

Box 5 Folder 75

1945 May 1 - July 13

Box 5 Folder 76

1945 July 14 -- Harry Truman to KCMS, TLS

Box 5 Folder 77

1945 July 17 - Dec 23

Box 5 Folder 78

1946 Jan 4 - Nov 29

Box 6 Folder 1

1947 Jan 20 - July 11

Box 6 Folder 2

1947 Aug 4 - Dec 19

Box 6 Folder 3

1948 Jan 5 - 8

Box 6 Folder 4

1948 Jan 9 -- Harry Truman to KCMS, TLS

Box 6 Folder 5

1948 Jan 14 - Mar 5

Box 6 Folder 6

1948 Mar 6 - Apr 6

Box 6 Folder 7

1948 Apr 8 - 27

Box 6 Folder 8

1948 May 3 - 14

Box 6 Folder 9

1948 May 15 - 21

Box 6 Folder 10

1948 May 22 - June 16

Box 6 Folder 11

1948 June 17 - July 10

Box 6 Folder 12

1948 July 14 - Aug 21

Box 6 Folder 13

1948 Aug 22 - Sept 29

Box 6 Folder 14

1948 Oct 5 - Nov 2

Box 6 Folder 15

1948 Nov 13 - Dec 31

Box 6 Folder 16

1949 Jan 2 - 13

Box 6 Folder 17

1949 Jan 18 - Feb 10

Box 6 Folder 18

1949 Feb 14 - Apr 29

Box 6 Folder 19

1949 May 2 - 20

Box 6 Folder 20

1949 May 21 - Sept 24

Box 6 Folder 21

1949 Sept 25 - Oct 5

Box 6 Folder 22

1949 Oct 6 - Dec 25

Box 6 Folder 23

1950 Jan 1 - Mar 23

Box 6 Folder 24

1950 Apr 12 - 28

Box 6 Folder 25

1950 Apr 30 - May 15

Box 6 Folder 26

1950 May 19 - June 10

Box 6 Folder 27

1950 June 11 - July 9

Box 6 Folder 28

1950 July 15 - Aug 24

Box 6 Folder 29

1950 Aug 29 - Oct 10

Box 6 Folder 30

1950 Oct 15 - 29

Box 6 Folder 31

1950 Oct 31 - Nov 13

Box 6 Folder 32

1950 Nov 14 - Dec 6

Box 6 Folder 33

1950 Dec 8 - 25

Box 6 Folder 34

1951 Jan 2 - 9

Box 6 Folder 35

1951 Jan 11 - 26

Box 6 Folder 36

1951 Feb 3 - Mar 15

Box 6 Folder 37

1951 Mar 22 - May 31

Box 6 Folder 38

1951 June 1 - 30

Box 6 Folder 39

1951 July 3 - 30

Box 6 Folder 40

1951 Aug 12 - Oct 18

Box 6 Folder 41

1951 Oct 19 - Nov 15

Box 6 Folder 42

1951 Nov 17 - Dec 27

Box 6 Folder 43

1952 Jan 2 - 10

Box 6 Folder 44

1952 Jan 11 - 31

Box 6 Folder 45

1952 Feb 1 - 29

Box 6 Folder 46

1952 Mar 4 - Apr 7

Box 6 Folder 47

1952 Apr 8 - 16

Box 6 Folder 48

1952 Apr 17 - 30

Box 6 Folder 49

1952 May 2 - 10

Box 6 Folder 50

1952 May 12 - 22

Box 6 Folder 51

1952 May 24 - 26

Box 6 Folder 52

1952 June 2 - 5

Box 6 Folder 53

1952 June 6 - 8

Box 6 Folder 54

1952 June 9 - 10

Box 6 Folder 55

1952 June 12 - 15

Box 6 Folder 56

1952 June 16 - 24

Box 6 Folder 57

1952 June 25 - 30

Box 6 Folder 58

1952 July 1 - 7

Box 6 Folder 59

1952 July 8 - 15

Box 6 Folder 60

1952 July 16 - 24

Box 6 Folder 61

1952 July 25 - 31

Box 6 Folder 62

1952 Aug 1 - 14

Box 6 Folder 63

1952 Aug 16 - 20

Box 6 Folder 64

1952 Aug 21 - 28

Box 6 Folder 65

1952 Sept 1 - 15

Box 7 Folder 1

1952 Sept 17 - 30

Box 7 Folder 2

1952 Oct 1 - 8

Box 7 Folder 3

1952 Oct 9 - Dec 31

Box 7 Folder 4

1953 Jan 2 - 27

Box 7 Folder 5

1953 Mar 2 - Apr 29

Box 7 Folder 6

1953 May 2 - 28

Box 7 Folder 7

1953 June 4 - July 14

Box 7 Folder 8

1953 July 16 - Sept 28

Box 7 Folder 9

1953 Oct 7 - Dec 8

Box 7 Folder 10

1953 Dec 11 - 27

Box 7 Folder 11

1954 Jan 1 - Feb 28

Box 7 Folder 12

1954 Mar 1 - Sept 25

Box 7 Folder 13

1954 Oct 4 - Nov 13

Box 7 Folder 14

1954 Nov 15

Box 7 Folder 15

1954 Nov 16

Box 7 Folder 16-20

1954 Nov 16 [telegrams]

Box 7 Folder 21

1954 [ca. Nov 16]

Box 7 Folder 22-27

1954 Nov 17

Box 7 Folder 28-34

1954 Nov 18

Box 7 Folder 35-37

1954 [ca. Nov 18]

Box 7 Folder 38-40

1954 Nov 19

Box 7 Folder 41-42

1954 Nov 20

Box 7 Folder 43-44

1954 Nov 21

Box 7 Folder 45

1954 Nov 22

Box 7 Folder 46

1954 Nov 23

Box 7 Folder 47

1954 Nov 24

Box 7 Folder 48

1954 Nov 25

Box 7 Folder 49

1954 Nov 26

Box 7 Folder 50

1954 Nov 27 - 28

Box 7 Folder 51

1954 Nov 29

Box 7 Folder 52

1954 Nov 30

Box 7 Folder 53

1954 Dec 1

Box 8 Folder 13

1954 Dec 2 - 4

Box 8 Folder 2

1954 Dec 5 - 6

Box 8 Folder 3

1954 Dec 7 - 9

Box 8 Folder 4

1954 Dec 10

Box 8 Folder 5

1954 Dec 11 - 12

Box 8 Folder 6

1954 Dec 13

Box 8 Folder 7

1954 Dec 14 - 16

Box 8 Folder 8

1954 Dec 17

Box 8 Folder 9

1954 Dec 18 - 19

Box 8 Folder 10

1954 Dec 20 - 22

Box 8 Folder 11

1954 Dec 23 - 25

Box 8 Folder 12

1954 Dec 26 - 31

Box 8 Folder 13

1955 Jan 2 - 20

Box 8 Folder 14

1955 Jan 21 - 31

Box 8 Folder 15

1955 Feb 2 - 10

Box 8 Folder 16

1955 Feb 11 - 28

Box 8 Folder 17

1955 Mar 1 - 20

Box 8 Folder 18

1955 Mar 21 - 31

Box 8 Folder 19

1955 Apr 2 - 12

Box 8 Folder 20

1955 Apr 16 - 30

Box 8 Folder 21

1955 May 2 - 16

Box 8 Folder 22

1955 May 17 - 31

Box 8 Folder 23

1955 June 1 - 15

Box 8 Folder 24

1955 June 16 - 29

Box 8 Folder 25

1955 July 3 - 15

Box 8 Folder 26

1955 July 16 - 31

Box 8 Folder 27

1955 Aug 4 - 31

Box 8 Folder 28

1955 Sept 1 - Oct 6

Box 8 Folder 29

1955 Oct 9 - Nov 2

Box 8 Folder 30

1955 Nov 7 - Dec 25

Box 8 Folder 31

1956 Jan 10 - Feb 29

Box 8 Folder 32

1956 Mar 1 - Apr 28

Box 8 Folder 33

1956 May 6 - 31

Box 8 Folder 34

1956 June 10 - Aug 31

Box 8 Folder 35

1956 Sept 17 - Dec 19

Box 8 Folder 36

1957 Jan 1 - Mar 30

Box 8 Folder 37

1957 Mar 31 - June 18

Box 8 Folder 38

1957 June 24 - Oct 8

Box 8 Folder 39

1957 Oct 9 - Nov 27

Box 8 Folder 40

1958 Jan 18 - Apr 20

Box 8 Folder 41

1958 Apr 25 - May 26

Box 8 Folder 42

1958 May 27 - Aug 13

Box 8 Folder 43

1958 Aug 21 - Oct 9

Box 8 Folder 44

1958 Oct 28 - Dec 27

Box 8 Folder 45

1959 Jan 2 - Apr 30

Box 8 Folder 46

1959 May 1 - July 1

Box 8 Folder 47

1959 July 10 - Sept 25

Box 8 Folder 48

1959 Oct 8 - Dec 31

Box 8 Folder 49

1960 Jan 4 - July 26

Box 8 Folder 50

1960 Aug 4 - Dec 31

Box 8 Folder 51

1961 Jan 3 - Apr 24

Box 8 Folder 52

1961 May 1 - Aug 20

Box 8 Folder 53

1961 Aug 30 - Dec 27

Box 8 Folder 54

1962 Jan 14 - Mar 8

Box 8 Folder 55

1962 Mar 11 - Apr 17

Box 8 Folder 56

1962 Apr 19 - May 28

Box 8 Folder 57

1962 June 7 - Aug 20

Box 8 Folder 58

1962 Aug 21 - Oct 6

Box 8 Folder 59

1962 Oct 9 - Nov 17

Box 8 Folder 60

1962 Nov 28 - Dec 31

Box 8 Folder 61

1963 Jan 2 - Feb 28

Box 9 Folder 1

1963 Mar 1 - Apr 25

Box 9 Folder 2

1963 May 1 - 31

Box 9 Folder 3

1963 June 1 - 30

Box 9 Folder 4

1963 July 1 - Sept 30

Box 9 Folder 5

1963 Oct 9 - Dec 26

Box 9 Folder 6

1964 Jan 4 - Feb 28

Box 9 Folder 7

1964 Mar 2 - May 18

Box 9 Folder 8

1964 May 20 - June 30

Box 9 Folder 9

1964 July 1 - Sept 30

Box 9 Folder 10

1964 Oct 1 - Dec 14

Box 9 Folder 11

1965 Jan 3 - Feb 29

Box 9 Folder 12

1965 Mar 12 - May 14

Box 9 Folder 13

1965 May 17 - July 8

Box 9 Folder 14

1965 July 11 - Sept 30

Box 9 Folder 15

1965 Oct 3 - Dec 31

Box 9 Folder 16

1966 Jan 9 - Apr 14

Box 9 Folder 17

1966 Apr 20 - June 2

Box 9 Folder 18

1966 June 3 - Aug 8

Box 9 Folder 19

1966 Aug 10 - Dec 17

Box 9 Folder 20

1967 Jan 4 - Apr 3

Box 9 Folder 21

1967 Apr 6 - May 26

Box 9 Folder 22

1967 June 5 - Aug 15

Box 9 Folder 23

1967 Aug 17 - Dec 20

Box 9 Folder 24

1968 Jan 4 - Apr 26

Box 9 Folder 25

1968 May 4 - June 17

Box 9 Folder 26

1968 June 18 - July 25

Box 9 Folder 27

1968 Aug 1 - Oct 10

Box 9 Folder 28

1968 Oct 11 - Dec 24

Box 9 Folder 29

1968 Dec 3 - 30

Box 9 Folder 30

1969 Jan 1 - 31

Box 9 Folder 31

1969 Feb 4 - July 27

Box 9 Folder 32

1969 Aug 1 - Sept 30

Box 9 Folder 33

1969 Oct 20 - Dec 31

Box 9 Folder 34

1970 Jan 3 - 15

Box 9 Folder 35

1970 Jan 16 - Feb 28

Box 9 Folder 36

1970 Mar 7 - Oct 30

Box 9 Folder 37

1970 Nov 7 - Dec 31

Box 9 Folder 38

1971 Jan 3 - Mar 29

Box 9 Folder 39

1971 Apr 8 - Dec 25

Box 9 Folder 40

1972 Jan 3 - Dec 25

Box 9 Folder 41

1973 Jan 19 - Sept 16

Box 9 Folder 42

1973 Sept 21 - Dec 25

Box 9 Folder 43

1974 Feb 28 - June 12

Box 9 Folder 44

1975 Sept 2 - Dec 31

Box 9 Folder 45

1976 June 5 - Aug 18

Box 9 Folder 46

Undated

Box 9 Folder 47

Subseries Description:

Comprises greeting cards sent from numerous countries, including Japan, Africa, Italy, as well as the United States. Also includes greeting cards "from Bowdoin boys" to Kenneth and Edith Sills during World War II.

Miscellaneous greeting cards.

Box 10

Greeting cards "from Bowdoin boys during World War II."

Box 11 Folder 1-4

Subseries Description:

Consists of invitations sent to Kenneth and Edith Sills for a wide variety of functions, including weddings, dinner parties, society gatherings, gallery openings, and Bowdoin College receptions and dedications.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically

Dec 5, 1907 - Aug 11, 1960

Box 11 Folder 5

Dec 30, 1960 - June 10, 1962

Box 11 Folder 6

June 16, 1962 - Dec 10, 1962

Box 11 Folder 7

March 2, 1963 - May 5, 1966

Box 11 Folder 8

June 9, 1967 - Aug 31, 1968

Box 11 Folder 9

Sept 28, 1968 - Oct 17, 1973

Box 11 Folder 10

Undated

Box 11 Folder 11

Undated

Box 11 Folder 12

Undated

Box 11 Folder 13

Undated

Box 11 Folder 14

Series Description:

Assorted materials belonging to and created by Kenneth Sills, including a box of note cards relating to his study and teaching of classics as well as miscellaneous notes and printed items. Also included is a 1921 speech by Sills titled "Of Standards" and his elementary school notebook from 1889.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Class notes

Box 11 Folder 15

Manuscript miscellany and notes

Box 11 Folder 16

Memorial materials

Box 11 Folder 17

School book, 1889

Box 11 Folder 18

Speech: "Of Standards" [For the "Orange and Black," April 1921]

Box 11 Folder 19

Printed miscellany

Box 11 Folder 20

Horace, Odes and Epodes: textbook annotated by Sills, 1906-1909

Box 11 Folder 21

Subseries Description:

Comprises speeches and reports on a number of subjects given by Edith Sills at various events and committee meetings. Includes a speech on post-war Bowdoin and anti-suffrage campaigning materials.

Anti-Suffrage Campaign: ms. written by Edith L.K. Sills.

Box 12 Folder 1

Anti-Suffrage Campaign: printed ephemera.

Box 12 Folder 2

Anti-Suffrage Campaign: newsclippings.

Box 12 Folder 3

"Case Against Women's Suffrage, The." n.d.

Box 12 Folder 4

"College Post-War, The" [2 ms. copies; 2 typescripts]. 26 December 1946.

Box 12 Folder 5

"English Speaking Union in Maine, The" [foreword by Edith Sills]. 1956.

Box 12 Folder 6

"Entertaining Undergraduates" [2 typescripts]. n.d.

Box 12 Folder 7

[Epsilon Sigma Omicron Committee]. 14 January 1948.

Box 12 Folder 8

"Hawaii 1941" [2 ms. copies]. n.d.

Box 12 Folder 9

"Hope of Preventing War, The." n.d.

Box 12 Folder 10

[National Society of the Colonial Dames of America]: reports by Edith L.K. Sills. 1949-1950.

Box 12 Folder 11

"Some Visitors in Vigrette." 1943.

Box 12 Folder 12

"To the Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Luke's Catheral. . ." 1965.

Box 12 Folder 13

[Victoria Society of Maine Women]: list of people compiled by Edith Sills.

Box 12 Folder 14

[Women's Auxillary to the National Episcopal Council: 50th Anniversay of the Maine branch]. 23 May 1928.

Box 12 Folder 15

[Women's Auxillary to the National Council]. 9 August 1948.

Box 12 Folder 16

Untitled. n.d.

Box 12 Folder 17

Untitled. n.d.

Box 12 Folder 18

Subseries Description:

Comprises notebooks from Edith Sills's school days, class books from her teaching positions at Houlton High School, Portland High School, and Lenox School in New York City. Also contains a diary from 1909, as well as a Sunday School notebook from 1897.

Sunday School Book. The Church of the Good Shepherd, Houlton, Maine. 31 January 1897.

Box 12 Folder 19

Notebook. "Silas Marner." 1908.

Box 12 Folder 20

Prose composition, Latin IB. Wellesley College. 1908-1909.

Box 12 Folder 213

Notebook. Latin IB. Wellesley College. n.d. [pre-1911].

Box 12 Folder 22

Diary. 1909.

Box 12 Folder 23

Notebook. English. Wellesley College. n.d. [pre-1911].

Box 12 Folder 24

Notebook. French. Wellesley College. n.d. [pre-1911].

Box 12 Folder 25

Notebook. English. Wellesley College. 1911.

Box 12 Folder 26

Class book. Houlton High School, Maine. 1911-1912.

Box 12 Folder 27

Class book. Portland High School, Maine. 1914-1915.

Box 12 Folder 28

Class book. Lenox Sch. Finch Coll., NYC. 1916-1917.

Box 12 Folder 29

Class book. Lenox School, NYC. 1917-1918.

Box 12 Folder 30

Class book. St. Paul's Church School. n.d.

Box 12 Folder 31

Subseries Description:

Contains printed materials from the many committees and boards on which Edith Sills served, including the American Red Cross, the Maine Historical Society, and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Also contains miscellaneous materials, including book jackets, from The Sills of Bowdoin by Herbert Ross Brown.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1899-1947.

Box 12 Folder 32

1955-1962.

Box 12 Folder 33

1964.

Box 12 Folder 34

1965-1971, 2014.

Box 12 Folder 35

undated.

Box 12 Folder 36

Series Description:

Contains dried plants and flowers, collected, mounted, and labeled by Edith Sills.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Herbaria.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder

Series Description:

Fifty dolls collected by Edith Sills. Includes dolls of many different nationalities and ethnicities.

General Note:

Some dolls are in fragile condition.

Doll collection

Alpha-Box 1-5

Series Description:

Consists of photographs focusing primarily on Kenneth C.M. Sills and his activities at Bowdoin, but also including personal and family images. Present are numerous portraits and candids of Kenneth and Edith Sills from childhood onward, as well as images of graduation processions, reunions, the Sills's vacations to Europe and Hawaii, family, and Bowdoin faculty and alumni. Also included are photographs of the construction of Sills Drive in Brunswick, the removal of timbers from Massachusetts Hall in the 1930s, and the visits to the College of Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg and Robert Frost. Unbound photo scrapbooks are foldered in their original order.

Arrangement:

Arranged topically.

Kenneth Sills: 1880-1917

Box 13 Folder 1

Kenneth Sills: 1918-1939

Box 13 Folder 2

Kenneth Sills: 1940-1949

Box 13 Folder 3

Kenneth Sills: 1950-1961

Box 13 Folder 4

Edith Lansing Koon Sills: ca.1900-1961

Box 13 Folder 5

Edith Lansing Koon Sills: 1962-1978

Box 13 Folder 6

Edith Lansing Koon Sills: Kenneth & Edith Sills, 1922-1954

Box 13 Folder 7

Bowdoin related: Buildings & landscapes

Box 13 Folder 8

Bowdoin related: Class of 1901 reunions

Box 13 Folder 9

Bowdoin related: Graduation processions

Box 13 Folder 10

Bowdoin related: Massachusetts Hall renovations, 1936

Box 13 Folder 11

Bowdoin related: Miscellaneous alumni

Box 13 Folder 12

Bowdoin related: Miscellaneous faculty

Box 13 Folder 13

Bowdoin related: Sills Drive construction

Box 13 Folder 14

Bowdoin related: Unidentified people

Box 13 Folder 15

Family: Charles Morton & Elizabeth Sills (mother & father of KCMS)

Box 13 Folder 16

Family: Ketchums (KCMS's mother's family), incl. KCMS, sister, and mother, 1889

Box 13 Folder 17

Family: Ketchums -- miscellaneous

Box 13 Folder 18

Family: Mary Sills (KCMS's sister) & KCMS, 1889

Box 13 Folder 19

Family: Mary Sills

Box 13 Folder 20

Family: Miscellaneous

Box 13 Folder 21

Family: Miscellaneous

Box 13 Folder 22

Family: "Possum" album, 1908

Box 13 Folder 23

Miscellaneous images: Of people

Box 13 Folder 24-27

Miscellaneous images: Of people

Box 13 Folder 28-29

Miscellaneous images: Of places: filmstrips of Western America.

Object 1

Miscellaneous images: Of things

Box 13 Folder 30

Notables: Robert Frost & KCMS

Box 14 Folder 1

Notables: Eleanor Roosevelt & KCMS

Box 14 Folder 2

Notables: Carl Sandburg & KCMS with student

Box 14 Folder 3

Notables: Kate Douglas Wiggin with children

Box 14 Folder 4

Sills's travels: World Conference on Faith & Order in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1927

Box 14 Folder 5

Sills's travels: Europe, 1934

Box 14 Folder 6

Sills's travels: Hawaii, 1941

Box 14 Folder 7

Sills's travels: Visit to unknown zoo, ca.1950

Box 14 Folder 8

Sills's travels: Europe, 1953

Box 14 Folder 9

Photo Scrapbooks: Sills at Bowdoin, c.1950 [unbound].

Box 14 Folder 10-18

Photo Scrapbooks: Sills at Bowdoin, c. 1952- [unbound].

Box 14 Folder 19-25

Photo Scrapbooks: Life of Kenneth Sills [unbound].

Box 14 Folder 26-28

Photo Scrapbooks: Postcards.

Box 14 Folder 29

Miscellaneous photographs.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder

Series Description:

Contains several of Sills's degrees, including those from Bowdoin College, Harvard University, and Yale University. The series also includes pins and name tags from various conventions, awards to both Kenneth and Edith Sills from a number of associations, as well as a number of commemorative medallions and medals. Also contains the "Sills tablecloth," which was signed by prominent dinner guests of Sills and later embroidered.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

American Society for the Control of Cancer: "an award for distinguished service in the war against cancer to Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills. n.d.

Box 14 Folder 30

Bowdoin Father's Association: to Kenneth C.M. Sills. 17 April 1952. Brunswick Teachers: to Kenneth Sills. State of Maine: to Kenneth Charles Morton Sills. 4 June 1952.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 3

The Deborah Morton Award given to Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills, "who has in the manner of Deborah Morton, long-time seminary and college teacher, rendered distinguished professional and civic service. To the community, given at Portland, Maine. April 20, 1961.

Box 14 Folder 31

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Posthumous Tribute to KCM Sills (Board member)

Ovsz-Box 1

First Radio Parish Church of America, Portland, Maine [40th Anniversary]: to Edith Sills. n.d.

Box 14 Folder 32

Greater Portland Association for Retarded Children, Inc.: to Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills. 4 May 1965.

Box 14 Folder 33

The Hannah More Testimonial: presented to Edith Lansing Koon. 15 June 1904.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Regional Memorial Hospital Building Fund [Brunswick, Maine]: Founder: Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills. 1959.

Box 14 Folder 34

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc.: to Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills, appointment to Chairman of the Brunswick, Maine chapter. 30 January 1940.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

National Geographic Society: to Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills. 31 August 1955.

Box 14 Folder 35

Poland Spring Job Corps Center for Women: to Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills. 19 April 1968.

Box 14 Folder 36

A Tribute to Kenneth Charles Morton Sills and Edith Lanson Koon Sills by the Town of Brunswick Maine, September 28, 1952.

Volume-folio 1

Signatures of Those Attending the Ceremonies of Tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills at Brunswick, Maine, September 28, 1952.

Volume-folio 2

Western Maine Wellesley Club Centennial Award: to Edith K. Sills. 17 March 1975.

Box 14 Folder 37

Amherst College, LL.D. 1952.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Bates College, LL.D. 1918.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Bowdoin College, A.B. 1901.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Bowdoin College, LL.D. 1934.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Bowdoin College, LL.D. 1934: Edith Lansing Koon Sills [honorary degree refused by Mrs. Sills 1934].

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Bowdoin College, LL.D. 1952: Edith Lansing Koon Sills.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 4

Boston University, L.H.D. 1949.

Box 14 Folder 38

Colby College, LL.D. 1920.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Dalhousie University, LL.D. 1939.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Dartmouth College, LL.D. 1918.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Hannah More Academy: Edith Lansing Koon. 13 June 1906.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Harvard College, A.M. 1903.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Portland High School. 30 June 1897.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Tufts University, LL.D. 1947.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Wellesley College, A.B. 1911: Edith Lansing Koon.

Ovsz-Box 1 Folder 5

Yale University, LL.D. 1941.

Box 14 Folder 39

Animal Refuge League: "Dollar a Pet Club" pin.

Box 14 Folder 40

Berwick Academy: Sesquicentennial guest medal [2].

Box 14 Folder 40

Canal National Bank [Portland, Maine]: 100th Anniversary medallion.

Box 14 Folder 40

Denmark, King of: medal given to Kenneth Sills after World War II.

Box 14 Folder 41

ELKS Executive Board: name tag [Mrs. Kenneth Sills].

Box 14 Folder 41

Eton College: door knocker.

Box 14 Folder 41

Harvard Tricentennial: medallion.

Box 14 Folder 42

Honorary Fire Department pin.

Box 14 Folder 42

Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary in New England: medallion.

Box 14 Folder 42

Memorial Hospital [Brunswick, Maine]: founder pin.

Box 14 Folder 43

MIT: medal.

Box 14 Folder 43

MIT: mid-century Convocation 1941 pin.

Box 14 Folder 43

MTA Annual Convention: 1941 pin.

Box 14 Folder 44

NYU Law Center: Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall medallion.

Box 14 Folder 44

Pejebscot Region: medal.

Box 14 Folder 44

Princeton Bicentennial: medallion.

Box 14 Folder 45

Protestant Episcopal Church: 52nd Convention name medal [2].

Box 14 Folder 45

Rotary International: name tag.

Box 14 Folder 45

Rotary International: pin.

Box 14 Folder 46

St. Christopher's Medal.

Box 14 Folder 46

Tavern Club medal.

Box 14 Folder 46

Wells Cathedral: medal.

Box 14 Folder 47

U.S. Military Academy Sesquicentennial: medallion.

Box 14 Folder 47

Cross.

Box 14 Folder 47

9 pence.

Box 14 Folder 47

1 wheat-penny.

Box 14 Folder 47

Edith Sills' signed tablecloth.

Ovsz-Box 2

Christening bottle for the S.S. James Bowdoin, sponsored by Mrs. Edith Lansing Sills. 1943 Aug 1.

Box MRealia 2

Medal from national Episcopal Church for "extraordinary service," ca. 1954

Box MRealia 2

Series Description:

Comprises scrapbooks collected by Kenneth C.M. Sills, his mother, and Edith Sills, covering broad subjects such as World War I, the Spanish American War, as well as much of Sills's life and presidency. The series also includes scrapbooks kept by Edith Sills, scrapbooks on England's royalty, and scrapbooks of Europe.

Arrangement:

Arranged by subject.

The War Book: The United States of America versus the Kingdom of Spain. April 25, 1898.

Box 15

World War I scrapbook v.I: August 1 1914 - December 15 1915.

Box 15

World War I scrapbook v.II: December 15 1915 - December 14 1916.

Box 15

World War I scrapbook v.III: December 14 1916 - August 4 1917.

Box 15

World War I scrapbook v.IV: August 3 1914 - March 8 1918.

Box 15

World War I scrapbook v.V: March 21 1918 - Septbember 11 1918.

Box 15

World War I scrapbook v.VI: September 1918 - June 1919.

Box 15

Scrapbook kept by Sills: n.d.

Box 16

Sills at Bowdoin and before: c.1894 - c.1918 [kept by Sills' mother].

Box 16

Sills at Bowdoin: September 14 1897 - June 27 1901.

Box 16

President Sills: May 14 1918 - 1929[?].

Box 16

President Sills: 1918 - 1933.

Box 16

President Sills: 1933[?] - 1941[?].

Box 16

President Sills: 1941 - 1954.

Box 16

President Sills: c.1948.

Box 16

Bowdoin Sesquicentennial 1944.

Box 16

Kenneth C. M. Sills, Candidate for the Democratic Party in Maine for the U.S.

Box 17

Senate, June 29 - September 11 1916.

Box 17

World Conference of Faith and Order, Edinburgh. August 3 - 18 1937.

Box 17

Political and influential people scrapbook kept by Sills.

Box 17

European scrapbook.

Box 17

Educational articles scrapbook.

Box 17

Trip scrapbook. February - August 1913 [contains correspondence to Sills' mother].

Box 17

England's royalty scrapbook.

Box 17

Ketchum family scrapbook.

Box 17

"In Memorium: Charles Morton Sills, D.D."

Box 17

"Looking Backwards, or A Record of the Services of Mrs. Kenneth C.M. Sills to the Brunswick Branch of the A.A.U.W."

Box 18

Edith Koon [Sills]'s scrapbook of Egypt, Greece, Italy.

Box 18

"S.S. James Bowdoin Launched August 1, 1943. New England Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine. Mrs. Edith Lansing Sills, sponsor."

Box 18

John Rood loose scrapbook.

Box 18

Series Description:

Consists of loose newspaper clippings collected by Kenneth and Edith Sills on a variety of topics. Most of the materials concern the activities of Kenneth Sills as president of Bowdoin College, but others regarding events at the College, happenings in Brunswick, and other miscellaneous occurances in the Sills's lives are also included.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

1876-1913.

Box 19 Folder 1

1914-1917.

Box 19 Folder 2

1918.

Box 19 Folder 3

1919.

Box 19 Folder 4

1921-1923.

Box 19 Folder 5

1924-1929.

Box 19 Folder 6

1930-1939.

Box 19 Folder 7

1940-1947.

Box 19 Folder 8

1948-1951.

Box 19 Folder 9

1952-1953.

Box 19 Folder 10

1954.

Box 19 Folder 11

1954-1956.

Box 19 Folder 12

1957-58.

Box 19 Folder 13

1959-64.

Box 19 Folder 14

1965-67.

Box 19 Folder 15

1968.

Box 19 Folder 16

1970-1973.

Box 19 Folder 17

Undated.

Box 19 Folder 18

Undated.

Box 19 Folder 19

Undated.

Box 19 Folder 20

Undated.

Box 19 Folder 21
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