Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Nyhus, Paul L.
Title
Paul L. Nyhus papers
ID
M305
Date [inclusive]
1982-2007
Extent
0.3 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Miscellaneous papers documenting Paul Nyhus's life and career at Bowdoin. Included are obituaries, memorial tributes, photographs, and a 1990 interview conducted by Charles Calhoun, centering on affairs at Bowdoin from 1969-1980.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Paul L. Nyhus Papers, George J. Mitchell Dept. of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Nyhus (1935-2005) joined the history faculty of Bowdoin College in 1966, specializing in medieval and early modern European history, and he continued in that position until his retirement in 2004. He was the author of numerous scholarly reviews, articles, and books, developing a special interest in the Swiss city of Basel and its Reformation history, the topic of his inaugural lecture as Frank A. Munsey professor. He served as dean of students (1969-1974) and dean of the college (1975-1980) during the Howell and Enteman administrations. Nyhus died August 17, 2005.


Scope and Content

Miscellaneous papers documenting Paul Nyhus's life and career at Bowdoin. Included are obituaries, memorial tributes, photographs, and a 1990 interview conducted by Charles Calhoun, centering on affairs at Bowdoin from 1969-1980. Nyhus's lecture for the Frank Andrew Munsey Professorship as well as other addresses and speeches, and history course syllabi and exams are included.


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

Restricted; Paul Nyhus interview conducted by Charles Calhoun closed to all researchers until January 1, 2020, when the text enters the public domain.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

Addresses and speeches, 1976-2000 

    1 2-4

    History course syllabi and exams, 1982-2003 

      1 5

      Inaugural lecture for the Frank Andrew Munsey Professorship, 1990 Oct 16 (typed manuscript) 

        Vault Object
        1

        Interview with Paul L. Nyhus, Frank Andrew Munsey Professor of History by Charles C. Calhoun, 1990 (typed transcript) [Restricted until 2020]. 

          Box Folder
          1 6

          Memorial service, 2005 Sep 17 

            1 7

            Memorial tributes, 2005-2007 

              1 8

              Obituaries, 2005 Aug 

                1 9

                Photograph - Paul Nyhus in the hallway of Hubbard Hall taken by Jim Harrison '95 in 1995 

                  1 10

                  Photographs - various views taken in his history department office by Gail Osgood, photographer, 2003 May 7