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Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College: records and publications

 Record Group
Identifier: A01.10

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Scope and Content

This collection contains the records of the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College.


  • Creation: 1944 - 1953


Conditions Governing Access

Some material restricted. Consult finding aid for specific information.

Biographical/Historical Note

In the early 1940s, plans were begun by the Governing Boards to hold a fund raising campaign in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the college's charter. World War II postponed plans for the campaign until 1947. After the war the Boards decided to inaugurate the Sesquicentennial Fund in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 1802 opening of the college. Major General Wallace C. Philoon (Bowdoin, 1905) chaired the Sesquicentennial Fund Committee for the first two years. He was succeeded by Charles A. Cary (Bowdoin, 1910) who chaired the committee until 1952.


3.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Guide to the Sesquicentennial Fund of Bowdoin College Records and Publications
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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