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Joseph McKeen: administrative records

 Record Group
Identifier: A01.02.01

  • Staff Only
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Scope and Content

This collection contains general correspondence concerning College affairs. Most primary source material concerning the administration of the College in the early years is found in the records of the Board of Trustees or in the Records of the Faculty which includes the records of the Executive Government. For additional Joseph McKeen material, see the Joseph Mckeen Collection.


  • Creation: 1802 - 1806


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph McKeen (1757-1807), first President of Bowdoin College, was a graduate of Dartmouth. He was a Congregational minister in Beverly, Massachusetts for sixteen years before accepting the position at Bowdoin, where he served from 1802-1807.


0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Joseph McKeen Administrative Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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