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Society of Bowdoin Women: records

 Record Group
Identifier: A06.08

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Scope and Content

Announcement of activities, particularly for Commencements from 1930's-1960s, constitution, correspondence, and booklets.


  • Creation: 1934-1968


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 1922 when Bowdoin was an all-male college, the Society of Bowdoin Women, with Kate Douglas Wiggin as its first president, strove to make all women visitors feel at home on campus, and to contribute to the enrichment of college life. Initially the Society's emphasis was on hospitality, especially at Commencement but has shifted its focus to providing scholarships, sponsoring lectures, and recognizing academic and athletic excellence.


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Guide to the Society of Bowdoin Women Records
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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
(207) 725-3288