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Interview with Everett P. Pope

Identifier: M194.3 P674

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Scope and Contents

Typescript transcription of a recorded interview conducted with Everett Pope at Amelia Island, Florida, March 2001. The interview centers on Pope's student life at Bowdoin College, his experiences as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific theater during World War II, including the battle of Peleliu, and his award of the Medal of Honor


  • Creation: 2001


Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

Everett Pope was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on July 16, 1919. He was graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1941 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Pope joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1941 and served to the rank of major (1941-1945, 1950-1951). During World War II, he fought at Guadalcanal, New Britaina, and on Peleliu in the Pacific, and was awarded the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." After the war, Pope had a career in business, serving for over 25 years as president and CEO of the Workmen's Co-operative Bank in Boston. Pope was a member of the Bowdoin College Alumni Council from 1955-1959; he served for 27 years on the governing boards of the College, including as an overseer (1961-1977), president of the board of overseers (1973-1977), trustee (1977-1988), and chair of the board of trustees (1984-1987). He was awarded an honorary degree by Bowdoin College in 1989. Pope and his wife Eleanor had two sons, Laurence E. Pope (Bowdoin 1967) and Ralph H. Pope (Bowdoin 1969). Everett Pope died on January 22, 2009


.1 Linear Feet (99 leaves ;28 cm.)

Existence and Location of Copies

Audio recording of interview available in analog and digital form

Existence and Location of Copies

Electronic text version of typescript available


Part of the Miscellaneous Manuscript collection in the Bowdoin College Special Collections & Archives


Interview conducted by Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai as part of Bowdoin student coursework for History 323 War and Peace in the Modern World, Spring 2001. A copy of the interview is in archives record group 3.32: Class Projects and Coursework

Finding Aid for the Interview with Everett P. Popeby Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai,2001
Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
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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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