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The coat of arms of Bowdoin College

Identifier: M194 .B738 C6

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Typescript regarding Bowdoin College's design for a coat of arms, submitted to the Committee on the College Coat of Arms of the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin College on July 31, 1959


  • Creation: 1959


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If not in the public domain, copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


1 Volumes ([5], 3 pages, iii, 78 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves :illustrations ;28 cm)

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Table of Contents

Proposed design for the coat of arms -- The trouble with the college coat of arms -- Pierre Baudouin and the Bowdoin coat of arms -- Catalogue of Bowdoin family material at Bowdoin College -- Photographs illustrating the history of the Bowdoin arms -- The sun on the seal : a new interpretation -- Press release concerning the college exhibit, June, 1959


Forms part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the The coat of arms of Bowdoin College /compiled by Gerard J. Brault
Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

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

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Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
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