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Charles T. Burnett papers

Identifier: M023

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Scope and Content

The collection includes Charles Burnett's correspondence, primarily with Dwight Morrow; manuscripts of Burnett's book Hyde of Bowdoin; manuscripts of songs and music composed by Charles Burnett for Bowdoin College (1912); Susan Winchell Burnett's scrapbook; photographs, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous items.


  • Creation: 1895-1969, undated
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1895 - 1932


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Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Burnett was born 24 June, 1873 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a professor of philosophy and psychology at Bowdoin College (1904-1944) as well as the director of the Museum of Art at Bowdoin College (1918-1920). He wrote a series of songs for Bowdoin which became a standard part of the College repertoire. He also authored "Hyde of Bowdoin" in commemoration of Bowdoin president William De Witt Hyde. Charles Burnett died on January 31, 1946 in Brunswick, Maine.


1.33 Linear Feet

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The collection includes Charles Burnett's correspondence, primarily with Dwight Morrow and other items related to Burnett's time at Bowdoin College.

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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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