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Meddiebempsters: records and publications

 Record Group
Identifier: A04.11

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Scope and Content

Contained is a history of the Meddiebempsters written on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary, as well as a draft copy and background material for the history. A songbook, sheet music, programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, certificates, and miscellaneous printed materials are also included. In addition, there are Native American war clubs presented by the town of Meddiebemps.


  • Creation: 1937-


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Meddiebempsters, Bowdoin College's double quartet, was formed in 1937 by Frederic E. T. Tillotson, professor of music, and Glee Club director. The group borrowed their name from the tiny town of Meddybemps in northern Maine. The Meddiebempsters began appearing with the Glee Club in 1941 and have since performed throughout New England and the world. In addition to live concerts, they have recorded albums, and have been on radio and television.


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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
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