Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Kenneth C.M. Sills collection
ID
M166
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1874-1978
Date [inclusive]
1816-2014, undated (bulk 1874-1978)
Extent
24.5 linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

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


Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content

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.


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

M166.1: Correspondence   11.0 linear feet

M166.1.1: Correspondence, 1816 - 1976   9.0 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
1 1

1816 Oct 8 - 1822 Sept 9 

1 2

1874 Mar 11 - 1889 Dec 3 

1 3

1890 Jan 12 - 1896 July 13 

1 4

1896 July 24 - 1897 Nov 22 

1 5

1898 Jan 12 - Dec 24 

1 6

1899 Jan 18 - Dec 22 

1 7

1900 Feb 10 - Dec 23 

1 8

1901 Feb 2 - Dec 5 

1 9

1902 Jan 25 - 1903 Dec 16 

1 10

1904 Jan 9 - Dec 27 

1 11

1905 Jan 7 - Dec 30 

1 12

1906 Jan 3 - Dec 2 

1 13

1907 Jan 1 - Dec 29 

1 14

1908 Jan 2 - Dec 2 

1 15

1909 Jan 26 - Dec 26 

1 16

1910 Jan 5 - Feb 28 

1 17

1910 Mar 1 - Dec 27 

1 18

1911 Jan 4 - June 15 

1 19

1911 July 10 - Dec 28 

1 20

1912 Jan 12 - Mar 13 

1 21

1912 Apr 1 - Aug 18 

1 22

1912 Aug 28 - Sept 3 

1 23

1912 Sept 5 - 23 

1 24

1912 Oct 9 - 1913 Apr 16 

1 25

1913 May 12 - June 27 

1 26

1913 July 31 - Dec 31 

1 27

1914 Jan 3 - Dec 27 

1 28

1915 Jan 14 - July 4 

1 293

1915 July 6 - Dec 24 

1 30

1916 Jan 7 - Mar 16 

1 31

1916 Mar 24 - July 14 

1 32

1916 July 19 - Oct 13 

1 33

1916 Nov 2 - Dec 3 

1 34

1916 Dec 5 -- Woodrow Wilson to KCMS, TLS 

1 35

1916 Dec 5-17 

1 36

1916 Dec 23 - 1917 Jan 15 

1 37

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

1 38

1917 Jan 29 

1 39

1917 Jan 30 -- Woodrow Wilson to KCMS, TLS 

1 40

1917 Jan 30 - Feb 7 

1 41

1917 Feb 10 - Mar 27 

1 42

1917 Mar 29 - June 3 

1 43

1917 June 11 - Aug 9 

1 44

1917 Aug 13 - Sept 29 

1 45

1917 Oct 1 - 30 

1 46

1917 Nov 5 - Dec 26 

1 47

1918 Jan 3 - Feb 8 

1 48

1918 Feb 9 - 26 

1 49

1918 Mar 2 - Apr 8 

1 50

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

1 51

1918 Apr 12 - 18 

1 52

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

1 53

1918 Apr 22 - May 13 

1 54

1918 May 14 - 15 

1 55

1918 May 16 

1 56

1918 May 17 

1 57

1918 May 18 

2 1

1918 May 19 - 20 

2 2

1918 May 21 - 22 

2 3

1918 May 22 -- Woodrow Wilson to KCMS, TLS 

2 4

1918 May 23 - 25 

2 5

1918 May 26 - 27 

2 6

1918 May 28 - 29 

2 7

1918 May 30 - 31 

2 8

1918 May n.d. 

2 9

1918 June 1 - 3 

2 10

1918 June 4 - 5 

2 11

1918 June 6 - 7 

2 12

1918 June 8 - 9 

2 13

1918 June 10 - 12 

2 14

1918 June 13 - 17 

2 15

1918 June 18 - 20 

2 16

1918 June 21 - 25 

2 17

1918 June 26 - 30, n.d. 

2 18

1918 July 1 - 23 

2 19

1918 July 26 -- Theodore Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS 

2 20

1918 July 31 - August 31 

2 21

1918 Sept 1 

2 22

1918 Sept 2 - 3 

2 23

1918 Sept 4 - 7 

2 24

1918 Sept 8 - 10 

2 25

1918 Sept 11 - 12 

2 26

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

2 27

1918 Sept 13 - 21 

2 28

1918 Sept 22 - 29 

2 29

1918 Oct 1 - 9 

2 30

1918 Oct 10 - 17 

2 31

1918 Oct 19 - 27 

2 32

1918 Oct 29 - 31 

2 33

1918 Nov 3 - 11 

2 34

1918 Nov 12 - 18 

2 35

1918 Nov 19 - 29 

2 36

1918 Dec 2 - 20 

2 37

1918 Dec 21 - 31 

2 38

1918 n.d. 

2 39

1919 Jan 5 - 31 

2 40

1919 Feb 3 - Mar 31 

2 41

1919 Apr 9 - 29 

2 42

1919 May 1 - 28 

2 43

1919 June 8 - 30 

2 44

1919 July 1 - 30 

2 45

1919 Aug 3 - 17 

2 46

1919 Aug 19 - 31 

2 47

1919 Sept 1 - 23 

2 48

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

2 49

1919 Sept 26 - 30 

2 50

1919 Oct 7 - 15 

2 51

1919 Oct 16 - Nov 29 

2 52

1919 Dec 1 - 31 

2 53

1920 Jan 1 - 6 

2 54

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

2 55

1920 Jan 13 - 23 

2 56

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

2 57

1920 Jan 25 - Mar 17 

2 58

1920 Apr 1 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS 

2 59

1920 Apr 6 - 26 

2 60

1920 May 5 - June 27 

2 61

1920 June 28 - July 20 

2 62

1920 July 22 - Oct 18 

2 63

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

2 64

1920 Oct 24 - Dec 28 

2 65

1921 Jan 4 - Feb 10 

2 66

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

2 67

1921 Mar 5 - Apr 22 

2 68

1921 May 2 - 28 

2 69

1921 June 6 - 28 

2 70

1921 July 6 - Aug 29 

2 71

1921 Sept 3 - Oct 1 

2 72

1921 Oct 5 - 31 

2 73

1921 Nov 2 - Dec 31 

2 74

1922 Jan 1 - 11 

2 75

1922 Jan 12 - 20 

2 76

1922 Jan 21 - Apr 12 

2 77

1922 Apr 15 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS 

2 78

1922 Apr 18 - May 26 

2 79

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

2 80

1922 June 18 - Oct 6 

2 81

1922 Oct 7 - Nov 19 

2 82

1922 Dec 1 - 11 

2 83

1922 Dec 12 - 29 

3 1

1923 Jan 6 - Feb 9 

3 2

1923 Feb 10 - 28 

3 3

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

3 4

1923 Mar 1 - 31 

3 5

1923 Apr 2 - May 21 

3 6

1923 June 1 - 20 

3 7

1923 June 21 - July 23 

3 8

1923 Aug 3 - Oct 12 

3 9

1923 Oct 16 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS 

3 10

1923 Oct 18 - Dec 6 

3 11

1923 Dec 7 - 31 

3 12

1924 Jan 2 - Feb 19 

3 13

1924 Feb 20 - Apr 10 

3 14

1924 Apr 11 - May 2 

3 15

1924 May 4 - May 27 

3 16

1924 May 28 - June 21 

3 17

1924 June 22 - July 2 

3 18

1924 July 8 - Aug 3 

3 19

1924 Aug 11 - Sept 27 

3 20

1924 Sept 30 - Dec 25 

3 21

1925 Jan 1 - Feb 6 

3 22

1925 Feb 7 -- Herbert Hoover to KCMS, TLS 

3 23

1925 Feb 7 - Mar 31 

3 24

1925 Apr 4 - May 12 

3 25

1925 May 13 - July 28 

3 26

1925 Aug 2 - 22 

3 27

1925 Aug 24 - Sept 1 

3 28

1925 Sept 3 - Oct 31 

3 29

1925 Nov 9 - Dec 25 

3 30

1926 Jan 7 - Mar 13 

3 31

1926 Mar 16 - May 27 

3 32

1926 May 28 - Aug 13 

3 33

1926 Aug 14 - Sept 12 

3 34

1926 Sept 13 - Oct 27 

3 35

1926 Nov 8 - Dec 23, n.d. 

3 36

1927 Jan 10 - Feb 19 

3 37

1927 Feb 20 - Apr 27 

3 38

1927 May 3 - June 14 

3 39

1927 June 15 - 29 

3 40

1927 July 1 - Oct 29 

3 41

1927 Nov 3 - Dec 30 

3 42

1928 Jan 3 - 26 

3 43

1928 Feb 2 - 24 

3 44

1928 Feb 25 - Apr 7 

3 45

1928 Apr 9 - May 13 

3 46

1928 May 17 - June 6 

3 47

1928 June 12 - July 16 

3 48

1928 July 17 - Aug 15 

3 49

1928 Aug 16 - Sept 28 

3 50

1928 Oct 27 - Nov 28 

3 51

1928 Dec 5 - 29, n.d. 

3 52

1929 Jan 4 - Feb 28 

3 53

1929 Mar 6 -- Calvin Coolidge to KCMS, TLS 

3 54

1929 Mar 7 - 23 

3 55

1929 Mar 24 - Apr 20 

3 56

1929 May 1 - June 7 

3 57

1929 June 14 - 22 

3 58

1929 June 23 - July 6 

3 59

1929 July 8 - Aug 19 

3 60

1929 Aug 20 - Oct 7 

3 61

1929 Oct 10 - Nov 22 

3 62

1929 Nov 25 - Dec 31, n.d. 

4 1

1930 Jan 2 - 31 

4 2

1930 Feb 1 - Mar 4 

4 3

1930 Mar 12 - Apr 15 

4 4

1930 Apr 6 - June 9 

4 5

1930 June 9 -- Robert Frost to KCMS, ALS 

4 6

1930 June 18 - Aug 30 

4 7

1930 Sept 6 - Oct 27 

4 8

1930 Oct 29 - Nov 29 

4 9

1930 Dec 3 -- Robert Frost to KCMS, ALS 

4 10

1930 Dec 4 - 17 

4 11

1930 Dec 17 -- Herbert Hoover to KCMS, TLS 

4 12

1930 Dec 28 - 31 

4 13

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

4 14

1931 Jan 3 - 31 

4 15

1931 Feb 6 - Mar 18 

4 16

1931 Mar 23 - Apr 17 

4 17

1931 Apr 20 - May 4 

4 18

1931 May 5 - 23 

4 19

1931 May 24 - June 10 

4 20

1931 June 19 - Aug 16 

4 21

1931 Aug 21 - Sept 18 

4 22

1931 Sept 20 - Nov 4 

4 23

1931 Nov 9 - Dec 11 

4 24

1931 Dec 13 - 30 

4 25

1932 Jan 1 - 29 

4 26

1932 Jan 30 - Feb 15 

4 27

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

4 28

1932 Feb 17 - Mar 8 

4 29

1932 Mar 10 - Apr 21 

4 30

1932 Apr 27 - May 10 

4 31

1932 May 14 - 31 

4 32

1932 June 1 - 11 

4 33

1932 June 15 - July 13 

4 34

1932 July 14 - Aug 25 

4 35

1932 Aug 27 - Nov 3 

4 36

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

4 37

1932 Nov 15 - Dec 30 

4 38

1933 Jan 9 - Feb 17 

4 39

1933 Feb 20 - Mar 20 

4 40

1933 Mar 24 - May 24 

4 41

1933 June 4 - 24 

4 42

1933 June 25 - July 15 

4 43

1933 July 17 - Aug 2 

4 44

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

4 45

1933 Sept 11 - Dec 6 

4 46

1933 Dec 7 - 31, n.d. 

4 47

1934 Jan 1 - 27 

4 48

1934 Feb 1 - 4 

4 49

1934 Feb 5 - Mar 11 

4 50

1934 Mar 14 - May 3 

4 51

1934 May 7 - 28 

4 52

1934 May 28 - June 16 

4 53

1934 June 22 - July 22 

4 54

1934 July 24 - Aug 13 

4 55

1934 Aug 15 - Sept 10 

4 56

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

4 57

1934 Sept 18 - Oct 13 

4 58

1934 Oct 14 - 31 

4 59

1934 Nov 11 - Dec 31 

4 60

1935 Jan 4 - 20 

4 61

1935 Jan 21 - 27 

4 62

1935 Feb 4 - Mar 19 

4 63

1935 Mar 20 - Apr 1 

4 64

1935 Apr 2 - 31 

4 65

1935 May 3 - 17 

4 66

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

4 67

1935 May 26 - June 15 

4 68

1935 June 20 - Sept 20 

4 69

1935 Oct 3 - Dec 25 

4 70

1936 Jan 3 - Feb 5 

4 71

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

4 72

1936 Feb 7 - Mar 23 

4 73

1936 Mar 27 - Apr 9 

4 74

1936 Apr 10 - May 9 

4 75

1936 May 10 - 30 

4 76

1936 June 4 - 30 

4 77

1936 July 1 - 14 

4 78

1936 July 17 - 30 

4 79

1936 Aug 3 - 18 

4 80

1936 Aug 21 - Sept 23 

4 81

1936 Sept 27 - Nov 23 

4 82

1936 Nov 24 - Dec 29 

5 1

1937 Jan 3 

5 2

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

5 3

1937 Jan 7 - 27 

5 4

1937 Feb 10 - Apr 30 

5 5

1937 May 1 - June 21 

5 6

1937 June 22 - July 12 

5 7

1937 July 13 - Aug 5 

5 8

1937 Aug 7 - 21 

5 9

1937 Aug 23 - Sept 13 

5 10

1937 Sept 16 - Oct 6 

5 11

1937 Oct 7 - Nov 5 

5 12

1937 Nov 16 - Dec 17 

5 13

1937 Dec 18 - 30 

5 14

1938 Jan 1 - 19 

5 15

1938 Jan 20 - Apr 13 

5 16

1938 Apr 21 - June 30 

5 17

1938 July 5 - Sept 6 

5 18

1938 Sept 14 - Oct 18 

5 19

1938 Oct 27 - Nov 20 

5 20

1938 Nov 21 - Dec 30 

5 21

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

5 22

1939 Jan 25 - Feb 13 

5 23

1939 Feb 19 - Mar 14 

5 24

1939 Mar 15 - 26 

5 25

1939 Mar 27 - May 2 

5 26

1939 May 6 - 30 

5 27

1939 May 31 - Aug 27 

5 28

1939 Sept 1 - Oct 30 

5 29

1939 Nov 6 - Dec 29 

5 30

1940 Jan 2 - Feb 29 

5 31

1940 Mar 3 - Apr 30 

5 32

1940 May 1 - June 11 

5 33

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

5 34

1940 June 16 - Aug 19 

5 35

1940 Sept 3 - 29 

5 36

1940 Oct 1 -- Carl Sandburg to KCMS, TLS 

5 37

1940 Oct 2 - Nov 25 

5 38

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

5 39

1940 Nov 29 - Dec 31 

5 40

1941 Jan 7 - Feb 21 

5 41

1941 Mar 9 - May 5 

5 42

1941 May 6 - July 16 

5 43

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

5 44

1941 July 29 - Oct 20 

5 45

1941 Nov 3 - Dec 17, n.d. 

5 46

1942 Jan 2 - Feb 3 

5 473

1942 Feb 4 - May 18 

5 48

1942 May 26 - Aug 6 

5 49

1942 Aug 12 - Sept 12 

5 50

1942 Oct 16 - Dec 25, n.d. 

5 51

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

5 52

1943 Jan 7 - 30 

5 53

1943 Feb 1 - 27 

5 54

1943 Mar 2 - 27 

5 55

1943 Apr 1 - 30 

5 56

1943 May 1 -- Eleanor Roosevelt to KCMS, TLS 

5 57

1943 May 1 - 28 

5 58

1943 June 1 - July 31 

5 59

1943 Aug 5 - 29 

5 60

1943 Sept 5 - 14 

5 61

1943 Sept 15 - 20 

5 62

1943 Oct 6 - Nov 21 

5 63

1943 Dec 1 - 24 

5 64

1944 Jan 1 - 29 

5 65

1944 Feb 1 - 29 

5 66

1944 Mar 1 - Apr 7 

5 67

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

5 68

1944 Apr 10 - May 30 

5 69

1944 June 1 - 14 

5 70

1944 June 15 - 30 

5 71

1944 July 5 - Aug 26 

5 72

1944 Sept 1 - 30 

5 73

1944 Oct 2 - 31 

5 74

1944 Nov 1 - Dec 31 

5 75

1945 Jan 4 - Apr 29 

5 76

1945 May 1 - July 13 

5 77

1945 July 14 -- Harry Truman to KCMS, TLS 

5 78

1945 July 17 - Dec 23 

6 1

1946 Jan 4 - Nov 29 

6 2

1947 Jan 20 - July 11 

6 3

1947 Aug 4 - Dec 19 

6 4

1948 Jan 5 - 8 

6 5

1948 Jan 9 -- Harry Truman to KCMS, TLS 

6 6

1948 Jan 14 - Mar 5 

6 7

1948 Mar 6 - Apr 6 

6 8

1948 Apr 8 - 27 

6 9

1948 May 3 - 14 

6 10

1948 May 15 - 21 

6 11

1948 May 22 - June 16 

6 12

1948 June 17 - July 10 

6 13

1948 July 14 - Aug 21 

6 14

1948 Aug 22 - Sept 29 

6 15

1948 Oct 5 - Nov 2 

6 16

1948 Nov 13 - Dec 31 

6 17

1949 Jan 2 - 13 

6 18

1949 Jan 18 - Feb 10 

6 19

1949 Feb 14 - Apr 29 

6 20

1949 May 2 - 20 

6 21

1949 May 21 - Sept 24 

6 22

1949 Sept 25 - Oct 5 

6 23

1949 Oct 6 - Dec 25 

6 24

1950 Jan 1 - Mar 23 

6 25

1950 Apr 12 - 28 

6 26

1950 Apr 30 - May 15 

6 27

1950 May 19 - June 10 

6 28

1950 June 11 - July 9 

6 29

1950 July 15 - Aug 24 

6 30

1950 Aug 29 - Oct 10 

6 31

1950 Oct 15 - 29 

6 32

1950 Oct 31 - Nov 13 

6 33

1950 Nov 14 - Dec 6 

6 34

1950 Dec 8 - 25 

6 35

1951 Jan 2 - 9 

6 36

1951 Jan 11 - 26 

6 37

1951 Feb 3 - Mar 15 

6 38

1951 Mar 22 - May 31 

6 39

1951 June 1 - 30 

6 40

1951 July 3 - 30 

6 41

1951 Aug 12 - Oct 18 

6 42

1951 Oct 19 - Nov 15 

6 43

1951 Nov 17 - Dec 27 

6 44

1952 Jan 2 - 10 

6 45

1952 Jan 11 - 31 

6 46

1952 Feb 1 - 29 

6 47

1952 Mar 4 - Apr 7 

6 48

1952 Apr 8 - 16 

6 49

1952 Apr 17 - 30 

6 50

1952 May 2 - 10 

6 51

1952 May 12 - 22 

6 52

1952 May 24 - 26 

6 53

1952 June 2 - 5 

6 54

1952 June 6 - 8 

6 55

1952 June 9 - 10 

6 56

1952 June 12 - 15 

6 57

1952 June 16 - 24 

6 58

1952 June 25 - 30 

6 59

1952 July 1 - 7 

6 60

1952 July 8 - 15 

6 61

1952 July 16 - 24 

6 62

1952 July 25 - 31 

6 63

1952 Aug 1 - 14 

6 64

1952 Aug 16 - 20 

6 65

1952 Aug 21 - 28 

7 1

1952 Sept 1 - 15 

7 2

1952 Sept 17 - 30 

7 3

1952 Oct 1 - 8 

7 4

1952 Oct 9 - Dec 31 

7 5

1953 Jan 2 - 27 

7 6

1953 Mar 2 - Apr 29 

7 7

1953 May 2 - 28 

7 8

1953 June 4 - July 14 

7 9

1953 July 16 - Sept 28 

7 10

1953 Oct 7 - Dec 8 

7 11

1953 Dec 11 - 27 

7 12

1954 Jan 1 - Feb 28 

7 13

1954 Mar 1 - Sept 25 

7 14

1954 Oct 4 - Nov 13 

7 15

1954 Nov 15 

7 16-20

1954 Nov 16 

7 21

1954 Nov 16 [telegrams] 

7 22-27

1954 [ca. Nov 16] 

7 28-34

1954 Nov 17 

7 35-37

1954 Nov 18 

7 38-40

1954 [ca. Nov 18] 

7 41-42

1954 Nov 19 

7 43-44

1954 Nov 20 

7 45

1954 Nov 21 

7 46

1954 Nov 22 

7 47

1954 Nov 23 

7 48

1954 Nov 24 

7 49

1954 Nov 25 

7 50

1954 Nov 26 

7 51

1954 Nov 27 - 28 

7 52

1954 Nov 29 

7 53

1954 Nov 30 

8 13

1954 Dec 1 

8 2

1954 Dec 2 - 4 

8 3

1954 Dec 5 - 6 

8 4

1954 Dec 7 - 9 

8 5

1954 Dec 10 

8 6

1954 Dec 11 - 12 

8 7

1954 Dec 13 

8 8

1954 Dec 14 - 16 

8 9

1954 Dec 17 

8 10

1954 Dec 18 - 19 

8 11

1954 Dec 20 - 22 

8 12

1954 Dec 23 - 25 

8 13

1954 Dec 26 - 31 

8 14

1955 Jan 2 - 20 

8 15

1955 Jan 21 - 31 

8 16

1955 Feb 2 - 10 

8 17

1955 Feb 11 - 28 

8 18

1955 Mar 1 - 20 

8 19

1955 Mar 21 - 31 

8 20

1955 Apr 2 - 12 

8 21

1955 Apr 16 - 30 

8 22

1955 May 2 - 16 

8 23

1955 May 17 - 31 

8 24

1955 June 1 - 15 

8 25

1955 June 16 - 29 

8 26

1955 July 3 - 15 

8 27

1955 July 16 - 31 

8 28

1955 Aug 4 - 31 

8 29

1955 Sept 1 - Oct 6 

8 30

1955 Oct 9 - Nov 2 

8 31

1955 Nov 7 - Dec 25 

8 32

1956 Jan 10 - Feb 29 

8 33

1956 Mar 1 - Apr 28 

8 34

1956 May 6 - 31 

8 35

1956 June 10 - Aug 31 

8 36

1956 Sept 17 - Dec 19 

8 37

1957 Jan 1 - Mar 30 

8 38

1957 Mar 31 - June 18 

8 39

1957 June 24 - Oct 8 

8 40

1957 Oct 9 - Nov 27 

8 41

1958 Jan 18 - Apr 20 

8 42

1958 Apr 25 - May 26 

8 43

1958 May 27 - Aug 13 

8 44

1958 Aug 21 - Oct 9 

8 45

1958 Oct 28 - Dec 27 

8 46

1959 Jan 2 - Apr 30 

8 47

1959 May 1 - July 1 

8 48

1959 July 10 - Sept 25 

8 49

1959 Oct 8 - Dec 31 

8 50

1960 Jan 4 - July 26 

8 51

1960 Aug 4 - Dec 31 

8 52

1961 Jan 3 - Apr 24 

8 53

1961 May 1 - Aug 20 

8 54

1961 Aug 30 - Dec 27 

8 55

1962 Jan 14 - Mar 8 

8 56

1962 Mar 11 - Apr 17 

8 57

1962 Apr 19 - May 28 

8 58

1962 June 7 - Aug 20 

8 59

1962 Aug 21 - Oct 6 

8 60

1962 Oct 9 - Nov 17 

8 61

1962 Nov 28 - Dec 31 

9 1

1963 Jan 2 - Feb 28 

9 2

1963 Mar 1 - Apr 25 

9 3

1963 May 1 - 31 

9 4

1963 June 1 - 30 

9 5

1963 July 1 - Sept 30 

9 6

1963 Oct 9 - Dec 26 

9 7

1964 Jan 4 - Feb 28 

9 8

1964 Mar 2 - May 18 

9 9

1964 May 20 - June 30 

9 10

1964 July 1 - Sept 30 

9 11

1964 Oct 1 - Dec 14 

9 12

1965 Jan 3 - Feb 29 

9 13

1965 Mar 12 - May 14 

9 14

1965 May 17 - July 8 

9 15

1965 July 11 - Sept 30 

9 16

1965 Oct 3 - Dec 31 

9 17

1966 Jan 9 - Apr 14 

9 18

1966 Apr 20 - June 2 

9 19

1966 June 3 - Aug 8 

9 20

1966 Aug 10 - Dec 17 

9 21

1967 Jan 4 - Apr 3 

9 22

1967 Apr 6 - May 26 

9 23

1967 June 5 - Aug 15 

9 24

1967 Aug 17 - Dec 20 

9 25

1968 Jan 4 - Apr 26 

9 26

1968 May 4 - June 17 

9 27

1968 June 18 - July 25 

9 28

1968 Aug 1 - Oct 10 

9 29

1968 Oct 11 - Dec 24 

9 30

1968 Dec 3 - 30 

9 31

1969 Jan 1 - 31 

9 32

1969 Feb 4 - July 27 

9 33

1969 Aug 1 - Sept 30 

9 34

1969 Oct 20 - Dec 31 

9 35

1970 Jan 3 - 15 

9 36

1970 Jan 16 - Feb 28 

9 37

1970 Mar 7 - Oct 30 

9 38

1970 Nov 7 - Dec 31 

9 39

1971 Jan 3 - Mar 29 

9 40

1971 Apr 8 - Dec 25 

9 41

1972 Jan 3 - Dec 25 

9 42

1973 Jan 19 - Sept 16 

9 43

1973 Sept 21 - Dec 25 

9 44

1974 Feb 28 - June 12 

9 45

1975 Sept 2 - Dec 31 

9 46

1976 June 5 - Aug 18 

9 47

Undated 

M166.1.2: Correspondence: Greeting cards   1.0 linear feet

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.

Box
10

Miscellaneous greeting cards. 

Box Folder
11 1-4

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

M166.1.3: Correspondence: Invitations, 1907-1973, n.d.   1.0 linear feet

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

Box Folder
11 5

Dec 5, 1907 - Aug 11, 1960 

11 6

Dec 30, 1960 - June 10, 1962 

11 7

June 16, 1962 - Dec 10, 1962 

11 8

March 2, 1963 - May 5, 1966 

11 9

June 9, 1967 - Aug 31, 1968 

11 10

Sept 28, 1968 - Oct 17, 1973 

11 11

Undated 

11 12

Undated 

11 13

Undated 

11 14

Undated 


M166.2: Kenneth Sills materials   0.5 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
11 15

Class notes 

11 16

Manuscript miscellany and notes 

11 17

Memorial materials 

11 18

School book, 1889 

11 19

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

11 20

Printed miscellany 

11 21

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


M166.3: Edith Sills materials   6.0 linear feet & 1 oversize box

M166.3.1: Writings and Speeches   0.25 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
12 1

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

12 2

Anti-Suffrage Campaign: printed ephemera. 

12 3

Anti-Suffrage Campaign: newsclippings. 

12 4

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

12 5

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

12 6

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

12 7

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

12 8

[Epsilon Sigma Omicron Committee]. 14 January 1948. 

12 9

"Hawaii 1941" [2 ms. copies]. n.d. 

12 10

"Hope of Preventing War, The." n.d. 

12 11

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

12 12

"Some Visitors in Vigrette." 1943. 

12 13

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

12 14

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

12 15

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

12 16

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

12 17

Untitled. n.d. 

12 18

Untitled. n.d. 

M166.3.2: Diaries, Class Books, and Notebooks   0.5 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
12 19

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

12 20

Notebook. "Silas Marner." 1908. 

12 213

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

12 22

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

12 23

Diary. 1909. 

12 24

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

12 25

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

12 26

Notebook. English. Wellesley College. 1911. 

12 27

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

12 28

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

12 29

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

12 30

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

12 31

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

M166.3.3: Printed miscellany   0.25 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
12 32

1899-1947. 

12 33

1955-1962. 

12 34

1964. 

12 35

1965-1971, 2014. 

12 36

undated. 

M166.3.4: Herbaria   1.0 oversize box

Series Description:

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

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Ovsz-Box Folder
1

Herbaria. 

M166.3.5: Doll collection, undated   5.0 linear feet

Series Description:

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

General Note

Some dolls are in fragile condition.

Alpha-Box
1-5

Doll collection 


M166.4: Photographs   1.5 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
13 1

Kenneth Sills: 1880-1917 

13 2

Kenneth Sills: 1918-1939 

13 3

Kenneth Sills: 1940-1949 

13 4

Kenneth Sills: 1950-1961 

13 5

Edith Lansing Koon Sills: ca.1900-1961 

13 6

Edith Lansing Koon Sills: 1962-1978 

13 7

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

13 8

Bowdoin related: Buildings & landscapes 

13 9

Bowdoin related: Class of 1901 reunions 

13 10

Bowdoin related: Graduation processions 

13 11

Bowdoin related: Massachusetts Hall renovations, 1936 

13 12

Bowdoin related: Miscellaneous alumni 

13 13

Bowdoin related: Miscellaneous faculty 

13 14

Bowdoin related: Sills Drive construction 

13 15

Bowdoin related: Unidentified people 

13 16

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

13 17

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

13 18

Family: Ketchums -- miscellaneous 

13 19

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

13 20

Family: Mary Sills 

13 21

Family: Miscellaneous 

13 22

Family: Miscellaneous 

13 23

Family: "Possum" album, 1908 

13 24-27

Miscellaneous images: Of people 

13 28-29

Miscellaneous images: Of people 

Object
1

Miscellaneous images: Of places: filmstrips of Western America. 

Box Folder
13 30

Miscellaneous images: Of things 

14 1

Notables: Robert Frost & KCMS 

14 2

Notables: Eleanor Roosevelt & KCMS 

14 3

Notables: Carl Sandburg & KCMS with student 

14 4

Notables: Kate Douglas Wiggin with children 

14 5

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

14 6

Sills's travels: Europe, 1934 

14 7

Sills's travels: Hawaii, 1941 

14 8

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

14 9

Sills's travels: Europe, 1953 

14 10-18

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

14 19-25

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

14 26-28

Photo Scrapbooks: Life of Kenneth Sills [unbound]. 

14 29

Photo Scrapbooks: Postcards. 

Ovsz-Box Folder
1

Miscellaneous photographs. 


M166.5: Awards, degrees and realia   1.0 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
14 30

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. 

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 3

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. 

Box Folder
14 31

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. 

Ovsz-Box
1

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

Box Folder
14 32

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

14 33

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

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 4

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

Box Folder
14 34

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

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 4

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

Box Folder
14 35

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

14 36

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

Volume-folio
1

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

2

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

Box Folder
14 37

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

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 4

Amherst College, LL.D. 1952. 

1 4

Bates College, LL.D. 1918. 

1 4

Bowdoin College, A.B. 1901. 

1 4

Bowdoin College, LL.D. 1934. 

1 4

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

1 4

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

Box Folder
14 38

Boston University, L.H.D. 1949. 

Ovsz-Box Folder
1 5

Colby College, LL.D. 1920. 

1 5

Dalhousie University, LL.D. 1939. 

1 5

Dartmouth College, LL.D. 1918. 

1 5

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

1 5

Harvard College, A.M. 1903. 

1 5

Portland High School. 30 June 1897. 

1 5

Tufts University, LL.D. 1947. 

1 5

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

Box Folder
14 39

Yale University, LL.D. 1941. 

14 40

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

14 40

Berwick Academy: Sesquicentennial guest medal [2]. 

14 40

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

14 41

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

14 41

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

14 41

Eton College: door knocker. 

14 42

Harvard Tricentennial: medallion. 

14 42

Honorary Fire Department pin. 

14 42

Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary in New England: medallion. 

14 43

Memorial Hospital [Brunswick, Maine]: founder pin. 

14 43

MIT: medal. 

14 43

MIT: mid-century Convocation 1941 pin. 

14 44

MTA Annual Convention: 1941 pin. 

14 44

NYU Law Center: Arthur T. Vanderbilt Hall medallion. 

14 44

Pejebscot Region: medal. 

14 45

Princeton Bicentennial: medallion. 

14 45

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

14 45

Rotary International: name tag. 

14 46

Rotary International: pin. 

14 46

St. Christopher's Medal. 

14 46

Tavern Club medal. 

14 47

Wells Cathedral: medal. 

14 47

U.S. Military Academy Sesquicentennial: medallion. 

14 47

Cross. 

14 47

9 pence. 

14 47

1 wheat-penny. 

Ovsz-Box
2

Edith Sills' signed tablecloth. 

Box
MRealia 2

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

MRealia-Box
2

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


M166.6: Scrapbooks   3.5 linear feet

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.

Box
15

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

15

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

15

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

15

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

15

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

15

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

15

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

16

Scrapbook kept by Sills: n.d. 

16

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

16

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

16

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

16

President Sills: 1918 - 1933. 

16

President Sills: 1933[?] - 1941[?]. 

16

President Sills: 1941 - 1954. 

16

President Sills: c.1948. 

16

Bowdoin Sesquicentennial 1944. 

17

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

17

Senate, June 29 - September 11 1916. 

17

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

17

Political and influential people scrapbook kept by Sills. 

17

European scrapbook. 

17

Educational articles scrapbook. 

17

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

17

England's royalty scrapbook. 

17

Ketchum family scrapbook. 

17

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

18

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

18

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

18

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

18

John Rood loose scrapbook. 


M166.7: Newspaper clippings   1.0 linear feet

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.

Box Folder
19 1

1876-1913. 

19 2

1914-1917. 

19 3

1918. 

19 4

1919. 

19 5

1921-1923. 

19 6

1924-1929. 

19 7

1930-1939. 

19 8

1940-1947. 

19 9

1948-1951. 

19 10

1952-1953. 

19 11

1954. 

19 12

1954-1956. 

19 13

1957-58. 

19 14

1959-64. 

19 15

1965-67. 

19 16

1968. 

19 17

1970-1973. 

19 18

Undated. 

19 19

Undated. 

19 20

Undated. 

19 21

Undated.